About Diploma in Pharmacy

Diploma in Pharmacy from Sherwood College of Pharmacy is a career oriented, entry level diploma course. Students who plan to pursue a long term career in pharmaceuticals opt for this course as pharmacy continues to be a very promising field of medicine. The program prepares students to work as a licensed pharmacist in hospitals, community pharmacies and other pharmaceutical-related fields. On successful completion of the diploma, the student applies to the council and is awarded the status of a registered / licensed pharmacist.

Course Overview

This course has been divided in three parts. Part I and II deals with the theory and practical components of all the sciences involved in development, production, marketing, sales and distribution of pharmaceutical products. Part III is the most essential training part which involves training in hospital pharmacy / community pharmacy / hospitals.

(As per the Pharmacy Council of India this is an essential part of the course and subject to availability of seats students are provided on-the-job-training / internship in an institute of repute).

During the course of practical training the trainee is given exposure to -

  • knowledge of record keeping
  • practical experience in proper use of common pharmaceutical apparatus
  • reading, understanding, copying and dispensing of prescription
  • storage of drugs and medical preparations

Course Objective

  • to understand the structure and function of various systems of the human body
  • to be able to prepare various traditional dosage types, as well as the ability to control machines and operations involved in the preparation and packaging process
  • to understand the structure, chemistry, physiochemical properties, adverse effects and therapeutic value of drugs
  • acquire knowledge of the classification, identification, nomenclature and methods of preparation of simple compounds
  • to learn about the Legislations related to the profession of pharmacy in India
  • to have fundamental and practical knowledge of drug store management, inventory control and market research
  • to have basic knowledge of the hospital and clinical pharmacy with an understanding of both the diseases and services provided by hospitals
  • to understand the Fundamentals of Pharmacognosy such as scope, classification of crude drugs, their identification and evaluation, phytochemicals present in them and their medicinal properties

In addition to the academic curriculum, overall personality development of the students is also taken care of by the faculty. Students attend behavioral and communication training, as well as time management training, which is an important component while working in the medical field, resulting in a fine combination of personal touch and medical ethics. These sincere academic teaching and training efforts account for what makes Sherwood College of Pharmacy a favourable choice among the top D. Pharma colleges not only in Lucknow but also in the country.

Course Duration

2 years


Intermediate or equivalent examination with PCM/PCB Application as a subject. General and OBC candidates must have secured at least 50% of marks and SC & ST candidates should have obtained a minimum of 45% in aggregate of total marks.

Intake: 60

Career Opportunities

On successful completion of the diploma course one can work in various public and private sector institutions as pharmacist, quality analyst or production executives. Diploma holders can also opt for higher studies through lateral entry in B.Pharma second year.

Admission Procedure


Education, value loaded and value driven which helps the students with raw, undiscovered talents to develop into an effective, complete professional who not only becomes a success in life but also contributes significantly to the betterment of his envisions, his society. The aesthetically designed Sherwood College of Pharmacy campus has a stimulating atmosphere, conducive to all around development of students. Best layouts and idyllic ambience characterize the lecture theaters of Sherwood College of Pharmacy are spacious and equipped with the latest teaching aids & audio visual equipments facilitating the process of fast and updated learning.

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