D. Pharmacy

D. Pharmacy is a diploma level course for aspirants who wish to study pharmacy and opt for a career option in medicine. It is a 2-year full-time diploma course designed to prepare candidates to work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist in hospitals, community pharmacies, and other pharmaceutical-related fields. This course is a career-oriented program in the medical field of pharmaceutical sciences, designed to familiarize candidates with the basic concepts of pharmaceutical science. The purpose of D. Pharmacy Subjects is to prepare students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge required for entry-level positions in retail pharmacies as well as pharmaceutical companies.


Course Duration

2 Years + practical training of 500 hours spread over a period of not less than 3 months in a government hospital / pharmacy/chemists & druggists.


Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility: A pass in any of the following examinations with Physics and chemistry as optional subjects.

  • Pre-university course / 10+2 /PDC/ Intermediate / Higher Secondary examination in Science.

Age : 17 Years and above as on 31st December of the year of admission.

Attendance Requirement : A minimum of 80% in both theory and practical classes is mandatory to get eligibility for sessional /internal assessment as well as annual examination.


Internal assessment / sessional examination 
There will be three periodic sessional /internal assessment examinations in theory and practical during the academic year for maximum marks of 20 per subject. Average of the best two sessional marks will be considered.

Board Exam : Examination will be conducted by the Board of Examination Authority, Drugs Control Department, Bengaluru. The first examination in a year will be annual examination during May/June and second is the supplementary examination during November/December.

Hospital Training : After having appeared in the final examination of second year, the student must undergo 500 hours of practical training in a government hospital / pharmacy/chemists & druggists which is recognised by the Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi.