Diploma in Pharmacy is a two year course. The examination consists of two parts, Part 1 (1st year) and Part 2 (2nd year). Each part consists of six papers. There will be an examination at the end of Part I and Part II with written, oral and practical tests. Pharmacy is a Paramedical field involved in the preparation, dispensing and appropriate use of medication meant for therapeutic purposes.
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.
Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary, Kerala or examinations recognized as equivalent then to, with 50% mark in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Mathematics is eligible.
The allotments to this programme are made through centralized allotment process is made by Director of Medical Education, Trivandrum will be through a Single Window System (SWS) / the Director, LBS Centre, under the supervision of the Director of Medical Education. The allotments will be strictly based on the options exercised by the candidate and the rank lists prepared by the Director, LBS Centre for Science and Technology, Trivandrum.