Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science(BPharm) | Pokhara University

Pokhara University offers a bachelor's degree in the field of science and medicine, which is coined as Bachelor of Pharmacy. The total duration of time required by students to complete this program is 4 years (8 semesters). This course falls under the faculty of Pharmacy.

The Bachelor of Pharmacy degree is the compulsory prerequisite for registration as pharmacist in numerous countries. The degree covers the investigation of the synthetic, physical, pharmaceutical, and pharmacological properties of restorative substances and the utilization of these in the drug store.

Pharmacy involves study of therapeutic substances. Students gain in-depth knowledge about the discovery, nature and development of these substances and learn to use them as modern medicines.

The Bachelor of Pharmacy is a 166 credit hours course. It's curriculum mainly emphasis on Clinical Pharmacy Education and Himalayan Medical Resources.

List of colleges affiliated to Pokhara University offering Bachelor of Pharmacy:

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

List of Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science(BPharm) Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science(BPharm) program under Pokhara University in Nepal.

Objectives of Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science(BPharm)

Some of the objectives of studying pharmacy are:

  • To provide core knowledge and skill for using therapeutic substances as pharmaceutical care.
  • To learn the properties of chemicals and substances in order to use them in pharmacy.
  • To provide a fundamental educational background to pursue a profession in pharmacy.
  • To strengthen the research ability of the students in the field of medicines. Drug specialists are concerned with the creation of pharmaceutical items, improvement of the strategies, procedures of generation and quality control.
  • To help pharmaceutical and related associations in taking care of their issues by giving consultancy administrations.

Admission Requirements in Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science(BPharm)

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

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science(BPharm) Syllabus


First Semester

  • PHT 101: Pharmaceutics I (Fundamentals of Pharmacy)
  • PCM 171: Phrmaceutical Chemistry I (General Chemistry)
  • PCM 172: Pharmaceutical Chemistry II (Stereo Chemistry and Reaction Mechanism)
  • APL 131: Anatomy and Physiology I
  • PHG 181: Pharmacognosy I (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants)
  • MTH 191: Mathematics
  • PHT 191: Pharmaceutical Laboratory 1 (Fundamentals of Pharmacy)
  • PCM 191: Pharmaceutical Laboratory 2 (General Chemistry)
  • PHG 191: Pharmaceutical Laboratory 3 (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants)

Second Semester

  • PHT 102: Pharmaceutics II (Physical Pharmacy)
  • BCM 121: Biochemistry
  • APL 132: Anatomy and Physiology II
  • CBL 141: Molecular Cell Biology (Genetic Engineering)
  • PCM 173: Pharmaceutical Chemistry III (Physical Chemistry)
  • STT 191: Biostatistics and Computer Application
  • PHT 192: Pharmaceutical Laboratory 4 (Physical Pharmacy)
  • BCM 191: Pharmaceutical Laboratory 5 (Physiology and Biochemistry)
  • PCM 192: Pharmaceutical Laboratory 6 (Pharmaceutical Analysis)
  • SEM 191: Pharmaceutical Seminar 1

Third Semester

  • PHT 201: Pharmaceutics III (Dosage Forms and Formulations A)
  • APL 231: Anatomy and Physiology III (Pathophysiology)
  • MBL 251: Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • IML 261: Immunology (Fundamentals of Immunology)
  • PCM 271: Pharmaceutical Chemistry IV (General Chemical Reaction)
  • PHG 281: Pharmacognosy II (Natural Products Chemistry I)
  • PHT 291: Pharmaceutical Laboratory 7 (Dosage Forms and Formulations A)
  • MBL 291: Pharmaceutical Laboratory 8 (Pharmaceutical Microbiology)
  • PHG 291: Pharmaceutical Laboratory 9 (Natural Product Chemistry)
  • SEM 291: Pharmaceutical Seminar 2

Fourth Semester

  • PHT 202: Pharmaceutics IV (Dosage Forms and Formulations B)
  • PHT 203: Pharmaceutics V (Biopharmaceutics A)
  • PHL 211: Pharmacology I
  • PCM 272: Pharmaceutical Chemistry V (Analytical Chemistry)
  • PHG 282: Pharmacognosy III (Natural Products Chemistry II)
  • PHG 283: Pharmacognosy IV (Spectroscopy)
  • PHT 292: Pharmaceutical Laboratory 10 (Dosage Forms and Formulations B)
  • PCM 292: Pharmaceutical Laboratory 11 (Analytical Chemistry)
  • PHG 292: Pharmaceutical Laboratory 12 (Spectral Analysis)
  • SEM 292: Pharmaceutical Seminar 3

Fifth Semester

  • PHT 301: Pharmaceutics VII (Pharmaceutical Engineering and Drawing)
  • PHT 302: Pharmaceutics VI (Biopharmaceutics B)
  • PHL 311: Pharmacology II
  • PCM 371: Medicinal Chemistry I (Natural Drugs)
  • PCM 372: Pharmaceutical Chemistry VI (Name Reaction)
  • PHG 381: Pharmacognosy V (Himalayan Crude Drugs)
  • PHT 391: Pharmaceutical Laboratory 13 (Pharmaceutical Engineering and Drawing)
  • PHT 392: Pharmaceutical Laboratory 14 (Biopharmaceutics)
  • PHL 391: Pharmaceutical Laboratory 15 (Pharmacology
  • SEM 391: Pharmaceutical Seminar 4

Sixth Semester

  • PHT 303: Pharmaceutics VIII (Industrial Pharmacy)
  • PHT 304: Pharmaceutics IX (Hospital and Community Pharmacy)
  • PHT 305: Pharmaceutics X (Quality Assurance)
  • PHL 312: Pharmacology III (Toxicology)
  • PCM 373: Medicinal Chemistry II (Synthetic Drugs)
  • PHT 306: Pharmaceutical Management and Entrepreneurship
  • PHT 393: Pharmaceutical Laboratory 16 (Industrial Pharmacy)
  • PHT 394: Pharmaceutical Laboratory 17 (Quality Assurance)
  • PCM 391: Pharmaceutical Laboratory 18 (Medicinal Chemistry)
  • SEM 392: Pharmaceutical Seminar 5

Seventh Semester

  • PHT 401: Pharmaceutics XI (Cosmetology
  • PHT 402: Pharmaceutics XII (Clinical Pharmacy)
  • PHT 403: Social and Public Health Pharmacy
  • PHL 411: Pharmacology IV (Pharmacotherapeutics)
  • PHG 481: Pharmacognosy VI (Traditional Systems of Medicine)
  • RES 491: Research Methodology
  • PHT 491: Pharmaceutical Laboratory 19 (Cosmetology)
  • PHT 492: Pharmaceutical Laboratory 20 (Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy)
  • PHG 491: Pharmaceutical Laboratory 21 (Traditional Systems of Medicine)
  • SEM 491: Pharmaceutical Seminar 6

Eighth Semester

  • PHT 404: Pharmacy Practice
  • PHT 405: Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
  • RES 492: Research Project Work

Scope and Career Prospects

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 effect of aging. Pharmaceutical industries have till date discovered some groundbreaking medicines and treatments providing scope and various opportunities in this field. Since the pharmaceutical industry is expanding worldwide, the demand of the Drug specialists is also growing rapidly.

The scenario in Nepal is slightly different compared to other developed countries. Pharmacist's role has not been quite recognizable in public health. The quantity of Drug specialists in Nepal has been very constrained. But, there is a consistent need of drug specialists inside Nepal as well.

Different areas for pharmacist have been discovered in Nepal. For example, pharmacists are being involved in health education, to ensure quality of the available drugs, medicine information for safety, etc. Pharmacovigilance is performed by qualified pharmacists, health and medicine researches 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 use of medicines. Here we see an 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 oversee long haul sickness. The Bachelor of pharmacy graduates is required in clinical research, quality affirmation, and administrative undertakings and promoting. The graduates can apply professionally in the following places:

  • Pharmaceutical Businesses
  • Hospitals
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Drug stores
  • 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

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