Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharma)


It is an undergraduate course in the medical field of pharmacy and approved by the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), which is a statutory body constituted to regulate the pharmacy profession in India under the Pharmacy Act 1948. On completion of Diploma in Pharmacy, the students can get registration as a pharmacist and can run their own medical shops.

Career Prospects:
There are various job opportunities available after completing this course. Diploma in Pharmacy certificate holders may start practicing as pharmacists in India. They may work at drug stores in Government hospitals, private hospitals, clinics, community health centers or private drug stores. As they are now registered pharmacist, they can start their own medical shops also. 

Pharmaceutical companies are also known to hire diploma holders. In this sector, they may work at divisions/sections like- manufacturing, process control, quality control and marketing.

Further study options:
After completing this course, if candidates wants to continue study in the same field then candidates may secure admission directly in the 2nd academic year of Bachelor of Pharmacy course. Admissions are provided to Diploma in Pharmacy holders based on merit marks obtained by them in Diploma course.

Some top Institutes:
  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali
  • University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chandigargh
  • Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad
  • S.R.M Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  • Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, New Delhi
  • Andhra University, Visakhapatnam


Minimum qualification for admission to Diploma in Pharmacy:
Passing any of the following examinations with Physics, Chemistry & Biology or Mathematics (PCB or PCM) and English

Intermediate examination in Science
10+2 examination (academic stream) in Science, with PCB or PCM
1st year of the three-year degree examination in Science
Pre-degree examination

Some institutues conduct entrace exam for admissin and some give direct admission based on %. The marks requried to get admission can vary from one institute to another. It can be between 45% to 60%.

Course Duration:

2 Years


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