D Pharm - Overview

When the profession of pharmacy was developed in the country way back in 1960s, there was a demand for the qualified pharmacists, in order to cater to the needs of the then profession of pharmacy, a short version of pharmacy program namely Diploma in Pharmacy (DPharm) was developed and offered to the students with SSLC/Xth qualification. Later, in 1990s, the minimum qualification for DPharm admission was raised to PUC/Pre-degree/10+2. Thus a large number of students persuaded their interest in the profession of pharmacy through DPharm and registered themselves are pharmacists. These registered pharmacists confined themselves either to community or hospital pharmacy stores.

After DPharm, the students can pursue higher studies in Pharmacy by joining BPharm, BPharm-Lateral or PharmD programs.

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D Pharm Course Duration

2 years

Key Dates & Deadlines


Jul 15 24

Jul ' 24

Last date to Apply


Tentative Course Commencement Date

D Pharm Career Paths

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

  • Hospital Pharmacist ((Dispensing of Medicines and Counselling of Patients)
  • Community Pharmacist/ Retail Pharmacist (Dispensing of Medicines and Counselling of Patients)
  • Sales and Distribution executive (Detailing to Doctors and Bulk Distribution of Medicines)
  • Analytical Chemist (Analysis of Different Chemical Substances)
  • Higher Education (B.Pharm)



Access to hospital facilities gives student hands-on training.

Innovation Centre

State-of-the-art Innovation Centre facilitates multi-disciplinary research.


Laboratories give students the opportunity for practical experience.

Sports & Fitness

Marena has world-class facilities with courts for badminton, tennis, soccer & squash, as well as a well-equipped gymnasium.


Libraries give students access to study resources, digital and print.

Student Housing

Student hostels are their homes away from homes.

Next Steps

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