Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D)

About the Doctor of Pharmacy at DCOP

Pharm. D curriculum is designed to produce scientifically and technically competent pharmacists who can employ their training and education in a manner so as to effectively provide quality healthcare services ultimately to the patient. The theory classes and the laboratory work are integrated and the hands-on training is enhanced by internships allowed after second year in pharmaceutical industries and in hospitals.

During their study of courses, students are also provided with the opportunity to carry out clinical ward rounds under the supervision of experienced faculty members and healthcare professionals. This training enables the potential pharmacist to play a significant role in strengthening the quality of health care services in our society. Students of fourth and fifth professionals complete their training in Pharmaceutical service centers of Dow University Hospital and Civil Hospital (ambulatory dispensing area, emergency room pharmacy, in-patient pharmacy, out-patient pharmacy, bulk store, satellite pharmacy) and different wards (unit) like Medical ICU, Neonatal care unit, Cardiac care unit, cardiac ward, institute of chest diseases, Gynaecology ward, Neuro. / Psychiatry ward, Gastroenterology ward, Pediatric ward, Dialysis center. This clinical training is conducted at Dow University Hospital and Civil Hospital.

Admission Process

Every stage of our admissions process is aimed at identifying the aspects of your academic trajectory and personal ambitions

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Program Highlights


5 years


The program consists of morning and evening sections and contains 150 seats per year in total.

Merit: 59
Self Finance: 90 (40 morning & 50 evening)
Reserved: 1

Why pursue Pharmacy

Graduates of pharmacy programs can work as an entrepreneur or in hospital setup. A pharmacist can find employment in a variety of fields, including pharmaceutical industries, hospitals, quality control, sales, marketing, research and development, and education. Pharmacy is a relatively stable career with room for advancements. The options a pharmacy graduates can consider include:

Hospital pharmacy is a health care service where a pharmacist engages himself in the selection, preparation, storage, compounding and /or dispensing of medicines and medical devices as well as advice patients, doctors, nurses and all healthcare professionals on how best to use them safely, effectively and efficiently.

As a community pharmacist, a pharmacist is responsible for dispensing prescription and over-the-counter medicines that help people to maintain and improve their lives. Since they can give rational advice about health and medication to walk-in patients without an appointment, community pharmacists are regarded as the healthcare provider with the greatest accessibility to the general public.

Pharmaceutical industries employ pharmacy graduates where they work as production pharmacists and are responsible for supervising and managing the manufacturing processes of pharmaceutical products. They ensure compliance with quality standards, regulatory requirements and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) throughout the manufacturing process.

Prior to the drug being packaged and bottled, a quality check step is required in the drug production process. The purpose of this step is to ensure that no harmful products are being sold. The importance of quality assurance in the pharmaceutical sector cannot be denied and requires services of a pharmacist.

Graduates of pharmacy programs can work as a Quality Control Manager, which is a continuation of the previous job scope. Pharmacists are employed to ensure that the medications are safe for consumption. They will also establish appropriate consumption limits for particular conditions as part of their work. Therefore, these people ought to be familiar with regional laws as well.

In sales and marketing, pharmacy companies frequently hire recent graduates where they go to hospitals, pharmacies, and clinics to persuade them to stock their medications. Without a doubt, this position calls for strong interpersonal and communication skills.

In R&D, the main focus is on discovering new and improved medications or improving and enhancing already-available medications. This step may also involve minimizing side effects and securing patents for the novel medications. The pharmacist always has a chance to excel in this field.

There are many options for higher education in addition to looking for a job. Master and doctoral degrees are offered in different disciplines of pharmacy where the student can opt any depending on his personal interest.

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