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Career after D Pharmacy?

DPharmacy or DPharm is a diploma course in medicine. It is for people who are interested in medicine but rather not be a doctor. DPharmacy is also the minimum requirement for a person to become a pharmacist in India.
Pharmacy is just not about filling prescriptions; a pharmacist can analyze drugs or medicine, decide doses, and engineer pharmaceutical products. They are an integral part of healthcare.
In India, there are many professional medical courses like DPharma (diploma), BPharm (undergraduate), MPharm, PG Diploma, as well as Ph.D. levels. Multiple career opportunities lay ahead for a DPharmacy graduate in the government as well as the private sector.

DPharmacy is a Diploma certification course in medicine. The duration of this course is two years. Many colleges offer DPharma courses in India. Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences is one of the best DPharmacy colleges in India. Let’s have a look at how one can get into Manipal.


One must be above the age of 17 and should have the required grades in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Mathematics in 10+2 Science/First year of the three-year degree course in Science/Pre-degree examination/Any other qualification approved by the Pharmacy Council of India as equivalent to any of the above examination.


General category – Admissions are purely based on the marks obtained in the qualifying exam.
NRI Category – For NRI admissions, write to or call +91 820 2571000/2922400. For online applications and other information, visit

Career Opportunities

DPharmacy students have a lot of career opportunities upon completion of their course. Since this is the minimum qualification required to practice pharmacy, people look to get into various pharmacies across the country.

Job Opportunities

In India, many pharmaceutical companies offer jobs to DPharma graduates. Due to this, it is quite easy to land a job after DPharm. A lot of private pharmaceutical firms exist in India, and they provide a lot of job opportunities, for instance –

● Chemist/Pharmacist
● Medical representatives
● Medical Transcriptionist
● Quality analyst
● Technical supervisor
● Production executive
● Scientific Officer

Own Pharmacy

DPharm graduates can also open their own pharmacy. But to thrive in this competitive pharmacy world, you need to obtain proper financial resources and possess the entrepreneurial skills required.
Higher Education
For those who opt for higher education after DPharmacy, they can join BPharma directly. After BPharma, they can also opt for DPharm and MPharm. After the masters, there are various teaching opportunities available in Pharmacy colleges across India.

Opportunities Abroad

DPharmacy has a broader range of opportunities abroad, and also the pay is pretty high. One can also opt for going abroad to practice pharmacy.

Expand Your Career Opportunities With a D Pharm

DPharmacy is a great way to begin your career in medicine. After DPharma, you can either start working in private or government pharmacies or opt for higher studies. There are a lot of career opportunities for DPharma students in India as well as abroad.

About Manipal

Manipal Academy of Higher education (MAHE) is a global institute of repute. Besides courses in various other fields, here are some of the popular ones that students opt for. Click on the course of your interest to find out more about it.

B Tech EngineeringBSC NursingB PharmMBBSBDSBSc AnimationBA Media & CommunicationBHM, and BA Culinary


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