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Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm)

Course Fee
Exam Fee
2 Years)
Rs. 1,35,000-/ (Per Year)
Rs. 5,000-/ (Per Year)
Level 4 To Level 4.5

Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) Student Registration Form

The Programme is approved by Pharmacy Council of India

*The title of the programme is approved u/s 22 of University Grants Commission (UGC) Act 1956.

If anyone wishes to have a career in Pharmacy then starting a course with a Diploma would just be the perfect option in the field of medicine. Arunachal University of Studies provides an in-depth knowledge of science and all the needed techniques that go behind the formulation of medicines practice and management.

The profession of Pharmacy is not new. Ever since the inception of medical practices, medicines have been moving around for better health. In India, the boom in the pharmacy sector took place around 1960. The medicine technologies were changing rapidly leading to a sudden demand of registered and licensed pharmacist all across the nation. It was then that the Government of India tool initiatives to  offer short courses on Pharmacy. The eligibility was set for those students who have passed their 10th standards. Later during the early ’90s, the entry requirements for the Diploma course was raised up to 10+2/PUC/Pre-Degree, opening doors for a large bunch of students.

In today’s setup Pharmacist plays a vital role in the society and likely to say they are always the most underrated personnel performing a selfless duty. With the ever-changing global pharmaceutical market and the development of new complex drug molecules to address the populations’ healthcare needs are making pharmacy practice more and more challenging. Improving patient quality of life with sage and cost-effective medicines is a growing priority after health policy makes worldwide. Within the context, in order to promote quality use of medicines is a healthcare system, the pharmacist needs to be equipped with not only basic knowledge of science but also the fundamental of clinical therapeutics and practices.

Pharmacist work with a team to overall improve patient care and safety. Also, let us not get confused between a pharmacy technician and a pharmacist in general. A technician reviews prescription for a legal requirement, train patients to use medical devices like blood pressure monitor, glucometer. Whereas a pharmacist performs therapeutic reviews of all prescription and reviews any drug interactions. Pharmacists explain the interpretation of results from all devices to patients and counsel patients for using medications.

Here are the basic roles and responsibilities of a pharmacists

  • Patient Counselling
  • Medication reconciliation
  • Disease state management
  • Comprehensive medication reviewer
  • Hospital discharge management
  • General practice
  • Pharmaco-vigilance
  • Anti-microbial Stewardship
  • Drug Therapy monitoring
  • Collaborative practice agreement
  • Legal Consultations
  • Societal guideline and policy development
  • Formulary management and financial stewardship
  • Drug information
  • Gatekeeping implementation of good manufacturing practices
  • Educating and engaging in research activities

We at Department of Pharmacy, Arunachal University of Studies, Namsai, provide quality education to the incoming students admitted from Northeast and Assam for the two-year diploma in Pharmacy course where-in they are given an updated knowledge of the profession through classroom training and practical hands-on experience as 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.

Key Highlights

  • Programme approved by the Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi (PCI).
  • Eminent faculty from renowned universities from all around the world.
  • Collaboration with multi-bedded hospitals with all modern facilities.
  • Syllabus as per Education Regulations 1991 (ER-91) by Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi
  • Emphasis on practical based learning of our students.
  • Classrooms equipped with AV facilities
  • Well-equipped and ventilated laboratories
  • The vast collection of reference and Textbooks along with journals in Library
  • Students amenities such as Canteen, wash-rooms, Girls, and boys common rooms
  • Regular seminars, viva, assessments, and academic activities

For Diploma in Pharmacy course Candidates who want to pursue the D.Pharm programme have to fulfil the given eligibility criteria

  • Candidates must be at least 17 years of age at the 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

Financial Assistance :-

Fee reimbursement upto ₹ 30,000/- for candidates having family income less than ₹ 5,00,000/- (Five Lakhs) per annum under schemes offered by Central Govt./ State Govt.  or World Education Mission subject to compliance of prescribed terms and conditions.

Career Path :-

A Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm) is a qualification that provides individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to work as pharmacy technicians or assistants in various healthcare settings. While it may not offer the same level of comprehensive training and opportunities as a bachelor's degree in pharmacy (B.Pharm), a D.Pharm still has its own career scope and potential. Here are some career options and opportunities for individuals with a D.Pharm qualification:

Pharmacy Technician: One of the most common career paths for D.Pharm graduates is to work as pharmacy technicians. Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in dispensing medications, managing inventory, processing prescriptions, and providing customer service to patients. They work in retail pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities.

Hospital Pharmacy Assistant: D.Pharm graduates can work as assistants in hospital pharmacies, where they help prepare and dispense medications to patients, maintain records, and collaborate with healthcare professionals to ensure proper medication management.
Retail Pharmacy Assistant: Many retail pharmacies hire D.Pharm graduates to assist pharmacists in dispensing medications, counseling patients on proper usage, managing inventory, and providing general customer service.
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative: Graduates with a D.Pharm qualification may find opportunities in pharmaceutical sales, where they promote and sell medications to healthcare providers, clinics, and hospitals. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential for this role.
Drug Store Manager: With experience and additional training, D.Pharm graduates can advance to managerial positions within drug stores or retail pharmacy chains, overseeing operations, inventory management, and staff.
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: Some D.Pharm graduates may find roles in pharmaceutical manufacturing companies, assisting in the production, quality control, and packaging of medications.
Clinical Research Associate (CRA): While this may require additional training or education, D.Pharm graduates can explore opportunities as CRAs who assist in conducting clinical trials, collecting data, and ensuring that research protocols are followed.
Regulatory Affairs Associate: Regulatory affairs professionals play a crucial role in ensuring that pharmaceutical products meet regulatory requirements. D.Pharm graduates with an understanding of pharmaceuticals and regulations could find positions in this field.
Medical Writing: Some D.Pharm graduates may pursue careers in medical writing, where they create content for pharmaceutical companies, healthcare publications, or regulatory documents.
Academics and Teaching: If you're interested in education, you might consider teaching pharmacy-related subjects at vocational schools or community colleges. However, this might require additional qualifications or experience.
It's important to note that the specific career opportunities available to D.Pharm graduates may vary based on factors such as location, industry demand, and individual skills. Additionally, some roles may require further education, certification, or specialized training to advance in the field. If you're considering a career in pharmacy, it's a good idea to research and plan your path accordingly.

Well apart from being ranked amongst the best Pharmacy and D.Pharma College or University not only in Arunachal Pradesh, but also in other Northeast states of India like Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Sikkim, Manipur, Nagaland, and Mizoram; it provides you world-class knowledge.

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