The Karnataka State Pharmacy Council is a statutory body constituted under an Act of Indian parliament called Pharmacy Act 1948 (Act No 8 of 1948), -- Rules & Regulation.

The main objective of Karnataka State Pharmacy Council is to regulate the professional practice to ensure only qualified registered Pharmacist would enter the profession to provide service to the patient.

The prime responsibility of the Karnataka State Pharmacy Council is to grant registration to the eligible pharmacists and issue Registration certificate to the persons possessing requisite prescribed qualification as per the provisions of section 32(2) of the Pharmacy Act and to enforce the necessary provisions of the Pharmacy Act 1948.

The State Pharmacy Council are constituted by every state for the purpose envisaged in the Act and the each State frame its own Rules to govern the system without any prejudice to the Central Act.

The Karnataka State Pharmacy Council, Bangalore is unique in its activity and has been ahead with the time pace of technology

Digitalization of KSPC Services:

  1. Started Mobile App ‘KSPCDIC’ - January 2018 - Download from Google Play store OR
  2. Technology Enabled Registration Certificates with QR code, Micro Chip & Bar code since January 2017.
  3. UV and QR enabled Identity Cards to all Registered Pharmacists since January 2017.
  4. Started Online Registration for all the applications (fresh, transfer, additional, duplicate, change of name, good standing certificate, endorsement to foreign nationals) – January 2017.
  5. Started ‘On-Line Renewal of Registration’ - January 2013 (

Other Services

  1. Started ‘Online Webinars’ from May 2020 for the pharmacists.
  2. Started ‘Pharmadisha 2020’ - An orientation program for 1st M. Pharmacy students - a collaborative project of KSPC through Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru which is an ongoing process.
  3. Issued ‘Best Student Gold Medal’ award for B. Pharm and M. Pharm course through Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru - 2019.
  4. Started ‘Travel Grant’ for Pharmacy teachers / Community Pharmacist / Hospital Pharmacist registered with KSPC to attend International Conference for paper or poster presentation -2019.
  5. Started ‘Sponsorship’ program for organizing a conference/seminar by Pharmacy Colleges for the professional development of Community / Hospital / Clinical Pharmacist - 2019.
  6. Started ‘Scholarship’ scheme for the legal heirs of Registered Pharmacists to pursue Pharmacy education - D.Pharm, B.Pharm, M.Pharm & Pharm D - October 2018.
  7. Organized ‘Inter-country Workshop on National Drug Information Services’ for SARC countries under the sponsorship of WHO, India. (vide letter No. D7/48-23, SE/07/905252 & SE/07/015288 dated 01st May 2007).
  8. 'Set up 5 Drug Information Centers’ under WHO, India. (vide WHO letter No.WR/IND EDM001/G SE/06/228423 dated 10th August 2006).
  9. Consultant to the Health & FW Department, Govt. of Karnataka. (vide letter No. DLWP/5/2003-04 dated 25th August 2003).
  10. Launched ‘Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE)’ program for the pharmacist to update their knowledge and skill.
  11. Conduct seminars, workshops and training programs to the pharmacists, healthcare professionals including doctors.
  12. Launched public awareness program on pharmacare and medication discipline through LED display unit to convey TIPS to the lay public.

Social Welfare Scheme

‘Karnataka Pharmacy Council Registered Pharmacist Welfare Trust established in the year 1999 is a social welfare scheme for the benefit of the family of the registered pharmacist with a concern on the welfare of the pharmacist and his/her family. Till date many families have been benefited by the scheme.

The scheme is extended to the ailing Registered pharmacists suffering from diseases such as Cancer, Kidney Failure, Bypass Surgery, etc., and other ailments of serious nature (in case the scheme is well responded by the members) as decided by the trust. For more detail visit

Drug Information & Research Center (DIRC)

The Council started independent Drug Information Center in August 1997 and is providing unbiased drug information to healthcare professionals including students, professional pharmacists and the medical practitioners. The highlight of this service is that even the lay public too has been seeking information on various aspects of medication and to sort out their doubts and confusion.  The DIRC is communicating the vital information on medicines through sms, facebook and through email to the Registered Pharmacists. This drug information service is provided free of cost to the doctors, pharmacists, students and public. Launched a website exclusive for DIRC

International Registry of Drug Information Service (IRDIS) - The KSPC is the first council in India to start first Drug Information Center (DIC) independent of the hospital and got registered with International Registry of Drug Information Service (IRDIS).

DIRC Newsletter - KSPC released the first issue of DIC Newsletter in October 1999. The eight-page bulletin carries information on the activities of drug information & rationale use of drugs, commonly asked enquiries, and invited articles from experts from healthcare—specifically pharmaceutical domain. The bulletin is designed for local use within the pharmacy and medical community. One page in every issue is dedicated to articles in Kannada. The DIC newsletter is a member of International Society of Drug Bulletins (ISDB).


  1. Handbook of PharmaSOS – 9th Edn.,
  2. Drugs Usage in Special Population - Pregnancy & Lactation – 8th Edn.,
  3. Drugs Usage in Special Population - Paediatrics & Geriatrics – 8th Edn.,
  4. Tobacco Free Future-Choice is Yours –6th Edn.,
  5. 2 You from My Desk – 4th Edn.,

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