The School of Pharmacy offers a two years full time Diploma programme in Pharmacy (D. Pharma). It is a short term career-oriented program in the medical field designed to educate candidates with the basic concepts of Pharmaceutical Sciences.The program prepares students’ with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for beginning a career in retail pharmacies as well as pharmaceutical companies. The course provides an overview of the theory and practices involved in Pharmaceutical Sciences such as Biochemistry, Clinical Pathology, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Pharmacognosy, applications of Chemistry in the pharmaceutical industry, Community Pharmacy, Drug Store, Business Management and Health Education. Pharmaceutical Industry is one of the rapidly growing sectors around the world. India ranks 3rd worldwide by volume of production of drugs and 4th in terms of generic drug production. It opens up new channels for research in the areas of drug development, marketing, quality control of drugs, accurate and safe processing of prescriptions, compounding techniques, regulatory affairs marketing, pharmacy practices and procedures, etc.
The course is more diversified in term of jobs and business. Top recruiting companies include Dr. Reddy's, Mankind, Cipla, Sun pharmaceuticals industry ltd, INTAS biopharmaceuticals etc. They can work as medical transcriptionists, quality analysts, production executives, chemists, pharmacists, medical representatives and scientific officers in private firms. As a pharmacist they are able to read prescriptions, provide advice and directions for drug use and dispense drugs to patients by seeing doctors' prescriptions. They can start their independent pharmaceutical shops after undergoing proper regulatory procedures. Job opportunities are present in the government hospitals, clinics, private hospitals, health centers, pharmaceuticals companies, chemist shops, research institutes etc. Millions of Government vacancies are advertised every year in India with very good pay scales.
For the admission to first year of Diploma course in pharmacy, the candidate should have passed higher secondary certificate H.S.C. (Std.XII) Examination of Maharashtra State Board or its equivalent examination with at least 35% marks in aggregate with Physic, Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics and English.