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D Pharma

Introduction

The Unani medicine system is one of the ancient medication system adopted by the South-Asia and Middle-East countries of the world. This system has originated from the Greek by the great physician “Hippocrates”. It is also known as the “Hikmat” or Duration: 2 Years
Level: Diploma After 10+2
Type: Diploma
Eligibility:10+2 or Equivalent
D.Pharma. or Diploma in Pharmacy is an undergraduate Diploma Course in the medical field of Pharmacy. Pharmacy is a medical field involved in the preparation, dispensing and appropriate use of medication meant for therapeutic purposes. The course provides the minimum qualification to become a Registered Pharmacist in India. It is also offered as D.Pharm. in various medical instituteswhich is one and the same thing. Pharma.D./Pharm.D is another course which might sound similar but it is not; Pharma.D. is Post Graduate Course. Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) is the regulatory body of Pharmacy education in India and as such only the institutes approved by the PCI under sub-section (1) of Section 12 of the Pharmacy Act, 1948 can offer it. There is no specialization in D.Pharma. and the course only provides the basic concepts of pharmaceutical science.

Eligibility as per PCI Regulations



Minimum qualification for admission to Diploma in Pharmacy Part-I course -A pass in any of the following examinations with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Mathematics.

  1. Intermediate examination in Science;
  2. The first year of the three year degree course in Science,
  3. 10+2 examination (academic stream) in Science;
  4. Pre-degree examination;
  5. Any other qualification approved by the Pharmacy Council of India as equivalent to any of the above examination. Provided that there shall be reservation of seats for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes candidates in accordance with the instructions issued by the Central Govt. /State Govts./Union Territory Admins. as the case may be from time to time. Some Institutes also conduct Entrance Test for admission.

One of the Entrance Test


Diploma Entrance Test – Hamdard University (https://targetstudy.com/university/75/jamiahamdard/).
D.Pharma. Course of Study and Other Regulations - Pharmacy Council of India, 1991
The duration of the course is 2 Academic Years with each academic year spread over a period of not less than 180 working days in addition to 500 hours practical training spread over a period of not less than 3 months The course of study for Diploma in Pharmacy Part-I and Diploma in Pharmacy Part-II shall include the subjects as given in the Tables I & II below. The number of hours devoted to each subject for its teaching in Theory and Practical, shall not be less than that noted against it in columns 2 and 3 of the Tables below.

Diploma in Pharmacy (Part- I)
Sr. No. Subjects of Study
1 Pharmaceutics I
2 Pharmaceutical Chemistry I
3 Pharmacognosy
4 Biochemistry & Clinical Pathology
5 Human Anatomy & Physiology
6 Health Education & Community Pharmacy
Diploma in Pharmacy (Part- II)
1 Pharmaceutics II
2 Pharmaceutical Chemistry II
3 Pharmacology & Toxicology
4 Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
5 Drug Store and Business Management
6 Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy
 

Examinations


There shall be an examination for Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I) to examine students of the first year course and an examination for Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II) to examine students of the second year course.
Each examination may be held twice every year.

The first examination in a year shall be the annual examination and the second examination shall be supplementary examination of the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I) or Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II), as the case may be.

The examinations shall be of written and practical (including oral) nature, carrying maximum marks for each part of a subject, as indicated in Table III and IV below: -
 

Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I) Examination



Sr. No. Subjects of Study

1 Pharmaceutics I
2 Pharmaceutical chemistry I
3 Pharmacognosy
4 Bio- chemistry & Clinical pathology
5 Human Anatomy & Physiology
6 Health Education & Community Pharmacy
Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II) Examination
1 Pharmaceutics II
2 Pharmaceutical chemistry II
3 Pharmacology & Toxicology
4 Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
5 Drug Store and Business Management
6 Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy
 

Eligibility for appearing at the Diploma in Pharmacy Part-I examination



Only such candidates who produce certificate from the Head of the Academic institution in which he /she has undergone the Diploma in Pharmacy Part-I course, in proof of his /her having regularly and satisfactorily undergone the course of study by attending not less than 75% of the classes held both in theory and in practical separately in each subject shall be eligible for appearing at the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I) examination.
 

Eligibility for appearing at the Diploma in Pharmacy Part-II examination



Only such candidates who produce certificate from the Head of the academic institution in which he/she has undergone the Diploma in Pharmacy Part-II course, in proof of his /her having regularly and satisfactorily undergone the Diploma in Pharmacy Part-II course by attending not less than 75% of the classes held both in theory and in practical separately in each subject shall be eligible for appearing at the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II) examination.
Mode of examinations

1. Each theory and practical examination in the subjects mentioned in Table-III & IV shall be of three hours duration.
2. A Candidate who fails in theory or practical examination of a subject shall re-appear both in theory and practical of the same subject.
3. Practical examination shall also consist of a viva-voce (Oral) examination