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Drug Control Department: Board of Examination Authority

Board of Examining Authority, 3rd Floor, No. 2, Govt. College of Pharmacy Building, P. Kalingarao Road, Subbaiah Circle, Bengaluru - 560027

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 Pharmacy Council of India constituted the Board of Examination Authority of the Drugs Control Department under regulation 12 of its education regulation. 

The Board of Examination Authority sets regulations for the conduction of D.Pharm examinations. It also decides the eligibility criteria for the students. 

Students must receive certification from the Board of Examination Authority of the Drug Control Department to pursue a career as a Pharmacist. 

They must qualify in their first and second-year examinations conducted by the board to receive certificates.

The D.Pharm syllabus and the examination scheme are prescribed by the education regulation of the Pharmacy Council of India based on the latest developments in the industry. 

As a result, students gain the required skills and knowledge to start their career after completing the D.Pharm course.


The Board of Examination Authority has various functions and responsibilities. They are as follows:

  • To set up the eligibility criteria and dates for the examination process.
  • To handle the registration process of the examination.
  • To ensure the smooth conduction of the examination and prevent malpractice.
  • To publish results and mark-cards after the examination process.
  • To issue provisional certificates to qualifying candidates.
  • To reevaluate the marks for students who have applied for revaluation.
  • To provide qualified candidates with diploma certificates after successful completion of the course and examination.

Admission Procedure: 

The Drug Control Department sets up the standard guidelines for colleges to carry out admissions. 

The colleges that provide the D.Pharm course follow the guidelines and eligibility criteria set by the Drug Control Department.


Students who want to study D.Pharm must have completed their 10+2 in the science stream or should have passed in any other equivalent qualification approved by the Pharmacy Council of India.

Fees Structure:

DCGI India is responsible for fixing the examination fee for the students. It is as follows:

1st Year Diploma Exam (All Subjects)
2nd Year Diploma Exam (All Subjects)
Appearing for 1 Subject - Preliminary/ Final
Appearing for 2 Subjects - Preliminary/ Final
Appearing for more than 2 Subjects - Preliminary/ Final

The Drugs Controller Department is responsible for the entire examination process of the D.Pharm course. It includes both written and practical examinations. 

The Drugs Controller General of India sets the regulations for the following:

  • Eligibility
  • Examination Centres
  • Date of Examination
  • Mode of Registration for Examinations
  • Examination Fees
  • Admission Tickets
  • Publication of Results
  • Marks Cards
  • Provisional Certificates
  • Marks Cards
  • Provisional Certificates
  • Diploma Certificates
Affiliated colleges under Drug Control Department: Board of Examination Authority


- Yes, the syllabus of D.Pharm is decided by the DCGI India.

- The duration of the course is 2 years. It also includes 500 hours of practical training.

- The subjects taught in the D.Pharm course during the 2 years include Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacognosy, Biochemistry & Clinical Pathology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Health Education & Community Pharmacy, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence, Drug Store & Business Management, and Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy.

- Yes, the Drugs Control Department sets the regulations and conditions for institutions to follow regarding accommodation and staff appointments.

- Students can apply for admission to the D.Pharm course when the Control Drugs Department opens the admission window for the ongoing academic year. The Drugs Controller General of India informs about the commencement of the admission procedure by releasing an official notification.
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