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Diploma in Pharmacy, D.Pharm


A diploma means folded paper. It is a certificate or deed issued by an educational institution, such as a university, that testifies that the recipient has successfully completed a particular course of study, or confers an academic degree. In countries such as the United Kingdom and Australia, the word diploma refers to a level of academic award. Diploma in Pharmacy is a first stage of pharmacy in India. D.Pharm was introduced in India to develop base of pharma field in India. Like Bachelor course of pharmacy, D.Pharm also involves all the subjects which are related with pharma field.

Basically diploma is conducted on board level. PCI has established a unique syllabus for all the colleges in different states. It means that syllabus is same for diploma across the India.

Total Subjects to study,

Part-I

 

Subject

 

No. of hours of Practical

 

No. of hours

Pharmaceutics-I

75

100

Pharmaceutical Chemistry-I

75

75

Pharmacognosy

75

75

Biochemistry and Clinical

50

75

Pathology

 

 

Human Anatomy and Physiology

75

50

Health Education and Community Pharmacy

50

-

Total

400

375=775


Part-II

 

Subject

 

No. of hours of theory

 

No. of hours of Practical

Pharmaceutics-II

75

100

Pharmaceutical Chemistry-II

100

75

Pharmacology and Toxicology

75

50

Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence

50

-

Drug Store and Business Management

75

-

Hospital and clinical pharmacy

75

50

Total

450

275=725

 

Duration:

2 years plus practical training of 500 hours spread over a period of not less than 3 months in Govt. Hospital/Pharmacy, Recognised by Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi.