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.

  • The candidate must have passed Class 12 or equivalent from a recognized board.
  • Students must have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
  • The candidate must have a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
  • 10% relaxation in marks will be given to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer), differently abled, and other categories.

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
- Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
- 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.