Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharma) Course Syllabus, Fees, and College
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About Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm)

Diploma in Pharmacy is a short-range course for aspirants who want to start their career in the field of pharmacy. Instead of doing long term courses in pharmacy domain, D. Pharmacy course is the ideal choice for the student who wants a quick start in their pharmacy career. Pursuing D. Pharm can be a good beginning to understand the fundamentals of pharmacy programme and then pursue advanced courses like B. Pharm & Pharm.D.

Diploma in Pharmacy covers fundamental Pharmacy Education including the application of chemistry in the pharma industry, theoretical & practical concepts of biochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology. The course enables the students to study about different chemical salts, their application and uses in medicine. The programme holds fine significance in the pharmaceutical industry.

D. Pharm. Course Fees in Delhi NCR:

Diploma course fees for the pharmacy in Delhi-NCR may vary based on the University/colleges offering the course. The average course fees for the course are INR 45,000 to 1, 00,000 per annum.

D. Pharm. Course Eligibility:

Minimum eligibility qualification is 10+2 level of education in science stream, from a recognized educational board, for admission into the Diploma in Pharmacy [D.Pharm.] course in any college. A minimum aggregate score of 35% (Passing marks) at the 10+2 level is also necessary. The cut-off percentage of marks differs as per the University/College.



Course Full Form

Diploma In Pharmacy

Course Duration

Course Duration of Diploma in Pharmacy [D.Pharm.] is 2 Years.

Age Eligibility

Minimum age limit is 17 years

Minimum Qualification

10+2 (From any recognized Board)

Minimum Aggregate Score Requirement

35%- 45%

Selection Process

Merit-Based/ Entrance Exam

Subjects Required

10+2 examination with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with Mathematics or Biology

Average Course Fees Incurred

INR 45,000 - 1 lakh per annum

Advanced Options of Study

B.Pharm, M.Pharm, Pharm.D

Average Salary Offered

INR 3.0 lakhs per annum

Employment Roles

Hospital Pharmacist, Community Pharmacist, Production Chemist, Production Technician, Medical Representative, Pharmaceutical Wholesaler.

Placement Opportunities

1. Govt. Hospitals: AIIMS, PGI, ESIC, Etc.

2. Private Hospitals: Max, Fortis, Apollo, Etc.

3. Pharmaceutical Industries: Alkem, Cipla, Abbott, Dr.Reddy’s, Mankind, Unichem, Etc.

4. Private Clinics & Nursing Homes

5. Wholesale Drug Distribution

D. Pharm. Entrance Exam:

Admission in D. Pharm. is done on the basis of entrance exams conducted by universities that offer this course or through state-level diploma entrance tests. Here are some of the entrances exams in Delhi-NCR which need to clear to qualify for admission into the course are:

  • 1. Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination [UPSEE]
  • 2. Delhi Common Entrance Test (Delhi CET)

Aspiring candidates must have passed class 12th exams with science in order to take admission in this course. A number of institutes also offer direct admissions to D. Pharm. courses i.e. without conducting entrance or state level exams.

Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm) Syllabus:

First Year:

Pharmaceutics – 1

Biochemistry and Clinical Pathology


Pharmaceutical Chemistry – 1

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Health Education and Community Pharmacy

Second Year:

Pharmaceutics – 2

Pharmacology and Toxicology

Drug Store and Business Management

Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence

Pharmaceutical Chemistry – 2

Why Choose Diploma in Pharmacy Course?

Diploma in Pharmacy [D.Pharm.] course provides registered pharmacy qualification for practicing pharmacy profession under the Pharmacy Act. Many graduates pursue careers in a hospital pharmacy or community pharmacy where they are directly involved in patient care working in partnership with physicians. Pharmacists are the key person to dispense the medication to the patient which requires special registration status from government of India.

D. Pharm course graduates are eligible to open an online pharmacy which is a demanding business in India in the field of pharmacy. The course aims to trained qualified candidates to fill orders under a pharmacist's supervision, enter patient’s information, identify prescriptions, and process paperwork for orders, understand and apply drug and medical terminology, as well as basic pharmacology. The curriculum of the diploma course is designed to teach students to understand drug dosage calculations, regularly used pharmacy computer systems, compounding, pharmacy practices and procedures.

List of Top Diploma Pharmacy Colleges in India/Delhi NCR:

S. No.

Name of College


Lloyd Institute of Management & Technology, Greater Noida


Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research, New Delhi


Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi


K.R. Mangalam University, Gurgaon


SGT University, Gurgaon


Integral University, Lucknow


Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar


Dr D.Y. Patil Institute of Pharmacy, Pune


Dev Bhoomi Institute of Pharmacy and Research, Dehradun


Wisdom School of Management, Ahmedabad

Other Related Advanced Courses after Diploma in Pharmacy:

B. Pharm

M. Pharm

• Pharm.D


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