Priyadarshni Institute of Paramedical Sciences(PIPMS)


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), Dental Mechanic certificate Course(DMC), Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistance(DOA) and General Nursing and Midwifery(GNM) are the various courses offered by the institute. Dr. Beena Paul is current director of the institute.

About the 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). Minimum qualification for admission to the course is a pass in 10+2examination (academic stream) in science (physics ,chemistry and biology/mathematics or equivalent described in Education regulations 1991(Pharmacy act1948) approved by Pharmacy council of India(PCI). Duration of the course shall be 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 3months. There shall be examination for Diploma in Pharmacy (part-I) to examine the students of the first year course and examination for the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II) to examine the 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 examination. 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 subsection-(1)of section the Pharmacy12 of the Pharmacy act 1948

Facilities at a glance: 

PCI insists following equipment for conduct of D.Pharm course


Continuous hot extraction equipment, conical percolator, tincture press, hand grinding mill, disintegrator, ball mill, hand operated tablet machine, tablet coating pan, polishing pan, Monsantos hardness tester, Pfizer type hardness tester. Tablet disintegration type apparatus, tablet dissolution type 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, aseptic cabinet, ampoule clarity testing equipment, blender, lab centrifuge, ointment slab, pestle and mortar, 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, sheringtons rotating drum, frog board, tray, frontal writing lever, aeration tube, tele thermometer, pole climbing apparatus, histamine chamber, simple lever, sterling heart lever, aerator, histological slides, sphygmomanometer, stethoscope,

First aid equipment , contraceptive device, dissecting instruments, balance for weighing small animals, kymograph paper, actophtometer, analgesiometer, thermometer, plastic animal cage, charts, human skeleton, electroconvulsiometer, symes cannula, stop watch, clamp, screw clips


Pharmacognosy laboratory

Projection microscope, chart, models, permanent slides and cover slip

Pharmacy practice laboratory

Colourimeter, microscope, permanent slides, watch glass, centrifuge, filtration equipment, filling machine, sealing machine, autoclave, sterilizer, scintered glass funnel, laminar airflow bench, vacuum pump, oven, surgical dressing, incubator, pH meter, disintegration test apparatus, hardness tester, centrifuge, magnetic stirrer, thermostatic bath


Dr.Haripriya M.

Asssociate Professor

Smt.Geetha .P. Nair

Assistant Professor

Smt.Sherin A.Hameed

Assistant Professor

Smt.Seema .S.Nair

Assistant Professor

Smt.Anitha Thomas

Assistant Professor

Adjunct faculties from other department


Smt.Noorji .S

Assistant Professor

Dr. Shibu M. R

Assistant Professor

Dr. Mahesh . G

Assistant Professor


       Non –Teaching Staff

Smt.Shini.L. Nelson

Lab-Technician Grade-II

Smt.Remya .V.S

Lab-Technician Grade-II

Mr.S.Hari Kumar


Mr. Sureshkumar


Smt. Izabella Joseph


Smt. T. Sheeja

Full time Sweeper

Other activities: 

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

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Trivandrum Medical College,              
Medical College PO,
Kerala State. India PIN - 695 011
Phone no : + 91- 471 -2528386
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