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Master in Pharmacy | KU

Kathmandu University (KU) offers an intensive master's level program in the field of medical and pharmaceutical sciences, known as Master in Pharmacy. This is a 2-year course that provides advanced knowledge to students. The curriculum is designed on a semester basis and is divided into a total of 4 semesters. This course is offered under the Faculty of Pharmacy.

Currently, there are two specializations offered in this program: Industrial Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Care. The graduate level in Pharmacology aims to prepare experts for various fields such as pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies, public research centers, healthcare, learned societies, and public organizations. Research and development activities are conducted at all these levels in the field of pharmacy, requiring trained professionals who have received specialized training through the graduate level offered by Kathmandu University.

Objectives of Master in Pharmacy

The Division of Pharmacy at Kathmandu University (KU), established in 1994, was the first of its kind in Nepal. The main objectives of this course are as follows:

  • To provide educational facilities for employment opportunities in the field of clinical pharmacy.
  • To enhance and acquire advanced knowledge and skills in specialized areas within pharmaceutical science.
  • To study and strengthen current pharmacy practices in private and public organizations.
  • To prepare students to provide consultancy services to pharmaceutical and related organizations in addressing their issues.
  • To groom students in analysis skills and enable them to hold positions as teachers or specialists in their respective areas.


Admission Requirements in Master in Pharmacy

Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria for Master in Pharmacy studies are as follows:

  1. To be eligible for this course, applicants must have completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) from a college/university/board recognized by Kathmandu University (KU).
  2. Interested applicants must have passed the Bachelor of Pharmacy exam with a minimum CGPA of 2.5.

Admission Procedure:

Kathmandu University (KU) publishes admission notices in major newspapers and on the official website in July. Due to a competitive admission process and limited available seats, applicants have to first go through an entrance test. After qualifying the entrance test, candidates proceed to interviews. Only selected candidates will be admitted to the respective faculty.

Application Agenda:

Candidates are required to submit the following documents with the application:

  • Attested copies of mark sheets of secondary, higher secondary, and undergraduate levels.
  • Character certificates issued by the last attended school.
  • Attested copy of citizenship.

Career and Scope

Job Prospects:

A degree in pharmacology opens up opportunities in a wide range of jobs in the field of pharmacy. Graduates with a master's degree in pharmacy can find job opportunities in various departments within the pharmacy sector. Some potential career options include:

  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Hospitals
  • Governmental Drug Administrations
  • Drug Research Labs
  • Health Research Council

In the context of Nepal, there is a growing demand for skilled personnel in the pharmacy sector. As a developing country, Nepal has a promising scope in this sector, with new hospitals being built in various areas. The increasing number of hospitals will correspondingly lead to a rise in pharmacy stores, creating job opportunities for deserving individuals in this sector.