Pharm.D is started in 2008 with only a few colleges for the first batch. But over the years colleges offering this course have increased to a good number. By the time the First Regular batch (6 yrs) was graduated in 2014 the total number of colleges were approximately in double digits which were ready to take in fresh admissions for first year. This number of PharmD Colleges India has rised to well into the three digits very soon in the later years. By seeing the present trend it is expected to rise even more in the coming future.
Number of students showing interest towards the clinical pharmacy profession have been significantly growing. Since Pharmacy council of India (PCI) gives approval to run this course only for its already approved institutions running B.pharm with passed out batches, quality could be maintained.
While the number of colleges have been gradually increased year after year in south India, there are not many approvals for Pharm.D in north India, with only a couple of colleges in Punjab and U.P, students from this region are migrating to south India to pursue this course.
PharmD Colleges India:
|List of Colleges in States offering Doctor of Pharmacy|