Programme - Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharm)


About Programme:

Diploma in Pharmacy is a two- year full time Programme which aims to train the students to play an important role in hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy and assist the pharma industry at various levels. The Programme is affiliated to Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), New Delhi and designed as per the norms of PCI. It will enable students to practice pharmacy profession in a strong, skillful and determined manner.

Programme Objectives:

  • The design of Programme will make the admitted candidate strong in the Foundational Knowledge of the pharmacy profession.
  • Candidate will become sound in the various fields.It will develop the qualities like Patient-centered care (Caregiver), Problem Solver and Educator (Educator), Patient Encouragement (Advocate), Health and wellness Promoter, Population-based care (Provider), Interprofessional collaboration (Collaborator) and Communication (Communicator).
  • Candidate will learn to communicate effectively, verbally and nonverbally when interacting with an individual, group, or organization. Self-consciousness (Self-aware) to Examine and reflect on personal knowledge, skills, abilities, beliefs, biases, motivation, and emotions that could enhance or limit personal and professional growth. Novelty and Free enterprise (Innovator) will be the most demanding and challenging quality which will get develops in candidate during completion of the course. By getting engaged in innovative activities using creative thinking to envision better ways of accomplishing professional goals can be achieved. Proficiency (Professional) will get inculcated to exhibit behaviours and values those are consistent with the trust given to the profession by patients, other healthcare providers and society.

Programme Design:

D Pharma programme is designed for students to have profundity in knowledge about medicines and prescription handling. Students will become expert in the various types of medicines there effects in human body as well as adverse effects. Under this course they will get the hands on training of handling of above said so they can do it efficiently at the retail and wholesale counters. Students will go through internship for the same. Program also teaches about hospital pharmacy and role of pharmacist for the community.

Programme Delivery:

  • Continuous assessment and evaluation
  • Developing curiosity, discover, design and develop solution through lab practical
  • Guest lectures, seminars and conference by pharmacy practitioners
  • Case studies based on community and industrial pharmacy.
  • National Immersion Programme*
  • Group assignments, presentations, business plan
  • Global Classroom through ICT
  • Live projects, group projects, winter projects and summer internship
  • Social awareness programs in Tuberculosis, Obesity, HIV – AIDS, Diabetes etc.

Certifications* :

  • The certification programmes shall be organized at various schools/ departments as per the branches or programmes, required for Technical and Professional Managerial skills with leading and reputed Industry, Professionals and Certifying organizations.
  • Students can also pursue courses on online platforms such as a Massive Open Online Courses MOOCs*, Coursera*, National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL*) etc.

Intake:60 Students


  1. Passed HSC (10+2) or its equivalent examination with English as one of the subject & Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with Mathematics or Biology as optional subjects individually.
  2. Any other Qualification approved by Pharmacy Council of India as equivalent any of the above examination.

Selection Process:

All Eligible students willing to apply should submit their academic credentials in online application form. Based on above, a merit list will be prepared. (for details please refer admission handbook)


  1. Own medical shops
  2. Whole sales, retails and hospital pharmacists
  3. Industries as supervisors.


Ms.. Snehal Kadam

Industry Experts:

Dr. Ranjit Barshikar
Quality management consultant Q and D management

Mr. Sachin Tipare
Deputy Manager AGM project management

ExtraCurricular Activities:

Current Academic Year

Academic Calendar

School of Pharmacy – Academic Calendar for 2020-21



Details of Activities

Date (

First Term


D. Pharm, 1st Year

Commencement of Teaching


First Year Orientation Program


First Sessional Examination

15.08.2020 to 21.08.2020

Second Sessional Examination

23.11.2020 to 27.11.2020

Third Sessional Examination

22.02.2021 to 28.02.2021

Annual Theory Examination

19.04.2020 onwards

*The dates may vary in any circumstances, School will reserve the rights. Changes will be informed prior.

Programme Structure:

  • Two year programme revolves around ‘class rooms and laboratories’ that are aided by workshops, industrial visits, electives, and regular lectures. First year enable student’s fundamental understanding of D. Pharmacy. Second year takes them through advancement of Pharmacy profession.
  • For outstanding experience, the students are taken through the education process with an exposure to Science, Medicine and History of medicine, Sociological role of Pharmacist, Technology and yet keeping Humanity and environment as a core subject. Students get an opportunity to experience professional internship of min. 1 month with professional offices.
  • DYPUSOP, works on a Annual system, in which a each day in laboratory is mandatory for students and faculties. A projects undertaken as ‘Social Service’ is planned to make students socially responsive.
  • To enable each student to map his or her unique traits and interest and realize their own individual professional potential, pupils are offered a wide range of professional & open elective courses. Subjects and contents are designed especially to hone the specialised and ever changing industry requirements from the young graduate maximizing his or her employability in today’s competitive job market.
  • Practical Training and short courses are planned to increase student’s exposure towards fieldwork, remarkable pharmaceuticals and passionate professionals from the field. In addition, students are required to invest 42 hours per week for rigorous academics.
  • On successful completion of four years, students are awarded Baccalaureate of Pharmacy degree by D Y Patil University, Pune which is recongnised by Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi.

Subject Basket:

Admission Handbook



Board of Studies:

Dr. B. S. Kuchekar

MEER’s Maharashtra Institute of Pharmacy,Kothrud,Pune

Dr. N.S. Vyawahare

Dr. D. Y.Patil College of Pharmacy,Akurdi, Pune

Dr. R. R. Somani

Dr. D Y Patil university School of Pharmacy Nerul

Dr. Ranjit Barshikar

Quality management consultant Q and D management

Mr. Sachin Tipare

Deputy Manager
AGM project management

Dr. Ganesh Chaturbhuj

Professor and research Scientist
UICT Mumbai

Dr. Janhavi R Rao

Professor and ex Vice Principal
Poona College of Pharmacy , ex Dean of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and ex member of Board of Management, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) Pune


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