PharmD

Course Duration

Pharm.D: 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.

Eligibility:

A pass in any of the following examinations – 

(1) 10+2 examination with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of the following subjects: Mathematics or Biology. 

(2) A pass in D.Pharm course from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under section 12 of the Pharmacy Act. 

(3) Any other qualification approved by the Pharmacy Council of India as equivalent to any of the above examinations. Provided that a student should complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission to the course.

Affiliating Authority:

    1. JNTU Anantapur, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh.

Approval Bodies:

    1. PCI (Pharmacy Council of India), New Delhi
    2. AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), New Delhi.

Fees Details:

    • Tuition Fees : Rs.68000/Year (Till 2019)
    • Subjected to AFRC for the academic year 2020 onwards

Scholarship Facility

Meritorious Students, Andhra Pradesh Fees-reimbursement Eligible Students, BC, SC, ST and Minorities, will enjoy the Andhra Pradesh Government Scholarships, and Central Government Schemes subjected to scrutiny of the respected authorities.

The various scholarship facilities are listed here for student access.

    1. Andhra Pradesh Government https://jnanabhumi.ap.gov.in/
    2. Central Government https://scholarships.gov.in/

Pharm.D. (Post Baccalaureate)

Course Duration

The duration of the course shall be for three academic years (two years of study and one year internship or residency) full time with each academic year spread over a period of not less than two hundred working days. The period of three years duration is 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 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.

Eligibility:

A pass in B.Pharm from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under section 12 of the Pharmacy Act:
Provided that there shall be reservation of seats for the students belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other Backward Classes in accordance with the instructions issued by the Central Government/State Government/Union Territory Administration as the case may be from time to time.

Affiliating Authority:

    1. JNTU Anantapur, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh.

Approval Bodies:

    1. PCI (Pharmacy Council of India), New Delhi
    2. AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), New Delhi.

Fees Details:

    • Tuition Fees : Rs.68000/Year (Till 2019)
    • Subjected to AFRC for the academic year 2020 onwards

Scholarship Facility

Meritorious Students, Andhra Pradesh Fees-reimbursement Eligible Students, BC, SC, ST and Minorities, will enjoy the Andhra Pradesh Government Scholarships, and Central Government Schemes subjected to scrutiny of the respected authorities.

The various scholarship facilities are listed here for student access.

    1. Andhra Pradesh Government https://jnanabhumi.ap.gov.in/
    2. Central Government https://scholarships.gov.in/

Job Opportunities

Pharm. D. qualification, as prevalent in U.S, U.K, Canada, other European and developed countries, entitles the pharmacists for prescribing medicines and the doctors role is focused mainly on diagnosis.

Also, with a Pharm. D., a person can register as pharmacists all over the world and can practice as Hospital/Clinical/Community pharmacist anywhere, and also as Clinical scientific expert, Clinical research associate and Associate in pharmacovigilance program.

  • Hospital Pharmacist
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Community Pharmacist

Specialized Area Opportunities:

  • Pharmacy Education
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Managed Care
  • Home Health Care
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Clinic Pharmacy Practice
  • Knowledge processing outsourcing (KPO)

All the jobs related to Hospital/Clinical Pharmacy etc in European/American and other countries are highly paid due to the authority to the Pharmacist to take up the Prescription and clinical monitoring of admitted patients where the physicians focus on diagnosis and operative care and medical prescription is supervised by Pharmacists.