DEPARTMENT
Pharmacy
Duration
2 Years
UNIVERSITY
COURSE Level
Undergraduate Diploma
ENTRANCE EXAMINATION
U P Joint Entrance Examination (JEECUP) (https://jeecup.nic.in/) - Non Mandatory

In India, Diploma in Pharmacy (often shortened as DPharm or DPharma) is an entry-level tertiary pharmacy credential. It is obtained following two-year of training. Students can enroll in the course after successfully completing higher secondary education in science stream with physics, chemistry and either biology or maths as subjects. After obtaining the diploma, registration with the pharmacy council is required to be a registered pharmacist. A D.Pharm holder can also enroll for a professional (undergraduate) degree course of Bachelor of Pharmacy via lateral entry scheme.

A diploma holder can be employed as a registered pharmacist in a hospital or pharmacy dispensing drugs and pharmaceuticals. It is mandatory that at least one person employed in a pharmacy be a qualified and registered pharmacist.

The career path of pharmacy graduates takes them to assume the roles like

  • Industrial pharmacist (Manufacturing, Packaging, Quality Control and Quality Assurance)
  • Hospital and Community Pharmacist (Dispensing of Medicines and Counselling of Patients)
  • Sales and Distribution executive (Detailing to Doctors and Bulk Distribution of Medicines)
  • Academic Pharmacist (Training Diploma in Pharmacy Students).

Frequently asked questions

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Eligibility

What is the minimum qualification for D.Pharma?

Minimum qualification for admission to Diploma in Pharmacy Part-I 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.

fee

Is financial aid available?

There’s a range of financial help available to students at NIMT, including government student loans for tuition fees and living costs, various government scholarship schemes, and college-level scholarship aids.

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What is the fee structure of D.Pharma?
  1. One time application fee: INR 1000
  2. First year fee: INR 1,10,000
  3. Subsequent years fee: INR 1,10,000 per annum
  4. Examination Fee: INR As per university norms & subject to change

Above fee is exclusive of accomodation charges (if required) as well as clinical training fee.

Is there a loan facility available for the program?

NIMT has tied up with Credenc to help students avail education loans easily from a number of banks and NBFCs. The education loans for the students of NIMT are offered based on the credit history of the co-applicant and academic performance of the applicant.

Yes, loan facility can be availed for the payment of the program fee.  Loan applications can take up to 2 weeks to get processed, hence candidates are advised to apply for loan as soon as they are shortlisted. To apply click here.

Can I do a payment each 6 months in stead of a yearly payment?

Yes but each academic year has a deadline of clearing that current academic year fee payment. The deadline date for each academic year is 10th of January month.

curriculum

On what basis Internal marks are credited?

(1)  A regular record of both theory and practical class work and examinations conducted in an institution  imparting  training  for diploma in Pharmacy Part-I and diploma in Pharmacy Part II courses, shall be maintained for each student in the institution and 20 marks for each theory and 20 marks for each practical subject shall be allotted as sessional.

(2)   There shall be at least two periodic sessional  examinations during each academic year .The highest aggregate of any two performances shall form the basis of calculating sessional marks.

(3)   The sessional marks in practicals shall be allotted on the following basis:-

(i) Actual performance in the sessional examination                 10 marks

(ii) Day to day assessment in the practical class work              10 marks.

What are the conditions for me to be eligible to sit in Year II examinations?

Only such candidates who produce certificate from the Head of the academic institution in which he/she  has undergone the Diploma in Pharmacy Part-II  course , in proof of his /her having regularly and satisfactorily undergone the Diploma in Pharmacy Part-II course by attending  not less than 75% of the classes held both in theory and in practical separately in each subject shall be eligible for appearing at the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II) examination.

What are the conditions for me to be eligible to sit in Year I examinations?

Only such candidates who produce certificate from the Head of the Academic institution in which he /she has undergone the Diploma in Pharmacy Part-I  course,  in proof of his /her having regularly and satisfactorily undergone the course of study by attending not less than 75% of the classes held both in theory and in practical separately in each subject shall be eligible for appearing at the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I) examination.

What is the course of study and how much time do I need to devote in this course?

The duration of the course shall be for two academic years with each academic year spread over a period of not less than one hundred and eighty working days in addition to 500 hours practical training spread over a period of not less than 3 months.

First Year

  • Pharmaceutics –I
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry –I
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Biochemistry & Clinical Pathology
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Health Education & Community Pharmacy

Second Year

  • Pharmaceutics –II
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry –II
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
  • Drug Store and Business Management
  • Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

What are career options after D.Pharma?

This is a 2-Year program after Class 12th to train the students to play an important role in hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy and assist the pharma industry at various levels. The course has been designed as per the regulations of Pharmacy Council of India. It will enable students to practice pharmacy profession in a strong, skillful and determined manner. There are career options after D.Pharm in

  • Hospitals
  • Drug Distributor
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • You can Open a pharmacy once registration completes.
  • Health Centres
  • Research Agencies
  • Work as an MR in a drug company company
  • Work as a Pharma or medical equipment dealer
CAREER PATHS YOU CAN CHOOSE AFTER COMPLETING D.PHARM ARE:
  • Scientific Officer
  • Production Executive
  • Quality Analyst
  • Medical Transcriptionist

Advisory Council

Retired Judge, Allahabad High Court

Hon’ble Dr. Justice Satish Chandra

Ex VC NLSIU, Bengaluru

Prof. (Dr.) R. Venkata Rao

Ex VC HNLU

Prof. SukhPal Singh

Admission Process

Admission is a four step process that begins with an application

01

Submit Application

As first step, submit application for admission by the application deadline.

June 10, 2020

02

Application Review & Verification

Your submited application for admission will be reviewed and uploaded documents verified.

Entrance Exam /12th Merit

Accepted Entrance Exams include U P Joint Entrance Examination (JEECUP) (https://jeecup.nic.in/) which isNon Mandatory. Candidates can apply based on Class 12 Scores also.

03

Merit List/ Decision Letter

The decision of admissions committee shall be communicated to you throuh merit list/decision letter

04

Course Begins

On the communicated date, the semester begins with orientation and commencement ceremony

APPLICATION CLOSES
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Affiliation & Approval Letters

Course Name
Session
Date of Issue
Letter
Pharmacy Council of India
2019 - 2020
June 25, 2019
Pharmacy Council of India
2018 - 2019
February 9, 2018

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