Pharm.D (Post Baccalaureate ):

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 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.

No. Of Admissions

Pharm. D (Post Baccalaureate): 10 Students


A pass in B. Pharm degree examination of Rajiv Gandhi University of health Sciences or B. Pharm examination of any other recognized Indian University established by law in India or any other degree courses in Pharmacy recognized as equivalent, by RGUHS and Pharmacy Council of India.
Eligible Candidates are directly joining to fourth year Pharm. D course as lateral entry.

Medium of Instruction:
Medium of Instruction and Examination shall be in English.

Candidate is required to put at atleast 80% of attendance in theory and practical subjects separately in each Subject.

Course Study

  1. The Course of study for Pharm. D (Post Baccalaureate) shall include the subjects as given in the Tables below. The number of hours in a week, devoted to each subject for its teaching in theory, practical and tutorial shall not be less than that noted against it in columns (3), (4) and (5) below.
  2. The total number of years taken by the candidate to complete the Pharm.D (Post Baccalaureate) course shall not exceed 6 years from the date of admission.

Third year- Internship or residency training including posting in speciality units. Students should independently provide the clinical pharmacy services to the allotted wards.

  1. Six months in General Medicine department, and
  2. Two months each in three other speciality departments.

Mode of examinations

  1. Theory examination shall be of three hours and practical examination shall be of four hours duration.
  2. A student who fails in theory or practical examination of a subject shall re-appear both in theory and practical of the same subject.
  3. Practical examination shall also consist of a viva-voce (Oral) examination.
  4. Clerkship examination – Oral examination shall be conducted after the completion of clerkship of students. An external and an internal examiner will evaluate the student. Student may be asked to present the allotted medical cases followed by discussion. Student’s capabilities in delivering clinical pharmacy services, pharmaceutical care planning and knowledge of therapeutics shall be assessed.

Award of Sessional marks and maintenance of records.-

  1. A regular record of both theory and practical class work  and examinations conducted in an institution imparting training for Pharm.D course, shall be maintained for each student in the institution and 30 marks for each theory and 30 marks for each practical subject shall be allotted as Sessional
  2. There shall be at least two periodic sessional examinations during each academic year and the highest aggregate of any two performances shall form the basis of calculating sessional marks.
  3. The Sessional marks in practical shall be allotted on the following basis:-
     (i) Actual performance in the Sessional examination (20 marks);
     (ii) Day to day assessment in the practical class work, promptness, viva voce record     maintenance, etc. (10 marks).

Criteria for Pass
Candidates who have secured a minimum of 50% marks in the Theory (including sessional) and Practical (including sessional) separately in any subject shall be declared to have passed in that subject/ and exempted from appearing in that subjects at subsequent examination
b) Theory and Practical of a particular subject are considered as individual subjects for the purpose of pass criteria.
Eligibility for promotion to next year

  1. Students of I Pharm.D (Post Baccalaureate) who have appeared for all the subjects are permitted to carryover not more than three failed subjects to II Pharm.D (Post Baccalaureate) and appear for II Pharm.D (Post Baccalaureate) examination concurrently along with failed subjects of I Pharm.D (Post Baccalaraureate).
  2. Students shall have to pass all the examinations of Pharm.D, or Pharm.D (Post Baccalaureate) as may be applicable, to be eligible to undergo Internship.

Internship. -

  1. Internship is a phase of training wherein a student is expected to conduct actual practice of pharmacy and health care and acquires skills under the supervision so that he or she may become capable of functioning independently.
  2. A student shall be permitted to start the internship only after having passed in theory and practical of all subjects of all the previous years.
  3. Every student has to undergo one-year internship as per Appendix-C to these regulations.

Award of Degree
A candidate who has passed in all the subjects of Pharm D (Post Baccalaureate) and has successfully completed the Internship will be eligible for the award of Pharm D (Post Baccalaureate) Degree.

Practical Training

1. Hospital Training – Every student shall be posted in constituent hospital for a period of not less than seventy-five hours to be covered in not less than 200 working days in each of first year course. Each student shall submit report duly certified by the preceptor and duly attested by the Head of the Department or Institution as prescribed. In the fifth year, every student shall spend half a day in the morning hours attending ward rounds on daily basis as a part of clerkship. Theory teaching may be scheduled in the afternoon.

2. Project work -
1) To allow the student to develop data collection and reporting skills in the area of community, hospital and clinical pharmacy, a project work shall be carried out under the supervision of a teacher. The project topic must be approved by the Head of the Department or Head of the Institution. The same shall be announced to students within one month of commencement of the fifth-year classes. Project work shall be presented in a written report and as a seminar at the end of the Project work shall be presented in a written report and as a seminar at the end of the year. External and the internal examiners shall do the assessment of the project work.
2) Project work shall comprise of objectives of the work, methodology, results, discussions and conclusions.