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D.Pharmacy – Entering the world of Medicine

Diploma in Pharmacy or D.Pharm is a two-year academic program that provides an overview of principles and practices pertinent to a pharmacy. This program aims to produce skilled conscientious pharmacy professionals.
The profession of pharmacy is practiced in a wide range of settings, including community pharmacies, hospitals, long term care facilities, pharmaceutical industry, managed care, and government.
Medicines have great healing powers and improve the quality of life of many individuals. It is where the role of pharmacist comes to play. A pharmacist ensures that the medicines given to a patient are suitable, advises patients about medicines, and verifies the legality and safety of prescribed drugs.
The two-year D.Pharma course is divided into four semesters. Post-D.Pharma, students can pursue higher studies in pharmacy by pursuing B.Pharm-Lateral or PharmD programs.


Duration: The duration of D.Pharm is two years.

Citizenship: Candidate should be an Indian National. Qualification: Candidate must be above the age of 17 and should have cleared physics, chemistry, and biology or mathematics in 10+2 science/first year of the 3-year degree course in science/pre-degree examination/any other qualification approved by the Pharmacy Council of India.

Admissions Process

General Category: There is no entrance test to get into D.Pharmacy. Admissions are made based on the qualifying examination.

Foreign/NRI Category: Foreign or candidates belonging to the NRI category can write to or call +91 820 2571000/2922400.

Interested candidates can apply under both general and foreign categories. Change from one category to another will not be entertained under any circumstances.

Career Opportunities after D.Pharm

It is imperative for students to think about their next plan after completion of a course. Likewise, students of the D.Pharm course can opt for higher studies, job prospects, or proprietorship according to their will. Students who have completed the D.Pharm course have a vast career scope in both governments as well as private organizations. You need to choose an option that matches your interest and skill as it will help in achieving long term career goals.

There are a lot of career options in private firms for students who have completed D.Pharm. Some of them include:

1. Technical Supervisor
2. Chemist/Pharmacist
3. Medical Transcriptionist
4. Production Executive
5. Medical Representative
6. Quality Analyst
7. Scientific Officer

Besides private firms, students who have completed can work in many government companies. You can apply for the post of a pharmacist in hospitals, begin working in a government department, work in research and development team, and work in the teaching field.

Some of the government sectors offering work to D.Pharm course students are –

1. Indian Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
2. Indian Medicines & Pharmaceutical Corporation Ltd
3. Indian Medicines & Pharmaceutical Corporation Ltd
4. Projects & Development India Ltd
5. Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd

Foreign countries also provide a lot of opportunities and a good scope in various pharmaceutical and chemical companies.


D.Pharm is indeed a great way to begin your career in the field of medicine. Post-D.Pharmacy, you can either pursue further studies or start working in a public or private firm. There are numerous opportunities for D.Pharm holders in foreign countries, as well. Undoubtedly, jobs in this field are of high prestige and promise a bright career ahead.

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