.Pharma D (Doctor of Pharmacy)
Pharm.D (Doctor of Pharmacy) is a course in Pharmacy which was approved by Govt. of India in the year 2008 with Pharmacy Council of India being the apex body governing it. This course was developed with an objective of developing pharmacists to play an important role in patient care as members of the health care team. Pharm.D is a 6 years program during which 5 years is academic session and sixth year is completely bound to internship in hospital. The course is as per AYC 2016-17.
Pharmacy Courses educates a graduate student in the sciences of various fields of pharmacy and also provides a Job Opportunities in various fields of Pharmacy-- Primarily as a Pharmacist, such as industry, marketing, practice, community, drug discovery, Clinical Pharmacist, Hospitals, Medical Councilor to the patients, JRF (Junior Research Fellowship), R&D (Research and Development), DI(Drug Inspector), JS(Junior Scientist), scientist in bulk drug industries and in drug discovery dept. as quality control officer, in Academics (Teaching), Regulatory affairs, Sales and Marketing, Medical transcription, Medical writing and Clinical Research. etc., just to name a few. However, a graduate lacks in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in psychomotor skills in the specialized areas of the profession of pharmacy.