Pharmacy | Eligibility & Course Areas | Admission | Specialization | Scope

The main courses in Pharmacy are

  • 2 years Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm),
  • 4 years Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm),
  • 2 years Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) and
  • Ph.d programs.

Admission to the Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm) requires:

  • Pass in10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Maths or Biology.
  • Candidates who posses 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Maths (PCM) or Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) or Physics, Chemistry, Maths & Biology are admitted to the 4-year bachelor’s program level (Bachelor of Pharmacy or B.Pharm).

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  • At Bachelor level there is no specialization.
  • At the masters level (M Pharm) specialization is available in
    • Pharmaceutics,
    • Pharmacognosy,
    • Pharmaceutical Chemistry,
    • Biochemistry,
    • Pharmaceutical Engineering etc.
  • And after M.Pharm candidates can go for Ph.d program in
    • Pharmaceutics,
    • Pharmaceutical Chemistry,
    • Pharmacology,
    • Pharmaceutical Marketing & Management.


After obtaining a diploma or degree in pharmacy, and registering with the state Pharmacy Council, it is possible set up your own pharmacy or chemists and druggists shop to stock and sell medicines and dispense them according to doctors’ prescription.

Personal Qualities:

  • In order to be a successful pharmacist, one must have a liking for science particularly life sciences and medicine.
  • An ability to put hard work, strong logical thinking, patience, a sense of responsibility, patient counseling skills are some of the qualities needed for pharmacist.
  • Strong analytical abilities and strong academic foundations are needed in the field of research.
  • To be a successful medical representative, one needs to have good communication skills and a flair for convincing people,
  • Retail pharmacists need to have business skills together with good product knowledge.
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