Farooqia College of Pharmacy provides 3 main courses of study in the field of Pharmacy.

 

Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm)

The Farooqia College of Pharmacy provides the teaching & training facilities for students who opt for Diploma in Pharmacy. The examinations and the awarding of the Diploma for this particular course is carried out by the Board of Examining Authority constituted by the Govt. of Karnataka. The entire teaching and training programme as well as the conduct of examinations etc., are in accordance with the Educational Regulations framed by the Pharmacy council of India (PCI), New Delhi.

Requirements

Minimum requirements for admission to the Diploma Course in Pharmacy are as follows:

For admission into the D.Pharm course the student needs just to pass with Physics, Chemistry, Maths (PCM) or Biology (PCB) in any of the following examinations:

  • Intermediate examination in Science

  • The first year of the three year degree course in Science

  • 10+2 examination (academic stream) in Science

  • Pre-degree examination or PUC (Pre- university Course)

  • PCM/PCB/PCMB or Any other qualification approved by the Pharmacy council of India as equivalent to any of the above examinations. 

 

About the course: 

The course of study in Diploma in Pharmacy comprises of Part-I and Part-II. There shall be an examination in the first year on the subjects of Part-I and an examination in the second year of the Part-II subjects.

Duration of course: 

The course of academic training is of 2 years duration with minimum of 180 working days per year followed by a practical training not less than 500 hours covered in around 3 months.

                                                                                    

Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)

Farooqia spreads the message of merit and self reliance. In pursuance of this spirit the B.Pharm course was promoted and got excel in this regard. This can be measured through the success rate maintained by our students. The B.Pharm course follows the regulations prescribed by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka.

Minimum requirements for admission to the B Pharm courses are as follows:

The minimum qualifications required for admission to the course is as indicated below: Physics, Chemistry, Maths or Biology in any of the following examinations:

  • Candidates should have passed the 2nd year P.U.C Examination of Karnataka. Or P.U.C Board or an equivalent examination of any other approved Board or university with 40% in any combination comprising Physics, Chemistry, Maths (PCM) or Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) or Physics, Chemistry, Maths & Biology and 35% for OBC students of Karnataka.

  • D.Pharm students are eligible for direct admission to 2nd  B.Pharm with a minimum of 40% pass percentile and 35% for OBC students of Karnataka.

About the course:

The course of study of B.Pharm I, II, III and Final year will include the respective theory and practical subjects as given in the tables below. The number of hours to be devoted to each theory, tutorial and practical subjects in an academic year will not be less than that noted below.

Duration of course:

The course of B.Pharm will extend over a period of four academic years. The curriculum and syllabus for the course will be prescribed from time to time by RGUHS.

PHARM D (Doctor in Pharmacy)

 

Duration of the course:

a) Pharm.D (Doctor of Pharmacy) is a course in Pharmacy which was approved by Govt. of India in the year 2008 with Pharmacy Council of India being the apex body governing it. This course was developed with an objective of developing pharmacists to play an important role in patient care as members of the health care team. The duration of Pharm.D is a six years program (Five years is academic study and sixth year is completely internship or residency training in hospital).

The period of six years duration is divided into two phases

  Phase I – consisting of First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth academic year.

  Phase II – consisting of internship or residency training during sixth year involving posting in speciality units. It is a phase of training wherein a student is exposed to actual pharmacy practice or clinical pharmacy services and acquires skill under supervision so that he or she may become capable of functioning independently.

b) Pharm.D. (Post Baccalaureate): The duration of the course shall be for three academic years (two years of academic study and one year internship or residency training in hospital).

The period of three years duration is divided into two phases

  Phase I – consisting of First and Second i.e directly to Fourth & Fifth academic year.

  Phase II – consisting of Internship or residency training during third year involving posting in speciality units. It is a phase of training wherein a student is exposed to actual pharmacy practice or clinical pharmacy services, and acquires skill under supervision so that he or she may become capable of functioning independently.

Minimum qualification for admission 

a) Pharm.D Part-I Course – A pass in any of the following examinations –

(1) 10+2 examination with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of the following subjects: Mathematics or Biology.

(2) A pass in D.Pharm course from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under section 12 of the Pharmacy Act.

(3) Any other qualification approved by the Pharmacy Council of India as equivalent to any of the above examinations. Provided that a student should complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission to the course.

b) Pharm.D. (Post Baccalaureate) Course - A pass in B.Pharm from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under section 12 of the Pharmacy Act:

After completion of Pharm D the Candidate can Prefix Dr. to his/her name.

Objectives of Pharm D Program:

  1. To Provide patient care in co-operation with patients, prescribers, and other members of an interprofessional health care team based upon sound therapeutic principles and evidence-based data, taking into account relevant legal, ethical, social cultural, economic, and professional issues, emerging technologies, and evolving biomedical, pharmaceutical, social or behavioral or administrative, and clinical sciences that may impact therapeutic outcomes.

  2. To manage and use resources of the health care system, in cooperation with patients, prescribers, other health care providers, and administrative and supportive personnel, to promote health; to provide, assess, and coordinate safe, accurate, and time-sensitive medication distribution; and to improve therapeutic outcomes of medication use.

  3. To promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention in co-operation with patients, communities, at-risk population, and other members of an interprofessional team of health care providers.

  4. To demonstrate skills in monitoring of the National Health Programmes and schemes, oriented to provide preventive and promotive health care services to the community.

  5. To develop leadership qualities to function effectively as a member of the health care team organized to deliver the health and family welfare services in existing socio-economic, political and cultural environment.

  6. To communicate effectively with patients and the community.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The role of a pharmacist has changed drastically over the years with the constant expansion of health care programmes and the increasing need for quality pharmaceutical care. The growth of this sector has thrown up diverse career options that are listed below.

There is a huge need of a Pharm D course in a country like India where there are huge drug related problems, irrational drug use and non-compliance to therapy among patients suffering from various chronic diseases Pharmaceutical Care by a physician along with the technical expertise of clinical Pharmacist is the ultimate and best way of achieving better patient care.

The following are some of the numerous and diverse career options available to Pharm.D. graduates:

  • Community Pharmacy

  • Geriatric Pharmacy

  • Governmental Agencies

  • Home Health Care

  • Hospital Pharmacy

  • Managed Care

  • Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Pharmacoeconomics

  • Pharmacy Education

  • Specialized Area Opportunities

 

Medical writing

These professionals write information related to healthcare, the medical profession and medical science in general for industry professionals, as well as general audiences. Not everyone has the skill set required to do this type of work and Pharm.D graduates are ideally suited for these lucrative jobs.

 

Hospitals and Healthcare Centres

As society's health care needs have changed and expanded, there has been an increased emphasis on provision of care through drug information and poison information and Pharmacovigilance activities. Pharm.D graduates will find placement in hospitals as Drug Information Pharmacist or Clinical Pharmacist providing pharmaceutical care.

 

Clinical Trials

With a large number of Pharmaceutical companies opting for clinical trials the industry is heading towards a business worth 1.4 billion by way of clinical trials. Pharm.D graduates here have a scope to work as clinical research associates and data managers.

 

Community Pharmacy and Consultant Pharmacists

Pharmacists can serve patients and the community by providing information and advice on health, providing medications and associated services, and by referring patients to other sources of help and care, such as physicians, when necessary. Likewise, advances in the use of computers in pharmacy practice now allow pharmacists to spend more time educating patients and maintaining and monitoring patient records. Pharm.D graduates have opportunities to be entrepreneurs by starting their own community pharmacy.

 

Academic Pharmacy

As a faculty member in pharmacy colleges for teaching, research, public service and patient care.

Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety

 

There is no shortage of jobs in this field as high-quality pharmacovigilance practice makes for good business dealing. Students in this field can get jobs in various pharmaceutical companies and earn attractive and handsome salary packages.

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 the examining authority.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Eligibility for promotion to next year: All the 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 completely restrict him or her from promotion to the next year classes.

Internship: Internship is a phase of training wherein a student is expected to conduct actual practice of pharmacy and health care and acquire skills under the supervision of speciality doctors so that he or she may become capable of functioning independently.

For admissions contact PRINCIPAL, Farooqia College of Pharmacy, Tilak Nagar, Mysore-21 either in PERSON or by PHONE: 0821-2491974 FAX: 0821-2491974, 2491454

Submit the Online downloaded filled in application form along with a PAYMENT for Rs.  250/- for D.Pharm and Rs. 300/- for B.Pharm and Rs. 350 for PHARM D by DD in Favour of PRINCIPAL, Farooqia College of Pharmacy, Mysore-21