Pharmacy Council of India

The Pharmacy Council of India  is the statutory body of government of India also called as central council constituted under the Pharmacy Act, 1948. The Council was first constituted on 4 March 1948. The Pharmacy Council of India is constituted by central government every five years. They are based in New Delhi which is linked to the Ministry of Health Services and Family welfare. There are three types of members collectively forms a frame of PCI.

1.Elected members 2.Nominated members 3.Ex-officio members

Pharmacy Council of India
Formation March 4, 1948
Type GO
Purpose Pharmacy regulation
Headquarters New Delhi, India


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Pharmacy Council of India Objectives

The objectives of the PCI are to regulate the pharmacy education in the Country for the purpose of registration as a pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act. They also regulate the Profession and Practice of Pharmacy.

Main functions of Pharmacy Council of India

The main functions of the PCI are:

  • To prescribe minimum standard of education required for qualifying as a pharmacist. (Ref.: section 10 of the Pharmacy Act)
  • Framing of Education Regulations prescribing the conditions to be fulfilled by the institutions seeking approval of the PCI for imparting education in pharmacy. (Ref.: section 10 of the Pharmacy Act)
  • To ensure uniform implementation of the educational standards throughout the country. (Ref. : section 10 of the Pharmacy Act)
  • Inspection of Pharmacy Institutions seeking approval under the Pharmacy Act to verify availability of the prescribed norms. (Ref.: section 16 of the Pharmacy Act)
  • To approve the course of study and examination for pharmacists i.e. approval of the academic training institutions providing pharmacy courses. (Ref. : section 12 of the Pharmacy Act)
  • To withdraw approval, if the approved course of study or an approved examination does not continue to be in conformity with the educational standards prescribed by the PCI. (Ref.: section 13 of the Pharmacy Act)
  • To approve qualifications granted outside the territories to which the Pharmacy Act extends i.e. the approval of foreign qualification. (Ref. : section 14 of the Pharmacy Act)
  • To maintain Central Register of Pharmacists. (Ref. : section 15 A of the Pharmacy Act)


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