Like every other profession, pharmacy, too, is heavily regulated in our country. While the AICTE is mandated to provide approval to institutions for academic programmes, the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) is a statutory body constituted to regulate the profession and practice of pharmacy in the country. The approved pharmacy qualifications for registration as a Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act 1948 comprise the following courses:
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- Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm) - 2 years
- Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) - 4 years
- Pharm.D & Pharm.D (Post Baccalaureate) - 6 years
There are a number of public as well as private pharma institutes in the country. Here, Careers360 presents a list of top public and private pharma colleges in India.