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 Eight Semesters and Six Semesters 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
Semester examination 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 from 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 Sixth Semester or Final Semester.
Master in Pharmacy (M.Pharm) :
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 (Four Semester) duration from the commencement of academic term.
The study of M.Pharm course shall be of Semester system that includes M.Pharm Part-1 extending for twelve months(Two Semesters) from the commencement of academic term and M.Pharm Part – II of twelve months duration (Two Semester). At the end of M.Pharm Second Semester, the candidate shall submit a dissertation on the topic approved by the university.
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.
Semester examination in both Theory & Practical
Scheme of 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.
Pharm - D / Post Baccalaureate:
Pharm D degree curriculum is clinical Oriented Programme & full year of hands-on practice experience.
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.
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.
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
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. or Pharm.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.
Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm) :
Minimum qualification for admission to Diploma in Pharmacy Part I course: A candidate should pass in any of the following examinations with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects :
Intermediate Examination in Science
10+2 examination (academic stream) in Science
Pre-degree examination or
Any other qualication approved by the Pharmacy Council of India as equivalent to any of the above examinations
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.