Priyadarshini Institute of Paramedical Science - Pharmacy

Priyadarshini Institute of Paramedical Science - Pharmacy


This institute was started by the Government of Kerala in order to provide special training and education in paramedical courses to the students of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities. The institute was inaugurated by Sri. K. Karunakaran the former Chief Minister of Kerala on 21-01-1985. Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm), Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT), Diploma in Radiological Technology (DRT), Diploma in Dental Mechanic Course (DMC), Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistance (OA) and General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) are the various courses offered by the institute. Dr. Beena Paul. MD is current director of the institute. 


About D.Pharm course


Diploma in Pharmacy or D.Pharm is a two year course with main objective is to educate and train the students for practicing pharmacy. A pass in D.Pharm course is minimum qualification to become registered pharmacist in India. Total intake for D.Pharm course in our institute is 40 and the admissions are made by Directorate of Medical Education (DME) through LBS. Minimum qualification for admission to the course is a pass in 10+2 examination (academic stream) in science (Physics, chemistry and biology/Mathematics or equivalent described in Education regulations 1991(Pharmacy act 1948) approved by Pharmacy council of India (PCI). Duration of the course shall be for two academic years (Part-I and Part-II) with each academic year spread over a period of not less than one hundred and eighty working days in addition to 500 hours practical training spread over a period of not less than 3 months. There shall be examination for Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I) to examine students of the first year course and examination for the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II) to examine students of the second year course. Examination is conducted by Board of D.Pharm examinations, Directorate of Medical Education (DME), Government of Kerala. Minimum 75 % attendance in theory and practical separately is essential for appearing examinations. Failure of more than two subjects in D.Pharm part-I examinations debar him/her from promotion to the Diploma in Pharmacy part-II class. The institute is approved by Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) for conduction of D.Pharm course under sub section (1) of section 12 of the Pharmacy act, 1948.


Smt. Ajitha H.S.

Associate Professor

Smt. Geetha P. Nair

Assistant Professor

Smt. Anitha Thomas

Assistant Professor

Dr. Wilbee D.S.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Pramod P.S.

Assistant Professor


Adjunct faculties from other departments

Smt. Noorji S.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Shibu M.R.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Mahesh G

Assistant Professor


Non- Teaching Staff

Mr. S. Harikumar


Mrs. Remya V.S.

Lab Technician Grade II

Mrs. Shini L. Nelson

Lab Technician Grade II

Mr. Suresh


Mrs. Izabella Joseph


Mrs. T. Sheeja

Full time sweeper

Facilities at a glance


Pharmacy council of India (PCI) insists following equipments for conduct of D.Pharm course.


Continuous hot extraction equipment, conical percolator, tincture press, hand grilling mill, disintegrator, ball mill, hand operated tablet machine, tablet coating pan, polishing pan, Monsanto’s hardness tester, Pfizer type hardness tester, tablet disintegration test apparatus, tablet dissolution test apparatus, granulating sieve set, tablet counter, friability tester, collapsible tube, capsule filling machine, digital balance, glass distillation unit, ampoule washing machine, ampoule filling and sealing machine, sintered glass filter, autoclave, hot air sterilizer, incubator, asceptic cabinet, Ampoule clarity test equipment, blender, lab centrifuge, oiniment slab, pestle and mortar porcelain, pestle and mortar glass, refrigerators, suppository moulds


Pharmaceutical chemistry

Refractometer, polarimeter, photoelectric colourimeter, atomic model set, pH meter, electronic balance, periodic table chart.


Physiology and Pharmacology laboratory

Haemoglobinometer, haemocytometer, students organ bath, sherington’s rotating drum, frog board, tray (dissecting), frontal writing lever, aeration tube, telethermometer, pole climbing apparatus, histamine chamber, simple lever, sterling heart lever, aerator, histological slides, sphygmomanometer, stethoscope, first aid equipments, contraceptive device, dissecting instruments, balance for weighing small animals, kymograph paper, actophotometer, analgesiometer, thermometer, plastic animal cage, charts, human skeleton, charts, electroconvulsiometer, syme’scannula, stop watch, clamp, screw clips.


Pharmacognosy laboratory

Projection microscope, chart (different types), models (different types), permanent slides, slides, and coverslips.


Pharmacy Practice laboratory

Colurimeter, microscope, permanent slides, watch glass, centrifuge, filtration equipment, filling machine,sealing machine, autoclave sterilizer, sintered glass funnel, laminar air flow buch, vacuum pump, oven, surgical dressing, incubator, pH meter, disintegration test apparatus, hardness tester, centrifuge, magnetic stirrer, thermostatic bath.



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Other activities

Students have an association and the sports and arts festivals are conducted with support of staff. Onam festival, Christmas festival, fresher’s day, college day etc. was celebrated in a befitting manner. 

Faculties on this department

Pramod P S

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy

Wilbee D S

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy


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Trivandrum Medical College,              
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Kerala State. India PIN - 695 011
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