D.Pharm means two year Diploma in Pharmacy. In India, students can study this education course after successfully completing Standard Twelve (10+2). The person who has completed D.Pharm can be employed as registered pharmacist in Hospital and Community pharmacies dispensing drugs and pharmaceuticals. It has been made mandatory that at least one person employed in a pharmacy must be a qualified registered pharmacist. After completion of D.Pharm, one should complete the respective pharmacy council registration to become a registered pharmacist. A D.Pharm holder can go for a professional degree (under graduate) course of B.Pharm in India via lateral entry scheme.
The direct admission to the D. Pharmacy Course will be made on the basis of merit of marks obtained in 10+2 (Science Stream i.e. Physics . Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics) from any recoganized Board.
Minimum Qualifying Marks required for D. Pharmacy is 45% for General Category and 40% for All reserved categories