Procedures

ADMISSION PROCEDURE : As per the guidelines given by the Government of Karnataka & Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences From Time To Time.

A. Mention the admission test being followed, site name and address of the Test Agency and its URL (website)

B. Number of seats alloted to different Test Qualified Candidates separately [AIEEE/CET (State conducted test/University tests)/Association conducted test]

C. Calender for admission against management/vacant seats:

Last date for request for applications. Refer to the calendar below
Last date for submission of application.
Dates for announcing final results.
Release of admission list (main list and waiting list should be announced on the same day)
Date for acceptance by the candidate (time given should in no case be less than 15 days)
Last date for closing of admission.
Starting of the Academic session.
The waiting list should be activated only on the expiry of date of main list.
The policy of refund of the fee, treatment in case of withdrawal, discount should be clearly notified. The fees is refunded for the seats which are reserved well in advance of the session

 

D. Pharm

Minimum qualification for admission to Diploma in Pharmacy Part-I course

Minimum qualification for admission to Diploma in Pharmacy Part-I course —A pass in any of the following examinations with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Mathematics.

(1) Intermediate examination in Science;

(2) The first year of the three year degree course in Science,

(3) 10+2 examination (academic stream) in Science;

(4) Predegree examination;

(5) Any other qualification approved by the Pharmacy Council of India as equivalent to any of the above examination.
Provided that there shall be reservation of seats for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes candidates in accordance with the instructions issued by the Central Govt. /State Govts./Union Territory Admns. as the case may be from time to time]

Duration of the course


The duration of the course shall be for two academic years with each academic year spread over a period of not less than one hundred and eighty working days in addition to 500 hours practical training spread over a period of not less than 3 months.

Course of study

The course of study for Diploma in Pharmacy Part I and Diploma in Pharmacy Part II shall include the subjects as given in the Tables I & II below. The number of hour devoted to each subject for its teaching in Theory and Practical, shall not be less than that noted against it in columns 2 and 3 of the Tables below.

TABLE –I
Diploma in Pharmacy (Part- I)
Subject No. of Hours of Theory No. of Hour of Practical
Pharmaceutics I 75 100
Pharmaceutical Chemistry I 75 75
Pharmacognosy 75 75
Biochemistry & Clinical Pathology 50 75
Human Anatomy & Physiology 75 50
Health Education & Community Pharmacy 50
400 + 375 = 775
TABLE –II
Diploma in Pharmacy (Part –II)
Subject No. of hours of Theory No. of hours of Practical
Pharmaceutics II 75 100
Pharmaceutical Chemistry II 100 75
Pharmacology & Toxicology 75 50
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence 50
Drug Store and Business Management 75
Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy 75 50
450 +275 = 725
Syllabus for each subject

The syllabi for each subject of study in the said Tables shall be as specified in Appendix A to these regulations.

Approval of the authority conducting the course of study

The course of regular academic study prescribed under regulation 7 shall be conducted in an institution, approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under sub-section (1) of Section 12 of the Pharmacy Act, 1948.
Provided that the Pharmacy Council of India shall not approve any institution under this regulation unless it provides adquate arrangements for teaching in regard to building accommodation, equipment and teaching staff as specified in Appendix B to these regulations.

Examinations

There shall be an examination for Diploma in Pharmacy (Part I) to examine students of the first year course and an examination for Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II) to examine students of the second year course . Each examination may be held twice every year. The first examination in a year shall be the annual examination and the second examination shall be supplementary examination of the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part I) or Diploma in Pharmacy (Part II), as the case may be. The examinations shall be of written and practical (including oral) nature, carrying maximum marks for each part of a subject, as indicated in Table III and IV below: -

TABLE –III
DIPLOMA IN PHARMACY (PART-I) EXAMINATION
SUBJECTS THEORY
Final Exam Sessionals* Total
Pharmaceutics 1 80 20 100
Pharmaceutical Chemistry 1 80 20 100
Pharmacognosy 80 20 100
Bio Chemistry & Clinical Pathology 80 20 100
Human Anatomy & Physiology 80 20 100
Health Education & Community Pharmacy 80 20 100
600
PRACTICAL
Final Exam Sessionals* Total
80 20 100
80 20 100
80 20 100
80 20 100
80 20 100
- - -
500
MAXIMUM MARKS 1100
* Internal assessment.

TABLE IV
DIPLOMA IN PHARMACY (PART-II) EXAMINATION
SUBJECTS THEORY
Final Exam Sessionals* Total
Pharmaceutics II 80 20 100
Pharmaceutical Chemistry II 80 20 100
Pharmacology & Toxicology 80 20 100
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence 80 20 100
Drug Store and Business Management 80 20 100
Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy 80 20 100
600
PRACTICAL
Final Exam Sessionals* Total
80 20 100
80 20 100
80 20 100
- - -
- - -
80 20 100
400
MAXIMUM MARKS 1000
* Internal assessment.

Eligibility for appearing at the Diploma in Pharmacy Part I examination

Only such candidates who produce certificate from the Head of the Academic institution in which he /she has undergone the Diploma in Pharmacy Part I course, in proof of his /her having regularly and satisfactorily undergone the course of study by attending not less than 75 % of the classes held both in theory and in practical separately in each subject shall be eligible for appearing at the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part I) examination.

Eligibility for appearing at the Diploma in Pharmacy Part II examination

Only such candidates who produce certificate from the Head of the academic institution in which he/she has undergone the Diploma in Pharmacy Part II course , in proof of his /her having regularly and satisfactorily undergone the Diploma in Pharmacy Part II course by attending not less than 75% of the classes held both in theory and in practical separately in each subject shall be eligible for appearing at the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part II) examination.

Mode of examinations:

(1) Each theory and practical examination in the subjects mentioned in Table III & IV shall be of three hours duration.

(2) A Candidate 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.

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 diploma in Pharmacy Part-I and diploma in Pharmacy Part II courses, shall be maintained for each student in the institution and 20 marks for each theory and 20 marks for each practical subject shall be allotted as sessional.
(2) There shall be atleast two periodic sessional examinations during each academic year .The highest aggregate of any two performances shall form the basis of calculating sessional marks.
(3) The sessional marks in practicals shall be allotted on the following basis:-

(i) Actual performance in the sessional examination 10marks

(ii) Day to day assessment in the practical class work 10marks.

Minimum marks for passing the examination

A student shall not be declared to have passed Diploma in Pharmacy examination unless he /she secures at least 40% marks in each of the subject separately in the theory examinations, including sessional marks and at least 40% marks in each of the practical examinations including sessional marks. The candidates securing 60% marks or above in aggregate in all subjects in a single attempt at the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part I) or Diploma in Pharmacy (Part II) examinations shall be declared to have passed in first class the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part I) or Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II) examinations, as the case may be. Candidates securing 75% marks or above in any subject or subjects shall be declared to have passed with distinction in the subject or those subjects provided he/she passes in all the subjects in a single attempt. 

Eligibility for promotion to Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II)

All candidates who have appeared for all the subjects and passed the Diploma in Pharmacy Part I examination are eligible for promotion to the Diploma in Pharmacy Part II class. However, failure in more than two subject shall debar him/ from promotion to the Diploma in Pharmacy Part II class.

Improvement of sessional marks:

Candidates who wish to improve sessional marks can do so, by appearing in two additional sessional examinations during the next academic year. The average score of the two examination shall be the basis for improved sessional marks in theory .The sessional of practicals shall be improved by appearing in additional practical examinations. Marks awarded to a candidate for day to day assessment in the practical class can not be improved unless he /she attends a regular course of study again.

Approval of examinations:

The examinations mentioned in regulations 10 to 13 and 15 shall be held by an authority herein after referred to as the Examining Authority in a State , which shall be approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under sub section (2) of section 12 of the Pharmacy Act, 1948. Such approval shall be granted only if the Examining Authority concerned fulfills the conditions as specified in Appendix C to these regulations.

Certificate of passing examination for Diploma in Pharmacy (Part II)

Certificate to having passed the examination for the Diploma in Pharmacy Part II shall be granted by the Examining Authority to a successful student.

Diploma in Pharmacy (Part –III)
(Practical Training)
Period and other conditions for Practical Training

(1) After having appeared in Part –II examination for the Diploma in Pharmacy, conducted by Board/University or other approved Examining Body or any other course accepted as being equivalent by the Pharmacy Council of India, a candidate shall be eligible to undergo practical training in one or more of the following institutions namely:

  • Hospitals/Dispensaries run by Central/State Governments/Municipal Corporation/Central Government Health Scheme and Employees State Insurance Scheme.
  • A Pharmacy, Chemist and Druggist licensed under the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 made under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 (23 of 1940)
  • Drugs manufacturing Unit licensed under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 & rules made thereunder.

(2) The institutions referred in sub–regulation (1) shall be eligible to impart training subject to the condition that number of student pharmacists that may be taken in any hospital, pharmacy, chemist and druggist and drugs manufacturing unit licensed under the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 made under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 shall not exceed two where there is one registered pharmacist engaged in the work in which the student pharmacist is undergoing practical training, where there is more than one registered pharmacist similarly engaged, the number shall not exceed one for each additional such registered pharmacist.

(3) Hospital and Dispensary other than those specified in sub–regulation (1) for the purpose of giving practical training shall have to be recognised by Pharmacy Council of India on fulfilling the conditions specified in Appendix –D to these regulations.

(4) In the course of practical training, the trainee shall have exposure to

(i) Working knowledge of keeping of records required by various Acts concerning the profession of Pharmacy, and

(ii) Practical experience in: –

  • the manipulation of pharmaceutical appartus in common use.
  • the reading, translation and copying of prescription including checking of doses;
  • the dispensing of prescription illustrating the commoner methods of administering medicaments; and
  • the storage of drugs and medical prepartions.

(5) The practical training shall be not less than five hundred hours spread over a period of not less than three months, provided that not less than two hundred and fifty hours are devoted to actual dispensing of prescriptions.

Procedure to be followed prior to commencing of the training

(1) The head of an academic training institution, on application, shall supply in triplicate ‘Practical Trainning Contract Form for qualification as a Pharmacist’ (hereinafter referred to as the Contract Form ) to candidate eligible to under take the said practical training. The Contract Form shall be as specified in Appendix –E to these regulations.

  • The Head of an academic training institution shall fill section I of the Contract Form. The trainee shall fill Section II of the said Contract Form and the Head of the institution agreeing to impart the training (hereinafter referred to as the Apprentice Master) shall fill Section III of the said Contract From.
  • It shall be the responsibility of the trainee to ensure that one copy (hereinafter referred to as the first copy of the Contract Form) so filled is submitted to the Head of the academic training institution and the other two copies (hereinafter referred to as the Second copy and the third copy) shall be filed with the Apprentice Master (if he so desires) or with the trainee pending completion of the training.
Certificate of passing Diploma in Pharmacy Part –III

On satisfactory completion of the apprentice period, the Apprentice Master shall fill SECTION IV of the second copy and third copy of the Contract Form and cause it to be sent to the head of the academic training institution who shall suitably enter in the first copy of the entries from the second copy and third copy and shall fill SECTION V of the three copies of Contract Form and thereafter hand over both the second copy and third copy to the trainee.
This, if completed in all respects, shall be regarded as a certificate of having successfully completed the course of Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-III).

Certificate of Diploma in Pharmacy

A certificate of Diploma in Pharmacy shall be granted by the Examining Authority to a successful candidate on producing certificate of having passed the Diploma in Pharmacy Part I and Part II and satisfactory completion of practical training for Diploma in Pharmacy (Part –III).

Miscellaneous

No course of training in pharmacy shall be considered for approval under regulation 18 unless it satisfies all the conditions prescribed under these regulations.

Repeal and Savings
  1. The Education Regulations, 1981 (hereinafter referred to as the said regulations) published by the Pharmacy Council of India vide No 14-55/79 Pt. I/PCI/4235-4650 dt. 8th July 1981 is hereby repealed.
  2. Notwithstanding such repeal,
  • anything done or any action taken under the said regulations shall be deemed to have been done or taken under the corresponding provision of these regulations.
  • a person who was admitted as a student under the said regulation to the course of training for Diploma in Pharmacy and who had not passed the examination at the commencement of these regulations shall be required to pass the examination in accordance with the provision of the said regulation as if these regulations had not come into force:

Provided however, the Examining Authority in a particular State may fix a date after which the examinations under the said Regulations shall not be conducted.

B. Pharm

Eligibility
Candidates who have passed two years P.U.C examination of Karnataka P.U.C Board or any equivalent examination of any other approved Board or university with not less  than 40% marks in any combination comprising P.C.M or P.C.B (minimum eligibility should be based on the aggregate of P.C.M. or P.C.B) or P.C.M..B, PC and computer Sciences, P.C and Electronic
In case of students belonging to SC/ST/ or Category-I , the minimum percentage of marks for admission to B.pharm Course shall be not less than 35% in P.U.C or its equivalent examination (P.C.B. or P.C.M. or P.C.M.B) P.C and Computer Science, P.C and Electronics.
Candidates who have passed D.Pharmacy course with not less than 50% aggregate approved by Pharmacy Council o India shall also be eligible for this course and shall be admitted directly to II B.Pharm course 10% over and above the sanctioned intake and shall have to study Matematics, Computer science & Statistics of I B.Pharm in addition to the II.B.Pharm subjects.
Duration of the Course
The course of study for B.Pharm shall extend over a period four academic years and theree academic years for those admitted to second B.Pharm directly
Medium of Instruction & Examinations
Medium of Instruction and Examination shall be English
Attendance & Progress
A candidate is required to put in at least 80% attendance in theory and practical subjects separately in a recognized institution approved by and affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health  Sciences, Karnataka. The candidate shall complete the prescribed course satisfactorily  to be eligible to appear for the respective examinations
Academic Work
Internal Assessment Marks :
Three Sessional examinations evenly spread during the academic year shall be conducted. The average marks of the best two examinations shall be computed out of a miximum of 30 marks and shall constitute the sessional award in theory.
Practical
Students are expected to perform the experiments listed in the respective syllabus. The number of experiments are also listed. Marks shall be awarded out of a maximum of 10 to each of the practical exercise and an average of those shall be computed out of maximum of 10 marks. In addition, three practical sessional examinations evenly spread during each academic year shall be conducted. The average marks of the best two practical examinations shall be computed out of a maximum of  20 marks. A total of 30 marks shall constitute the sessional award in practical.
University Examination
Annual examination shall be conducted for 70 marks in both Theory & Practical
Criteria for pass
Candidates who have secured a minimum of 50% marks in the Theory (including sessional) and practical (including sessionals ) separately in any subject or subjects shall be declared to have passed in the subject and exempted form appearing in that subjects at subsequent examination.
Theory and practical of a particular subject are considered as individual subjects for the purpose of pass criteria
Every candidate shall undergo practical training in pharmaceutical Manufacturing House / Approved Hospital / CSIR research labs for  a period of not less than one hundred and fifty hours to be covered in not less than 45 days after completing III B.Pharm or IV B.Pharm course
Course of Study
First year B.Pharm
Sl.No Subject Theory Hours/Week Practical Hours/Week Tutorial Hours/Week
1.1 Human Anatomy & Physiology 03 03 01
1.2 Pharmaceutics 02 03 01
1.3 Pharmacognosy-I 02 03 01
1.4 Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry-I 03 03 01
1.5 Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry 03 03 01
*1.6 Mathematics or Biology 03 / 02 00 / 02 Nil
*1.7 Computer Science & Statistics 03 02 Nil
College Exam only
Second year B.Pharm
Sl.No Subject Theory Hours/Week Practical Hours/Week Tutorial Hours/Week
2.1 Physical Pharmaceutics 03 03 01
2.2 Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Biotech 03 03 02
2.3 Pathophysiology 03 00 02
2.4 Applied Biochemistry 03 03 01
2.5 Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry – II 03 03 02
Third year B.Pharm
Sl.No Subject Theory Hours/Week Practical Hours/Week Tutorial Hours/Week
4.1 Pharmaceutical Technology & Biopharmaceutics 03 03 01
4.2 Instrumental and Biomedical Analysis 02 03 01
4.3 Pharmacology and Toxicology 02 04 01
4.4 Medicinal Chemistry – II 03 03 01
4.5 Industrial Pharmacognosy 02 03 01
4.6 ELECTIVE *

I.  Industrial Pharmacy
a. Advanced Industrial Pharmacy
b. Pharmaceutical Marketing & Management

or

II. Pharmacy Practice
a.  Pharmacokinetics and Therapeutic drug monitoring
b.  Clinical and Hospital Pharmacy

02

02

02

02

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00

00

01

00

01

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Pharm D

Introduction

Pharm D degree curriculum is different than that of B .Pharm, it includes extensive didactic clinical preparation and a full year of hands-on practice experience.

In 1990, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) mandated that a doctor of pharmacy degree would be the new first-professional degree. Currently all accredited schools and colleges of pharmacy in the US offer the PharmD degree. National association of Boards of Pharmacy is now permitting students with 5 years degree like Pharm D for FPGEE eligibility.

Many other countries like Canada, Spain, France, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Philippines, Thailand, Pakistan, Jamaica, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Nigeriaetc have started Pharm D programs. India has started Pharm D Program from 2008.

Opportunities

Pharmacists can start their career in a limitless number of professional areas that range from community pharmacies, drug development, fundamental or applied research, biotechnology to areas such as forensic sciences, toxicology, regulatory affairs, clinical analysis, law enforcement (scientific police), bromatology, drug marketing, regulatory authorities, university teachers, executive managers (pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and governmental institutions)etc.

Large numbers of Pharmaceutical companies are opting for clinical trials and the spending in four types of trials represented about $7.8 Billion in 2007 and is projected to grow to $17.2 Billion in 2013.Pharm D graduates will be the  best suited for clinical research and related jobs across the globe.

Course Pattern
Duration:

Pharm D course shall be of six academic years (five years of study and one year of internship or residency) each academic year spread over a period of not less than two hundred working days. Sixth year involves posting in specialty units training students in pharmacy practice or clinical pharmacy services

Pharm.D. (Post Baccalaureate) 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.

Minimum qualification:

Pharm.D: 10+2 examination with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of the following subjects: Mathematics or Biology, Or A pass in D.Pharm; completed 17 years of age.
Pharm.D. (Post Baccalaureate): A pass in B.Pharm from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India

Attendance:

  • Candidate having regularly and satisfactorily undergone the course of study by attending not less than 80% of the classes held both in theory and in practical separately in each subject shall be eligible for appearing at examination.
  • Every student has to undergo one year internship as per Appendix-C of PCI regulations. 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.

Examinations  – Internal Assessment

  • A regular record of both theory and practical class work and examinations conducted for Pharm.D. orPharm.D. (Post Baccalaureate) course, shall be maintained for each student in the institution
  • 30 marks for each theory and 30 marks for each practical subject shall be allotted as sessional.
  • 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.
  • The sessional marks in practicals shall be allotted on the following basis
    • Actual performance in the sessional examination (20 marks);
    • Day to day assessment in the practical class work, promptness, viva-voce record maintenance, etc. (10 marks).

Examinations – External l Assessment

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

Criteria for Pass

  • A student shall not be declared to have passed examination unless he or she secures at least 50% marks in each of the subjects separately in the theory examinations, including Sessional marks and at least 50% marks in each of the practical examinations including Sessional marks.
  • The students securing 60% marks or above in aggregate in all subjects in a single attempt at the Pharm.D. or Pharm. D. (Post Baccalaureate) course examination shall be declared to have passed in first class.
  • Students securing 75% marks or above in any subject or subjects shall be declared to have passed with distinction in the subject or those subjects provided he or she passes in all the subjects in a single attempt.
  • All students who have appeared for all the subjects and passed the first year annual examination are eligible for promotion to the second year and, so on. However, failure in more than two subjects shall debar him or her from promotion to the next year classes.

Certificate of passing examination
Every student who has passed the examinations for the Pharm.D. (Doctor of Pharmacy) or Pharm.D. (Post Baccalaureate) (Doctor of Pharmacy) as the case may be, shall be granted a certificate by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Bangalore.

Course of Study:
First Year Pharm D:

S. No Name of Subject No. of hours of Theory No. of hours of Practical No. of hours of Tutorial
1.1 Human Anatomy and Physiology 3 3 1
1.2 Pharmaceutics 2 3 1
1.3 Medicinal Biochemistry 3 3 1
1.4 Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry 3 3 1
1.5 Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry 2 3 1
1.6 Remedial Mathematics/ Biology 3 3* 1
Total hours 16 18 6 = 40

*For Biology

Second Year Pharm D:

S. No Name of Subject No. of hours of Theory No. of hours of Practical No. of hours of Tutorial
2.1 Pathophysiology 3 - 1
2.2 Pharmaceutical Microbiology 3 3 1
2.3 Pharmacognosy&Phytopharmaceuticals 3 3 1
2.4 Pharmacology-I 3 - 1
2.5 Community Pharmacy 2 - 1
2.6 Pharmacotherapeutics-I 3 3 1
Total hours 17 9 6 = 32
Third  Year Pharm D:

S. No Name of Subject No. of hours of Theory No. of hours of Practical No. of hours of Tutorial
3.1 Pharmacology-II 3 3 1
3.2 Pharmaceutical Analysis 3 3 1
3.3 Pharmacotherapeutics-II 3 3 1
3.4 Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence 2 - -
3.5 Medicinal Chemistry 3 3 1
3.6 Pharmaceutical Formulations 2 3 1
Total hours 16 15 5 = 36
Fourth Year Pharm D:

S. No Name of Subject No. of hours of Theory No. of hours of Practical No. of hours of Tutorial
4.1 Pharmacotherapeutics-III 3 3 1
4.2 Hospital Pharmacy 2 3 1
4.3 Clinical Pharmacy 3 3 1
4.4 Biostatistics & Research Methodology 2 - 1
4.5 Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics 3 3 1
4.6 Clinical Toxicology 2 - 1
Total hours 15 12 6 = 33
Fifth Year Pharm D:

S. No Name of Subject No. of hours of Theory No. of hours of Practical No. of hours of Tutorial
5.1 Clinical Research 3 - 1
5.2 Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics 3 - 1
5.3 Clinical Pharmacokinetics &Pharmacotherapeutic Drug Monitoring 2 - 1
5.4 Clerkship * - - 1
5.5 Project work (Six Months) - 20 -
Total hours 8 20 4 = 32

* Attending ward rounds on daily basis.

Sixth Year Pharm D:
Internship or residency training including postings in specialty units. Student should independently provide the clinical pharmacy services to the allotted wards.

  • Six months in General Medicine department,
  • and Two months each in three other speciality departments
Teaching Hospital
Gautham College of Pharmacy has a memorandum of understanding with Saptagiri Medical College and Research Institute for clinical facilities.
Practical training

  • Every student shall be posted in constituent hospital for a period of not less than fifty hours to be covered in not less than 200 working days in each of second, third & fourth 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 and theory teaching may be scheduled in the afternoon.
Project work

  • The project topic approved by the Head of the Department or Head of the Institution 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 year. External and the internal examiners shall do the assessment of the project work.
  • Project work shall comprise of objectives of the work, methodology, results, discussions and conclusions.
  • The objectives of the project work is to
    • Show the evidence of having made accurate description of published work of others and of having recorded the findings in an impartial manner;
    • and develop the students in data collection, analysis and reporting and interpretation skill
  • Methodology of the project work shall
    • Students shall work in groups of not less than two and not more than four under an authorized teacher;
    • Project topic shall be approved by the Head of the Department or Head of the Institution;
    • Project work chosen shall be related to the pharmacy practice in community, hospital and clinical setup. It shall be patient and treatment (Medicine) oriented, like drug utilization reviews, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacovigilance or pharmacoeconomics;
    • Project work shall be approved by the institutional ethics committee;
    • Student shall present at least three seminars, one in the beginning, one at middle and one at the end of the project work; and
    • Two-page write-up of the project indicating title, objectives, methodology anticipated benefits and references shall be submitted to the Head of the Department or Head of the Institution.
  • Reporting of the project work
    • Student working on the project shall submit jointly to the Head of the Department or Head of the Institution a project report of about 40-50 pages. Project report should include a certificate issued by the authorised teacher, Head of the Department as well as by the Head of the Institution
    • Project report shall be computer typed in double space using Times Roman font on A4 paper. The title shall be in bold with font size 18, sub-tiles in bold with font size 14 and the text with font size 12. The cover page of the project report shall contain details about the name of the student and the name of the authorised teacher with font size 14.
    • Submission of the project report shall be done at least one month prior to the commencement of annual or supplementary examination.
  • Evaluation of the project work. Following methodology shall be adopted for evaluating the project work
    • Project work shall be evaluated by internal and external examiners.
    • Students shall be evaluated in groups for four hours (i.e., about half an hour for a group of four students).
    • Three seminars presented by students shall be evaluated for twenty marks each and the average of best two shall be forwarded to the university with marks of other subjects.
    • Evaluation shall be done on the following items:
  • Marks
    • Write up of the seminar (7.5)
    • Presentation of work (7.5)
    • Communication skills (7.5)
    • Question and answer skills (7.5)
    • Total (30 marks)
  • Final evaluation of project work shall be done on the following items:
  • Marks
    • Write up of the seminar (17.5)
    • Presentation of work (17.5)
    • Communication skills (17.5)
    • Question and answer skills (17.5)
    • Total (70 marks)
Internship:

  • Objectives
    • To provide patient care in cooperation with patients, prescribers, and other members of an inter professional health care team based upon sound therapeutic principles and evidence-based data, taking into account relevant legal, ethical, social cultural, economic, and professional issues, emerging technologies, and evolving biomedical, pharmaceutical, social or behavioral or administrative, and clinical sciences that may impact therapeutic outcomes.
    • To manage and use resources of the health care system, in cooperation with patients, prescribers, other health care providers, and administrative and supportive personnel, to promote health; to provide, assess, and coordinate safe, accurate, and time-sensitive medication distribution; and to improve therapeutic outcomes of medication use.
    • To promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention in co-operation with patients, communities, at-risk population, and other members of an inter professional team of health care providers
    • To demonstrate skills in monitoring of the National Health Programmes and schemes oriented to provide preventive and promotive health care services to the community.
    • To develop leadership qualities to function effectively as a member of the health care team organized to deliver the health and family welfare services in existing socio-economic, political and cultural environment.
    • To communicate effectively with patients and the community.
  • All parts of the internship shall be done, as far as possible, in institutions in India. In case of any difficulties, the matter may be referred to the Pharmacy Council of India to be considered on merits.
  • Where an intern is posted to district hospital for training, there shall be a committee consisting of representatives of the college or university, and the district hospital administration, who shall regulate the training of such trainee. For such trainee a certificate of satisfactory completion of training shall be obtained from the relevant administrative authorities which shall be countersigned by the Principal or Dean of College.
M. Pharm
M. Pharmacy -  Pharmaceutics
M. Pharmacy -  Pharmacology
Sl.No Branch Specialization Paper Name of the Subject
1 Pharmaceutics I
II
III
IV
Modern Pharmaceutical Analysis
Preformulation and Production Management
Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
Advances in Drug Delivery Systems
2 Pharmacology I
II
III

IV

Modern Pharmaceutical Analysis
Advanced Pharmacology and Toxicology
Pharmacological Screening Methods and Clinical Evaluation
Molecular Biology
Eligibility
A candidate who has passed B.Pharm degree examination of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, of 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 or Pharmacy  Council of India (PCI) and/or All India Council of Technical Education (A.I.C.T.E) for this purpose and who has secured not less than 55% of the maximum marks (aggregate of four years) prescribed of the qualification examination shall be eligible of the admission to the M.Pharm course.
Duration of the Course
The course of study including submission of dissertation on the topic registered shall be of 24 months (Two Years) duration from the commencement of academic term.

The study of M.Pharm course shall be of annual system that includes M.Pharm Part-1 extending for twelve months from the commencement of academic term and M.Pharm Part – II of twelve months duration. At the end of M.Pharm part – I, there shall be an university examination of M.Pharm Part –II. At the end of M.Pharm Part –I, the candidate shall submit a dissertation on the topic approved by the university.

Attendance
A Candidate pursuing M.Pharm Course shall study in the concerned department of the institution for the entire period as a full time student. No candidate is permitted to work in any laboratory/college/industry/Pharmacy, etc., While studying postgraduate course.

No candidate should join any other course of study or appear for any other examination conducted by this university or any other university in India or abroad during the period of registration.

Candidate who has put in a minimum of 80% of attendance in the theory and practical assignments separately shall be permitted to appear for M.Pharm part-I examination. Candidate who has put in a minimum of 80% of attendance in M.Pharm part-II shall only be eligible to submit the dissertation
Examination
There shall be an examination for M.Pharm part-I at the end of the academic year. For M.Pharm Part-II the examination shall be an evaluation of dissertation and Viva-Voce at the end of twelve months (one year) after commencement of M.Pharm Part –II course
Scheme of Examination
Sessional Examination
There shall be minimum of two sessional examinations in each subject of specialization conducted by the college at regular interval at the end of  First term and Second term respectively both in theory and in practical which include seminars.

The sessional marks shall be awarded out of a maximum of 50 for theory and practical

University Examination (M.Pharm part-I)
There shall be two university examinations annually conducted at an interval of not less than four months. There shall be four thory papers in the university examination. Each theory paper shall be of 3 hours duration carrying 100 marks each. There shall be four practical examinations in all the respective brances. The duration  of each practical examination if of six hours which carries 100 marks each.
Criteria for pass
M. Pharm part -1
A Candidate who secures 50% of marks in each subject in theory and practical separately including sessional marks and university examination marks together shall be declared to have passed in M.Pharm part I examination
M. Pharm part – II
Every candidate pursuing M.Pharm course is required to carry out work on a selected research project under the guidance of a recognized postgraduate teacher. The result of such a work shall be submitted in the form of a dissertation.
Viva-voce examination
The Viva-voce examination shall be held after the submission of dissertation.
The minimum marks for pass in M.Pharm part II shall be 50% of the marks of dissertation and viva voce and an aggregate of 100 marks out of 200 marks.

 

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