Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D)

A six year course after completion of 10 +2 is designed to train clinical aspects to the students to work at hospitals, clinical research organization, Pharma regulatory affairs, government drug administration departments and as academicians.

i) Candidates who have passed two year P.U.C. examination of Karnataka P.U.C. Board or an equivalent examination of any other approved Board or University established by law in India with English as one of the subject and Physics, Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of the following subject - Mathematics or Biology or P.C.M.B. Minimum eligibility should be based on the aggregate of P.C.M. or P.C.B. The candidates shall have passed subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Mathematics individually also.

ii) Candidates who have passed D.Pharm course from institutions approved by Pharmacy Council of India U/S 12 of Pharmacy Act, 1948, are only eligible to be admitted to first year Pharm. D course.

The candidate should have completed 17 years of age on or before 31st day of December of the year of admission to the course.

Duration of the course: The duration of the course shall be six academic years (five years of study and one year of internship or residency) full time with each academic year spread over a period of not less than two hundred working days. The period of six years duration is divided into two phases -

Phase I - consisting of First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth academic year.

Phase II - consisting of internship or residency training during sixth year involving posting in speciality 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.

Intake: 30 Seats

Medium of Instruction
Medium of Instruction and Examination Shall be English.


Curriculum - I.Pharm.D

Human Anatomy and Physiology
Medicinal Biochemistry
Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry
Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry
Remedial Mathematics/ Biology**

* For Biology ** For candidates who have studied PCMB in 10+2 course are exempted. ** Colleges to conduct the Examination

Curriculum - II.Pharm.D

Pharmaceutical Microbiology
Pharmacognosy & Phytopharmaceuticals
Community Pharmacy

Curriculum - III.Pharm.D

Pharmaceutical Analysis
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
Medicinal Chemistry
Pharmaceutical Formulations

Curriculum - IV.Pharm.D

Hospital Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy
Biostatistics & Research Methodology
Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
Clinical Toxicology

Curriculum - V.Pharm.D

Clinical Research
Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics
Clinical Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacotherapeutic Drug Monitoring
Clerkship *
Project work (Six Months)

Curriculum - VI.Pharm.D

Internship or residency training including postings in special ity units. Student should independently provide the clinical pharmacy services to the allotted wards. (i) Six months in General Medicine department, and (ii) Two months each in three other speciality departments