Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm) is an undergraduate diploma course for students interested in the field of pharmacy. The pharmaceutical industry has been growing immensely and has its application in medical, research, education fields. Therefore, it has a wide scope and is a popular job-oriented course among medical enthusiasts. The course equips an individual with the knowledge and skills needed for researching, testing , and the dosage of drugs.That is to say that this diploma program makes one capable of working in the healthcare industry and making ar contribution. Just like a B.Pharm degree program, but this course is a little less elaborate and detailed than that one.Thus this course consists of 4 semesters spread over a period of 2 years. And the core subjects covered in the course curriculum include Human Anatomy & Physiology, Biochemistry, and Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry.
Firstly, if candidates have cleared 12th boards from a recognized board then they are eligible to apply for this course. But they should have had English as one of the subjects and Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (P.C.M), and or Biology (P.C.B / P.C.M.B.) as optional subjects were individually. Moreover, the board should have been recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
Career opportunities available for students who have done a course in pharmacy are wide and bright. To build a stronger base in the field or specialize in a particular topic of interest one can go for higher studies. Otherwise, one can also directly take up a job and start working in the industry.
After a D.Pharm degree one can do B.Pharm, PharmD, M.Pharm, etc. A provision for getting admitted in the 2nd year of B.Pharm is available for people who have done a D.Pharm course. Higher education will help one enhance their skills and knowledge. Thus, better job opportunities will knock on their doors.
A number of employment opportunities are possible for people who have a Diploma in Pharmacy. They can work as a drug inspector or pharmacist in the government sector, open a medicine retail shop, work at a pharmacy store, work in a drug manufacturing company or work in the education sector. Also, various companies and organizations may hire them for posts like Consultant Pharmacist, Clinical Pharmacist, and Medicines safety Manager.