Industrial pharmacy plays a vital role in the development, validation and manufacture of drug products, ensuring their safety and quality. The programme prepares the student for a number of emerging opportunities in the pharmaceutical sector and related fields. Graduates of this programme are capable of handling the research and development, manufacturing, and quality assurance requirements of a variety of medicinal products. Using a trans-disciplinary approach, the course integrates industry experiences, case studies, real-world projects, and self-directed studies to provide graduates with an understanding of state-of-the-art concepts, basic and advanced scientific technologies, and how to turn scientific research into industrial practice.
- Qualifying Examination
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Medium of Instruction and Examination Shall be English.
Attendance and Progress
A candidate is required to put in at least 80% attendance in theory and practical subjects separately in a recognized institution approved by Pharmacy council of India and affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. The candidate shall complete prescribed course satisfactorily to be eligible to appear for the respective examination