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Diploma in Pharmacy is a 2-year full-time Diploma course followed by 3 months Training in recognized centers. D.Pharm program has been designed to prepare candidates to work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist in hospitals, community pharmacies, and other related pharmaceutical fields. D.Pharm Course is a career-oriented program in the medical field of Pharmacy, designed to familiarize candidates with the basic concepts of pharmaceutical science. The purpose of the program is to prepare students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for entry-level positions in retail pharmacies as well as pharmaceutical companies. The course essentially provides an overview of the theory, and various principles and practices involved in the science of pharmacy. Components of study within D. Pharm Syllabus include Pharmaceutical chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Pharmacy Practice. Detailed academic curriculum full fills accurate and safe processing of prescriptions, compounding techniques, third party billing, inventory control and adherence to relevant legislation, accurate and confidential record-keeping, and effectively verbal and written communication. Such candidates are prepared to work as members of an interdependent health-care team. They are taught about industry ethics including those involving patient-provider relationships, clinical research, and end-of-life care. This course examines other ethical topics such as distribution of scarce resources, use of stem cells, the role of genetic testing, and issues of human cloning. Students are taught to reviews drug approval processes, drug discovery, pharmaceutical applications. They learn about the vast regulatory requirements involved in testing, screening, pre-clinical, and clinical trials of drugs. Training for D.Pharm Candidates. After the successful completion of two year academic curriculum the candidate will have to undergo 500 hours of practical training for 3 months in a recognized institution approved for the purpose by Pharmacy Council of India. Since we are the recognized training centers we provide training to candidates with respect to their meritorious skills in our own Two Multi-Specialty Hospitals, Westfort Hospital and Westfort Hi-Tech Hospital Thrissur under the direct supervision of Qualified Professionals.


A pass in any of the following examinations with physics, Chemistry and Biology or Mathematics:

i) Intermediate Examination in Science

ii) The first year of three year degree course in Science,

iii) 10+2 examination (academic stream) in science

iv) Pre-degree examination or

v) Any other qualification Approved by PCI as equivalent to any of the above examinations

N.B: However candidates who have passed there qualifying examination from outside the state of Kerala shall produce the certificate of recognition and equivalency of qualifying examination from Kerala University of Health Sciences, Thrissur. This should be furnished at the time of admission. Eligibility for admission to the candidates belonging to OBC, OEC, SC / ST will be as per the requirements of the DME

Age : Applicants should have completed 17 years of age on 31-12-2019

Copy of relevant page of school record namely SSLC/CBSC/ICSC certificate showing the dated of birth or copy Birth certificate from appropriate authority should be furnished along with the application attested by Gusseted Officer/Head of the Institution where the student had last studded.

Nationality: Candidate must be citizen of India

After completion of course, the graduate will enough able to be

  • Certificate Holders of D. Pharm may start practicing as pharmacists in India. They may also work at drug stores in government hospitals, clinics, private hospitals, community health centres, or private drug stores.
  • Across various kinds of work setups, they usually check prescriptions (made by the doctor), provide patients advice and directions, dispense drugs to patients, keep stock of drugs in storage, and maintain accounts and inventory.
  • Other than working for hospitals or private drug stores, such professionals may even start their own private drug stores, with access to decent financial resources and entrepreneurship skills.
  • In pharmaceutical companies, they work at divisions like process control, manufacturing, quality control, and marketing. While in the marketing sector, they may work for firms involved in pharmaceutical products marketing.
  • They may also work as:Medical representatives, medical transcriptionists, technical supervisors.
  • They can work as Chemists, Pharmacists, Quality Analysts, Production executives, scientific officers in private firms.
  • The D.Pharm holders can acquire the higher degrees through completing Lateral Entry Degree level Program (B.Pharm) and there after Master Degree Like M.Pharm, MBA, M.Tech etc.