D.Pharmacy - Course Overview
Duration: 4 yrs |Mode: Regular|Avg. Fees: 70000-75000 / YearD

About B.Pharmacy

Diploma in Pharmacy is a short-term programme for aspirants who want to foray into pharmaceutical business and pharmacy jobs. The course is ideal for students who seek short programmes in the pharmacy domain as B.Pharma and Pharma.D are long-term courses of up to 6 years. Diploma in pharmacy can also be pursued in order to understand the basics of the programme and pursue advanced courses in this field.

The programme covers basic pharmacy education including the application of chemistry in the pharmaceutical industry, concepts of biochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology. The programme enables the students to learn about different chemical salts, their application and uses in medicine. The programme holds good value in the pharmaceutical industry.D.Pharma. is an entry-level course that acts as a gateway for aspirants to pursue higher studies either from India or abroad.

D.Pharm Course Highlights

Level Diploma
Duration2 Years
Course FeeINR 4,000 to INR 4 Lakhs
Exam TypeAnnual/Semester
Minimum Qualification10+2
Minimum Aggregate Score Requirement45%- 55%
Selection ProcessMerit-Based/ Entrance Exam
Employment SectorsGovt. Hospitals, Clinics, Private Hospitals, Nursing Homes, etc

D.Pharmacy Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent to be eligible for D.Pharm admissions.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 50% (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates) at the 10+2 level.

D.Pharmacy Admission Process:

  • Admission to Diploma in Pharmacy is done on the basis of entrance exams conducted by universities that offer this course or through state-level diploma entrance tests.
  • Candidates must have passed class 12 exams with science in order to take admission in this programme.
  • Some institutes also offer direct admissions to these courses i.e. without conducting entrance or state level exams.

Career Options and Job Prospects

Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharma) Career Options and Job Prospects


Although D.Pharma is a diploma programme, there are some good job opportunities that candidates can seek after completing this course. Jobs are available at pharmacies of government and private hospitals, private pharmacy stores, pharmaceutical companies, etc. Job opportunities are better if candidates pursue B.Pharma after the D.Pharma programme. Following are some job opportunities and employment roles that students can consider after D.Pharma:

Employment Areas
  • Government hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Private hospitals
  • Community health centres
  • Private drug stores
Job Types/Roles
  • Pharmacist
  • Scientific Officer
  • Drug Inspector
  • Medical Transcriptionist

D.Pharmacy Syllabus

First Year:

Pharmaceutics – 1

Biochemistry and Clinical Pathology


Human Anatomy and Physiology

Pharmaceutical Chemistry – 1

Health Education and Community Pharmacy

Second Year:

Pharmaceutics – 2

Pharmacology and Toxicology

Drug Store and Business Management

Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence

Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Chemistry – 2

Third Year:


Pharmacology 2

Medicinal Chemistry 1

Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence Ethics

Chemistry of Natural Products

Medicinal Chemistry 2

Pharmacology 1

Hospital Pharmacy


Fourth Year:

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology


Medicinal Chemistry 3


Clinical Pharmacy

Chemistry of Natural Products

Projected Related to Elective


Drug Interactions