Ref.No.14-2/2006-PCI-5763-6337 Dated 13.6.2007.
1. All Institutions conducting approved Diploma course in Pharmacy.
2. All Examining Authorities/Universities conducting approved Diploma course in Pharmacy.
3. All State Govts.
Sub.: Eligibility for admission to D.Pharm course.
Ref.: Our letter 14-2/06-PCI-14494-14998 dt.2.2.2007.
With reference to the subject cited above, I am directed to inform that Central Council in its meeting held on 7 & 8th April, 2007 has decided â€“
(a) to approve 12 years Higher Secondary Education Board Exam. (Science Academic stream with Physics, Chemistry, Biology) of Higher Secondary Education Board, Nepal under sub-regulation (5) of Regulation 5 of Education Regulations, 1991 for admission to Diploma course in pharmacy.
(b) to approve only science academic stream (regular course of 10+2) in line with regulation 5(3) of Education Regulations, 1991 for admission to D.Pharm course.
(c) not to approve Pre-University Examination (New Scheme) of Andhra University with Physics, Chemistry, Maths or Physics, Chemistry, Biology under sub-regulation (5) of Regulation 5 of Education Regulations, 1991 for admission to Diploma course in Pharmacy.
(d) not to approve open school of any state under sub-regulation (5) of Regulation 5 of Education Regulations, 1991 for admission to D.Pharm course.
In view of (d) above, the following qualification earlier approved by PCI and conveyed vide Councilâ€™s Circular under reference stands null & void.
"Senior Secondary School Examination with Physics, Chemistry & Biology or Maths conducted by National Open School, New Delhi."
It is further clarified that if candidates having qualifications other than those approved by PCI are admitted to D.Pharm course they shall not be eligible for registration as a pharmacist to practice the profession under the Pharmacy Act even though they might have completed the D.Pharm course. In this event the entire consequences shall rest with the admission making and course conducting authorities and PCI in no way shall be responsible for the same.
This is for necessary action & compliance.