Master in Pharmacy | Kathmandu University

Kathmandu University (KU) offers an intensive master level program in the field of medical and science, which is coined as Master in Pharmacy. This is a 2 years program, which includes the curriculum designed to provide advanced knowledge to the students. This course is based on semester basis and has been divided into altogether 4 semesters in total. This course comes under the faculty of Pharmacy.

Currently there are two specializations that are offered in this program and they are Industrial Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Care. The graduate degree in Pharmacology endeavors to prepare experts to create exercises in various fields, for example, pharmaceutical and biotechnological organizations, open research focuses, medicinal services, learned society and open organization. R+D exercises are produced on every one of these levels in the field of drug which require work force who have been prepared through pro preparing of the sort gave on the graduate degree offered by this university.

List of Master in Pharmacy Colleges

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

Objectives of Master in Pharmacy

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

  • To provide educational facilities for employment opportunity in the field of clinical pharmacy.
  • To polish, sharpen and acquire the advance knowledge and skills in specialized areas within pharmaceutical science.
  • Contemplate and strengthen the current pharmacy practices available in the private and public associations.
  • Prepare students to help pharmaceutical and related associations in taking care of their issues by giving consultancy administrations.
  • Groom students for research skill and make them capable to hold a position of a teacher or a specialist in their specialized area.

Admission Requirements in Master in Pharmacy

Admission Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for this program, the applicant must have to complete Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) from college/ university/ board recognized by Kathmandu University (KU).
  • Interested applicant must have to pass the Bachelor of Pharmacy exam with minimum CGPA of 2.5.


Admission notice is published by Kathmandu University (KU) in significant dailies and in KU's official website in July. For competitive admission process and limited available seats, the applicants have to first go through entrance test. After qualifying the entrance test, the candidates go through interviews. Only selected candidates will get admission in respective faculty.

Application Agenda

Candidates are required to present the accompanying documents with the application:

  • Attested copy of Mark sheets of Secondary, Higher Secondary instruction and undergraduate level.
  • Character certificates issued by the school last went to.
  • Attested copy of citizenship.

Master in Pharmacy Syllabus

Scope and Career Prospects

Job Prospects

A degree in pharmacology opens up circumstances in an extensive variety of jobs in the field of pharmacy. Students holding a master's degree in pharmacy can grab job opportunities in various departments that come under the pharmacy sector. Out of those, some are given below:

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

In Nepal's context, the demand for the skilled personnel in pharmacy sector is at an increasing rate. Nepal being a developing country has scope in this sector and following this many new hospitals are being built in various areas. With the increasing number of hospitals, the pharmacy stores will also correspondingly increase, subsequently creating jobs for the deserving individuals in this sector.

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