Diploma in Pharmacy is a Diploma Course in the medical field of Pharmacy. Pharmacy is involved in the preparation, dispensing and appropriate use of medication meant for therapeutic purposes. The course provides the minimum qualification to become a Registered Pharmacist in India.
Students can enroll in the course after successfully completing 10+2 in science stream with physics, chemistry and either biology or maths as subjects
The duration of the course is 2 Academic Years with each academic year spread over a period of not less than 180 working days in addition to 500 hours practical training spread over a period of not less than 3 months.
The course of study for Diploma in Pharmacy Part-I and Diploma in Pharmacy Part-II shall include the subjects as given in the Tables below.
|Diploma in Pharmacy (Part- I)|
|2||PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY I|
|4||BIOCHEMISTRY & CLINICAL PATHOLOGY|
|5||HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY|
|6||HEALTH EDUCATION & COMMUNITY PHARMACY|
|Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II)|
|2||PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY II|
|3||PHARMACOLOGY & TOXICOLOGY|
|5||DRUG STORE & BUSINESS MANAGEMENT|
|6||HOSPITAL & CLINICAL PHARMACY|
Diploma in Pharmacy holder can be employed as a registered pharmacist in a hospital or pharmacy dispensing drugs and pharmaceuticals. They may work at drug stores in Government hospitals, private hospitals, clinics, community health centres or private drug stores. In such a work setup, they usually check prescriptions (made by the Doctor), dispense drugs to patients, give them advice & directions, keep stock of drugs in storage, keep accounts and maintain the inventory. Other than working for hospitals or private drug stores, D. Pharmacy certificate holders may even start their own private drug store. Pharmaceutical companies are also known to hire D Pharmacy students. In this sector, they may work at divisions/sections like- manufacturing, process control, quality control and marketing.