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    Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharm)

    Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharm)


    It is a two year diploma course which aims to provide pharmacy education of excellent quality and focuses on producing future pharmacists who will promote the safe and effective use of medicines, ensuring patient and public safety at all times.


    Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm.) is an Diploma 2-year pharmacy program offered by Anand College of Pharmacy (ACP) that deals with the manufacturing, sale of life saving drugs and their safe and effective use. D.Pharm. program focuses on the study of biology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, physiology, dispensing etc. The course trains students in various aspects of pharmacy and makes them eligible to take multiple responsibilities in the pharmaceutical sector.

    D.Pharm curriculum is an outcomes-focused curriculum designed to prepare students for their future professional practice. Teaching is integrated covering basic and applied science, clinical and professional practice, all in the context of patient care. Core themes of biological sciences, chemistry and drug delivery, and professional practice are taught within integrated modules based around body systems including: brain and psychiatry; heart and circulatory system; and the endocrine system. Using the body systems we break down barriers between the themes supporting you to learn more effectively. This will be supported by an increasing focus on practice-related learning, as evidenced by placements in repeated companies and institutions.


    1. 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.
    2. Provided that there shall be reservation of seats for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes candidates in accordance with the instructions issued by the Central Govt. /State Govts./Union Territory Administrations as the case may be from time to time

    Course Structure

    The duration of the course shall be for 2 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.

    The various subjects and curriculum activities which will be covered over the course duration of 2 years is mentioned below:

    1st Year

    1. Pharmaceutics – I (Theory and Practical)
    2. Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Theory and Practical)
    3. Pharmacognosy (Theory and Practical)
    4. Biochemistry and Clinical Pathology (Theory and Practical)
    5. Human Anatomy and Physiology (Theory and Practical)
    6. Heath Education and Community Pharmacy (Theory)


    2nd Year

    1. Pharmaceutics – II (Theory and Practical)
    2. Pharmaceutical Chemistry – II (Theory and Practical)
    3. Pharmacology and Toxicology (Theory and Practical)
    4. Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence (Theory)
    5. Drug Store and Business Management (Theory)
    6. Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy (Theory and Practical)


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