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Admission in D.PHARM- Diploma in Pharmacy Course

A Pharmacist’s job is to prepare, mix, compound or dispense drugs and medicines, ointments, powder, pills, tablets and injections on the prescription of a medical practitioner, dentist or veterinarian. Pharmacist are concerned with production of pharmaceutical products, development of the methods or processes of production and quality control.

Besides they assist the physician in rendering necessary information about various drugs, their contra-indications, incompatibility etc. Diploma in pharmacy students can set up own pharmacy or chemists and druggists shop to stock after registering with the state Pharmacy Council, of India.

A Pharmacist can be a successful medical representative, with good communication skills and a flair for convincing people. Pharmacist can work with pharmaceutical industry, government departments, universities, teaching hospitals, investigation and research institute etc.

Admission Criteria for Diploma in Pharmacy (D.PHARM):


A candidate seeking admission should have:

Minimum qualification for admission to Diploma in Pharmacy Part I course: A candidate should pass in any of the following examinations with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects:

  • Intermediate Examination in Science,
  • 10+2 examination (academic stream) in Science
  • Pre-degree examination or
  • Any other qualification approved by the PCI as equivalent to any of the above examinations

What is Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharma)?

Full form of B.Pharma is Bachelor of Pharmacy. Whenever a cure for a disease is found, Pharmacy has a really big role in researching and testing it before it is available for treatment. The medicine which includes diagnosing the cause of disease and then, treatment to eradicate the disease or to prevent it from growing in the environment; Pharmacists are becoming an integral part of the healthcare industry for this and making the sector a success. It is a major segment of healthcare Industry contributing with research in medicinal drugs as well as developing, manufacturing and supply of medications in Market.

As a Pharmacy practitioner who understands medicines majorly work in research and development of pain drugs, work on medical complications by altering the drugs. Also, to quality check and control as per the regulations of Pharmacy Council. The Pharmacy sector is divided into different segments including hospital/clinical pharmacy, industrial pharmacy and Pharmacy Regulators etc.

A Bachelor of Pharmacy degree is the gateway for entering Pharmacy sector in Medical and Health Care Industry. One who pursues this degree studies core subjects including Pharmaceuticals, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy.

The Pharmacy industry offers not just developing drugs but also, testing for quality check, regulating labs as per the standards

Eligibility Criteria and Course details 

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy:  Duration 4 yrs.
  • Eligibility: 12th pass with PCB/PCM with 50% mark
  • Doctor of Pharmacy { Farm D)
  • Course duration 6 yrs
  • Eligibility same like b pharma

What is Pharm.D (Doctor of Pharmacy)?

PharmD or Doctor of Pharmacy is a professional degree in pharmacy stream. Pharm D course duration is six years in total inclusive of 5 years of learning and one year of internship for practical learning. The only doctoral degree that can be pursued right after passing 10+2 qualifying examinations. Moreover, PharmD can also be pursued by BPharm graduates by seeking admissions to lateral entry course i.e. Pharm D (Post Baccalaureate).

Pharm D Eligibility and Entrance Exams:

The Pharm. D course is offered as a 6- year degree inclusive of five years of education and one year internship and, as a Post Baccalaureate course of three years duration. To pursue either of the courses, candidates should fulfill the eligibility criteria as mentioned below –

For 6 year Pharm. D course –

  • Candidates must have completed 10+2 level of education from any state/national education board. They must have studied Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects with Mathematics or Biology as additional subjects. They must have completed 17 years of age in the year of admission. Or
  • Candidates holding a diploma in pharmacy are also eligible for Pharm. D course provided they fulfill all other conditions as well.

For 3-year Pharm. D course (Post Baccalaureate) –

  • Candidates passed in Bachelor of Pharmacy course from an institute recognized under Pharmacy Council of India are eligible for Pharm. D course.
  • They must have completed higher secondary education i.e. 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biology subjects.