Pharm-D course to be offered in six collegesHYDERABAD:
The much awaited Pharm-D course will be offered in six colleges in the State this year and the State Government issued the necessary orders on Tuesday. The orders were issued after the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) gave its nod considering all aspects.
Permission was given to St. Peterís Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hanamkonda, Deccan School of Pharmacy, Hyderabad, Talla Padmavathi College of Pharmacy, Warangal, Sarojini Ramulamma College of Pharmacy, Mahabubnagar; Raghavendra Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Anantapur, and Sri Venkateshwara College of Pharmacy, Hyderabad. All the colleges will have an intake of 30 seats each.
The Government orders said that the admissions would be taken up as per the guidelines issued in G.O. 61 and the colleges have to get affiliation from the concerned universities. The A.P. Private Pharmacy Collegesí Managements Association has said that entry for the six-year course would be based on Intermediate marks. T. Jayapal Reddy, general secretary and K. Ramdass, treasurer in a statement said that admissions would be completed by the month-end. The Pharm-D course allows students to practice in the USA and the West after clearing the concerned examinations there. The B. Pharmacy four-year course has some limitations for students planning to go abroad.