The Diploma in Pharmacy or D. Pharm. is the foundation course in the pharmacy education for the duration of two years which enables a student to meet the requirements of the community and the hospital as is needed to fulfill their job responsibilities. This course covers the basic information related to the Pharmacy field in a concise manner in the short duration of time. It comprises of all the core subjects such as Pharmaceutics, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Forensic Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy, Social Pharmacy etc. Historically, when the Pharmacy profession was developed in the country way back in 1960s, there was a massive demand for the registered pharmacists in the nation, it is at that time looking at the need of the time a short version of Pharmacy program namely Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharm) was developed and offered to the students with a minimum of SSLC/10th qualification. Later, in 1990s, the minimum qualification for admission in to D. Pharma program was raised to PUC/Pre-degree/1O+2. Thus a large number of students persuaded their interest in the profession of Pharmacy through the program and registered themselves in the State pharmacy council as registered Pharmacists. These registered Pharmacists are primarily engaged as either community or hospital Pharmacists. After D. Pharm, the students can further pursue higher studies by joining B. Pharm programme. We at Department of Pharmacy, Arunachal University of Studies, Namsai, provide the quality education to the incoming students admitted to the two-year diploma in Pharmacy course where-in they are given an updated knowledge of the Pharmacy profession through classroom training and practical hand-on experience as and when needed. Proper guidance is provided at each and every step of their education and further in the career to achieve the best results post-education period.
For Diploma in Pharmacy course
Candidates who want to pursue the D.Pharm programme have to fulfill the given eligibility criteria
· Candidates must be at least 17 years of age at time of admission.
· For admission into the D.Pharm course one must have passed 10+2 examination or an equivalent examination of any approved board or university with not less than 45% marks in any combination comprising Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics, Chemistry, Biology.
· Students, those who completed the two year Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm) courses are also eligible for Bachelor of Pharmacy
Diploma in Pharmacy offers multiple career prospects which may be divided into two broad categories-
As Registered Pharmacist