Diploma in Pharmacy(D.Pharm)


  • Directorate of Medical Education, Poonamallee High Rd, Chennai – 600031


  • Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), New Delhi

Eligibility Criteria

    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.
  • Intermediate examination in Science;
  • The first year of the three year degree course in Science,
  • 10+2 examination (academic stream) in Science;
  • Pre–degree examination;
  • 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 Admns. as the case may be from time to time]

Duration of the Course

The duration of the course shall be for two academic years with each academic year spread over a period of not less than one hundred and eighty working days in addition to 500 hours practical training spread over a period of not less than 3 months.

No. of Seats

  • 60 seats

Scope of the Course

  • Pharmacist in Government Hospitals.
  • Practice as pharmacist in community/Hospital
  • Establishment of Pharmacy (Medical shop) with register Pharmacist certificate
  • To join B Pharm as lateral entry student for higher education.