The pharmacy profession comprising the industrial and
practice sectors is undergoing a rapid change. Indian Pharma
industry which has registered a spectacular progress today
ranks 4th in volume and 13th in value in the global
pharmaceutical market with exports worth US Dollars 2.6
billion besides domestic sales amounting to over US Dollars 4
The ever expanding Pharma's industrial and practice sectors
need clinically and technologically trained pharmacy
professionals who can face global challenges and compete with
the multinationals. The pharmacist is no longer a mere
dispenser of drugs but has assumed a more crucial role in
medicine management and as overall health care programmer.
PCI as a pharmacy educationist regulatory body has
realized the need to strengthen and upgrade the pharmacy
curriculum to produce competent pharmacist workforce which is
able to meet the growing demands of the industry and
community. As a step towards this direction PCI has proposed
some amendments to the Pharmacy Act which have been submitted
to the Health Ministry for approval.
1. From the academic year 2019-2020, applications for both new and already approved institutions for approval of various pharmacy courses under the Pharmacy Act, 1948 including inspection fee and affiliation fee will be accepted online only. No hard copy of Standard Inspection Form (SIF) or fee in the form of Demand Draft will be accepted.
2. The schedule for submission of application and fee will be announced by the PCI in due course of time on the Council’s website.
3. In view of above, the institutions are requested to visit the Council’s website on daily basis for further updates.