D.Pharm / B. Pharm

A Pharmacist’s job is to prepare, mix, compound or dispense drugs and medicines, ointments, powder, pills, tablets, and injections on the prescription of a medical practitioner, dentist or veterinarian. The pharmacist is concerned with the production of pharmaceutical products, development of the methods or processes of production and quality control. Besides, they assist the physician in rendering necessary information about various drugs, their contra-indications, incompatibility, etc. Diploma in pharmacy students can set up own pharmacy or chemists and druggists shop to stock after registering with the state Pharmacy Council, of India. A Pharmacist can be a successful medical representative, with good communication skills and a flair for convincing people. The pharmacist can work with the pharmaceutical industry, government departments, universities, teaching hospitals, investigation and research institute, etc.

Admission Criteria for Diploma in Pharmacy (D.PHARM):

A candidate seeking admission should have:

Minimum qualification for admission to Diploma in Pharmacy Part I course: A candidate should pass in any of the following examinations with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects:
Intermediate Examination in Science,
10+2 examination (academic stream) in Science
Pre-degree examination or
Any other qualification approved by the PCI as equivalent to any of the above examinations.
Duration of the Course:
The duration of the course shall be for two academic years, with each academic year spread over a period of not less than one hundred and eighty working days in addition to 500 hours practical training spread over a period of not less than 3 months.

What can do after diploma in Pharmacy?:
Business, you can start your own medical shop (pharmacy).

Jobs opportunities:

  • Retail chemist/pharmacist
  • Community pharmacist
  • Hospital pharmacist
  • Medical representatives
  • Wholesale dealer
  • Manufacturing chemist


Eligibility: 10+2 with physics, chemistry, and biology