Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharm)

What is this Programme about?

Diploma in Pharmacy (abbreviated as D. Pharm) is a Diploma certificate course. The course consists of two academic years and practical training session. On course completion (academic program and practical training), successful candidates will get Diploma certificate from the University/Institute.

Eligibility criteria: 10+2 passed with Science stream subjects (PCB or M) from a recognized board is the minimum educational qualification required (in some institutes, PCB subjects are mandatory). Minimum aggregate marks required may vary from one institute to another. It could be anywhere between 45-60% marks (in main science subjects).

Admission process: Depending upon the institute, it could be direct admission or merit based admission process. Reputed and well established institutes follow merit based admission process. Under this process, marks scored by students in board examination are taken into consideration. Seats are allotted to deserving students on the basis of merit marks scored by them.

Age limit: Candidate should be at least 17 years of age while securing admission.

 

How this Programme Benifit you & your Career?

Diverse job opportunities are available in front of Diploma in Pharmacy certificate holders. Government and private sector job opportunities are available in front of them.

Diploma in Pharmacy certificate holders may start practicing as pharmacists in India. They may work at drug stores in Government hospitals, private hospitals, clinics, community health centres or private drug stores. In such a work setup, they usually check prescriptions (made by the Doctor), dispense drugs to patients, give them advice & directions, keep stock of drugs in storage, keep accounts and maintain the inventory.

Other than working for hospitals or private drug stores, D. Pharm certificate holders may even start their own private drug store. To thrive in such a venture, one must have access to decent financial resources and entrepreneurship skills.

Pharmaceutical companies are also known to hire D. Pharm candidates. In this sector, they may work at divisions/sections like- manufacturing, process control, quality control and marketing. Talking about marketing sector, one may work for firms involved in pharmaceutical products marketing. One may also work as a medical representative.

Other than working right after completing D. Pharm course, one may also go for further studies (B Pharm, Pharm D, M. Pharm. etc.). After completing Master’s level course, one may take up the job of a lecturer/tutor/instructor at relevant pharmacy schools or institutes.

Salary:

Starting salary depends on various factors like profile of the employer, job location and job profile. Depending upon the above mentioned factors, Diploma in Pharmacy certificate holders may earn anywhere between 8-20K Rupees per month at initial stage.

 

Research:

Sl. No.

Name of the collaborating agency with contact details

Name of the participant

Source of financial support

Year of collaboration

Duration

Nature of the activity

1

Assam down town University, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Haryana, Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati, Gauhati University, Jalukbari, Nalbari College, Nalbari, Pandu College, Guwahati, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Assam down town University, Guwahati, The Dale View College of Pharmacy & Research Centre, Kerala.

Dr. Saikat Sen and

Dr. Raja Chakraborty

DBT

2016

3 years

Research

 

Programme Contents:

Table-I: Course of study for Diploma in Pharmacy (Part – I)

Subject

Theory

Practical

Hours / year

Hours / week

Hours / year

Hours / week

Pharmaceutics - I

75

3

100

4

Pharmaceutical Chemistry - I

75

3

75

3

Pharmacognosy

75

3

75

3

Biochemistry & Clinical Pathology

50

2

75

3

Human Anatomy & Physiology

75

3

50

2

Health Education & community pharmacy

50

2

-

-

400

16

375

15

Table-II: Course of study for Diploma in Pharmacy (Part – II)

Subject

Theory

Practical

Hours / year

Hours / week

Hours / year

Hours / week

Pharmaceutics - II

75

3

100

4

Pharmaceutical Chemistry - II

100

4

75

3

Pharmacology & Toxicology

75

3

50

2

Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence

50

2

-

-

Drug store and Business Management

75

3

-

-

Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy

75

3

50

2

450

18

275

11

 

Fees Structure:

Fess Amount
Admission Fess Rs. 50,000
1st Semester Rs. 50,000
2nd Semester Rs. 50,000
3rd Semester Rs. 50,000
4th Semester Rs. 50,000
Total Programme Fee Rs. 250,000

 

Achievement:

FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES, AdtU

ACHIEVEMENTS

ACHIEVEMENTS OF FACULTY

Sl No

Name of the faculty

Type of achievement

Title

1

Dr. Saikat Sen

Invited as Session Speaker in International Conference in Taipei, Taiwan scheduled on Oct 2015

Revival, modernization and integration of Indian herbal traditional medicine in clinical practice – An approach to address the unfulfilled promise of ‘Health for All’

2

Mr. Apurba Talukdar

Abstract accepted for Presentation in 7th International Conference on Drug Discovery & Therapy' to be held from 15th -18th February 2016 at Dubai Womens College, Dubai, UAE.

Design, Development and In Vitro Evaluation of Hydrogels as Controlled Drug Delivery System

3

Mr. Pallab Kalita

Abstract accepted for Presentation in 1st International Conference on Novel Frontiers in Pharmaceutical & Health Sciences (INNOPHARM 1) scheduled on Oct 2015

Alphaglucosidase and Alpha-Amylase Enzymes Inhibitory Activity of Kolakhar: A Traditionally Used Local Soda of Assam

4

Mr. Satyendra Deka

Abstract accepted for 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry & Natural Products during October 26- 28, 2015 at HICC, Hyderabad, India

Syntheses and characterization of some novel isoxazolines for In-vitro antiplatelet aggregation activity.

5

Mr. Koushik Nandan Dutta

Abstract accepted for oral presentation 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry & Natural Products during October 26- 28, 2015 at HICC, Hyderabad, India

Effect of Mucuna pruriens Linn. hair lining on acute dermal toxicity, elctrocardiography, and respiratory variable of Wister rats

6

Mr. Purbajit Chetia

Abstract accepted for oral presentation 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry & Natural Products during October 26- 28, 2015 at HICC, Hyderabad, India

Plant derived biomolecules significantly decrease oxidative stress in isolated inflammatory lymphocytes of patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: An ex vivo study

7

Dr. Saikat Sen

Recommended for Travel grant from SERB, Govt. of India for his upcoming seminar scheduled on Oct 2015

-

8

Mr. Bhargab Jyoti Sahariah

Abstract accepted for Presentation in 7th International Conference on Drug Discovery & Therapy' to be held from 15th -18th February 2016 at Dubai Women‟s College, Dubai, UAE.

9

Dr. Saikat Sen, Dr. Raja Chakraborty, Mr. Pallab Kalita, Mr. Bhargab Jyoti Sahariah, Mr. Apurba Talukdar, Mr. Satyendra Deka, Mr. Mrinmoy Basak, Mr. Manoj Kr. Deka, Mr. Koushik Nandan Dutta, Mr. Kamal Sharma, Mr. Purbajit Chetia

Attended SFE India (symposium) held 26/09/2015. Organized by Dept. of Pharmacology, ADR Monitoring Centre, Guwahati

Pharmacovigilance of Natural Products – A Preliminary Approach

10

Dr. Saikat Sen

Article in 3rd ed of News Letter on the occasion of World Pharmacists’ Day, 25th Sep 2015, Guwahati.

Expanding the role of pharmacists’ in a changing healthcare environment.

11

Mr. Kamal Sharma

Marine life: New hope for cancer drug

12

Mr. Koushik Nandan Dutta

Nuclear Pharmacy Practice

13

Mr. Bapi Ray Sarkar

Natural way to boost up your memory power

ACHIEVEMENTS OF STUDENTS

1

Mr. Khanjan Uzir, 5th Sem B. Pharm.

Mr. Biswajeet Mishra, 5th Sem, B. Pharm.

Ms. Nisha Sonowal, 5th Sem, B. Pharm.

Achieved 1st position in poster presentation in World Pharmacists day,2015 held in District Library, Guwahati on 25th September organized by State Pharmacy Council

Vague Idea of Medicines and Its Complication

2

Lakshman Chauhan, 2nd year, D. Pharm.

Rakesh Kumar Nath, 2nd year, D. Pharm

Achieved 1st position in poster presentation in World Pharmacists day, 2015 held in District Library, Guwahati on 25th September organized by State Pharmacy Council

Optimization of Health Through Pharmacist Partner

Dept. of Pharmacy, AdtU awarded as the ‘Best Pharmacy College’ in Guwahati in respect to their cultural and extracurricular activities by Organizing committee of World Pharmacists day, 2015 celebration.

 

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Teaching Faculities

Dr. Biplab Kumar Dey
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Koushik Sen Gupta
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Ananta Choudhury
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Dr. SAIKAT SEN
Role: Associate Professor
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Dr. Atanu Bhattacharjee
Role: Associate Professor
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Dr. Faruk Alam
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Dr. Raja Chakraborty
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Nongmaithem Randhoni Chanu
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Jahnabi Kalita
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Chinmoy Bhuyan
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Iblina Begum
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Ruhul Amin
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Chanam Melody Devi
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Charu Baruah
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Chandrajit Dohutia
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Satyabrat Sarma
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Rituraj Bharadwaj
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Ramen Kalita
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Dr Mrinmoy Basak
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Juti Rani Devi
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KAMAL DEKA
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Dr BAPI RAY SARKAR
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Rejwan Ahmed Choudhury
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Dr. Pallab Kalita
Role: Dy. Controller (Examination)
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