Government Colleges for Pharm. D (Post Baccalaureate) Course


To the surprise of professionals in the field of pharmacy, a course leading to professional degree in Pharmacy called as Doctor of Pharmacy of Pharm. D was initiated in the year 1955 at the University of California in San Francisco. Pharm. D course was introduced in India with the approval of Government of India by the Pharmacy Council of India, which is a six-year course and in addition to this, Pharm. D (Post Baccalaureate) course, whose duration is three-years was also introduced.

The first batch of students from Indian Colleges for the Pharm. D (Post Baccalaureate) course will be completing their degrees in the year 2011. Totally 16 colleges are offering Pharm. D (Post Baccalaureate and Pharm. D course in India, which includes a government college as well, whose name is given below:

Government College of Pharmacy, Amravati

Details about Pharm. D (Post Baccalaureate Course):

As mentioned earlier, the duration of Pharm. D (Post Baccalaureate Course) is three years, which includes one year of residency or internship and two-years of study. Normally, this course is divided into two phases of which first phase includes the first and second academic year, while the second phase includes the residency/internship programme to be taken up by the students during the second year.

During this internship programme, candidates are offered with clinical pharmacy services or pharmacy practice under the supervision of faculty members in such a way that the candidates will be able to function independently in the future. The internship programme should be completed by the candidates in a hospital with more than 300 beds (i.e.) it should be completed in a reputed hospital.

Eligibility for seeking admission to the Pharm. D (Post Baccalaureate) course:

For seeking admission to the Pharm. D (Post Baccalaureate) course candidates must have completed their Bachelor of Pharmacy from an institution recognized by the Pharmacy Council of India under Sec.12 of the Pharmacy Act.

Subjects covered under Pharm. D (Post Baccalaureate) Course:

Pharm. D (Post Baccalaureate) course covers all subject taught at the UG and PG level of the Pharmacy course and some of the key subjects covered are pharmaceutical formulations, medicinal chemistry, jurisprudence, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, Pharmacognosy and pharmaceutics. Some of the new subjects like hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy, clinical pharmacy, clinical toxicology, pathophysiology, biostatistics, phamaco-economics, pharmaco-epidemiology and clinical research are also offered in this three-year course.

Job prospects after Pharm. D (Post Baccalaureate) course:

There is a wide range of job opportunities to the Pharm. D (Post Baccalaureate) graduates in different fields ranging from teaching to research and candidates can take up any field based on their career preference and interest.

The main aim behind the introduction of this course by the Pharmacy Council of India is to improve the standard of Pharmacy Professionals in India with respect to practicing in this field and also to make the pharmacy degree acceptable in different countries like the United States and United Kingdom. Therefore, Pharm. D (Post Baccalaureate) degree holders can explore job prospects not only in India, but in foreign countries as well.



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23 Responses to “Government Colleges for Pharm. D (Post Baccalaureate) Course”

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    Hi sir
    I have completed my b.pharm i wanted to do pharm.d(pb) after completion can I keep a clinic…???

  3. 21

    hi..i m studying b.pharm final year….i
    want to do Post Baccalaureate in
    UAE….so what exams i should
    attend..and how should i apply…please
    help me guys!!!!!!

  4. 20

    hi..i m studying b.pharm 3rd year….i want to do Post Baccalaureate in USA….so what exams i should attend..and how should i apply…please help me guys!!!!!!

  5. 19
    Sagar pardeshi:

    Hii..i m in final yr of b.pharm nd wanna do pharm D(pb)from govt college in plz tell me about entrance exam nd admission procedure for next yr(2014)

  6. 18

    which entrance exam is need to write to get admission in pharm.D(pb)

  7. 17
    surendra kumar rathor:

    I want to get admission in pharm.D( postbaclurate)plz give information about entrance examination & fees structure

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    AJITH - A:

    which are the good govt. college in kerala for pharm D

  9. 15

    i want to get dmission in goverment colleges in kerla i wnt fees structure

  10. 14

    want to know about the gov.pharmd collages in kerala ,its fee structure and job oppertunities

  11. 13
    sushmita thakur:

    m sushmita…m a b.phama graduate nd want to know abt the fee structure,entrance test for post baccularate pharma d.plz reply

  12. 12
    surendra kumar rathor:

    I want to get admission in pharmD. please give information about fees&govt. collage in near rajasthan.

  13. 11

    managment seat in post beccalrate

  14. 10
    aparna: aparna..b.phrm graduatd studnt..n wnt to do pharma.d..i got 3515th rank in pgecet..can i get seat through conclng in wgl colleges..n may i knw the fee structur for post bacculaurt students..pls rspnd

  15. 9

    i am intrested to do post bacculerate (pharm-d) from abroad but there`s no pb course in u.s.a can u plz give me the information about the pb in other countryes and the exams which i have to get through

  16. 8

    hi this is prem pharm.d (p.b), may i know the process for getting job in uk

  17. 7

    please explain us what jobs do we pharm.d students have at present

  18. 6

    i’m neethu.nw i’m doing 3rd yaer b.pharm.i have green card of USA.After completeing my course i’m planning to do post bac.pharm.d.Can i work as registered pharmacist after completing pharm.d.Am i able to write the exams like naplex,FGPEE…PLS GIVE ME ANS TO MY QUESTION.IT IS MY KIND REQUEST

  19. 5

    i’m saranya,about to complete B-Pharm by may 2012.planning to do pharm(post baccalaureate) next.I need clear information about the admission procedure of it i.e., any entrance exam….. and also some suggestions if u can and about job oppurtunities in india.

  20. 4
    Vijay kant:

    after pharm.D. I do the clinical practice & dignosis of diseases as a doctor

  21. 3

    scope in governmet sector in pharm.d

  22. 2

    my name is chaitanya im just completed inter i wanna do pharmad wat the career will be after this course ?
    how many years the course is?

  23. 1

    which arte the colleges for PHARM D IN NEW DELHI