Universities are not prefixing “Dr.”

Ref.No.14-126/2012-PCI/46595-618                                                   Dated: 16th Feburary  2012

All Universities/Examining Authorities approved by the PCI in respect of Pharm.D/Pharm.D (Post Baccalaureate) course.

Sub:     Pharm.D Course - Clarification regarding nomenclature of Pharm.D/Pharm.D (Post Baccalaureate) on pass certificates.

Ref:      Council’s circular No. 14-126/2012-PCI/46011-36 dt.8.2.2012.

This has a reference to the subject cited above. 
It has been brought to the notice of the Council that some Universities are not prefixing “Dr.” before the name of the candidate  in the provisional as well as final degree pass certificate issued by the university in respect of students passing Pharm.D/Pharm.D (Post Baccalaureate) from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India u/s 12 of the Pharmacy Act, 1948.

In view of above, it is requested to use the prefix “Dr.” before the name of the candidate while awarding the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy under regulation 18 of the Pharm.D. Regulations, 2008.
 This is for information and necessary action at your end.

Yours faithfully