The candidates who have acquired a Diploma in Pharmacy with a minimum of 45% marks (40% in the case of SC/ ST category) in aggregate of the examination from AICTE and PCI approved institutions may be allowed admission to second year of the course provided that Diploma holders in Pharmacy admitted directly to B. Pharm second year shall have to pass those subjects of B.Pharm first year which were not covered by them under D. Pharm course.