The Vydehi Institute of Pharmacy provides the teaching & training facilities for students who opt for Diploma in Pharmacy. The examinations and the awarding of the Diploma for this particular course is carried out by the Board of Examining Authority constituted by the Govt.of Karnataka. The entire teaching and training programme as well as the conduct of examinations etc., are in accordance with the Educational Regulations framed by the Pharmacy council of India (PCI), New Delhi. The course provides the minimum qualification to become a Registered Pharmacist in India and practice the profession of Pharmacy. Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) is the regulatory body of Pharmacy education in India and only those institutes approved by the PCI under Section 12 (1) of the Pharmacy Act, 1948 can offer the course.
In view of changing trends in this field the university has introduced new program of pharma D, which prepared the students to prevent iatrogenic disorders and improve the desired therapeutic outcomes and health related quality of life in patients through clinical pharmacy services such as treatment chart review, adverse drug reaction monitoring and reporting, drug information and patient counseling.
The course provides the basic concepts of pharmaceutical sciences. The students will be exposed to learn various theoretical concepts, practical skills in the subjects of Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Community Pharmacy and hospital pharmacy. The students will undergo 500 hours of hospital training after completion of two years course. The students acquire in-depth adequate knowledge about the analysis of monographs and formulation of dosage forms, drug interaction, marketing skills to cater to the needs of the profession of Pharmacy at community, hospital and industry. The course study in Diploma in Pharmacy consists of two stages, part I and part II. There shall be examination in the first year on the subjects of part I and an examination in the second tear of the subject.
Eligibility Criteria for Admission
A candidate should pass with Physics, Chemistry, Maths (PCM) or Biology (PCB) in any of the following examinations.
1. Intermediate Examination in Science.
2. 10+2 examination (academic stream) in Science.
3. The first year of the three year degree course in Science.
4. Pre degree examination or PUC(Pre - University Course in Science).
5. PCM/PCB/PCMB or Any other qualification approved
by the Pharmacy Council of India as equivalent to any of the above
Number of seats
Total number of seats available - 60
The duration of the course shall be for two academic years with each academic year spread over a period of not less than one hundred and eighty working days in addition to 500 hours practical training spread over a period of not less than 3 months.
Medium of Instructions and Examinations
Medium of instructions and examinations shall be in English.
Attendance and Progress
80% attendance is made compulsory for each candidate in individual courses which includes both theory and practical classes separately. The candidate shall complete the prescribed course satisfactorily to be eligible to appear for the respective examinations.