The academic institutions conducting post graduate courses in pharmacy in Kerala, including the school of pharmacies attached to government medical colleges in the state capital and in Kozhikode, are unable to comply with the AICTE guidelines in respect of commencement of courses because of inordinate delay in completing the admission process.

Amrita School of Pharmacy, Ernakulam and the school of medical education centre under Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam are the two institutions that commence the M Pharm courses on time following the norms of AICTE.