Pharmacy Courses in India

D. Pharm: (Diploma in Pharmacy)

Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Pass in 10+2 / A Level or its equivalent from any Board or Council with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology/Zoology.


The course of study of B.Pharm I, II, III and Final year will include the respective theory and practical subjects as given in the tables below. The number of hours to be devoted to each theory, tutorial and practical subjects in an academic year will not be less than that noted below.

Duration of course:

The course of B.Pharm will extend over a period of four academic years.
M.PHARM is a Post Graduate course. The requirement for admission is a B.Pharm from any recognized university of India with a minimum of 55% marks (aggregate of 4 years).
For SC/ST Category-I candidates, the prescribed percentage of marks will be 50% of the maximum marks in the qualifying examinations.
Further, Pharmacy teachers having recognized B.Pharm qualification and with minimum of 5 years of teaching experience in an institution approved ay AICTE and PCI will be eligible provided they have scored not less than 50% of the maximum marks (Aggregate of 4 years).

The Course comprises of 2 parts:

Part I- 3 Specialized and 1 common subject.
Part II- Dissertation work

Doctorate in Pharmacy: (Pharm D)

The course of study in Pharm D comprises of six academic years (five years of study and one year of internship or residency) full time with each academic year spread over a period of not less than two hundred working days. The period of six years duration is divided into two phases.
Phase I: Consisting of First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth academic year
Phase II: Consisting of internship or residency training during sixth year involving posting in specialty units. It is a phase of training wherein a student is exposed to actual pharmacy practice or clinical pharmacy services and acquires skill under supervision so that he or she may become capable of functioning independently.

Minimum Qualification for admission for Pharm D

A pass in any of the following examinations

  • 10+2 examination with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with Mathematics or Biology
  • A pass in D.Pharm course from any institution approved by Pharmacy Council of India under section 12 of the pharmacy act.
  • Any other qualification approved by the pharmacy council of India as equivalent to any of the above examinations
  • Provided that a student should complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission to the course