Bachelor of Pharmacy - Kathmandu University

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  • Job Prospects
  • Curriculum

Info

Bachelor of pharmacy course aims to fulfill the acute shortage of graduate pharmacists in the national health care systems in Nepal with a mission to cater and supply steady stream of highly competent pharmacy graduates required for the country and to contribute knowledge in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.

Bpharm course of Kathmandu University is a four year, 8 semester academic program.

Why Bachelor of Pharmacy?

If you studied Bachelor of Pharmacy you will acquire knowledge and skill of Pharmacy, and would become an important member of healthcare system, like hospital/community as well as industrial pharmacy.

Eligibility

Eligibility

To be eligible for applying to the Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharm.) program, one must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have passed 12 years (10+2) of formal education.
  • Must have passed Higher Secondary Level Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) OR Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) with an average grade of 50%.
  • Must appear in the entrance examination and selection interview.

The entrance examination and interview is highly competitive and the successful candidates in both are eligible to get admission.

Admission Procedure

Notification for admission to all undergraduate programs offered by the school under the pharmacy department is published in major dailies and is in the website: www.ku.edu.np/pharmacy in the month of June/July seeking applications from eligible candidates.Collection of applications is followed by an entrance examination designed to test applicants' command over mathematics, physics,Chemistry and biology. Candidates qualifying in the entrance examination are called for an interview. The interview is aimed at testing individual's aptitude in the field in which one is seeking admission and is taken by the relevant department.

Financial-Aid and Scholarship to study Bachelor in Pharmacy program

Few scholarship are available to study Bachelor of Pharmacy in Kathmandu University. Kathmandu University also provides few scholarship or financial aid for needy students.

Admission Criteria

Application Checklist

Applicants are required to submit the following documents with the application.

  1. Attested copy of Mark sheets of Secondary and Higher Secondary education.
  2. Official document showing the average grades in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics OR Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  3. Character certificates issued by the school last attended.
  4. Attested copy of citizenship.

Job Prospects

Where are the career opportunities after completion of Bachelor of Pharmacy?

After completion of Bachelor of Pharmacy, graduates can persue career in the following fields.

  1. Hospitals
  2. Pharmaceutical Industries
  3. Communities
  4. Quality Control Lab
  5. Research and Development
  6. Drug Dispensing Establishment
  7. Drug Administration
  8. Academia
  9. Drug Research Laboratory
  10. Health Research Council

Prospective Careers

Curriculum

BPharm; 1st Year

Semester - I

Course Code

Title

Credits

MATH 111

Calculus and Algebra

3

PHYS 101

General Physics I

3

CHEM 101

General Chemistry

3

BIOL 101

General Biology

2

COMP 101

Computer Foundation

2

ENGG 101

Engineering Project

2

EDRG 101

Engineering Drawing I

2

ENGT 101

Communication Skills I

2

Total Credit Hours

19

Semester - II

Course Code

Title

Credits

MATH 101

Statistics and Probability

3

PHYS 102

General Physics II

3

COMP 102

Computer Programming

2

ENGG 102

Engineering Project

3

EDRG 102

Engineering Drawing II

2

ENGT 102

Communication Skills II

2

CHEM 102

Inorganic Chemistry

2

PHAR 111

Foundation Course in Pharmacy

3

Total Credit Hours

20

BPharm; 2nd Year

Semester - I

Course Code

Title

Credits

MATH 206

Statistical Analysis

3

PHAR 201

Pharmaceutical Microbiology

3

PHAR 202

Pharmaceutical Microbiology Lab

1

PHAR 203

Human Physiology and Pathophysiology I

3

PHAR 204

Pharmacognosy I

2

PHAR 205

Pharmacognosy Lab

1

CHEM 201

Reaction Mechanism and Stereochemistry

3

CHEM 208

Quantitative Analysis I

2

CHEM 210

Quantitative Analysis Lab I

1

Total Credit Hours

19

Semester - II

Course Code

Title

Credits

BIOL 206

Biochemistry

2

PHAR 211

Biochemistry Laboratory

1

PHAR 212

Human Physiology and Pathophysiology II

3

PHAR 213

Human Physiology & Pathophysiology Lab

1

PHAR 214

Pharmacognosy II

2

PHAR 215

Pharmacognosy Lab

1

PHAR 216

Inorganic Pharmaceutical Chemistry

2

PHAR 217

Inorganic Pharmaceutical Chemistry Lab

1

CHEM 203

Organic Chemistry

3

CHEM 209

Quantitative Analysis II

2

CHEM 209

Quantitative Analysis Lab II

1

Total Credit Hours

19

BPharm; 3rd Year

Semester - I

Course Code

Title

Credits

PHAR 301

Physical Pharmacy

3

PHAR 302

Physical Pharmacy Lab

1

PHAR 303

Pharmacology & Toxicology I

3

PHAR 304

Pharmaceutical Chemistry of Natural Products

3

PHAR 305

Pharmaceutical Chemistry Lab

1

INAN 301

Instrumental Analysis

3

INAN 302

Instrumental Analysis Laboratory

2

MGTS 301

Economics

3

Total Credit Hours

19

Semester - II

Course Code

Title

Credits

PHAR 311

Pharmacology and Toxicology II

3

PHAR 312

Pharmacology and Toxicology Lab

1

PHAR 313

Biological Pharmacy

2

PHAR 314

Biological Pharmacy Lab

1

PHAR 315

Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics

3

PHAR 316

Medicinal Chemistry

4

PHAR 317

Medicinal Chemistry Lab

1

MGTS 302

Business Management

3

Total Credit Hours

18

BPharm; 4th Year

Semester - I

Course Code

Title

Credits

PHAR 401

Pharmacy Practice I

2

PHAR 402

Hospital Pharmacy

2

PHAR 403

Pharmacy practice & Hospital Pharmacy Lab

1

PHAR 404

Industrial Pharmacy I

3

PHAR 405

Industrial Pharmacy Lab

1

PHAR 406

Quality Assurance and GMP

2

PHAR 407

Quality Assurance Lab

2

PHAR 408

Pharmacotherapeutics

3

MGTS 402

Entrepreneurship Development

3

Total Credit Hours

19

Note: Preliminary work for second semester project must be completed in the first semester in consultation with the department.

Semester - II

Course Code

Title

Credits

PHAR 411

Pharmacy Practice II

2

PHAR 412

Clinical Pharmacy

2

PHAR 413

Pharmacy practice & Clinical Pharmacy Lab

1

PHAR 414

Industrial Pharmacy II

3

PHAR 415

Industrial Pharmacy and Pharmceutical Biotechnology Lab

1

PHAR 416

Forensic Pharmacy

1

PHAR 422

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

2

PHAR ***

Elective

3

PHAR 418

Project Work

4

Total Credit Hours

19

Note:

1. Final year students are required to undergo 6 weeks in-plant training in the pharmaceutical industry as arranged by the department.

2. The Designated supervisor and HOD shall approve the proposal for the project work.

3. PHAR ***: Electives courses:

PHAR 417 Pharmaceutical Care, PHAR 419 Cosmetology; PHAR 420 Social and Behavioural Pharmacy; PHAR 421 Pharmacoeconomics; PHAR 423 Recent Advances in Pharmacology; PHAR 424 Chronopharmaceutics; PHAR 425 Herbal Formulation; PHAR 426 Complementary Medicines.

4. The list of electives shall be updated as per the requirement and shall be offered only at the final discretion of the Department.

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