Doctor of Pharmacy - Pharm.D
Pharmacist is a vital link in the physician-patient chain and he/she is expected to play a key role in the dissemination of pharmaceutical knowledge. The conventional B. Pharm was an all-embracing course with footprints in the industry, teaching, research and community pharmacy. B.Pharm / M.Pharm courses are more oriented towards Pharmaceutical Industry.
With conventional B.Pharm / M.Pharm courses, Indian Pharmacy graduates could not fit into the clinical practice side. To overcome this lacuna Pharmacy Council of India has started the 6 Year Pharm. D course. Students who have passed Intermediate with Bipc/MPC or D. Pharma are eligible for admission to the new course.
This course is started with an aim of rising the standard of Pharmacy profession in India in terms of Pharmacy Practice.