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.
Students who wish to pursue a Diploma in Pharmacy course must fulfil the following eligibility criteria.
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).
D Pharmacy Syllabus
This Diploma in Pharmacy course is taught in traditional yearly based curriculums. Below is mentioned the detailed syllabus of the two years. The syllabus of D. Pharm may be different to an extent as per the curriculum of each institute, but the basic structures and topics remain the same for the entire curriculum offering this particular diploma course.
|First Year||Second Year|
|Pharmaceutics I||Pharmaceutics 2|
|Pharmaceutical Chemistry 1||Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2|
|Biochemistry Clinical Pathology||Antibiotics|
|Human Anatomy Physiology||Hypnotics|
|Health Education Community Pharmacy||Pharmacology and Toxicology|
|-||Drug Store Business Management|
|-||Hospital 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.