Pharmacy education in India has been primarily focused on the pharma industry, in order to achieve self-sufficiency in medicines at affordable prices. The advent of globalization, penetration of the Internet, increasing western influence, and rising patient expectations have led to the Pharmacy Council of India introducing PharmD (PB) in 2008, with?pharmaceutical care?as its primary educational focus.? 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 in the USA and Canada. ?The multi-specialty clinical environment provides an exemplary training ground for practice-based pharmacy education. PharmD (PB) curriculum focuses on core pharmacy practice courses integrated with practical training in the clinical settings in the first two years, followed by one year in a full-time internship.

This three-year program provides opportunity for the B Pharm graduates to acquire practice-based Pharm D (PB). As mentioned earlier, the first two years consist of coursework, followed by one year of internship, which is similar to that of regular Pharm D.? This program functions as a bridge between traditional B Pharm and regular Pharm D by advancing professional skills and career options in clinical practice and research.?

PharmD (PB) students are fully integrated into the multi-disciplinary,?multi-specialty health care team of 2032 bedded Kasturba Hospital?from the first year, concluding with a first-rate comprehensive multi-specialty 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 (PB) trains students to work in hospital settings, and relevant industry environments and to pursue higher degrees or clinical research in the international setting.

Academic Programs: Revised Regulations2014 - Approvals

PharmD (PB) Course Curriculum Offered by MCOPS

  • Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Pharmacotherapeutics Lab
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Biostatistics and research methodology
  • Biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics
  • Clinical toxicology
  • Clinical research
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics
  • Clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapeutic drug monitoring
  • Practical / laboratory work on the above courses
  • Hands-on training on different software like SPSS, Micromedex and Winnonlin


PharmD (PB) 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

Click to view?Regulations of PharmD (PB) Program

Click to view PharmD Academic Calendar 2023 - 2024

Key Dates & Deadlines


Jul 31 24

Jul ' 24

Last date to Apply


Tentative Course Commencement Date


2 years + 1 year internship

Career Opportunities in PharmD (PB)

  • 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 Placements

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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