Bachelor of Pharmacy | Tribhuvan University

Bachelor of Pharmacy or B.Pharm is a four year program of Tribhuvan University (TU) under the Institute of Medicine (IOM). This course was introduced in TU from 2000 AD. The course is designed with aim of producing highly qualified pharmacists having ability to render the service in the capacity and position of community and hospital pharmacists, specialists in technology and research, managers of pharmaceutical services and specialists in various scientific aspects of pharmacy. The curriculum of Bachelor in Pharmacy or B.Pharm provides in depth knowledge of the subject matter and the course is as competent as the course of any other universities. Students have to go through seven papers in first year and the total hours allocated for it is 1295 combining theory and practical both. Second year consists of six papers and the time allocated for it is 1260 hours including theory and practical. Likewise, in third year students should study seven theory papers and time distributed for both theory and practical is 1120 hours. The four theory paper and its corresponding practical are allocated 700 hours in fourth year. Beside this, the fourth year consists of thesis for which three month of time is provided and another 2 and a half month is given for plant training to the graduates.

Fee structure:

The cost of studying B. Pharmacy in IOM is NRs. 2,30,765 for subsidized student and NRs. 6,01,030 for full paying student. The fee structure may vary in private colleges and is quite costlier than that of IOM.

List of Bachelor of Pharmacy Colleges

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

Objectives of Bachelor of Pharmacy

The objectives of the Bachelor of Pharmacy are as follows:

  • The graduates will be able to exhibit the capacity to work individually and in multi-specialized health care team and bring the knowledge and skill acquired into practice very effectively.
  • The graduates will be able to communicate the drug and medication information to doctors, health professional and ordinary people and also plan, manage, assess and extend the retail and wholesale industries working in the field of pharmacy.
  • The Bachelor of Pharmacy or B.Pharm graduates will be able to adeptly handle administration, patient counseling, procurement, drug storage, planning a small/large scale manufacturing, and manage hospital pharmacy along with the knowledge of drug quality assessment.
  • The graduates will be able to work as the team member in research projects and have passion and motivation in further educational attainment and professional development.

Admission Requirements in Bachelor of Pharmacy

Eligibility:

The candidates willing to join B. Pharmacy must follow certain criteria:

  • He/ She should have passed certificate in Pharmacy from IOM or University recognized by TU Tribhuvan University. OR,
  • He/ She should have passed I. SC. Or 10+2 (Biology Group) or equivalent degree from board/ Institution/ University recognized by (TU) Tribhuvan University.
  • He/ She should have secured at least 50% marks in I. SC. Or 10+2 or Certificate in Pharmacy or equivalent.
  • Students from I. SC. and 10+2 science background should not cross 25 years of age. There is no age bar for Certificate in Pharmacy students.

Entrance exam:

  • Student must compulsorily pass entrance exam.
  • The exam consists of single paper with total of 100 marks which includes Zoology, Botany, Chemistry and Physics.
  • The merit list is published after the entrance exam.

Bachelor of Pharmacy Syllabus


Below is the detailed TU Bachelor of Pharmacy Syllabus.

1st Year

  • BP 401 A: Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology-Theory
  • BP 402 A: Biochemistry- Theory
  • BP 402 B: Biochemistry-Practical
  • BP 403 A: Pharmaceutical Chemistry-Theory
  • BP 403 B: Pharmaceutical Chemistry-Practical
  • BP 404 A: Medicinal Chemistry I-Theory
  • BP 404 B: Medicinal Chemistry I-Practical
  • BP 405 A: Pharmacology I-Theory
  • BP 405 B: Pharmacology I-Practical
  • BP 406 A: Pharmaceutical Microbiology-Theory
  • BP 406 B: Pharmaceutical Microbiology-Practical

Below is the detailed TU Bachelor of Pharmacy Syllabus.

2nd Year

  • BP 501 A: Pharmaceutics I (Physical Pharmacy)-Theory
  • BP 501 B: Pharmaceutics I (Physical Pharmacy)-Practical
  • BP 502 A: Medicinal Chemistry II-Theory
  • BP 502 B: Medicinal Chemistry II-Practical
  • BP 503 A: Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics-Theory
  • Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics-Practical: BP 503 B
  • BP 504 A: Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry-Theory
  • BP 504 B: Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry-Practical
  • BP 505 A: Pharmacology II-Theory
  • BP 505 B2: Pharmacology II-Practical
  • BP 506 A: Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance I-Theory
  • BP 506 B: Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance I -Practical

Below is the detailed TU Bachelor of Pharmacy Syllabus.

3rd Year

  • BP 601 A: Pharmaceutical Engineering-Theory
  • BP 601 B: Pharmaceutical Engineering-Practical
  • BP 602 A: Pharmaceutics II (Dosage Forms and Formulation) -Theory
  • BP 602 B: Pharmaceutics II (Dosage Forms and Formulation) -Practical
  • BP 603 A: Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance II -Theory
  • BP 603 B: Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance II -Practical
  • BP 604 A: Ayurvedic and Herbal Technology-Theory
  • BP 604 B: Ayurvedic and Herbal Technology-Practical
  • BP 605 A: Biostatistics & Research Methodology-Theory
  • BP 606 A: Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence-Theory
  • BP 607 A: Community Pharmacy and First Aid-Theory

Below is the detailed TU Bachelor of Pharmacy Syllabus.

4th Year

  • BP 701 A: Clinical and Hospital Pharmacy-Theory
  • BP 701 B: Clinical and Hospital Pharmacy-Practical
  • BP 702 A: Pharmaceutical Management-Theory
  • BP 703 A: Pharmaceutics III (Industrial Pharmacy) –Theory
  • BP 704 A: Pharmacotherapeutics-Theory
  • BP 705 DT: Dissertation
  • BP 706 IP: In-plant Training in Hospital +Industry

Scope and Career Prospects

In today's world we cannot imagine our life without medicines. This volatile body is attacked by various diseases and we have to intake various lifesaving drugs. The good composition of elements in medicine is very vital in curing the disease. So, we can imagine how important the field related to pharmacy is. Bachelor of Pharmacy graduates can work as production manager, marketing manager and quality control manager. They can also work in the various positions in the pharmacy of hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, etc. Pharmaceutical industries are multi-billion dollar industries where graduates can work in various positions earning good salary. They can also make the career in reputed international organization working in the field of health care as an advocator or specialist and many other lucrative positions. Bachelor of Pharmacy can also work as drug assessment officer, GMP superintendent, manufacturing practitioner, communication officer, supervisor, etc. Moreover, students can also work in academia, research institutes, NGO/ INGO's in the field of health care and pharmacy. Apart from this, Bachelor of Pharmacy graduates have very huge scopes in the developed countries where graduates can continue their further studies along with money-spinning jobs.

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