Pharmacy Education Regulation - 1991

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PHARMACY COUNCIL OF INDIA EDUCATION REGULATIONS, 1991 FOR THE DIPLOMA COURSE IN PHARMACY


Pharmacy Education Regulation - 1991




Education Regulation Chapter 1

Chapter 1:-


PHARMACY COUNCIL OF INDIA EDUCATION REGULATIONS, 1991 FOR THE DIPLOMA COURSE IN PHARMACY

Regulations framed under section 10 of the Pharmacy Act, 1948.

(As approved by the Government of India, Ministry of Health vide, letter No V. 13016/1/89-PMS dt. 2-8-1991 and notified by Pharmacy Council of India.)

No. 14-55/87 (Part)-PCI/2484-2887:-

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 10 of the Pharmacy Act, 1948 (8 of 1948), the Pharmacy Council of India, with the approval of the Central Government, hereby makes the following regulations namely:-

CHAPTER 1

1. Short title and commencement:-

(1) These regulations may be called the Education Regulations, 1991.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the official Gazette.

2. Qualification for Pharmacist:-

The minimum qualification required for registration as a pharmacist shall be a pass in Diploma in pharmacy (Part I & Part II and satisfactory completion of Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-III).
or
Any other qualification approved by the Pharmacy Council of India as equivalent to the above.

3. Diploma in Pharmacy Part-I and Part-II shall consist of a certificate of having passed the course of study prescribed in Chapter-II of these regulations.

4. Diploma in Pharmacy Part-III shall consist of a certificate of having satisfactorily completed course of practical training as prescribed in Chapter-III of these regulations.


Chapter 2:-

CHAPTER 2

Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I and Part-II):-

15[Minimum qualification for admission to Diploma in Pharmacy Part-I course -A pass in any of the following examinations with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Mathematics.

(1)     Intermediate examination in Science;

(2)      The first year of the three year degree course in Science,

(3)      10+2 examination (academic stream) in Science;

(4)   Pre–degree examination;

(5)    Any other qualification approved by the Pharmacy Council of India as equivalent to any of the above examination.

Provided that there shall be reservation of seats for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes candidates in accordance with the instructions issued by the Central Govt. /State Govts./Union Territory Admns. as the case may be from time to time]

6. 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.

7.Course of study:-

The course of study for Diploma in Pharmacy Part-I and Diploma in Pharmacy Part-II shall include the subjects as given in the Tables I & II below. The number of hour devoted to each subject for its teaching in Theory and Practical, shall not be less than that noted against it in columns 2 and 3 of the Tables below.

TABLE-I

Diploma in Pharmacy (Part- I)

SubjectNo. of

hours of

Theory

No. of hours

of Practical

   
Pharmaceutics-I75100
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-I7575
Pharmacognosy7575
Biochemistry & Clinical Pathology5075
Human Anatomy & Physiology7550
Health Education & Community Pharmacy50-
   
 400  +375  = 775
TABLE-II
Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II)
    
SubjectNo. of

hours of

Theory

No. of hours

of  Practical

   
Pharmaceutics-II75100
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-II10075
Pharmacology  & Toxicology7550
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence50-
Drug Store and Business Management75-
Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy7550
   
 450+275   =  725

8. The syllabi for each subject of study in the said Tables shall be as   specified in   Appendix A to these regulations.

9. Approval of the authority conducting the course of study:-

The course of regular academic study prescribed under regulation 7 shall be conducted in an institution, approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under sub-section (1) of Section 12 of the Pharmacy Act, 1948.

Provided that the Pharmacy Council of India shall not approve any institution under this regulation unless it provides adquate arrangements for teaching in regard to building accommodation, equipment and teaching staff as specified in Appendix-B to these regulations.

10. Examinations:-

There shall be an examination for Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I) to examine students of the first year course and an examination for Diploma in Pharmacy  (Part-II) to examine students of the second year course . Each examination may be held twice every year. The first examination in a year shall be the annual examination and the second examination shall be supplementary examination of the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I) or Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II), as the case may be. The examinations shall be of written and practical (including oral) nature, carrying maximum marks for each part of a subject, as indicated in Table III and IV below: -

2TABLE –III

DIPLOMA IN PHARMACY (PART-I) EXAMINATION

 Maximum marks for Theory Maximum marks for Practicals
    
SubjectExamination*SessionalTotal Examination*SessionalTotal
Pharmaceutics-I8020100 8020100
Pharmaceutical chemistry-I8020100 8020100
Pharmacognosy8020100 8020100
Bio- chemistry and Clinical pathology8020100 8020100
Human Anatomy and Physiology8020100 8020100
Health Education and Community Pharmacy8020100 ---
        
   600 + 500=1100

*Internal assessment

2TABLE-IV

DIPLOMA IN PHARMACY (PART-II) EXAMINATION

 Maximum marks for Theory Maximum marks for Practicals
SubjectExamination*SessionalTotal Examination*SessionalTotal 
Pharmaceutics-II8020100 8020100 
Pharmaceutical chemistry-II8020100 8020100 
Pharmacology & Toxicology8020100 8020100 
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence8020100 --- 
Drug Store and Business Management8020100 --- 
Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy8020100 8020100 
         
   600 + 400=1000 

*Internal assessment.

11. Eligibility for appearing at the Diploma in Pharmacy Part-I examination:-

Only such candidates who produce certificate from the Head of the Academic institution in which he /she has undergone the Diploma in Pharmacy Part-I  course,  in proof of his /her having regularly and satisfactorily undergone the course of study by attending not less than 75% of the classes held both in theory and in practical separately in each subject shall be eligible for appearing at the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I) examination.

12. Eligibility for appearing at the Diploma in Pharmacy   Part-II examination:-

Only such candidates who produce certificate from the Head of the academic institution in which he/she  has undergone the Diploma in Pharmacy Part-II  course , in proof of his /her having regularly and satisfactorily undergone the Diploma in Pharmacy Part-II course by attending  not less than 75% of the classes held both in theory and in practical separately in each subject shall be eligible for appearing at the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II) examination.

13. Mode of examinations:-

    1. (1)  Each theory and practical examination in the subjects mentioned in Table-III & IV shall be of three hours duration.
    2. (2)  A Candidate who fails in theory or practical examination of a subject shall re-appear both in theory and practical of the same subject.
    3. (3)  Practical examination shall also consist of a viva-voce (Oral) examination.

14.3 [Award of Sessional   marks and maintenance of records::-

(1)  A regular record of both theory and practical class work and examinations conducted in an institution  imparting  training  for diploma in Pharmacy Part-I and diploma in Pharmacy Part II courses, shall be maintained for each student in the institution and 20 marks for each theory and 20 marks for each practical subject shall be allotted as sessional.

(2)   There shall be at least two periodic sessional  examinations during each academic year .The highest aggregate of any two performances shall form the basis of calculating sessional marks.

(3)   The sessional marks in practicals shall be allotted on the following basis:-

(i) Actual performance in the sessional examination                 10marks

(ii) Day to day assessment in the practical class work              10marks.

15. Minimum marks for passing the examination: A student:-

shall not be declared to have passed Diploma in Pharmacy examination unless he /she secures at least 50% marks in each of the subject separately in the theory examinations, including sessional marks and at least 50% marks in each of the practical examinations including sessional marks. The candidates securing 60% marks or above in aggregate in all subjects in a single attempt at the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I) or Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II) examinations shall be declared to have passed in first class the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I) or Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II) examinations, as the case may be. Candidates 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/she passes in all the subjects in a single attempt.

16. Eligibility for promotion to Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II):-

All candidates who have appeared for all the subjects and passed the Diploma in Pharmacy Part-I examination are eligible for promotion to the Diploma in Pharmacy Part-II class. However, failure in more than two subject shall debar him/ from promotion to the Diploma in Pharmacy Part-II class.

17. Improvement of sessional marks:-

Candidates who wish to improve sessional marks can do so, by appearing in two additional sessional examinations during the next academic year. The average score of the two examination shall be the basis for improved sessional marks in theory .The sessional of practicals shall be improved by appearing in additional practical examinations. Marks awarded to a candidate for day to day assessment in the practical class can not be improved unless he /she attends a regular course of study again.

18.  Approval of examinations:-

The examinations mentioned in regulations  10 to 13 and 15 shall be held by an authority herein after referred to as the Examining Authority in a State , which shall be approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under sub-section (2) of section 12 of the Pharmacy Act, 1948. Such approval shall be granted only if the Examining Authority concerned fulfills the conditions as specified in Appendix-C to these regulations.

19. Certificate of passing  examination   for Diploma in Pharmacy  (Part-II):-

Certificate to having passed the examination for the Diploma in Pharmacy Part II shall be granted by the Examining Authority to a successful student.

 
References:-

1.[Subs. by Education (Amendment )Regulations , 1994 ,published in the Gazette of India, Part III , Section-4 , No 28, dt . 9th July , 1994 Page 3709-3710 (w.e.f 9.7.94)

2. and 2 subs . by Education (Amendment )Regulations , 1994, published in the Gazette of India ,part III ,Section IV , No 28 , dt. 28th July , 94. Page 3710 (w.e.f 9.7.94)

3.[Subs . by Education (Amendment )Regulations , 1994 , published in the Gazette of India , Part III , Section 4, No . 28 , dt 9th July 1994 , Page 3710 (w.e.f 9.7.94)


CHAPTER 4:-

CHAPTER 4

23. Certificate of Diploma in Pharmacy:

A certificate of Diploma in Pharmacy shall be granted by the Examining Authority to a successful candidate on producing certificate of having passed the Diploma in Pharmacy Part I and Part II and satisfactory completion of practical training for Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-III).

24. Miscellaneous:

No course of training in pharmacy shall be considered for approval under regulation 18 unless it satisfies all the conditions prescribed under these regulations.

25. Repeal and Savings:

(1) The Education Regulations, 1981 (hereinafter referred to as the said regulations) published by the Pharmacy Council of India vide No 14-55/79 Pt. I/PCI/4235-4650 dt. 8th July 1981 is hereby repealed.

(2) Notwithstanding such repeal,

(a) Anything done or any action taken under the said regulations shall be deemed to have been done or taken under the corresponding provision of these regulations.

(b) A person who was admitted as a student under the said regulation to the course of training for Diploma in Pharmacy and who had not passed the examination at the commencement of these regulations shall be required to pass the examination in accordance with the provision of the said regulation as if these regulations had not come into force:

Provided however, the Examining Authority in a particular State may fix a date after which the examinations under the said Regulations shall not be conducted.

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