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Course Details -D Pharma
The course of study in Diploma in Pharmacy comprises of Part-I and Part-II. There shall be an examination in the first year on the subjects of Part-I and an examination in the second year comprising the Part-II subjects.
Duration of course:
The course of academic training is of 2 years duration with minimum of 180 working days per year followed by a practical training not less than 500 hours covered in around 3 months. Curriculum



COURSES AND CURRICULUM

Part-I
Subject No. of hours of Practical No. of hours
Pharmaceutics-I

75

100
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-I 75 75
Pharmacognosy 75 75
Biochemistry and Clinical 50 75
Pathology - -
Human Anatomy and Physiology 75 50
Health Education and Community Pharmacy 50 -
Total 400 375=775

Part-II

Subject No. of hours of theory No. of hours of Practical
Pharmaceutics-II 75 100
Pharmaceutical Chemistry-II 100 75
Pharmacology and Toxicology 75 50
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence 50 -
Drug Store and Business Management 75 -
Hospital and clinical pharmacy 75 50
Total 450 275=725

Approval of the authority conducting the course of the study:
The course of regular academic study prescribed under regulation 7 shall be conducted in an institution, approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under sub-section (1) of section 12 of the Pharmacy act , 1948, provided that the Pharmacy Council of India shall not approve any institution under this regulation unless it provides adequate arrangements for teaching in regard to building, accommodation , equipment and teaching staff as specified in Appendix- B to these regulations.
Examinations
There shall be an examination for Diploma in Pharmacy (Part- I) to examine students of the first year course and  an examination for Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II) to examine students of the second year course .Each examination may be held twice every year. The first examination in a year shall be the annual examination and the second examination shall be supplementary examination of the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part- I) or Diploma in Pharmacy (Part -II) , as the case may be. The examination shall be of written and practical  (including oral) nature, carrying maximum marks for each part of subject , as indicated  in Table III and Table IV
TABLE -III
Diploma in Pharmacy (Part- I ) Examination
Subject MAXIMUM MARKS FOR THEORY MAXIMUM MARKS FOR PRACTICAL
Exam Session Total Exam Session Total
Pharmaceutics-I 80 20 100 70 30 100
Pharm.Chem-I 80 20 100 70 30 100
Pharmacognosy 80 20 100 70 30 100
BioChemistry & Clinical Pathology 80 20 100 70 30 100
Human Anatomy & Physiology 80 20 100 70 30 100
Health Education  & Community & Pharmacy 80 20 100 - - -
Total 600 500=1100
*Internal assessment
TABLE -IV
Diploma in Pharmacy (Part- II ) Examination
Subject MAXIMUM MARKS FOR THEORY MAXIMUM MARKS FOR PRACTICAL
Exam Session Total Exam Session Total
Pharmaceutics-II 80 20 100 70 30 100
Pharm.Chem-I 80 20 100 70 30 100
Pharmacology& Toxicology 80 20 100 70 30 100
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence 80 20 100 - - -
Drug  Store & Business Mgt.. 80 20 100 - - -
Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy 80 20 100 70 30 100
Total 600 400=1000
*Internal assessment
ELIGIBILITY FOR APPEARING AT THE DIPLOMA IN PHARMACY PART -I EXAMINATION
Only such candidates who produce certificates from the head of the Academic institution in which he/ she has under gone the  Diploma in Pharmacy Part-I course, in proof of his/ her having regularly and satisfactorily undergone the course of study by attending not less than 75% of the classes held both in theory  and in practical separately in each subject shall be eligible for appearing at the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I) examination
MODE OF EXAMINATION
  •  Each theory and practical examination in the subject mentioned in  Table -III and IV shall be of three hours duration.
  • A candidate who fails in theory of practical examination of  a subject shall re-appear both in theory and practical of the same subject.
  • Practical examination shall also consist of a viva voce (Oral) examination.
AWARD OF SESSIONAL MARKS AND MAINTENANCE OF RECORDS
  • A regular record of both theory and practical class work and examinations conducted in an institution imparting training for Diploma in Pharmacy Part-I and Diploma in training for Diploma in Pharmacy Part-II courses, shall be maintained for each student theory and 30 marks for each practical subject shall be allotted as sessionals.
  • There should be at least two periodic sessional examinations during each academic year. The highest aggregate of any two performance shall form the basis of calculating sessional marks.
  • The sessional marks in practical shall be allotted on the following basis:

Actual Performance in the sessional examination .15  day to Day assessment in the practical class work.

MINIMUM  MARKS FOR PASSING THE EXAMINATION
A student shall not be declared to have passed Diploma in Pharmacy examination unless he/ she secures at least 50% marks in each of the subject separately in the theory examinations, including sessional marks and at least 50% marks in each of the practical examinations including sessional marks. The candidates securing 60%marks or above in aggregate in all subjects in a single attempt at the Diploma in Pharmacy. (Part-I) or  Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II) examination as the case may be. candidates securing 75% marks or above in any subject  or subjects shall be declared to have passed with distinction in that subject or those subjects provided he/ she passes in all the subjects in a single attempt.
ELIGIBILITY FOR PROMOTION TO DIPLOMA IN PHARMACY (Part-II)
All candidates who have appeared for all the subjects and passed the Diploma in Pharmacy Part-I examination are eligible for promotion to the Diploma in Pharmacy Part-II class. However, failure in more than two subjects shall debar him/ her from promotion to the Diploma in Pharmacy Part-II class.
IMPROVEMENT OF SESSIONAL MARKS
Candidates  who wish to improve sessional marks can do so, by appearing in two additional sessional examinations during the next academic year. The average score of the two examinations shall be the basis  for improved sessional marks in theory. The sessional of practical shall be improved by appearing in additional practical examinations. Marks awarded to a candidate for day to day assessment  in the practical class  bit be improved unless he/ she attends a regular course study again.
APPROVAL OF EXAMINATIONS
The examinations mentioned in regulations 10 to 13  and 15 shall be held by an authority herein after referred to as the Examining Authority in a state, which shall be approved by the Pharmacy council of India under sub-section (2) of section 12 of the Pharmacy Act., 1948. such approval shall be granted  only if the Examining Authority concerned fulfill the conditions as specified in Appendix-C to these regulations.
CERTIFICATE OF PASSING EXAMINATION FOR DIPLOMA IN PHARMACY (PART-II)
Certificate of having passed the examination for the Diploma in Pharmacy, Part- II shall be granted by the  Examining Authority to a successful student.

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