Bachelor of Pharmacy | Kathmandu University

Kathmandu University offers Bachelor of Pharmacy degree for students who wants to develop knowledge of how drugs are developed and how medications affect the human body. Students will qualify with the ability to gain entry to a profession that focuses on improving the quality of people's lives. This degree requires generally 4 years to 5 years complete. This degree will cover the major topics including chemical, physical, pharmaceutical and pharmacological properties of medicines and the application of these in the practice of pharmaceutical sector. Practical experience in variety of clinical settings are emphasised in the Bachelor of Pharmacy, particularly in the third and fourth years. This degree is designed for those students interested in drug related careers. Also this degree is designed for students to acquire sufficient understanding of the principles and techniques. It will offer students with a coordinated understanding, comprehensive knowledge and capable in all disciplines of pharmacy.

List of Bachelor of Pharmacy Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for Bachelor of Pharmacy program under Kathmandu University in Nepal.

Objectives of Bachelor of Pharmacy

  • To create pharmacists with sound knowledge in science, technology, health and social sciences.
  • To develop clinical, industrial and business skills necessary to successfully operate as pharmacist in private and public hospitals, pharmaceutical clinics, etc.
  • To learn and make stronger the existing practices in the private and public sector organizations through continuing education and training program.
  • To assist pharmaceutical and related organizations in solving their problems by providing consultancy services.

Admission Requirements in Bachelor of Pharmacy

Eligibility:

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Must have passed +2/intermediate level with major course of physics, mathematics/biology and chemistry.
  • Must appear in the entrance examination and then in selection interview.

Only those candidates will be admitted who are selected after interview. 

Admission Criteria:

Following documents should be submitted along with the application form:

  • Copy of mark sheet.
  • Copy of citizenship.
  • Character certificates.

First Semester

  • MATH 111: Calculus and Algebra
  • PHYS 101: General Physics I
  • CHEM 101: General Chemistry
  • BIOL 101: General Biology
  • COMP 101: Information Systems Technology
  • ENGG 101: Engineering Project
  • EDRG 101: Engineering Drawing I
  • ENGT 101: Communication Skills I

Second Semester

  • MATH 101: Statistics and Probability
  • PHYS 102: General Physics II
  • COMP 102: Computer Programming
  • ENGG 102: Engineering Project
  • EDRG 102: Engineering Drawing II
  • ENGT 102: Communication Skills II
  • CHEM 102: Inorganic Chemistry
  • PHAR 111: Foundation Course in Pharmacy

Third Semester

  • MATH 206: Statistical Analysis
  • PHAR 201: Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • PHAR 202: Pharmaceutical Microbiology Lab
  • PHAR 203: Human Physiology and Pathophysiology I
  • PHAR 204: Pharmacognosy I
  • PHAR 205: Pharmacognosy Lab
  • CHEM 201: Reaction Mechanism and Stereochemistry
  • CHEM 208: Quantitative Analysis I
  • CHEM 210: Quantitative Analysis Lab I
  • PHAR 216: Inorganic Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • PHAR 217: Inorganic Pharmaceutical Chemistry Lab

Fourth Semester

  • BIOL 206: Biochemistry
  • PHAR 211: Biochemistry Laboratory
  • PHAR 212: Human Physiology and Pathophysiology II
  • PHAR 213: Human Physiology & Pathophysiology Lab
  • PHAR 214: Pharmacognosy II
  • PHAR 215: Pharmacognosy Lab
  • CHEM 203: Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 212: Quantitative Analysis II
  • CHEM 212: Quantitative Analysis Lab II

Fifth Semester

  • PHAR 301: Physical Pharmacy
  • PHAR 302: Physical Pharmacy Lab
  • PHAR 303: Pharmacology & Toxicology I
  • PHAR 304: Pharmaceutical Chemistry of Natural Products
  • PHAR 305: Pharmaceutical Chemistry Lab
  • INAN 301: Instrumental Analysis
  • INAN 302: Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
  • MGTS 301: Economics

Sixth Semester

  • PHAR 311: Pharmacology and Toxicology II
  • PHAR 312: Pharmacology and Toxicology Lab
  • PHAR 313: Biological Pharmacy
  • PHAR 314: Biological Pharmacy Lab
  • PHAR 315: Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
  • PHAR 316: Medicinal Chemistry
  • PHAR 317: Medicinal Chemistry Lab
  • MGTS 302: Business Management

Seventh Semester

  • PHAR 401: Pharmacy Practice I
  • PHAR 402: Hospital Pharmacy
  • PHAR 403: Pharmacy practice & Hospital Pharmacy Lab
  • PHAR 404: Industrial Pharmacy I
  • PHAR 405: Industrial Pharmacy Lab
  • PHAR 406: Quality Assurance and GMP
  • PHAR 407: Quality Assurance Lab
  • PHAR 408: Pharmacotherapeutics
  • MGTS 402: Entrepreneurship development

Eighth Semester

  • PHAR 411: Pharmacy Practice II
  • PHAR 412: Clinical Pharmacy
  • PHAR 413: Pharmacy practice & Clinical Pharmacy Lab
  • PHAR 414: Industrial Pharmacy II
  • PHAR 415: Industrial Pharmacy and Pharmceutical Biotechnology Lab
  • PHAR 416: Forensic Pharmacy
  • PHAR 422: Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • PHAR 417: Elective 1- Pharmaceutical Care
  • PHAR 419: Elective 2- Cosmetology
  • PHAR 420: Elective 3- Social and Behavioural Pharmacy
  • PHAR 421: Elective 4- Pharmacoeconomics
  • PHAR 423: Elective 5-Recent Advances in Pharmacology
  • PHAR 424: Elective 6- Chronopharmaceutics
  • PHAR 425: Elective 7- Herbal Formulation
  • PHAR 426: Elective 8- Complementary Medicines
  • PHAR 418: Project Work

Scope and Career Prospects

This degreeis a job oriented course and has a wide range of scope throughout the globe. With the rapid increment in the number of hospitals and healthcare centers, the demand of pharmacist is certainly raising. An individual with this degree can find jobs in private as well as government organizations including hospitals and clinics, chemist shops, research bodies & labs, medical shop chains etc. Efficient and trained pharmacist makes good money. As per reports, in United States an annual salary of a Pharmacist is around $105,000.

Since we are talking about a job oriented course, it's obvious that finding a job is never difficult for this degree holder. As this education deals with medicines and its maintenance students with this can work as

  • Clinical research
  • Drug therapist
  • Drug inspector
  • Pharmaceutical marketing and sales
  • Drug coordinators at hospitals
  • Chemical/Drug technician
  • Pharmacists in hospital

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