Pharmacy Council of India is going to introduce 6 years Pharm.D. (Doctorate in Pharmacy)course in country from the academic year 2008, said by Dr. B.Suresh (President of PCI) in Pharm.D. awareness program held at Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences on 1st March 2008.
Near about 20 Pharmacy colleges including Manipal college of Pharmaceutical sciences are going to start Pharm. D. program from current academic year. PCI approved intake of only 30 students per batch to maintain the quality of program. Proper integrated hospital facilities are mandatory for getting approval for this course by the college. Curriculum for the course is finalized, which will include regular Pharmacy subjects as well as sufficient exposure in clinical pharmacy practices (Hospital rounds and partial Clinical training in 4th& 5th year and complete 1 year training in the hospital in last year of the course). The course is framed in such a way that, it can meet international standards. . Any one can join this program with minimum qualification of 10+2 (Science –Biology or Mathematics). PCI will continue its B.Pharm as well as M.Pharm (Pharmacy Practice) program as such in future. B.Pharm and M.Pharm passed candidates can also do Pharm.D. by undergoing 3 year course framed by PCI which will mainly concentrate on clinical exposure and Pharmacy Practice. The first academic batch of Pharm.D. will come out in 2014. The major aim behind this course is to raise the standard of Pharmacy Profession in India in terms of Pharmacy Practices as well as making Pharmacy degree acceptable to various other countries including US and UK.
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