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The ER-2020 D.Pharm Syllabus has the following structure in every course. Though the theory and practical courses are not mutually exclusive. As per the Regulations, the theory and practical are to be considered as individual courses.

Theory Courses: The theory courses basically provide concepts and explain the relationship between the concepts. Understanding of the theoretical courses enable the students to identify the problems in real life situation and make a plan for addressing such problems. Also, the theory courses helps to understand what is not known and thus is the tool for accumulation of knowledge. The syllabus of the theory courses has been systematically and logically described as different chapters and the minimum number of hours to be spent on teaching are mentioned chapter wise and course wise. The teachers shall further distribute the total hours of any given chapter among the sub-topic as required by the subject matter.

Practical Courses: The practical courses are designed for applying the theoretical knowledge in the given experimental / simulated conditions. The practical courses deepen the understanding of theories, develop the skills, hone professional competencies, provide opportunities to observe, think and analyse problem solving methods, Further, they help to gain experience with the real things in practice. The teachers shall train the students in actual / simulated practical conditions.

Tutorials: The purpose of the tutorial hour is typically to engage the students in smaller groups in order to pay a closer attention on their learning process. This is an opportunity for the students to complete their assignments, develop specific skills, and discuss any problems in the study topics in a less formal way. During the tutorial hour, the students shall exchange their ideas within the small group- and learn to accept constructive criticism and listen to others, also the tutorial hour enables the teachers to closely monitor the progress of the individual students and provide additional academic support to individuals, if necessary.

Assignments: The purpose the assignments are to encourage the students for self-directed learning. Further, the assignments will provide critical thinking, enhance the skills such as literature search, data mining, and data interpretation, and report formatting time-management and written communication. This is also a mode of self-assessment for the student about the level of understanding of the concepts of a particular course. The teachers shall apply their knowledge and wisdom in choosing the assignment topics at a micro level in alignment with the topics given in the syllabus. The assignments shall be evaluated against a set of criteria. A typical format for the assessment of an assignment is given in Appendix-1

Field Visits: The purpose of field visits is to provide a real world experience to the students. The field visits will help them to realize that what they learn within the walls of the classroom / laboratory can help them solve the problems they see in the world around them. Also, this is helpful to the teachers to widen their horizons of knowledge and broadening the scope of the syllabus. Every student shall submit a report describing their objectives, experience, learning points, etc. pertaining to the field trip in the typical format.


S.No Course Code Name of the Course Total Theory / Practical
Total Tutorial
Theory Practical Hours
per Week
Tutorial Hours
per Week
1 20111 Pharmaceutics – Theory 75 25 3 1
2 20051 Pharmaceutics – Practical 75 --- 3 ---
3 20112 Pharmaceutical Chemistry - Theory 75 25 3 1
4 20052 Pharmaceutical Chemistry - Practical 75 ---- 3 ---
5 20113 Pharmacognosy - Theory 75 25 3 1
6 20053 Pharmacognosy – Practical 75 --- 3 ---
7 20114 Human Anatomy & Physiology – Theory 75 25 3 1
8 20054 Human Anatomy & Physiology – Practical 75 ---- 3 ---
9 20115 Social Pharmacy – Theory 75 25 3 1
10 20055 Social Pharmacy – Practical 75 --- 3 ---


S.No Course Code Name of the Course Total Theory / Practical Hours Total Tutorial Hours Theory Practical Hours
per Week
Tutorial Hours
per Week
1 20221 Pharmacology – Theory 75 25 3 1
2 20056 Pharmacology– Practical 50 --- 2 ---
3 20222 Community Pharmacy & Management - Theory 75 25 3 1
4 20057 Community Pharmacy & Management - Practical 75 ---- 3 ---
5 20223 Biochemistry & Clinical Pathology - Theory 75 25 3 1
6 20058 Biochemistry & Clinical Pathology - Practical 50 --- 2 ---
7 20224 Pharmacotherapeutics– Theory 75 25 3 1
8 20059 Pharmacotherapeutics – Practical 25 ---- 1 ---
9 20225 Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy – Theory 75 25 3 1
10 20060 Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy – Practical 25 --- 1 ---
11 20226 Pharmacy Law & Ethics 75 25 3 1


Practical Training: The goal of the practical training for the students is to provide a real-time, supervised experience on the professional tasks emphasised in their course of study. Further it helps them to apply their acquired knowledge and skills in the professional working environment. The practical training intensively prepares the students with adequate competencies and qualifications required for the career opportunity in the future.

Diploma in Pharmacy (Part III) i.e. practical training for 500 hours is not less than three months in pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy with Chemist and Druggist license under the "Drugs and Cosmetics Act. 1940".

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