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Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science(BPharm) | PU (Pokhara)

Pokhara University offers a bachelor's degree in the field of science and medicine known as Bachelor of Pharmacy. This program has a total duration of 4 years, divided into 8 semesters. It is offered under the faculty of Pharmacy.

The Bachelor of Pharmacy degree is a requirement for registration as a pharmacist in many countries. The program covers the study of the chemical, physical, pharmaceutical, and pharmacological properties of medicinal substances, as well as their use in pharmacy practice.

Pharmacy involves the study of therapeutic substances, allowing students to gain in-depth knowledge of the discovery, nature, and development of these substances, and their application as modern medicines.

The Bachelor of Pharmacy program consists of 166 credit hours. The curriculum focuses on Clinical Pharmacy Education and Himalayan Medical Resources.

Here is a list of colleges affiliated with Pokhara University that offer the Bachelor of Pharmacy program:

  • PU School of Health & Allied Sciences
  • Crimson College of Technology
  • Nobel College
  • CIST College

Objectives of Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science(BPharm)

Some of the objectives of studying Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) program are as follows:

  • To provide students with core knowledge and skills necessary for the effective use of therapeutic substances in providing pharmaceutical care.
  • To develop an understanding of the properties and characteristics of chemicals and substances used in pharmacy practice.
  • To establish a strong educational foundation for students to pursue a profession in pharmacy and related fields.
  • To enhance students' research abilities in the field of medicines. Pharmacists are involved in the development, production methods, and quality control of pharmaceutical products.
  • To support pharmaceutical and related organizations by offering consultancy services to help address their specific challenges and needs.

Admission Requirements in Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science(BPharm)

The candidate who wishes to apply for this course must have passed the higher secondary examinations in the Science (Biology) stream from a recognized board or institution. The student must have scored a minimum of a second division. Additionally, there is a written entrance examination conducted by the university. Students who qualify the entrance examination are then called for a personal interview, after which the final selection is made. Admission to the college is based solely on merit.

Career and Scope

Drugs concerning health problems, as well as surgical or cosmetic problems, are being purchased widely. People are in search of drugs to prevent diseases, cure illness, ease pain, and reduce the effects of aging. Pharmaceutical industries have, to date, discovered some groundbreaking medicines and treatments, providing scope and various opportunities in this field. Since the pharmaceutical industry is expanding worldwide, the demand for drug specialists is also growing rapidly.

The scenario in Nepal is slightly different compared to other developed countries. The pharmacist's role has not been quite recognizable in public health. The quantity of drug specialists in Nepal has been very limited. However, there is a consistent need for drug specialists within Nepal as well.

Different areas for pharmacists have been discovered in Nepal. For example, pharmacists are being involved in health education to ensure the quality of available drugs, provide medicine information for safety, etc. Pharmacovigilance is performed by qualified pharmacists, and health and medicine research involve pharmacists' intervention.

Still, many rural areas are deprived of qualified pharmacists and tend to perform self-medication. People are unaware of health education and the use of medicines. Here, we see immense scope for pharmacists and development in this field too.

Job Prospects

A profession as a drug specialist can be flexible and exceedingly fulfilling. Pharmacy graduates can assist pharmaceutical organizations. Drug specialists supply prescriptions, give medicines, provide counseling, and manage long-term illnesses. Bachelor of Pharmacy graduates is required in clinical research, quality assurance, regulatory undertakings, and marketing. The graduates can apply professionally in the following places:

  • Pharmaceutical Businesses
  • Hospitals
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Drugstores
  • Health Research Council
  • Health Food Development
  • Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Service
  • Medicine Resource Development
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Research Laboratories
  • Dietary Nourishment Advancement Associations
  • Common Drug Investigate Organizations
  • NGOs/INGOs