Bachelor of Pharmacy - Kathmandu University


Nepal Pharmacy Council

Kathmandu University

Pharmacy

4 year(s)


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.


Admission criteria

Provisions for Admission Process

  1. In order to pass the integrated admission process, a minimum of 50 percent marks should be obtained.

  2. There will be no negative marking for wrong answers.

Candidates who have been successfully selected in the admission process will have to submit the following original and 1/1 photocopy of the following documents to the concerned educational institution at the time of admission.

  1. Certificate of qualification, Transcript and Character Certificate of 10+2 and SLC/SEE or Equivalent.

  2. Copy of Citizenship / Passport.

  3. Admit card of the Entrance Examination.

  4. Documents submitted for reservation.

  5. Certificate of Equivalence for the students with certificates from foreign institutions.

Foreign candidates wishing to study in the vacated seat for foreign students must fill in the online application form mentioning the academic program of their choice within the time limit mentioned in this notice.

Provisions for Scholarships

As per Rule 20 of the National Medical Education Rules, 2077, out of the total scholarship seats to be awarded to the Government of Nepal at the undergraduate level, 55 percent of the seats will be distributed through open competition and 45 percent of the seats will be distributed on the basis of the following:

Female

33%

Dalit

9%

Aadibasi janajati

15%

Khas Aryan

17%

Madhesi

12%

Tharu

4%

Muslim

2%

Candidates from the Backward community

4%

Disabled

2%

Families of martyrs, families of disappeared persons, families of injured warriors, and conflict victims

2%

Examination Format

Question Type: Single best response type of multiple-choice questions
Option:Four Options (A,B, C,D)
Number Of Questions: 200
Full marks:200
Cognitive Ratio:Recall:Understanding:Application-30:50:20
Duration: 3 hours

Weightage

S.N.

Content/Domain

Question

a.

Zoology

40

1.

Biology, origin, and evolution of life

4

2.

General characteristics and classification of protozoa to Chordata.

8

3.

Plasmodium, earthworm, and frog,

8

4.

Human biology and human diseases

14

5.

Animal tissues

4

6.

Environmental pollution, adaptation and animal behavior, application of zoology

2

b.

Botany

40

7.

The basic component of life and biodiversity

11

8.

Ecology and environment

5

S.N.

Content/Domain

Question

9.

Cell biology and genetics

12

10.

Anatomy and physiology

7

11.

Developmental and applied botany

5

c.

Chemistry

40

12.

General and physical chemistry

15

13.

Inorganic chemistry

10

14.

Organic chemistry

15

d.

Physics

40

15.

Mechanics

9

16.

Heat and thermodynamics

5

17.

Geometrical optics and physical optics

5

18.

Current electricity and magnetism

7

19.

Sound waves, electrostatics, and capacitors

5

20.

Modern physics and nuclear physics

5

21.

Solid and semiconductor devices(electronics)

2

22.

Particle physics, source of energy, and universe

2

e.

Contents from PCL level course of a specific subject

20

23.

Contents from PCL/ diploma level course of a specific subject

20

f.

Mental Agility Test(MAT)

20

24.

Verbal reasoning

5

25.

Numerical reasoning

5

26.

Logical sequencing

5

27.

Spatial relation/Abstract reasoning

5

Total

200

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Eligibility

  • Passed 10+2 Science or equivalent (with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) with 50% aggregate in total marks or GPA 2.4 OR
  • Secured the percentage equivalent to above eligibility in regards to the certificate level programs (eg. A-Level) with different grading system OR
  • Applicants who have passed the Health Science Proficiency Certificate/Diploma(General Medicine, Medical Lab Technology, Ophthalmic Science, Dental Science, Pharmacy, Ayurveda, Radiography, Physiotherapy) with at least 50% aggregate in total marks AND
  • Registered in Nepal Health Professional Council or Nepal Pharmacy Council or Nepal Ayurveda Council as per related educational program.

Curricular structure

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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