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Pharm D


Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences


Plus Two


Yearly Exam October/November


6 Years


UGC / Pharmacy Council of India / Kerala PSC / UPSC Recognised

Course Details

Pharm D (Doctor of Pharmacy) is a doctoral level 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. This is the only doctoral degree that can be pursued right after passing 10+2 qualifying examinations. Moreover, Pharm D can also be pursued by B Pharm graduates by seeking admissions to lateral entry course i.e. Pharm D (Post Baccalaureate).

Admission process

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Pharm D Eligibility and Entrance Exams

Candidates must have completed 10+2 level of education with 60% marks from any state/national education board. They must have studied Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects with Mathematics and Biology as additional subjects. They must have completed 17 years of age in the year of admission. Or Candidates holding a diploma in pharmacy are also eligible for Pharm D course provided they fulfill all other conditions as well. Admissions will be based on GPAT (Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test) score.


Some of the career paths you can choose are:

  • Research & Development
  • Analytical R&D and Formulation Development (F&D)
  • Manufacturing, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Academia
  • Hospital / Clinical / Community Pharmacy
  • Entrepreneurship

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