About Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm)

Diploma in Pharmacy is a short-range course for aspirants who want to start their career in the field of pharmacy. Instead of doing long term courses in pharmacy domain, D. Pharmacy course is the ideal choice for the student who wants a quick start in their pharmacy career. Pursuing D. Pharm can be a good beginning to understand the fundamentals of pharmacy programme and then pursue advanced courses like B. Pharm & Pharm.D.

Diploma in Pharmacy covers fundamental Pharmacy Education including the application of chemistry in the pharma industry, theoretical & practical concepts of biochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology. The course enables the students to study about different chemical salts, their application and uses in medicine. The programme holds fine significance in the pharmaceutical industry.

D. Pharm. Course Fees:

Diploma course fees for academic year 2021-22 could be found here : https://www.mahafra.org/?q=home.

D. Pharm. Course Eligibility:

Minimum eligibility qualification is 10+2 level of education in science stream, from a recognized educational board, for admission into the Diploma in Pharmacy [D.Pharm.] course in any college. A minimum aggregate score of 35% (Passing marks) at the 10+2 level is also necessary. The cut-off percentage of marks differs as per the University/College.

Degree Diploma
Course Full Form Diploma In Pharmacy
Course Duration Course Duration of Diploma in Pharmacy [D.Pharm.] is 2 Years.
Age Eligibility Minimum age limit is 17 years
Minimum Qualification 10+2 (From any recognized Board)
Minimum Aggregate Score Requirement 35%- 45%
Selection Process Merit-Based/ Entrance Exam
Subjects Required 10+2 examination with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with Mathematics or Biology
Average Course Fees Incurred INR 76,000 per annum (AY 2023-24)
Advanced Options of Study B.Pharm, M.Pharm, Pharm.D
Average Salary Offered INR 3.0 lakhs per annum
Employment Roles Hospital Pharmacist, Community Pharmacist, Production Chemist, Production Technician, Medical Representative, Pharmaceutical Wholesaler.
Placement Opportunities 1. Govt. Hospitals: AIIMS, PGI, ESIC, Etc.

2. Private Hospitals: Max, Fortis, Apollo, Etc.

3. Pharmaceutical Industries: Alkem, Cipla, Abbott, Dr.Reddy’s, Mankind, Unichem, Etc.

4. Private Clinics & Nursing Homes

5. Wholesale Drug Distribution

D. Pharm. Entrance Exam:

Aspiring candidates must have passed class 12th exams with science in order to take admission in this course. A number of institutes also offer direct admissions to D. Pharm. courses i.e. without conducting entrance or state level exams.

Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm) Syllabus:

First Year:

Pharmaceutics Pharmaceutical
Human Anatomy &
Social Pharmacy

Second Year:

Pharmacology Community Pharmacy
& Management
Biochemistry & Clinical
Pharmacotherapeutics Hospital & Clinical
Pharmacy Law &

Why Choose Diploma in Pharmacy Course?

Diploma in Pharmacy [D.Pharm.] course provides registered pharmacy qualification for practicing pharmacy profession under the Pharmacy Act. Many graduates pursue careers in a hospital pharmacy or community pharmacy where they are directly involved in patient care working in partnership with physicians. Pharmacists are the key person to dispense the medication to the patient which requires special registration status from government of India.

D. Pharm course graduates are eligible to open an online pharmacy which is a demanding business in India in the field of pharmacy. The course aims to trained qualified candidates to fill orders under a pharmacist's supervision, enter patient’s information, identify prescriptions, and process paperwork for orders, understand and apply drug and medical terminology, as well as basic pharmacology. The curriculum of the diploma course is designed to teach students to understand drug dosage calculations, regularly used pharmacy computer systems, compounding, pharmacy practices and procedures.