Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-III)
20. 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
(i) Hospitals/Dispensaries run by Central/State Gov
(ii)A Pharmacy, Chemist and Druggist licensed under the Drugs
and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 made under the Drugs and Cosmetics
Act, 1940 (23 of 194
(iii) 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
(4) In the course of practical training, the trainee shall have
(i) Working knowledge of keeping of records required by various
Acts concerning the profession of Pharmacy, and
(ii) Practical experience in-
(a) the manipulation of pharmaceutical appartus in
(b) the reading, translation and copying of prescription
including checking of doses;
(c) the dispensing of prescription illustrating the commoner
methods of administering medicaments; and
(d) 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.
21. Procedure to be followed prior to commencing of the
(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.
(2) 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.
(1) 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.
22. 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).