Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharma)

Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharma)

Diploma in Pharmacy is a 2-year full-time Diploma course . D.Pharmacy has been designed to prepare candidates to work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist in hospitals, community pharmacies, and other related pharmaceutical fields.

D.Pharma: Course Highlights

Course LevelDiploma
Duration2 years
Eligibility10+2(PCB Stream/ PCM Stream)
Admission ProcessGPAT, UPSEE, JEE Pharmacy, AU AIMEE, CPMT, PMET
Top recruiting organizationsMankind, Cipla, Sun pharmaceuticals industry ltd, INTAS biopharmaceuticals
Top recruiting areasHealth centres, pharmaceuticals firms, chemist shops, research agencies, hospitals
Top job profilesPharmacist, Scientific officer, Quality analyst, production executive, Medical transcriptionist

D.Pharma: Eligibility

Listed below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfil, in order to be eligible to apply for the course:
Successful qualification of the 10+2 level of education in 10+2(PCB Stream/ PCM Stream), from a recognized educational Board.
A minimum aggregate score of 50% (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates) at the 10+2(PCB Stream/ PCM Stream).

D.Pharma: Syllabus and Course Description

Year I Year II
Pharmaceutics I Pharmaceutics II
Pharmaceutical chemistry I Pharmaceutical chemistry II
Pharmacognosy Pharmacology toxicology
Biochemistry clinical pathology Pharmaceutical jurisprudence
Human anatomy physiology Drug store business management
Health education community pharmacy Hospital clinical pharmacy

Subjects of study along with description for Year I is given below

Year I
Topic Description
Pharmaceutics I
  • Introduction to different dosage forms
  • Metrology
  • Packaging of pharmaceuticals
  • Size separation by sifting
  • Clarification and Filtration
Pharmaceutical chemistry I
  • Acids, Bases and Buffers
  • Antioxidants
  • Gastrointestinal agents
  • Topical Agents
  • Dental Products
  • Definition, history and scope of Pharmacogonosy
  • Pharmaceutical aids
  • Various systems of classification of drugs and natural origin
  • Adulteration and drug evaluation
Biochemistry clinical pathology
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids
  • Vitamins
  • Enzymes
  • Therapeutics
Human anatomy physiology
  • Scope of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Elementary Tissues
  • Skeletal Systems
  • Cardiovascular Systems
  • Respiratory Systems
  • Muscular Systems
Health education community pharmacy
  • Concept of Health
  • Nutrition and Health
  • First aid
  • Environment and Health
  • Fundamental Principles of Microbiology
  • Communicable Diseases

Subjects of study along with description for Year II is given below

Year II
Topic Description
Pharmaceutics II
  • Reading and understanding prescriptions
  • Study of various types of incompatibilities
  • Posology
  • Dispensed Medications
  • Types of Powders
  • Lipids and Dosage forms
Pharmaceutical chemistry II
  • Introduction of nomenclature of organic chemical systems
  • Antiseptics and disinfectants
  • Antileprotic Drugs
  • Antibiotics
  • Hypnotics
Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Introduction to pharmacology
  • Scope of pharmacology
  • Drugs: their advantages and disadvantages
  • General mechanism of drug action
  • Drugs acting on central nervous system
Pharmaceutical jurisprudence
  • Origin and nature of pharmaceutical legislation in India
  • Principles and significance of professional ethics
  • Pharmacy Act, 1948
  • The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940
  • The Drugs and Magic Remedies Act, 1954
Drug store business management
  • Introduction
  • Drug house management
  • Sales
  • Recruitment, Training
  • Banking and Finance
  • Introduction to accounting
Hospital clinical pharmacy
  • Definition, function and classification of Hospitals
  • Hospital pharmacy
  • Drug distribution system in hospital
  • Manufacturing
  • Drug Information Service
  • Introduction to Clinical Pharmacy
  • Modern dispensing aspects