DRUG STORE MANAGEMENT
(Six Months’ Certificate Course)
(Bharat Sevak Samaj Course)
Pharmacy has a very important role in health care
system. It is a profession that concerned with the
preparation, preservation, distribution and use of drugs
and medicines along with proper counseling and
consultation. Pharmacy workers shall have a profound and
comprehensive knowledge about the subject to maintain
The increasing complexity of the drug therapy with its
potential adverse side effects along with the danger of
drug abuse has brought into focus the important role of
both the pharmacists and pharmacy workers in the health
In India, pharmacy education as an academic discipline
of recent origin, although training was imparted
primarily for preparing manpower for the tasks of
compounding and dispensing according to prescriptions
written by medical practitioners. But with the
introduction and increasing availability of ready-to-use
medicines pre-packaged in required dosages, the need of
compounding and dispensing has become redundant. Yet the
basic knowledge, concepts, notion even hypothesis is
still similarly important and essential to run a
pharmacy at different state in the country.
Academy of Pharmacy Management & Guidance popularly
known as A.P.M.G. was established in the year 2006 as an
autonomous body registered under the West Bengal
Societies Act. Initially it has its operation only in
West Bengal as a role model for the entire chemist
fraternity of India.
People are constantly challenged by various demands
submitted to them. We seem to be at war with time and
each day is another battle with the crushing demands of
the pharmacy profession. We scurry to get things done as
quickly and efficiently as possible. Even though
efficiency is required in conducting business.
Effectiveness is the associate factor that keeps
business running profitably.
In a nutshell A.P.M.G.
has initiated this programme “Drug Store Management
Course” which will “improve quality of work and the
professional life of participants”.
The objectives are:
a) To upgrade the
knowledge and skill of the pharmacy workers.
b) To promote and encourage the advancement of literacy,
cultural, scientific and technical education for the
benefit of the ailing community.
c) To bring qualitative advancement in services of the
d) To establish the concept of retail management in an
atmosphere of specialization.
e) To implement the Best practices of Pharmaceutical
f) To develop a model of care and rehabilitation.
g) To facilitate education for health services.
h) To access the Health status and its development
through community diagnosis.
2. NATURE of COURSE
With increasing emphasis on productive and remunerative
employment of eligible pharmacy workers the institute
expect a wide requisition of competent and conversant
people in this pharmaceutical trade especially at the
retail sector. The effectiveness of the workers
evaluates Return on Investment making them to learn
about the extent to which we are approaching the target
to achieve our vision.
3. OBJECTIVES of the COURSE
Chemists and distributors and their organized
distribution network to support and provide generous
service to the humanity maintains stability and
dispensability in the Health care service of the nation.
Considering the importance and consciousness of such
health service A.P.M.G has introduced Drug Stores
Management Course to improve the skill, function,
ability and performance of the Pharmacy workers and
employees related to the Pharmaceutical Trade for
providing better Hospitality Counseling, Rehabilitation
The Health sector of Rural India has been evaded since
independence. Practitioner Pharmacists, Government
Health Workers, Registered Medical Practitioners,
Pharmacy workers were the only hope for the villagers in
crisis. In time medication, proper attention saves the
lives of several ailing people. After the commencement
of Health Policy 2004-2013, updation and upgradations of
the knowledge among the existing health workers
community is essential and inevitable. To comply with
these need-based activities such a proficient and
accomplished curriculum like Drug Store Management
Course is in exigency.
This Exclusive course will refurbish the skill, ability
and aptitude of pharmacy workers with a better scope of
4. JOB OPPORTUNITIES
The successful candidates will be suitable for getting
placement in the running chemists shops even in the
wholesale medicine counters. Candidates with further
academic interests can join as vocational trainer for
other academic centers of the organization. Candidates
with special skill can be absorbed even in the local
pharmaceutical industries in the state. Candidates with
adequate practical knowledge can be offered for better
placement as a laboratory-assistant even associate of
the pharmacists or pathologists.
Retail Management courses are providing new trends and
provisions of jobs and services. This course will
provide enormous scopes to get stable jobs as there is
inadequacy of skilled and knowledgeable people in this
Minimum admission qualification to the course will be
successful completion of the Secondary Education Board
of West Bengal or any similar course of any equivalent
Educational Board in India.
Preference will be given to the people who are working
in the chemist shops. The owners of the chemists shops
will be chosen mostly.
If the number of applications exceeds 20 (Twenty), then
application for admission will be screened and short
listed. Separate list will be prepared on the basis of
experience of work, academic qualification and
interviews taken by the panel of judges selected by the
8. NUMBER of SEATS
Minimum number of Seats is 20 (Twenty). 10 (Ten) seats
will be reserved for recommendation from pharmaceutical
9. DURATION of COURSES
3 Hours a Day, Once in a Week, 78 Hours in six months.
10. MEDIUM of INSTRUCTION
Delivery of Lectures will be in Bengali and English.
However the candidate will be allowed to write the
examination in English or Bengali or in other Regional
Minimum attendance is 80% is essential for appearing for
The Academy reserves the right to cancel the admission
of the candidate if he is found to be habitually absent
or is not putting up the required attendance or not
taking interest on pursuing the studies.
The Examination will be held within 30 days of the
term/duration of course with the result of the said
examination to be declared within the stipulated time. A
total of maximum 400 marks will be allotted for any
Examination including both Theoretical & Practical.
13. CERTIFICATE of AWARD
Based on the performance during the Course and on the
result of the Final examination, the successful
candidates (above 40%) will be awarded Certificate of
Competence from Academy of Pharmacy Management &
Candidates having a score of above 80% in such
examinations will be rewarded too.
Student has to obtain 40% of the total to be considered
qualified. Anyone if scored below 40% will be considered
The failed candidate when reappearing shall be
reexamined in specific papers of theory and practical in
which he or she has failed.
14. HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION
At present no Hostel facility has been arranged for the
candidates attaining such courses. The institution will
not bear any traveling, fooding and lodging expenses for
The candidate admitted should abide by the discipline
within the prescribed administrative regulations. The
candidates are expected to maintain decorum, decency and
discipline through out their pursuance of the course
with faculties, co-students staffs and supporting
Ragging is a crime prohibited under law of the land.
Anyone found indulging at the unethical practice and/or
act of ragging would be isolated/punished by the
management and law enforcing authorities as the case may
16. CURRICULUM OF DRUG STORE MANAGEMENT COURSE
FOR CERTIFICATE COURSE
Two Zero Zero only)
*[ Rs.2000/- Service Tax Extra if and wherever applicable for
B.S.S. Diploma Certificate on Drug Store Management Course applied from January 2011