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Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm)


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Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm)

  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Course Fee

    1,00,000 (Per Annum)

  • Exam Fee


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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 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

1,00,000 (Per Annum)

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

Upon completion of the Diploma course, any graduates can have a career opportunity as follows:
● Pharmacist
● Scientific Officer
● Drug Inspector
● Drug Inspector
● Medical Transcriptionist
● Production Executives

The top recruiting companies in the areas of pharmacy
- Health Care Centre
- Pharmacy
- Scientific Officer
- Quality Analyst
- Production Executive
- Patient Counselor

With this particular degree, one can embrace a lot of opportunities for recruitment. Jobs can be found in any drug stores of a government or private hospitals. One can also seek opportunity in the local community health centre, NGOs and health mobile health clinics. A lot of entry levels jobs are offered to students in multiple renowned Pharmaceutical companies for different divisions as follows:

Quality Control Manager/Executive

Process Control Manager/Executive
Store Supervisor
Product Executive
Medical Representative
Industrial Sales Manager
Purchase Executive (Pharmaceutical Industry)

Regional Medical Advisor

Well apart from being ranked amongst the best Pharmacy/D.Pharm College/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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