PHARMA.D: 6 YEARS OF COURSE

Pharm.D course was introduced by the Government of India and the Pharmacy Council of India in 2008. The Pharm.D program is a pre-PhD, post-graduate professional doctoral program. It was introduced to improve clinical pharmacy services in India and it is the only pharmacy service which is in direct contact with patient health care system. The Pharm.D degree requires five years of classroom and hospital based didactic study (two years didactic post-baccalaureate course), followed by one year of internship training in addition to ongoing practicals and research project. The entry requirements for this 6 year Pharm.D program is after 12 years of school education with maths & science subject or diploma in pharmacy and for post baccalaureate entry is after 4 year B.Pharm undergraduate qualification. In India pharm D students and graduates are actively participating in direct patient care in hospital.