Diploma in Pharmacy

D.Pharm or Diploma in Pharmacy is an undergraduate Diploma Course in the medical field of Pharmacy. Pharmacy is a medical field involved in the preparation, dispensing and appropriate use of medication meant for therapeutic purposes. The course provides the minimum qualification to become a Registered Pharmacist in India. Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) is the regulatory body of Pharmacy education in India.

Eligibility criteria for Admission

  1. The minimum age of the candidate shall be 17 years on December 31 of the year of admission.
  2. A candidate should pass Intermediate (10+2) examination in science with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics and English as compulsory subject.
  3. A candidate should pass Intermediate (10+2) examination (PCB/PCM) from recognized board under CBSE/ICSE/UP Board or other equivalent board.

Entrance/Selection Tests

Admission to D.Pharm first year shall be made as per the rules prescribed by the Academic Council of the University & as prescribed by Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi.

Course Duration: 2 years

Annual Intake: 60

Course and Curriculum

The duration of the course shall be for 2 academic years with each academic year spread over a period of not less than one hundred eighty working days in addition to 500 hours practical training spread over a period of not less than 3 months.

The various subjects and curriculum activities which will be covered over the course duration of 2 years are mentioned below:

D.Pharm 1st Year

  1. Pharmaceutics – I (Theory/Practical)
  2. Pharmaceutical Chemistry – I (Theory/Practical)
  3. Pharmacognosy (Theory/Practical)
  4. Biochemistry & Clinical Pathology (Theory/Practical)
  5. Human Anatomy & Physiology (Theory/Practical)
  6. Health Education & Community Pharmacy (Theory)
  7. Basic Computer (Theory)

D.Pharm 2nd Year

  1. Pharmaceutics – II (Theory/Practical)
  2. Pharmaceutical Chemistry – II (Theory/Practical)
  3. Pharmacology & Toxicology (Theory/Practical)
  4. Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence (Theory)
  5. Drug Store & Business Management (Theory)
  6. Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy (Theory/Practical)
  7. English Communication & Skills (Theory)
  8. Environmental Sciences (Theory)