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1.Course Duration:

PharmD: 6 Years ( 5 Years academics + 1 Year Internship) = Total 6 Years

If Pharm D PB : 3 Years after B Pharm ( 4 Years) = Total 7 Years

M Pharm: 2 Years ( 1 Year academics + 1 Year Research Work) after B Pharm ( 4 Years) = Total 6 Years

Note: Both Degrees are eligible for doing Ph.D , Only PharmD graduates are eligible to do Residential Programs.

2. Course Contents:

PharmD: 6 Years ( 5 Years academics + 1 Year Internship)

PharmD Program mainly focused on Hospital/Clinical Pharmacy services, students will be trained in Hospital as Bedside Teaching. Common PharmD and PharmD PB Revised Syllabus is given by PCI- Pharmacy Council of India and there is no Sub divisions/Branches in the Course.

M Pharm: 2 Years ( 1 Year academics + 1 Year Research Work) after B Pharm ( 4 Years)

In Master of Pharmacy Program's student will not be getting the bedside learning experience and they will not be trained in hospital. Mainly they are intended to learn research and drug manufacturing skills ( Except M Pharm Pharmacy Practice). There are Sub divisions/Branches in the Course. Eg: M Pharm Pharmaceutics, M Pharm Pharmacognosy, M Pharm Biotechnology. To know more about the individual M Pharm Branch syllabus find the M Pharm Regulations released by PCI- Pharmacy Council of India.

3. P G Degree/ Dr.Prefix

Pharm.D: Its a P G degree and they are eligible add Doctor (Dr) Prefix in front of their name after their course completion.

M Pharm: Its also a P G degree and they cant keep Doctor (Dr) Prefix in front of their name after their course completion.

4. Eligibility

Pharm.D : 50 percent score after +2 ( If PharmD PB- B Pharm or M Pharm Graduation is must )

M Pharm: Only B Pharm graduates only can join.

5.Job opportunities

Pharm.D: Pharmacovigilance, Hospital/Clinical Pharmacist, Medical Writing, Clinical Research, Academics and Product Management.

M Pharm: Pharmacovigilance, Clinical Research, Drug Development, Regulatory Affairs and other Industry related jobs.

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