The Program Objectives for the D. Pharmacy program are as follows:
- Providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to handle and dispense a variety of drugs and dosage forms in accordance with regulatory requirements.
- Teach learners about diverse chemical and plant-based medications, their applications, and how they affect the human body.
- The main focus is on public health, the chemist’s role in preserving it, and how food and nutrition affect an individual’s health.
- To develop in the students a sense of leadership, good planning, and communication.
- To cultivate in students an entrepreneurial mindset and the desire to launch a prosperous firm.
- To uplift and inform learners about technology advances while motivating them to pursue further education.
Centralized Placement Cell
“Revamping the curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, and student support” is one of the vision statements and recommendations of the National Education Policy (NEP) of Govt. of India for attaining enhanced learning experiences by the students. In light of this, Pharmacy Council of India, the apex body regulating the pharmacy education in the country, committed to revise the education regulations of Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm) program and thus, the ‘Education Regulations 2020’ (ER-2020) has been notified in the Gazette of India in October 2020. This new regulation has given due consideration for the fact that, universally the role of pharmacist has undergone continuous evolution from ‘dispenser of medicines’ to ‘medicine expert’ in the multidisciplinary health care team.
Accordingly, the courses (course means the subject) of the existing education regulations (ER-91) have been revisited, compared with the present and future needs of the society, expectations of the healthcare team and other stakeholders
from the pharmacists were assessed, feedback from the experts in the pharmacy and other healthcare professions were sought. Thus, the course of study prescribed in ER-2020 is an amalgamation of all such exercises to arrive at a curriculum
structure for D.Pharm that is more relevant to the current practice standards, dynamic to accommodate and address the upcoming changes.
Though the total number of courses across the program remain 21 as that of ER-91, the number of theory courses is reduced from 12 to 11 in the new regulation, while the number of practical courses is increased from 9 to 10. Further, the theory
teaching hours across the program have been reduced from 850 to 825, while the practical hours have been increased from 750 to 800 in the new regulation. Three practical courses have been introduced for the first time in ER-2020. Further, about
275 hours have been assigned for the first time in D.Pharm curriculum for ‘Tutorial’ activities. All such changes explicitly reveal that the ER-2020 is intended to provide a little edge to the experiential learning through the practical courses and encourages the small group teaching-learning, self-directed learning, etc. in the tutorial hours.
ER-2020 D.Pharm Syllabus – Part I
|Course Code||Name of the Course||Total Theory / Practical Hours||Total Tutorial Hours||Theory / Practical Hours per Week||Tutorial Hours per Week|
|1.||ER20-11T||Pharmaceutics – Theory||75||25||3||1|
|2.||ER20-11P||Pharmaceutics – Practical||75||–||3||–|
|3.||ER20-12T||Pharmaceutical Chemistry – Theory||75||25||3||1|
|4.||ER20-12P||Pharmaceutical Chemistry – Practical||75||–||3||–|
|5.||ER20-13T||Pharmacognosy – Theory||75||25||3||1|
|6.||ER20-13P||Pharmacognosy – Practical||75||–||3||–|
|7.||ER20-14T||Human Anatomy & Physiology – Theory||75||25||3||1|
|8.||ER20-14P||Human Anatomy & Physiology – Practical||75||–||3||–|
|9.||ER20-15T||Social Pharmacy – Theory||75||25||3||1|
|10.||ER20-15P||Social Pharmacy – Practical||75||–||3||–|
ER-2020 D.Pharm Syllabus – Part II
|Course Code||Name of the Course||Total Theory / Practical Hours||Total Tutorial Hours||Theory / Practical Hours per
|Tutorial Hours per Week|
|1.||ER20-21T||Pharmacology – Theory||75||25||3||1|
|2.||ER20-21P||Pharmacology – Practical||50||–||2||–|
|3.||ER20-22T||Community Pharmacy & Management – Theory||75||25||3||1|
|4.||ER20-22P||Community Pharmacy & Management – Practical||75||–||3||–|
|5.||ER20-23T||Biochemistry & Clinical Pathology – Theory||75||25||3||1|
|6.||ER20-23P||Biochemistry & Clinical Pathology – Practical||50||–||2||–|
|7.||ER20-24T||Pharmacotherapeutics – Theory||75||25||3||1|
|8.||ER20-24P||Pharmacotherapeutics – Practical||25||–||1||–|
|9.||ER20-25T||Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy – Theory||75||25||3||1|
|10.||ER20-25P||Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy – Practical||25||–||1||–|
|11.||ER20-26T||Pharmacy Law & Ethics||75||25||3||1|
A person with a pharmacy degree can find employment in a variety of settings, including
As Per “ER 2020”-
-A pass in 10+2 examination (science academic stream) with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Mathematics.
Any other qualification approved by the Pharmacy Council of India as equivalent to the above examination
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