‘SAMS’ offers Diploma in Pharmacy, a short-term programme of two years duration for aspirants who want to enter into pharmaceutical business and pharmacy jobs. It is a career-oriented programme in the medical field of Pharmacy, designed to familiarize candidates with the basic concepts of pharmaceutical science.

Career Options and Job Prospects

Although D.Pharm is a diploma programme, there are good job opportunities and salary that candidates can seek after completing this course. Jobs are available at pharmacies of government and private hospitals, private pharmacy stores, pharmaceutical companies, etc. Following are some job opportunities that students can consider after D.Pharm:

  • Technical Supervisor
  • Production Executive
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Pharmacist: Offline & online Pharmacy
  • Quality Analyst

Duration of the Course

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.

Eligibility

Minimum qualification for admission to Diploma in Pharmacy I year – A pass in any of the following examinations with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Mathematics.

  • Intermediate examination in Science,
  • The first year of the three year degree course in Science,
  • 10 +2 examination (academic stream) in Science,
  • Pre-degree examination,
  • Any other qualification approved by the Pharmacy Council of India as equivalent to any of the above examination.

Admission procedure

  • Admission to Diploma in Pharmacy is done through state-level diploma entrance tests (JEEP) conducted by UBTER.
  • Direct admission to this course is granted on the basis of merit.
  • At the time of admission attested Xerox copies of following documents have to be submitted alongwith originals. After verification the original documents will be returned to the candidates.

Documents

  • High school marksheet
  • High school certificate
  • Intermediate marksheet
  • Intermediate certificate
  • Transfer certificate
  • Migration certificate
  • Caste certificate
  • Income certificate
  • Domicile
  • ID proof (Aadhar card)
  • 4 Passport size Photographs
  • Counseling letter ( Those qualified in JEEP)

FEE

The 'SAMS' charges only such fee as prescribed by affiliating body/ Govt. of Uttarakhand and does not charge any donation, capitation fee from the students.

Course of Study

The course of study for Diploma in Pharmacy I year and Diploma in Pharmacy II year shall include the subjects as given in the tables I and II below. The number of hours devoted to each subject for its teaching in Theory and Practical, shall not be less than that noted against it in columns 2 and 3 of the Tables below:

Diploma in Pharmacy I year

Subject No. of hours of Theory No. of hours of Practical
Pharmaceutics I 75 100
Pharmaceutical Chemistry I 75 75
Pharmacognosy 75 75
Biochemistry & Clinical Pathology 50 75
Human Anatomy & Physiology 75 50
Health Education & Community Pharmacy 50 -
400 + 375 = 775

Diploma in Pharmacy II year

Subject No. of hours of Theory No. of hours of Practical
Pharmaceutics II 75 100
Pharmaceutical Chemistry II 100 75
Pharmacology & Toxicology 75 50
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence 50 -
Drug Store & Business Management 75 -
Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy 75 50
450 + 275 = 725

Examinations

  • Internal examination:

    There are three periodic sessional examinations during each academic year .The highest aggregate of any two performances shall be considered.
  • Board examination:

    Theory & Practical: There shall be an annual examination for Diploma in Pharmacy I year and Diploma in Pharmacy II year.

Note: The Marksheet and Diploma are awarded by Uttarakhand Board of Technical Education Roorkee.