Pharm D - Overview

Pharmacy education in India has been primarily focused on the pharma industry, in order to achieve self-sufficiency in medicines at affordable prices. Advent of globalization, penetration of the Internet, increasing western influence and rising patient expectations have led to the Pharmacy Council of India introducing PharmD in 2008, with?pharmaceutical care?as its primary educational focus.? PharmD is the first professional degree, and a prerequisite for licensing to practice as a pharmacist in many countries. 必威体育betway888 College of Pharmaceutical Sciences is among the pioneers in having introduced PharmD from the very beginning, supported by a team of teachers with excellent international exposure at leading universities and health centers of USA and Canada. ?The multi-speciality clinical environment provides an exemplary training ground for practice-based pharmacy education. PharmD curriculum focuses on core pharmacy courses in the first two years, followed by four years in the clinical setting.

PharmD students are fully integrated into the multi-disciplinary,?multi-speciality health care team of 2032 bedded Kasturba Hospital?from the fourth year, concluding with a ?first-rate comprehensive muti-speciality internship in the final year. Interns may also train themselves at other recognized centres?in India or abroad?for a maximum of three months. PharmD trains students to work in hospital settings, relevant industry environments and to pursue higher degrees or clinical research in the international setting.

Academic Programs: Revised Regulations 2014 - Approvals

Pharm D Course Curriculum Offered by MCOPS

  • Patient care, close collaboration with clinicians and other health care professionals?
  • Opportunity to participate in several international seminars and continuing education programs
  • Carrying out research projects in collaboration with many reputed universities in India and abroad
  • Proper training in solving drug query and literature search
  • Hands-on training on different software like SPSS, Micromedex and Winnonlin
  • Industrial training to meet the existing demand

Pharm D Assessment

  • The course is conducted as per the annual basis?
  • Three sessional exams will be conducted in each subject and the average will be calculated as best 2 out of 3
  • The academic performance of a student is evaluated at two levels, internally by the course instructors concerned and at the university level as per the 必威体育betway888 Academy of Higher Education procedure laid for the conduct of the university examination.
  • Theory examination pattern: Section A: long essays; Section B: short essays; Section C: give reasons for the following
  • Practical examination pattern: synopsis, major experiment, minor experiment and viva voce
  • Attendance: 80% is the minimum attendance required to be eligible to appear for the university exams

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Pharm D Course Duration

5 years + 1 year internship

Key Dates & Deadlines


Jul 31 24

Jul ' 24

Last date to Apply


Tentative Course Commencement Date

Pharm D Career Path

  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Hospital Pharmacist
  • Community Pharmacist
  • Academic Pharmacist
  • Clinical 必威体育betway888 Coordinators/Associates
  • Drug Inspector
  • Drug Safety Officer/ Associate
  • Pharmacovigilance? Specilaist?
  • Drug Information Specialist
  • Medical / Scientific Writer
  • Regulatory Affairs Officer
  • Clinical Data Scientist
  • Medical Liaison Officer
  • Business Analyst
  • Pharmacometrician?
  • Higher Education (PhD, Postdoc)

Campus Placement for Pharm D Students

Graduates are placed in reputed organisations dealing with research & development, formulation, marketing and management aspects of pharmaceuticals.



Access to hospital facilities gives student hands-on training.

Innovation Centre

State-of-the-art Innovation Centre facilitates multi-disciplinary research.


Laboratories give students the opportunity for practical experience.

Sports & Fitness

Marena has world-class facilities with courts for badminton, tennis, soccer & squash, as well as a well-equipped gymnasium.


Libraries give students access to study resources, digital and print.

Student Housing

Student hostels are their homes away from homes.

Next Steps

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