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.
Pharmacovigilance and Drug
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
Pass in B.Pharm from PCI approved
OF THE COURSE
The duration of the course shall be
three academic years (two 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 three years duration is
divided into two phases:
Phase I : consisting
of First and Second, academic year.
Phase II : consisting
of internship or residency training during third 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 (Post Baccalaureate)
shall include the subjects as given below.
First year :
- Hospital Pharmacy
- Clinical Pharmacy
- Biostatistics & Research Methodology
- Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
- Clinical Toxicology
Second year :
- Clinical Research
- Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics
- Pharmacognosy & Phytopharmaceuticals
- Clerkship *
- Project work (Six Months)
* 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.
- Six months in General Medicine department,
- Two months each in three other speciality departments
Three sessional examinations (evenly spaced) will be
conducted during the academic year. The average marks
of best two examinations shall be computed out of a
maximum of 30 marks and will constitute the sessional
award in theory. Further, the college may conduct one
special theory sessional examination towards the end
of the academic session for those who might have missed
any one of the regular sessional examinations on genuine
grounds. For special theory examination, the portion
prescribed shall be entire syllabus of the subject.
Students are expected to perform the number of experiments
listed in respective syllabi. Marks will be awarded
out of a maximum of 20 to each of the practical exercise
and 10 marks are allotted to viva and record work. A
total of these shall be computed out of a maximum of
30 marks. This will constitute the sessional award in
practical. While awarding the sessional marks for practical
experiments, following consideration will be taken into
- Preparedness of the candidate
- Technical skills
- Results of the experiment
- Knowledge of the experiments
- Viva Voce
A regular record of both theory and
practical class work and sessional examinations conducted
will be maintained for each student in the institution.
- Every year there shall be an examination to examine
- 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
- The examinations shall be of written and practical
(including oral nature) carrying maximum marks for
each part of a subject.
- Only such students who undergo 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 examination.
MODE OF EXAMINATION
- 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
Award of sessional marks and
maintenance of records :
30 marks for each theory and 30 marks for each practical
subject shall be allotted as sessional marks. The sessional
marks in practicals shall be allotted on the following
- Actual performance in the sessional examination
- Day to day assessment in the practical class
work, promptness, viva-voce record maintenance,
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 as the case may be, 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
FOR PROMOTION TO NEXT YEAR :
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.
Internship is a phase of training wherein a student
is expected to conduct actual practice of pharmacy and
care and acquires skills under the supervision so that
he or she may become capable of functioning independently.
OF PASSING EXAMINATION :
Every student has to undergo one year internship as
per the regulations.
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.
a. Hospital Posting :
Each student will be posted in the hospital for a period
of not less than 50 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. Theory teaching may be
scheduled in the afternoon.
b. Project Work :
To allow the student to develop data collection and
reporting skills in the area of community, hospital
and clinical pharmacy, a project work shall be carried
out under the supervision of a teacher. The project
topic must be approved by the Head of the Department
or Head of the Institution. The same 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.
c. Objectives of Project Work
The main 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 skills.
d. Methodology :
To complete the project work following methodology shall
be adopted, namely:
- Students shall work in groups of not less than
two and not more than four under an authorize 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 drugutilization reviews, pharmacoepidemiology,
pharmacovigilance or pharmacoeconomics;
- Project work shall be approved by the institutional
- 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.
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 authorized
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 authorized 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.
The following methodology shall be adopted for evaluating
the project work
- Project work shall be evaluated by internal and
- Students shall be evaluated in groups for four
hours (i.e., about half an hour for a group of four
- Three seminars presented by students shall be
evaluated for twenty marks each and the average
best two shall be forwarded to the university with
marks of other subjects.
|Evaluation shall be
done on the following items:
Write up of the seminar
|c) Communication skills
|d) Question and answer skills
|Final evaluation of
project work shall be done on the following
Write up of the seminar
|c) Communication skills
|d) Question and answer skills
For the purposes of differentiation in the evaluation
in case of topic being the same for the group of
students, the same shall be done based on item numbers
b, c and d mentioned above.
Improvement of Sessional Marks
Candidates who wish to improve the sessional marks
(theory only) can do so by appearing in the re-internal
assessment examination/s conducted. The average
marks of the best two of the three such examinations
will be forwarded to the University. If in the reinternal
examination the performance is not better than his/her
previous regular sessional examination/s, then,
only the marks of the regular sessional examination/s
will be forwarded to the University.
Class will be awarded at end
of Final year of B.Pharm examination by the University
as shown below
||75% and above
|2) First Class
|| 60% and above
|3) Second Class
|| 50% and above and less
Award of Degree
Degree will be awarded by the university during the
ensuing convocation for successful candidates.
Award of the Ranks
Ranks and medals will be awarded by the University on
the aggregate of all the Six University examination
in case of Pharm. D and Two examinations in case of
Pharm. D (Post Baccalaureate) as per RGUHS, Karnataka,