Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy, an institution run by
Al-Ameen Educational Society from 1983, is situated
at Al-Ameen Campus (Near Lalbagh Main Gate), Hosur Road,
Bangalore. The College is a nurturing ground for pharmaceutical
professionals. In recognition of the excellence of its
educational standards, the Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy
has been accredited for 5 years by the National Board
of Accreditation (NBA), AICTE.
In keeping with its objective of providing
the best possible Pharmaceutical education, the College
has built up a strong infrastructure. This comprises
of highly knowledgeable and experienced faculty, and
facilities that enable students to gain a contemporary
education. Continuous interaction with industry is maintained
to ensure that the learning program remains relevant
to the changing trends in pharmaceuticals. The College
is constantly seeking to upgrade the quality of its
education and actively participates in research to remain
on the cutting edge. Collaborations with foreign universities
are also being planned with this objective.
D and Pharm. D (Post Baccalaureate) Course
Pharm.D (Doctor of Pharmacy) is a 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. Pharm.D (Post Baccalaureate)
is a three years program including two years study and
one year internship in the hospital.
of Pharm. D
At the end of the course, the clinical pharmacists
develop and acquire competencies (knowledge, skill and
attitude) to provide pharmaceutical care services, drug
and poison information services, patient counseling,
identify drug-drug interactions, monitor adverse drug
reactions, carry out therapeutic drug monitoring, help
in drug dosage adjustment in special population and
renal/hepatic patients, assist/co-ordinate in the conduct
of clinical trials, promote rational use of medicines
and ultimately contribute to better patient care.
There is a huge need of a Pharm D course
in a country like India where there are huge drug related
problems, irrational drug use and non-compliance to
therapy among patients suffering from various chronic
diseases Pharmaceutical Care by a physician along with
the technical expertise of clinical Pharmacist is the
ultimate and best way of achieving better patient care.
These professionals write information related to healthcare,
the medical profession and medical science in general
for industry professionals, as well as general audiences.
Not everyone has the skill set required to do this type
of work and Pharm.D graduates are ideally suited for
these lucrative jobs.
and Healthcare Centres
As society's health care needs have changed and expanded,
there has been an increased emphasis on provision of
care through drug information and poison information
and Pharmacovigilance activities. Pharm.D graduates
will find placement in hospitals as Drug Information
Pharmacist or Clinical Pharmacist providing pharmaceutical
With a large number of Pharmaceutical companies opting
for clinical trials the industry is heading towards
a business worth 1.4 billion by way of clinical trials.
Pharm.D graduates here have a scope to work as clinical
research associates and data managers.
Pharmacy and Consultant Pharmacists
Pharmacists can serve patients and the community by
providing information and advice on health, providing
medications and associated services, and by referring
patients to other sources of help and care, such as
physicians, when necessary. Likewise, advances in the
use of computers in pharmacy practice now allow pharmacists
to spend more time educating patients and maintaining
and monitoring patient records. Pharm.D graduates have
opportunities to be entrepreneurs by starting their
own community pharmacy.
As faculty members work in pharmacy colleges involved
in teaching, research, public service, and patient care.
and Drug Safety
There is no shortage of jobs in this field as high-quality
pharmacovigilance practice makes for good business dealing.
Students in this field can get jobs in various pharmaceutical
companies and earn attractive and handsome salary packages.
FOR ADMISSION TO THE COURSE
a) 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 with English
as one of the subjects 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 P.C.M. /
P.C.M.B. or P.C.B. with 40% in aggregate. For SC/ST
students, the minimum requirement in percentage
of marks for the admission will be 35% in PUC or
its equivalent examination (PCMB/PCB/PCM),
- Candidates who have passed D.Pharm course with
40% in aggregate 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.
The candidate should have been born on or before 31.12.1993
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
- 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.
A candidate is required to put in atleast 80% attendance
in theory and practical subjects separately. The candidates
should complete the prescribed course satisfactorily
to be eligible to appear for the examination. 75% attendance
is compulsory to be eligible to take up sessional examination.
Medium of instruction will be English
The course of study for Pharm.D. shall include the subjects
as given below.
First year :
|Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry
|Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry
|Remedial Mathematics / Biology**
|** For candidates who
have studied PCMB in 10+2 course are exempted.
Second year :
Third year :
Fourth year :
|Biostatistics & Research
|Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
Second year :
Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics
Pharmacokinetics & Therapeutic Drug
|* Attending ward rounds
on daily basis.
Sixth Year :
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 speciality departments