Pharmacy education provides a good career for employment and also for own business. The pharmacy professionals can work both in central government, state government departments and in private industries, and in the government departments.

Pharmacy is a field in medicine which links health science with chemical science. Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm) is an under graduate diploma programme in the medicinal field of Pharmacy which enables a candidate to know the basic concepts of pharmaceutical science. After the completion of D.Pharm course, the candidates become a registered pharmacist and have a huge career scope both in government as well as private organizations.

Diploma in Pharmacy is two-tier system after higher secondary passed with Physics, Chemistry, Maths or Physics, Chemistry, Biology. Both types of students are eligible for Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharm), Our institution is conducting this courses under the affiliation by DME and Pharmacy Council of India (PCI).

Out of 60 seats available, 50% of seats will be merit seats and it will be filled up according to rank as per the merit list prepared on the basis of marks obtained for Physics & Chemistry at the qualifying examination. The remaining 50% will be management seat. Selection & Admission to Management Quota for D.Pharm course will be done according to rank as per the merit list prepared on the basis of marks obtained for Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Mathematics of the qualifying examination.

The course will extend over a period of two academic years with each academic year spread over a period of not less than one hundred and eighty working days. There shall be an examination in the first year on the subjects of Part-I and an examination in the second year comprising the Part-II subjects. The course of study for D.Pharm Part-1 and D.Pharm part-II shall include the subjects as given in below.

Part - I Subjects
  • Pharmaceutics - I
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry - I
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Biochemistry & Clinical Pathology
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Health Education & Community Pharmacy
Part - II Subjects
  • Pharmaceutics - II
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry - II
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
  • Drug Store and Business Management
  • Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy

On successful completion of the course the candidate will have to undergo 500 hours of practical training for 3 months in a Government Hospital or recognised institution approved for the purpose by Pharmacy council of India.

After finishing diploma successfully in pharmacy, one will be registered as pharmacist by PCI (pharmacy council of India). One will receive a license to open a medical store & one can practice as registered pharmacist.

In our country, there are a lot of companies in the pharmaceutical sector which provides job opportunities to the D.Pharm candidates. They can work as medical transcriptionist / technical supervisor / chemist / pharmacist / quality analyst / medical representatives / production executive / scientific officer in these private firms.

There are many opportunities after completion of D. Pharm course. You can get job at drug stores of private or government hospitals. You can work in health clinics, NGOs, community health centres by checking the prescriptions, dispensing medicines and give them advice and directions. Various opportunities include:

  • Community pharmacist
  • Hospital pharmacist
  • Wholesale pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Government sector
  • State Drug Testing and Research Laboratory
  • Government Indian Medicine Pharmacy

In India, the starting salary for diploma candidates in private sector ranges from Rs. 15000/- to Rs. 25,000 a month.
Of course pharmacy is a good career because, A doctor gives life to patient but a pharmacist gives life to medicine, and that medicine ultimately give life to patient, that's why pharmacy becomes a big opportunity for you.

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