The Pharm D (PB) course offered by the School of Pharmaceutical Science is a professional doctorate degree in pharmacy which focuses on core pharmacy courses in the period of three years duration, divided into two phases – Phase I – consisting of First and Second academic year. Phase II – consisting of Internship or residency training during third year involving posting in specialty units. It is a phase of training wherein a student is exposed to actual pharmacy practice or clinical pharmacy services, and acquires skill under supervision so that he or she may become capable of functioning independently. The various opportunities after this course are that students gain skills in diagnosis and treatment of diseases, selection and therapeutic usage of drugs, monitoring of patients. Some prominent employment areas after this course are college/university, pharmaceutical companies, private practice firms, hospital, franchise and self employment.

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility:

B.Pharm from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under section 12 of the Pharmacy Act

Selection Procedure:

Entrance Test and Personal Interview

Career Prospects

  • The job avenues are manifold for a pharmacist in the industry, government developments, academics, hospitals, investigation and, research institutes.
  • In government organizations, a pharmacist maintains proper records according to various government Acts governing the profession of pharmacy
  • Pharm. D holders are normally absorbed in research work, to develop useful drugs and production work in pharmaceutical industries and analyzing them for purity and strength
  • Employment opportunities are galore in cosmetic industries and pharma industries for quality assurance and maintaining safety standards
  • They can also register with the state pharmacy council, to set up and run their own pharmacy or chemists and druggists shop
  • Drug control administration and armed forces also offer range of opportunities to pharmacists
  • Students with Pharm. D degree in pharmacy may also take up teaching as a profession in pharmacy colleges and universities
  • Opportunities are also available in sales promotion work as medical representative
  • They can work as drug inspectors to ensure the quality of the drugs
  • They can also work in government dispensaries, CHC and PHC