D. Pharm

Diploma in Pharmacy

2 Years - Annual Pattern - Full Time

Much Beyond the Prescription


D. Pharm. (Diploma in Pharmacy) is the minimum qualification required to be a registered Pharmacist in India. With an outcome-focused curriculum for students to improve the necessary skills and adopt academic excellence for entry-level positions in retail pharmacies, hospital pharmacies as well as pharmaceutical companies.

The programme provides the knowledge of healthcare and biochemical science to prepare students for a life-long career as pharmacy education experts, clinical researchers, and pharmaceutical scientists. Students will get in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in specialized areas. It also opens the door for certain opportunities in government sectors. Furthermore, the candidate can emerge as an entrepreneur right after the successful completion of the course.

Advancement of technology in the pharmacy field and as per the requirement of the PCI (Pharmacy Council of India), the laboratories in VU are well equipped with the latest, modern scientific instruments and library with the best reference books, scientific magazines, and journals.

Outcome On successful completion of D.Pharm. programme at VU the student will be able to : :
1 Acquire the knowledge and comprehension of core concepts of pharmacy, biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, and manufacturing practices.
2 Demonstrate effective planning abilities including time management, resource management, delegation skills and organizational skills.
3 Utilize the principles of scientific enquiry, analytical thinking and critical thinking, while solving problems during daily practice.
4 Find, analyze, evaluate and apply information systematically and make defensible decisions.
5 Understand the human reaction to change, motivational issues, leadership and team-building issues while fulfilling professional and societal responsibilities as a responsible citizen to facilitate improvement in health and well-being.
6 Understand, analyze and communicate the value of their professional roles in society (e.g. healthcare professionals, promoters of health, educators, managers, employers, employees).
7 Honour personal values and apply ethical principles in professional and social contexts. Demonstrate behaviour that recognizes cultural and personal variability in values, communication and lifestyles while making decisions and taking responsibility for the outcomes associated with the decisions.
8 Communicate effectively with the pharmacy community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports, make effective presentations and documentation.
9 Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal health, safety and legal issues while professional practice in pharmacy.
10 Understand the impact of the professional pharmacy solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
11 Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change. Self-assess and use feedback effectively from others to identify learning needs and to satisfy these needs on an ongoing basis.

Course Type Course Name Marks Internal External
PC Pharmaceutics (Th) 100 20 80
PC Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Th) 100 20 80
PC Pharmacognosy (Th) 100 20 80
PC Human Anatomy & Physiology (Th) 100 20 80
PC Social Pharmacy (Th) 100 20 80
PC Pharmaceutics (Pr) 100 20 80
PC Pharmacognosy (Pr) 100 20 80
PC Human Anatomy & Physiology (Pr) 100 20 80
    900 180 720
Course Type Course Name Marks Internal External
PC Pharmacology (Th) 100 20 80
PC Community Pharmacy & Management (Th) 100 20 80
PC Biochemistry & Clinical Pathology (Th) 100 20 80
PC Pharmacotherapeutics (Th) 100 20 80
PAECC Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy (Th) 100 20 80
PAECC Pharmacy Laws and Ethics (Th) 100 20 80
PC Pharmacology (Pr) 100 20 80
PC Community Pharmacy & Management (Pr) 100 20 80
PC Biochemistry & Clinical Pathology (Pr) 100 20 80
    900 180 720

  • The academic structure supports capacity building and skill enhancement
  • In-depth knowledge of practical aspects and laboratory sessions.
  • Corporate connect through live internships, field studies, and industry interaction, opportunities, and collaborations
  • Aligned with industry practices, emerging technologies, and the evolving expectations of key stakeholders
  • Learning through diverse pedagogical approaches
  • Nurturing Entrepreneurial aspirations and preparedness
  • Multifaceted development of students plus progress through co-curricular and extracurricular activities, along with involvement in various discussions and events
  • Training students to be adept at the utilization of advanced techniques, tools and resources for the uplifting of the pharmacy profession and betterment of society.

Mr. Makarand Puri
Faculty of Pharmacy

Mr. Makarand Puri
Assistant Professor & HoD
Dr. Vijay Khedkar
Faculty of Pharmacy

Dr. Vijay Khedkar
Associate Professor
Dr. Sachin Shridhar Sakat
Faculty of Pharmacy

Dr. Sachin Shridhar Sakat
Associate Professor
Ms. Sonali Manwatkar
Faculty of Pharmacy

Ms. Sonali Manwatkar
Assistant Professor
Dr. Poonam Inamdar
Faculty of Pharmacy

Dr. Poonam Inamdar
Assistant Professor
Dr. Swati Sachin Mutha
Faculty of Pharmacy

Dr. Swati Sachin Mutha
Assistant Professor
Dr. Preeti Prashant Mehta
Faculty of Pharmacy

Dr. Preeti Prashant Mehta
Assistant Professor
Bindurani L G P Ram
Faculty of Pharmacy

Bindurani L G P Ram
Assistant Professor
Dr. Devendra Pratap Singh
Faculty of Pharmacy

Dr. Devendra Pratap Singh
Assistant Professor
Ms. Shweta Shankar Ghodake
Faculty of Pharmacy

Ms. Shweta Shankar Ghodake
Assistant Professor
Mr. Ashok Nandlal Khatawakar
Faculty of Pharmacy

Mr. Ashok Nandlal Khatawakar
Assistant Professor
Miss. Pallavi Shrirang Dhekale
Faculty of Pharmacy

Miss. Pallavi Shrirang Dhekale
Assistant Professor
Mrs. Mrunalini Harish Kulkarni
Faculty of Pharmacy

Mrs. Mrunalini Harish Kulkarni
Assistant Professor


The pharmaceutical industry is growing rapidly worldwide and a career in this field has a bright future. The career path of pharmacy graduates takes them to assume the positions like:

  • Hospital and community pharmacists (Dispensing of Medicines and Counseling of Patients)
  • Pharmaceutical sales and distribution executives (Bulk Distribution of Medicines and Detailing to Medical practitioners/Doctors)
  • Industrial pharmacists (Manufacturing, Quality Control, and Quality Assurance, Packaging, etc)
  • Academic Pharmacists (Training Diploma in Pharmacy Students/ Laboratory Technician)
  • Entrepreneur (Production, sales and marketing of medicines and pharma equipment)


“Diploma in pharmacy from Vishwakarma University is one of the best experiences of my life with a beautiful mix of academics and innovative learning methods. Teachers are very supportive and treat us all equally. I am grateful to the institute for helping us optimally utilize our time. Along with our regular classes, there were also seminars and workshops in which we got to learn from the best people in the pharmaceutical industry. VU has provided me a platform to realize my potential and give me exposure to various extra-curricular activities along with great academics and to make the best use of it. All of my faculty members are outstanding and give us the best guidance possible. Thank you, VU.”

Rukhsar, Student

“Vishwakarma University, where I started my journey to be successful, joined the D.Pharm programme here. The combination of technology, innovative thinking and faculty at VU makes me more competent. The activities and efforts taken by faculties for the betterment of students are significant. VOLP is the interface between teacher and students, where we meet our teacher virtually for the class as well as notes and it is like an actual class experience!! Thanks to faculty and VU for giving me great exposure and making me more competent."

Sanket Shinde, Student

“I am sincerely honoured to share my gratitude towards Vishwakarma University. As it is the place from where I started my journey towards my goal by holding a positive attitude by joining D.Pharm. programme here. VU has also made learning and teaching methods interesting and easy by providing an online platform i.e. VOLP. I would like to thank all faculty and VU for providing the best education for the betterment of society. Thank you so much for bringing confidence in me. ”

Tanmayee Sunilkumar Joshi, Student

  • As per Times Higher Education Global Impact Rankings 2021, Vishwakarma University, Pune is featured in the top institutions amongst 1200 universities from 98 countries/regions. These rankings assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Vishwakarma University is conferred with the Emerging University of the Year award in Western India by ASSOCHAM in its 13th Higher Education Conclave 2020.
  • Vishwakarma University Pune has been declared Winner for Excellence in Design Education Award at the World Education Award 2021(Higher Education) held on March 6, 2021 for the project “Industry on Campus and Industry Connect”.
  • Dr. Poonam Inamdar (Faculty of B.Pharm.) has received the PERFICIO AWARDS 2020 title - Young Achiever of the Year-2020 | UPACRI 2020 - Hosted & Organized by DHS Foundation, New Delhi (a non-profit ISO 9001:2015 organization) in collaboration with CAMPBELL University, North Carolina, USA.
  • Mr. Vasudev Bendre a student of 2nd year B.Pharm. won the title Best researcher award (cash prize of 5000/-) in I-WIN’s first virtual national IPR moot court competition-2020 in collaboration with the center for IPRS and Patent Facilitation Services of Osmania University & University colleges of Law, Osmania University.
  • Mr. Amit Jitendra Choudhary student of 1st year B.Pharm won 1st place in 82 Kg. wt. class in The District Association of Jabalpur Powerlifting bench press & Dead Lift Championship 2021-22 held at Ramleela Manch, GCF Estate, Jabalpur (M.P)
  • Faculty of Pharmacy, Dr. Swati Mutha received a consolation prize for oral presentation in the International e- Conference-2021 on “Covid-19: Challenges and Opportunities in Pharmaceutical Research” organized by the Institute of Pharmacy, Nirma University and Indrashil University.

Option 1- In Person 

Option 2 – Online 

Note: Vishwakarma University (VU), Pune charges application form fee.

  • Basic Qualification Required : Passed 12th / 10+2 examination with physics, chemistry and Biology or Mathematics from any recognized Board / University.
  • VU Entrance

Entrance Examination : VUNET

  • Saturday, 27th March 2021
  • Saturday, 29th May, 2021
  • Saturday, 26th June, 2021
  • Saturday, 24th July, 2021
  • Saturday, 25th September, 2021


Intake: 60.

Programme Commencement Date: 16th August 2021.

As applicable for UG / PG Programme

For Reserved Category Students – Caste Certificate, Caste Validity, Non-Creamy Layer Certificate, are additionally required (over and above listed documents).

Last date of submitting all / pending documents: 30th September 2021.

  • Rs. 1,10,000/- Per academic year (annual fees). The fees will remain the same for the 2nd year.
  • Hostel fees (if applicable) and Examination Form Fee will be charged separately.

Click Here to know the applicable Annual Fees and Amount to be paid in instalments.

Note: Postdated cheques (PDCs) are to be submitted for Installment II and III at the time of provisional admission along with payment of Installment I.


Option I – Visit Accounts Section, Vishwakarma University Office, Pune, and deposit only DD or Cheque of requisite amount. No Cash Payment. DD / Cheque should not be deposited directly into the bank. It is to be deposited to University’s Accounts Section (Monday – Saturday, 10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.). DD or Cheque is to be drawn in the name of “Vishwakarma University” Payable at Pune.

Option II – EDC Machine (Card Swipe Machine). Use Debit or Credit Card to swipe for payment of requisite fees at Accounts Counter, Vishwakarma University, Admissions Office, Pune.

Option III – RTGS / NEFT / IMPS (Immediate Payment Service - Interbank Electronic Fund Transfer)

Institute Name Vishwakarma University
State Maharashtra
District / City Pune
Bank HDFC Bank Limited
Branch Kondhwe, Khurd, Pune 411 048.
Type of Account Current
Account Number 50200027418843
IFSC Code HDFC0000029 (Fifth to Ninth character is “Zero”)

After completion of the transaction, inform the accounts section at the earliest on email (accounts.university@vupune.ac.in) or visit the accounts section with the following details.

  1. Student’s Full Name
  2. Programme & Year
  3. Date of Transaction
  4. Amount of Transaction
  5. Bank Name
  6. UTR No. and / or Transaction Id

After receipt of said information, the accounts section will issue a payment receipt.

Separate accommodation and food facility for Boys and Girls on a first come first serve basis.

  • Boys Hostel (Grade A & B) with capacity more than 140 Beds
  • Girls Hostel with capacity more than 70 Beds.
  • Food (Compulsory) – Vegetarian
  • Booking Amount : Rs. 10 Thousand
  • Refundable Deposit : Rs. 5 Thousand
  • Laundry Charges : Charged separately
  • Transport : Hostel to VU (To and Fro) Rs. 1 Thousand - (bi-monthly) subject to minimum number of seats.

Note : Refer photo gallery for Hostel facilities.

Counselling & Admission Officers :

Mr. Ganesh Thite / Mr. Vinayak Shinde

Vishwakarma University, Main Building, Room No. 1006, Survey No. 2, 3, 4 Laxmi Nagar,

Kondhwa (Bk.) Pune - 411048.

Maharashtra, India.

Contact Numbers: +91 90670 022 23 / 24 / 25 / 26

Email: admissions@vupune.ac.in | connect@vupune.ac.in

Website: www.vupune.ac.in

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