Diploma in Pharmacy is a Diploma certificate course. The course consists of two academic years and practical training session. On course completion (academic program and practical training), successful candidates will get Diploma certificate from the University/Institute.
Eligibility criteria : 10+2 passed with Science stream subjects (PCB or M) from a recognized board is the minimum educational qualification required (in some institutes, PCB subjects are mandatory). Minimum aggregate marks required may vary from one institute to another. It could be anywhere between 45-60% marks (in main science subjects).
Age limit: Candidate should be at least 17 years of age while securing admission.
CAREER PROSPECTS AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Diploma in Pharmacy certificate holders may start practicing as pharmacists in India. They may work at drug stores in Government hospitals, private hospitals, clinics, community health centres or private drug stores. In such a work setup, they usually check prescriptions (made by the Doctor), dispense drugs to patients, give them advice & directions, keep stock of drugs in storage, keep accounts and maintain the inventory.
Other than working for hospitals or private drug stores, D Pharma certificate holders may even start their own private drug store! To thrive in such a venture, one must have access to decent financial resources and entrepreneurship skills.
OFFERING YOU THE COURSE THROUGH PCI APPROVED COLLEGES.
Basically diploma is conducted on board level. PCI has established a unique syllabus for all the colleges in different states. It means that syllabus is same for diploma across the India.
Total Subjects to study :
Health Education and Community Pharmacy
Hospital and clinical pharmacy