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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Pharmacy Council of India (PCI)

The Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), also known as Central council, was constituted under section 3 of the Pharmacy Act, 1948. The PCI controls pharmacy education and profession in India up to graduate level. The Council prescribes the minimum standard of education for qualification as pharmacist. The Council prescribes:
1.      The nature and period of study of practical training to be undertaken before admission to an examination;
2.      the equipment and facilities to be provided for students undergoing approved courses of study;
3.      the subject of examination and the standards therein to be attained; and
4.      any other conditions of admission to examinations.
What is available in PCI Website?: PCI site provides a list of institutions that are approved by the Council for Degree and Diploma Programs approved along with approved intake and year up to which approval is granted. This list is state-wise. Registration of pharmacists is done by State Pharmacy Councils.
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