Pharmacy Council Will Approve Pharmacy Courses, Not AICTE: Supreme Court Decision

09th March 2020: The Supreme Court of India has recently made a landmark observation over the statutory authority of the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) when it comes to matters related to pharmacy. The bench of Honourable Justices Arun Mishra, Vineet Saran, and MR Shah held that
only Pharmacy Act 1948 will be applicable in relation to the subject of Pharmacy, including approval of courses of study, minimum standards of education required for qualification as a Pharmacist, registration as a Pharmacist & regulation of future professional conduct, etc; not any
other authority.