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
- The minimum age of the candidate shall be 17 years on December 31 of the year of admission.
- A candidate should pass Intermediate (10+2) examination in science with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics and English as compulsory subject.
- A candidate should pass Intermediate (10+2) examination (PCB/PCM) from recognized board under CBSE/ICSE/UP Board or other equivalent board.
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
- Pharmaceutics – I (Theory/Practical)
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry – I (Theory/Practical)
- Pharmacognosy (Theory/Practical)
- Biochemistry & Clinical Pathology (Theory/Practical)
- Human Anatomy & Physiology (Theory/Practical)
- Health Education & Community Pharmacy (Theory)
- Basic Computer (Theory)
D.Pharm 2nd Year
- Pharmaceutics – II (Theory/Practical)
- Pharmaceutical Chemistry – II (Theory/Practical)
- Pharmacology & Toxicology (Theory/Practical)
- Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence (Theory)
- Drug Store & Business Management (Theory)
- Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy (Theory/Practical)
- English Communication & Skills (Theory)
- Environmental Sciences (Theory)