The Pharmacy council of India (PCI) being the statutory body of government of India was established under the Pharmacy Act 1948 and works under the ministry of health and family welfare.

It has the responsibility of prescription, regulation and maintenance of minimum educational standards for the training of pharmacists uniformly in the country.

Any institute providing pharmacy education in the country must register with Pharmacy Council of India (PCI).

The council keeps a close vigil on the infrastructure and teaching and training quality of such institution and monitors the functions through regular checks on such institution.

The council also updates the government machinery about the status and courses of such institutes.

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