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About Course - D.Pharm

The D. Pharm Degree course is a two-year program.

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.Pharm and Pharm.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 duration of the course shall be for 2 academic years (Non Semester) with each academic year spread over a period of not less than one hundred and eighty working days in addition to 500 hours practical training spread over a period of not less than 3 months.

Candidates who have passed the Higher Secondary Exam (+2) with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Mathematics as optional Subjects and equivalent there to are eligible to apply.

Transfer Certificate from the Institution last studied HSC/Pre-Degree/ AISSCE/ ISCE/ Intermediate or equivalent mark statement. Migration Certificate for the students who have passed other than HSC Examination of Tamil Nadu. Community Certificate (except OC candidates) Passport Size Photographs (10 Nos) & Stamp Size Photographs (6 Nos)

The various subjects and curriculum activities which will be covered over the course duration of 2 years is mentioned below:
1st Year
Pharmaceutics – I (Theory and Practical)
Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Theory and Practical)
Pharmacognosy (Theory and Practical)
Biochemistry and Clinical Pathology (Theory and Practical)
Human Anatomy and Physiology (Theory and Practical)
Heath Education and Community Pharmacy (Theory)
2nd Year
Pharmaceutics – II (Theory and Practical)
Pharmaceutical Chemistry – II (Theory and Practical)
Pharmacology and Toxicology (Theory and Practical)
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence (Theory)
Drug Store and Business Management (Theory)
Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy (Theory and Practical)

To educate and train the students as professionals suitable for the requirements of pharma profession

Lecture/ Demonstration
Power point presentation
Assignments, Seminar & Viva
Tutorials & Group discussion
Projects & Journal presentation

Although D. Pharm 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. Pharm after the D. Pharma programme. Following are some job opportunities that students can consider after D. Pharm:
Technical Supervisor
Production Executive
Medical Transcriptionist
Chemistry Tutor
Quality Analyst