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.

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.


1st Year IInd Year
Human Anatomy and Physiology Pathophysiology
Pharmaceutics Pharmaceutical Microbiology
Medical Biochemistry Pharmacognosy & Phytopharmaceuticals
Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry Pharmacology-I
Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry Community Pharmacy
Remedial Mathematics/ Biology** Pharmacotherapeutics-I


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


III Year IV Year
Pharmacology-II Pharmacotherapeutics-III
Pharmaceutical Analysis Hospital Pharmacy
Pharmacotherapeutics-II Clinical Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence Biostatistics & Research Methodology
Medicinal Chemistry Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
Pharmaceutical Formulations Clinical Toxicology


V Year VI Year
Clinical Research Internship or residency training including postings in specialty units. Student should independently provide the clinical pharmacy services under supervision of a preceptor to the allotted wards. (i) Six months in General Medicine department, and (ii) Two months each in three other specialty departments
Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics
Clinical Pharmacokinetics & Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Clerkship *
Project work (Six Months)


* Attending ward rounds on daily basis.