Doctor of Pharmacy(PHARM. D)

Admission / Post Graduate

/Doctor of Pharmacy(PHARM. D)
Doctor of Pharmacy(PHARM. D) 2022-06-07T06:18:34+00:00

Eligibility for Admission to the course

a. Qualifying Examination

  1. Candidates who have passed two year P.U.C. examination of Karnataka P.U.C. Board or an equivalent examination of any other approved Board or University with English as one of the subjects and Physics, Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of the following subject-Mathematics or Biology or P.C.M.B. Minimum eligibility should be based on P.C.M./P.C.M.B. or P.C.B. with 40% in aggregate. For SC/ST students, the minimum requirement in percentage of marks for the admission will be 35% in PUC or its equivalent examination (PCMB/PCB/PCM),
  2. Candidates who have passed D.Pharm course with 40% in aggregate from institutions approved by Pharmacy Council of India U/S 12 of Pharmacy Act, 1948, are only eligible to be admitted to first year Pharm. D course.

These regulations shall be called as “The Revised Regulations for the B. Pharm. Degree Program (CBCS)of the Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi”. They shall come into effect from the Academic Year 2016-17. The regulations framed are subject to modifications from time to time by Pharmacy Council of India.

b. Age

The candidate should have completed 17 years of age on or before 31st day of December of the year of admission to the course.

Duration of the course

The duration of the course shall be six academic years (five years of study and one year of internship or residency) full time with each academic year spread over a period of not less than two hundred working days. The period of six years duration is divided into two phases:

  1. Phase I-consisting of First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth academic year.
  2. Phase II-consisting of internship or residency training during sixth year involving posting in speciality units. It is a phase of training wherein a student is exposed to actual pharmacy practice or clinical pharmacy services and acquires skill under supervision so that he or she may become capable of functioning independently.


A candidate is required to put in atleast 80% attendance in theory and practical subjects separately. The candidates should complete the prescribed course satisfactorily to be eligible to appear for the examination. 75% attendance is compulsory to be eligible to take up sessional examination.

Medium of Instruction

Medium of instruction and examination shall be in English.

Course of Study

The course of study for Pharm.D. shall include the subjects as given below

  1. Human Anatomy and Physiology
  2. Pharmaceutics
  3. Medicinal Biochemistry
  4. Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry
  5. Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry
  6. Remedial Mathematics/ Biology**

  1. Pathophysiology
  2. Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  3. Pharmacognosy & Phytopharmaceuticals
  4. Pharmacology-I
  5. Community Pharmacy
  6. Pharmacotherapeutics-I

  1. Pharmacology-II
  2. Pharmaceutical Analysis
  3. Pharmacotherapeutics-II
  4. Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
  5. Medicinal Chemistry
  6. Pharmaceutical Formulations

  1. Pharmacotherapeutics-III
  2. Hospital Pharmacy
  3. Clinical Pharmacy
  4. Biostatistics & Research Methodology
  5. Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
  6. Clinical Toxicology

  1. Clinical Research
  2. Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics
  3. Clinical Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacotherapeutic Drug Monitoring
  4. Clerkship*
  5. Project work (Six Months)

Internship or residency training including postings in special ity units. Student should independently provide the clinical pharmacy services to the allotted wards.

  1. Six months in General Medicine department, and
  2. Two months each in three other specialty departments
  3. Internship is a phase of training wherein a student is expected to conduct actual practice of pharmacy and health care and acquires skills under the supervision so that he or she may become capable of functioning independently.
  4. A student shall be permitted to start the internship only after having passed in theory and practical of all subjects of all the previous years.
  5. Every student has to undergo one-year internship as per Appendix-C to these regulations.