Period and other conditions for Practical Training
(1) After having appeared in Part –II examination for the Diploma in Pharmacy, conducted by Board/University or other approved Examining Body or any other course accepted as being equivalent by the Pharmacy Council of India, a candidate shall be eligible to undergo practical training in one or more of the following institutions namely:
- Hospitals/Dispensaries run by Central/State Governments/Municipal Corporation/Central Government Health Scheme and Employees State Insurance Scheme.
- A Pharmacy, Chemist and Druggist licensed under the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 made under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 (23 of 1940)
- Drugs manufacturing Unit licensed under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 & rules made thereunder.
(2) The institutions referred in sub–regulation (1) shall be eligible to impart training subject to the condition that number of student pharmacists that may be taken in any hospital, pharmacy, chemist and druggist and drugs manufacturing unit licensed under the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 made under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 shall not exceed two where there is one registered pharmacist engaged in the work in which the student pharmacist is undergoing practical training, where there is more than one registered pharmacist similarly engaged, the number shall not exceed one for each additional such registered pharmacist.
(3) Hospital and Dispensary other than those specified in sub–regulation (1) for the purpose of giving practical training shall have to be recognised by Pharmacy Council of India on fulfilling the conditions specified in Appendix –D to these regulations.
(4) In the course of practical training, the trainee shall have exposure to
(i) Working knowledge of keeping of records required by various Acts concerning the profession of Pharmacy, and
(ii) Practical experience in: –
- the manipulation of pharmaceutical appartus in common use.
- the reading, translation and copying of prescription including checking of doses;
- the dispensing of prescription illustrating the commoner methods of administering medicaments; and
- the storage of drugs and medical prepartions.
(5) The practical training shall be not less than five hundred hours spread over a period of not less than three months, provided that not less than two hundred and fifty hours are devoted to actual dispensing of prescriptions.
Procedure to be followed prior to commencing of the training
(1) The head of an academic training institution, on application, shall supply in triplicate ‘Practical Trainning Contract Form for qualification as a Pharmacist’ (hereinafter referred to as the Contract Form ) to candidate eligible to under take the said practical training. The Contract Form shall be as specified in Appendix –E to these regulations.
- The Head of an academic training institution shall fill section I of the Contract Form. The trainee shall fill Section II of the said Contract Form and the Head of the institution agreeing to impart the training (hereinafter referred to as the Apprentice Master) shall fill Section III of the said Contract From.
- It shall be the responsibility of the trainee to ensure that one copy (hereinafter referred to as the first copy of the Contract Form) so filled is submitted to the Head of the academic training institution and the other two copies (hereinafter referred to as the Second copy and the third copy) shall be filed with the Apprentice Master (if he so desires) or with the trainee pending completion of the training.
Certificate of passing Diploma in Pharmacy Part –III
On satisfactory completion of the apprentice period, the Apprentice Master shall fill SECTION IV of the second copy and third copy of the Contract Form and cause it to be sent to the head of the academic training institution who shall suitably enter in the first copy of the entries from the second copy and third copy and shall fill SECTION V of the three copies of Contract Form and thereafter hand over both the second copy and third copy to the trainee.
This, if completed in all respects, shall be regarded as a certificate of having successfully completed the course of Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-III).
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).
No course of training in pharmacy shall be considered for approval under regulation 18 unless it satisfies all the conditions prescribed under these regulations.
- 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.
- Notwithstanding such repeal,
- 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.
- 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.