D. Pharm. is a two-year diploma course in Pharmacy for practising as a registered Pharmacist in India. On completion of the course the students gain the basic knowledge of preparation, dispensing, drug actions and therapeutic uses of synthetic and herbal drugs. The course provides opportunities to work as Hospital Pharmacist/Drug Store Officer in goverment and private hospitals. Other job opportunities include Drug Analist in Goverment sector, Project Assistants in various State/Central Govt. Schemes, Marketing Executive/ Production Operators in Pharmaceutical Companies and as Laboratory Technician in Govt./Private Institutions. D. pharm candidates can also persue higher education through lateral entry to 2nd year B.Pharm course.
A pass in any of the following examinations with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Mathematics.
1. Intermediate examination in Science;
2. The first year of the three-year degree course in Science,
3. 10+2 examination (academic stream) in Science;
4. Pre–degree examination;
5. Any other qualification approved by the Pharmacy Council of India as equivalent to any of the above examination.
Admission of candidates to the Diploma in Pharmacy Part – I shall be made in order of merit on the basis of the AU admission test merit list.The candidates must meet the eligibility criteria.
Summer School / Winter School / Projects
After appearing in the Part-II examination for Diploma in Pharmacy a student shall be eligible to undergo intership/practical training in one or more of the following institutions- 1. Hospitals/Dispensaries run by Central/State Gov. 2. A Pharmacy, Chemist, d druggist licensed under the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 made under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940(23 of 194).3. Drugs manufacturing Unit licensed under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 & rules made there under.