4 August 2012

Pharm.D Degree Course in Pakistan

The Pharm.D degree is a professional degree  that prepares the graduate for pharmacy practice. Traditionally in Pakistan, the B.Pharmacy was the first-professional degree for pharmacy practice. However, in 2003, the Pakistan Pharmacy Council mandated that a doctorate in pharmacy would be the new first-professional degree.  The Pharm.D in Pakistan is a professional basic degree consisting of 5 years. Many universities in Pakistan offer admission in pharm d courses.

Leading universities of our country are offering D-Pharmacy in Pakistan. D-Pharmacy scope in Pakistan has felt after the development made in this field world wide. Baqai Medical University has exception then other universities for its separate six months usual Clinical Pharmacy clerkship course in Public sector hospitals of Peshawar. Some private universities are also offering five years Pharm-D degree in Pakistan. Pharmacy council Pakistan controls the activities of the colleges and universities in Pakistan who offer D Pharmacy in Pakistan.

Admission in d pharmacy in Pakistan is offered to individuals having HSC or Higher Secondary Certificate.  D Pharmacy colleges in Karachi like Ziauddin Medical College and Pharmacy Colleges in Pakistan have made it mandatory for students to appear in an Entrance test after which an interview of the candidate is conducted.  The over all merit is decided on the basis of marks obtained in Matriculate, HSC and Entrance Test performance.

Universities where  PharmD is Taught

Most universities in Pakistan are offering the Pharm.D program such as Karachi University; Dow College of Pharmacy, Hamdard University, Baqai University, Federal Urdu University, The University of Punjab, The University Of Lahore, Gomal University, The Islamia university of Bahawalpur, etc. The qualified institutes are recognized by the Pakistan Pharmacy Council. Provincial Pharmacy councils of Punjab, Sindh, NWFP and Balochistan issue Pharmacist Licenses.


At least 60% marks in Intermediate Science (Pre-Medical Group) or equivalence marks in A level or Equivalent examination

list of Universities and Colleges for Pharm.D programmes

Further Information:

Pakistan Pharmists Association
Faculty of Pharmacy
Old Campus, Punjab University, Lahore

Pharma Careens
8-Idress Chamber, Talpur Road,
I.I Chandrigar Road, Karachi

Pakistan Pharmacy Council,
41-Pakistan Secretariat,
Shahra-i-Iraq, Karachi


  1. thaanks for information but can u tell me about government colleges offering d pharm in punjab.what is usually the last merit of d pharmacy

    1. You can check out following link about government colleges offering pharmacy courses in Punjab. Check out this link. http://pharmacycouncil.org.pk/PI.php

  2. can you tell me the best uni for d pharm in pakistan, what about IUB ??