Qualifications for registration as a pharmacist or as an apprentice in pharmacy
24. (1) The following persons shall, subject to the provisions of sub-section (3), be qualified for registration as pharmacists under this Ordinance, namely :ÔÇö
(a) persons who hold a degree in pharmacy conferred by a University or an institution affiliated thereto, where the degree is recognised by the Council;
(b) persons who hold a diploma in Pharmacy recognised by the Council;
(c) persons who pass the examination in Pharmacy held or approved by the Council:
Provided that during the period of two years from the coming into force of this Ordinance, the following persons shall also be deemed to be qualified for registration, namely:ÔÇö
(i) graduates in Pharmacy from a University or an institution affiliated thereto;
(ii) graduates in science from a University or an institution affiliated thereto, with Chemistry [or Bio-Chemistry] or
Pharmaceutical Chemistry or Pharmacology or Micro Biology as the principal subject, who are engaged for at least two years in the manufacture or test and analysis of drugs and medicines in any drug manufacturing concern licensed under the Drugs Act, 1940
(XXIII of 1940), or in any Government institution or laboratory;
(iii) Inspectors of Drugs appointed under the Drugs Act, 1940
(XXIII of 1940), and Government Analysts so appointed;
(iv) teachers in any subject related to pharmacy in any institution conducting courses of study in Pharmacy;
(v) persons who hold diploma in Pharmacy recognised for registration under the Pharmacy Act, 1967;
(vi) persons who had been approved by the licensing authority on or before the 30th November, 1974, as “qualified persons” within the meaning of rule 24 of the Drugs Rules, 1946;
(vii) persons engaged in compounding or dispensing medicine in a Government Hospital; and
(viii) persons certified as qualified compounders and dispensers of medicine by a Government Hospital.
(2) A person shall, subject to the provisions of sub-section (3), be qualified to be registered as an apprentice in pharmacy if he has been taken as a student or apprentice in pharmacy by, and produces a certificate to that effect from, a pharmacist registered under this Ordinance and approved for the purpose, by notification in the official Gazette, by the Council.
(3) No person shall be qualified for registration as a pharmacist or as an apprentice in pharmacy-
(a) if he is of unsound mind and stands so declared by a court ; or
(b) if he has been convicted by a court of any offence which in the opinion of the Council involves moral turpitude.