Diploma in Pharmacy, popularly known as D. PHARM is a two-year undergraduate diploma course offered by pharmacy colleges in India. The course is the minimum qualification to become a registered pharmacist in the country. Candidates having passed 10+2 exam or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Maths or Biology can eligible to pursue D. PHARM.

D. PHARM doesn't provide specialization to choose from; only the basic concepts of pharmaceutical science are taught in this course. After successfully completing two years of D. PHARM and after registering with Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) or the state Pharmacy Council, one can set up his/her own pharmacy/chemist, in order to stock and sell medicines and dispense them according to a registered medical practitioner's prescription. One can also become medical representative after pursuing the course.

Duration Of the Course: Two Years

Intake: 60 students

Sessional Examination: There shall be three sessional examinations conducted for both theory and practicals by the school for 20 Marks during each academic year. The average marks of best two examinations for theory and practicals shall be computed separately.

Board Examination: Board of Examining Authoirty, Drugs controller Department, Bengaluru shall conduct Final Examination for theory and practicals for 80 Marks twice every year. The First exam in a year will be the annual exam (in May/June ) and second is the supplementary exam(Nov/Dec).

Curriculum Details

Curriculum - D. PHARM Part-I
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-I
Biochemistry and Clinical Pathology
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Health Education and Community Pharmacy
Curriculum - D. PHARM Part-II
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-II
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
Drug Store and Business Management
Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy

Practical Training : After passing Second Year D. PHARM Examination the student shall undergo compulsory practical training of 500 Hours over a period of 3 months at approved Hospital / Pharmacy.

Results : Student shall secure a minimum of 40% marks to pass, minimum of 50% marks for second class, minimum of 60% marks for first class and minimum of 75% marks for distinction.