Bachelor of Pharmacy | Purbanchal University

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. pharm) generally deals with impacts, properties and use of medicine. The program is designed to produce skilled pharmacist with an in-depth knowledge of medicine. It provides students with sufficient understanding of the techniques and principles of pharmacy. In addition to the theoretical knowledge, students are provided with practical training with the intention of preparing them for the job market.

The Bachelor of Pharmacy offered at Purbanchal University (PU) is a four-year academic program. This degree is based on the semester system and is divided into eight semesters in total. Students are expected to complete 160 credit hours of full-time study. Under this program, students have to study about the pharmaceutical, physical, chemical & pharmacological properties of medicine and its application in the pharmacy profession. The program consists of courses like Basic Electronics & Computer Application, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Remedial Mathematics, Communication Skill, Chemistry of Natural Products, Anatomy & Physiology, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Public Health Pharmacy etc.

List of Bachelor of Pharmacy Colleges

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

Objectives of Bachelor of Pharmacy

The major aim of the program is to provide intensive pharmacy program both at basic and professional levels, equipping students with knowledge and skills needed to conduct the pharmacy profession. Some of the major objectives of this program are mentioned below:

  • Exhibit understanding of the basic and clinical science education of pharmacy training.
  • To enhance industrial, business and clinical skills needed to operate as a pharmacist in pharmaceutical clinics, private & public hospitals.
  • Enhance the leadership quality for the promotion of health.

Admission Requirements in Bachelor of Pharmacy

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates must have to meet the following criteria to be eligible for applying for Bachelor of Pharmacy:

  • Must have to pass +2/ any intermediate level equivalent to +2 from any colleges/ universities recognized by Purbanchal University with the major subjects like physics, mathematics, biology and chemistry.
  • Candidates must have to appear in the entrance examination.
  • Candidates must have to be above seventeen years old at the time of admission.
  •  Candidates must be fit both mentally and physically as well.

Required Documents:

  • Verified copy of academic certificates issued by the academic intuitions attended.
  • Verified copy of character certificates issued by the academic intuition last attended.
  • Accurately filled and signed application form.
  • Admission fees as mentioned by the Purbanchal University.

First Semester

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry I (Inorganic)
  • Pharmacognosy- I
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry II (Physical)
  • Remedial Mathematics
  • Basic Electronics & Computer Applications
  • Communication Skill

Second Semester

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry-III (Organic Chemistry)
  • Pharmacognosy- II
  • Pharmaceutics I (Physical Pharmacy)
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis I
  • Advance Mathematics

Third Semester

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry IV (Organic Chemistry II)
  • Chemistry of Natural Products I
  • Pharmaceutics II (Unit Operations1)
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis -II
  • Anatomy & Physiology I

Fourth Semester

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry V (Biochemistry)
  • Pharmaceutics III (Unit Operations II)
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Chemistry of Natural Products II

Fifth Semester

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry VI (Medicinal Chemistry I)
  • Pharmaceutics V (Pharmaceutical Technology I)
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology -I
  • Public Health Pharmacy

Sixth Semester

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry VII (Medicinal Chemistry II)
  • Pharmaceutics VI (Pharmaceutical Technology II)
  • Pharmacology -II
  • Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Seventh Semester

  • Pharmaceutics VIII (Dispensing & Community Pharmacy)
  • Pharmaceutics IX (Dosage form Design)
  • Pharmaceutical Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Pharmacology -III
  • Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Research Methodology & Project Design

Eighth Semester

  • Clinical Pharmacy & Drug Interaction
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Social Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
  • Quality Assurance & Instrumental Analysis
  • Project Work

Scope and Career Prospects

In Nepal, pharmacist has very bright future, as there are very few nurses and doctors to attend the patients. Moreover, in some of the places in Nepal, people don't have access to the medicines and there are very few medical stores. So, there is always a huge demand of a skilled pharmacist to fulfill the increasing need of clinics and medicines, creating a lucrative job opportunities for this degree holder. As this program basically deals with medications and its maintenance, graduates with this degree can work as:

  • Pharmacists in hospitals.
  • Chemical/ drug technician.
  • Drug coordinators at hospitals.
  • Drug inspector.
  • Clinical research.

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