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The programme of Pharm.D is to produce clinical pharmacists who have the abilities and skills which are necessary to achieve outcomes related to :
Providing Pharmaceutical care to patients.
Developing and managing medication distribution and control systems.
Monitoring drug response in patients and adjusting dosage regimens to produce the safest, most beneficial results in therapy.
Managing the pharmacy.
Promoting public health.
Providing technical aid to Pharmaceutical industry and solving problems pertinent to the manufacturing of medicines.
Reviewing products evaluated for formulary consideration.
Evaluating policies, procedure, protocols and clinical pathways to ensure safe use of medications.
Analyzing quality assurance activities to ensure that improvements are implemented to produce positive patient outcomes.

Duration of the course

The duration of the course shall be six academic years (five years of study and one year of internship) full time with each academic year spread over a period of not less than two hundred working days. The period of six years duration is divided into two phases -

PHASE I - Consisting of First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth academic year.
PHASE II - Consisting of internship or residency training during sixth year involving posting in specialty units.

It is a phase of training wherein a student is exposed to actual clinical pharmacy services and acquires skill under supervision so that he or she may become capable of functioning independently.