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Course, Eligibility, Fees, Colleges, Admission

Pharm D (Doctor of Pharmacy) is a doctorate level course in Pharmacy introduced by the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) and is approved by Govt. of India in the year 2008 to train the students in diagnosis and treatment of diseases, selection of the right drug for a disease, and monitoring of the patient’s health.

This course was developed with an objective of developing pharmacists to play an important role in patient care as members of the healthcare team. The clinical pharmacists develop and acquire competencies to provide pharmaceutical care services, drug and poison information services, patient counseling, identify drug-drug interactions, monitor adverse drug reactions, carry out therapeutic drug monitoring, help in drug dosage adjustment in special population and renal/hepatic patients, assist/coordinate in the conduct of clinical trials, promote rational use of medicines and ultimately contribute to better patient care.

Pharm D Course and Syllabus

There are two segments of Pharm D course, depending upon a students education level:

Pharm D (Doctor of Pharmacy) is a course of 6-years which includes five academic years and one year of internship. It comprises the following subjects of study:

First Year

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Medicinal Biochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry
  • Remedial Mathematics/Biology

Second Year

  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Pharmacognosy & Phytopharmaceuticals
  • Pharmacology I
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Pharmacotherapeutics I

Third Year

  • Pharmacology II
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Pharmacotherapeutics II
  • Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Formulations

Fourth Year

  • Pharmacotherapeutics III
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Biostatistics & Research Methodology
  • Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
  • Clinical Toxicology

Fifth Year

  • Clinical Research
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacotherapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Clerkship
  • Project work of 6 months

Pharm D (Post Baccalaureate) is a postgraduate course of 3 years which includes two years of study and one year of internship. The subjects in this course are:

First Year

  • Pharmaceutical Formulations
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Jurisprudence
  • Biochemistry & Microbiology
  • Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmacognosy & Pharmaceutics

Second Year

  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Community and Clinical Pharmacy
  • Clinical Toxicology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Pharmacoeconomics

Pharm D Qualifications and Eligibility Details


For admission into Pharm D (Doctor of Pharmacy), an aspiring candidate should:

Complete the age of 17 years by 31st December of the year of admission
Pass 10 + 2 examinations in the Science stream from a recognized University or Board
Score a minimum of 45% marks (40% for reserved category) in 10 + 2 examination
Candidates with a diploma certificate in pharmacy can also take admission in Pharm D.

Candidates who possess a B Pharm degree from an institute recognized by the Pharmacy Council of India can take admission in the Pharm D (Post Baccalaureate) course.

Required Skillsets

• Calm and compassionate behavior
• Good analytical and communication skills
• Dedication towards the profession

Pharm D Exams, Dates, Results and Counseling

Some institutes provide admission based on the marks in Senior Secondary Examination while others conduct an entrance test. The various entrance tests for entry into Pharm D are:

Telangana State Engineering Common Entrance Test (TS ECET)

Conducted By: Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad
Registration Opens: 4th March  to 18th April 2018
Examination Dates: 
2nd May to 7th May 2018

Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test (AP ECET)

Conducted By: Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur
Registration Opens: 28th February to 29th March 2018
Examination Dates: 
24th to 25th April 2018

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MH CET)

Conducted By: Directorate of Technical Education, Mumbai
Registration Opens: 18th January to 25th March 2018
Examination Dates:
10th May 2018

Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MUOET)

Conducted By: Manipal University
Registration Opens: 31st March to 10th April 2018
Examination Dates:
19th April to 9th May 2018

Bharati Vidyapeeth CET PHARMUG

Conducted By: Bharati Vidyapeeth University
Registration Opens: Until 7th June 2018
Examination Dates: 
10th June 2018

Vels Entrance Exam

Conducted By: Vels University, Chennai
Registration Opens: 5th February to 30th April 2018
Examination Dates:
13th May 2018

Admission into Pharm D (Post Baccalaureate) course is purely by the entrance examinations such as:

Telangana Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test (TS PGECET)

Conducted By: University College of Engineering, Osmania University 
Registration Opens: 15th March to 1st May 2018
Examination Dates: 
28th to 31st May 2018


Conducted By: Bharati Vidyapeeth University
Registration Opens: Until 7th June 2018
Examination Dates:
10th June 2018

Pharm D Fees Structure

Fee Structure

The fees structure for Pharm D course can vary between INR 12 – 20 Lakhs from one institute to another.
For Pharm D (Post Baccalaureate) course, you can expect to spend INR 7 – 10 Lakhs on your studies.

Food and Accommodation

Hostel Fees and Accommodation would together cost a student in between 75,000 to 1,15,000 INR depending upon one’s preference of stay.

Career opportunities after Pharm D

After completing any of the two Pharm D courses, you can choose between various opportunities like:

Higher studies

You can pursue Ph.D. in pharmacy and seek high paying jobs in India and abroad. To work as a pharmacist in the foreign countries, qualify these examinations:

  • CANADA- PEBC ( 3 stages )

UAE & other middle eastern countries – Exam conducted by the Health ministry

Clinical/Hospital Pharmacists

You can work in association with the physicians and nurses at government and private hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes to manage the medical treatment of patients suffering from chronic diseases like asthma, diabetes.

Community Pharmacists

You can work at the government or private community health centers and counsel the patients on the proper selection of over-the-counter medicines, advise them on the adverse effects of drugs, their interaction with other medication, or refer them to appropriate health centers.

Jobs in the pharmaceutical industry

Pharmaceutical manufacturers hire skilled personnel as a pharmaceutical scientist to synthesize various drug formulations and develop and maintain the quality standards of the manufactured drugs.

Lecturer or professor

Those who wish to pursue an academic career can join the government and private pharmacy colleges as a lecturer or professor.

Government jobs

Government agencies like the National Institute of Health, Food & Drug Administration, and Armed Forces hire qualified pharmacists to work in their hospitals and clinics.

Clinical Research

The technical knowledge and skills gained during the course can be utilized in research laboratories to determine the safety and effectiveness of medications, medical devices, diagnostic products, and treatment regimens.


Pharmacovigilance includes the collection and evaluation of information from healthcare providers and patients on the adverse effects of medications, biological products, herbal and traditional medicines. Thus, you can identify new hazards associated with the use of drugs and prevent harm to the patients.

Medical Writing

With a sound knowledge of Pharmaceutical Science, you can write clear, practical, and readable research documents.

Regulatory Affairs

Companies manufacturing pharmaceutical products and medical devices hire Pharm D professionals to make sure their business complies with all the necessary regulations laid down by the government.


A pharmacoeconomist study evaluates and compares the cost and effects of one pharmaceutical product with another to determine the most appropriate outcome regarding quality, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness.

Salary and Earnings after Pharm D

Depending on your job profile, skills, experience, and work location, you can start earning a minimum of INR 20, 000 per month. In the field of pharmacovigilance, you can expect a starting salary of INR 4.5 – 8 lacs per annum. Clinical or hospital pharmacists are likely to earn INR 3.6 – 4.2 lacs per annum in the beginning.
Research field offers you a remuneration of INR 6.8 – 9.3 lacs per annum while academic field gives you INR 3-5 lacs per annum. However, with the gain in experience, you can expect to earn INR 10 – 15 lacs per annum in all the fields.

Pharm D Admission and Colleges in Bangalore

Below are the list of the Top Pharm D colleges in Bangalore recognized by the Pharmacy Council of India.

M.S. Ramaiah College of Pharmacy
Visveswarapura Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Gautham College of Pharmacy
Karnataka College of Pharmacy
Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy
Dayanand Sagar College of Pharmacy
Aditya Bangalore Institute of Pharmacy Education & Research
Acharya and BM Reddy College of Pharmacy
East West College of Pharmacy
Hill Side College of Pharmacy & Research Center
Nargund College of Pharmacy
PES College of Pharmacy
RR College of Pharmacy
The Oxford College of Pharmacy
Al- Ameen College of Pharmacy

Direct Admission in Pharm D.

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