D. Pharmacy (Diploma in Pharmacy)

The Vydehi Institute of Pharmacy provides the teaching & training facilities for students who opt for Diploma in Pharmacy is recognized by Govt. of Karnataka, approved by Pharmacy council of India New Delhi & affiliated to Board of Examination Authority Pharmacy, Bengaluru. This authority is entrusted with the responsibility of conducting Examination to students of Diploma in Pharmacy as per the Education regulations of Pharmacy Council of India, a statutory body to oversee the standard of education in Pharmacy in the country. 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 Pharmacy Council of India can offer the course. 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, Pharmaceutical chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Hospital and community Pharmacy, Social Pharmacy and Pharmacy laws. The students acquire in-depth knowledge about the formulation of dosage forms, analysis of monographs, drug interaction studies, marketing skills to cater to the needs of the profession of Pharmacy at community, hospital and industry.

1.Eligibility Criteria for Admission

Candidate shall have passed with 50 percentage of marks in (optional subjects) 10+2 Science examination conducted by the respective state/central government authorities recognized as equivalent to 10+2 Science examination by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with English as one of the subjects and Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (P.C.M) and or Biology (P.C.B / P.C.M.B.) as optional subjects individually. Any other qualification approved by the Pharmacy Council of India equivalent to any of the above examinations is also valid.

2. Number of seats available-60
3. Duration of the Course

The duration of the course shall be for two academic years. (Part I and Part II). 

Period and other conditions for practical training-

(1) After having appeared in Part-II examination for the Diploma in Pharmacy held by an approved Examining Authority a candidate shall be eligible to undergo practical training in one or more of the following institutions namely: (i) Hospitals/Dispensaries run by Central /State Governments. (ii) A pharmacy licensed for retail sale of drugs under the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 having the services of registered pharmacists. (iii) Hospital and Dispensary other than those specified in sub-regulation (i) above for the purpose of giving practical training shall have to be recognized by Pharmacy Council of India on fulfilling the conditions specified in Appendix-C to these regulations.

(2) The institutions referred in sub-regulation (1) shall be eligible to impart training subject to the condition that number of student pharmacists that may be taken in any hospital, dispensary or pharmacy licensed under the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 made under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, shall not exceed four where there is one registered pharmacist engaged in the work in which the student pharmacist is undergoing practical training, where there is more than one registered pharmacist similarly engaged, the number shall not exceed two for each additional such registered pharmacist.

(3) In the course of practical training, the trainee shall have exposure to – (i) Working knowledge of keeping of records required by various Legislative Acts concerning the profession of pharmacy; and (ii) Practical experience in activities mentioned in Table III under regulation 6 of these regulations. (4) The practical training shall be not less than five hundred hours spread over a period of not less than three months provided that not less than two hundred and fifty hours are devoted to actual dispensing of prescriptions.

4. Attendance and progress

A candidate is required to put in at least 80% attendance in individual subjects considering theory and practical separately. The candidate shall complete the prescribed course satisfactorily to be eligible to appear for the respective examinations.

5.Medium of instruction and examinations

Medium of instruction and examination shall be in English.