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

About D.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

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) - Course Overview

About Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)

Bachelors of Technology often referred to as B.Tech, is a four-year full-time course that cover different fields of engineering and technology. The course is designed to develop the technical skills of aspirants who wish the work in the core technology and development sector. B.Tech comprises both theoretical and practical knowledge. Students are also offered hands-on training in order to learn how different software and hardware in their respective fields are operated. Apart from the core engineering sectors, B.Tech enables candidates to work in the Information Technology, Data Analysis, Consultancy and Management sectors. With good technical skills, Bachelor of Technology graduates can also apply for jobs in various Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and other jobs in the government sector.

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria required for admission in B.Tech is as follows –

  • Min Qualification Required: 10+2

  • Min. Marks Required (Aggregate): 50% to 70% varies from college to college

  • Age Limit: Some colleges and entrance may have an age bar for aspirants who seek admission in B.Tech courses. Candidates should not be more than 24 years of age counted from the date of the examination

Note: Original copies of all necessary documents and mark sheets have to be presented during the time of admission at the respective college or university.

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) Syllabus

Engineering Mathematics is the common syllabus for all B.Tech specializations in India. However, other subjects vary from one specialization to others. Basic concepts of Physics and Mathematics are similar across all specializations. For example, some of the subjects in Electrical Engineering and Electronics and Communication Engineering are similar. Similarly, some of the subjects in CSE and IT may be same. 

B.Tech Admission Process

  • Admission to B.Tech programmes is done on the basis of engineering entrance exams. Admission to centrally funded institutes is done on the basis of JEE Mains and JEE Advanced.

  • Admission to state colleges are done on the basis of other regional/state entrance exams.

  • Some private universities also conduct their own entrance exams such as VITEE, BITSAT, SRMJEE.

  • Following are some of the Popular Engineering Entrance Exams:

  • Joint Entrance Exams Main (JEE Main)

  • Joint Entrance Exams Advanced (JEE Advanced)

  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT)

  • West Bengal Joint Entrance Exams (WBJEE)

  • Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET)

  • Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE)

  • Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)