Diploma in Dermatology, Venerology and Leprosy


The Full form of DVD is Diploma in Dermatology, Venerology and Leprosy. DVD is a 2 year post graduate diploma course offered by various institutes and colleges in India. The duration of the course varies for colleges and institutes. Minimum educational qualification required for the course is intermediate or bachelors’ degree. Admissions to DVD are on the basis of grade and equivalent marks obtained in 10+2 or equivalent to that. The program intends to impart to the postgraduate student, professional competence in diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted diseases, cosmetic dermatological diseases, common skin diseases, and leprosy independently. DVD graduates must independently be able to attend medical emergencies related to skin, leprosy and venereal diseases and adopt preventive measures at individual and community levels against communicable and non-communicable venereal diseases, leprosy, skin diseases, and other such ailments. Major Job profile and designations for DVD graduates are Skin Specialist, Dermatology Professor, Medical Representative, Therapy Manager – IVF Artificial Reproduction, Clinical Application specialist, and Sales Coordinator etc. Graduates with this degree have opportunity for the industries like Healthcare environments including hospitals, public health clinics, college health centers, physician practices, integrative healthcare clinics, natural apothecaries, and in settings that care for military veterans etc.