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Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharma)

Updated By Cyril Titus Zachariah on 25 Nov, 2020

Average Duration
2 years-6 years
Average Fee
10 K-1 L INR annual
Study Mode
Regular,Part-time,Distance Learning

About Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharma)

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

The highlights of the D.Pharm course are as follows:

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


Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharma) Eligibility Criteria

Check out the eligibility for D.Pharm course in detail below:

  • 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.Pharma 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.

Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharma) 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

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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

Salary of a fresher after pursuing D.Pharma programme can vary from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 1.5 lakh. Salary in this field are highly dependent on the qualification of the candidate as well as experience. After completing 2 to 3 years in this industry, candidates can expect a salary of up to Rs. 3.5 lakh. After pursuing D.Pharma followed by B.Pharma, candidates can back packages up to Rs. 5 lakh or more depending upon experience.

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Questions Related to D.Pharma Course

What is the fees of D. Pharmacy at Akash Institute of Technology?

-AkashUpdated on April 29, 2021 02:03 PM
  • 4 Answers
Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

The Akash Institute of Technology only offers Diploma in Engineering and there is no curse available for D ...


D.Pharma kr chuke students apne name ke age Dr likh skte h?

-Anjani RaiUpdated on February 02, 2021 10:17 AM
  • 1 Answer
Rahul Raj, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

No, you can not add "Dr." after completing the D.Pharm course.

Please fill in our Common Application ...


हेलो सर मेरा इंटर कॉमर्स से है क्या मैं डी फार्मा कोर्स कर सकता हूं

-Suraj kanaujiyaUpdated on January 17, 2021 02:16 PM
  • 2 Answers
Diksha Nautiyal, Student / Alumni

Dear student, 

Unfortunately, since you are a Commerce student, you are not eligible for Pharmacy courses. Only the candidates how ...


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FAQs about Diploma in Pharmacy

What are the top colleges offering Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharma) courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Pharmacy courses : Bombay College of Pharmacy (Kalyan) , Institute of Chemical Technology (Mumbai) , JSS College of Pharmacy (Ooty) , Bharathi Vidyapeeth College of Pharmacy (Kolhapur) , Al Ameen College of Pharmacy (Bangalore). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharma) or not.

What is the average fee for the course Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharma) ?

The average fee for Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharma) is INR 30,000 per year.

What is the duration of the course Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharma) ?

Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharma) is a 2 year course.

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