Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) - Pokhara University

Bachelor of Pharmacy is a four year, 8 semester program of Pokhara University. Five pharmacy colleges offers Bachelor of Pharmacy (Bpharm) course with affiliation from Pokhara University.

Pharmacy is the science concerned with therapeutic substances - their discovery, origin and nature, their development into medicines and their use in disease prevention and treatment. Pharmacy also denotes the profession which uses its unique knowledge of medicines in the service of society.

Bachelor in Pharmacy

The Bachelor of Pharmacy degree is designed to provide graduates with the core skills and knowledge required for effective delivery of pharmaceutical care and the ability to proceed to research. The degree covers the study of the chemical, physical, pharmaceutical, and pharmacological properties of medicinal substances and the application of these in the pharmacy profession.

Pharmacy is one of the main disciplines under Biomedical Sciences and the Pharmaceutical Industry. Pharmacy is also related to health sciences. It is the profession responsible for the preparation, dispensing and appropriate use of medication which provides services to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes. Pharmacists are concerned with production of pharmaceutical products, development of the methods or processes of production and quality control.

The course of Pharmaceutical Sciences for B. Pharm. is designed to achieve the following targeted objectives:

  1. Provide adequate educational background for rewarding careers in pharmacy profession.
  2. Study and strengthen the existing pharmacy practices in the private and public sector organizations through continuous education and training programs.
  3. Assist pharmaceutical and related organizations in solving their problems by providing consultancy services.
  4. Contribute to pharmacy literature relevant to Nepal through research and publications.
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Admission criteria

Scholarships Quota in Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences (B.Pharm)

  1. PU School of Health & Allied Science: 8
  2. Crimson College of Technology: 2
  3. Nobel College: 2
  4. CIST College: 2

Salient features

Proposed Fee Structure for B.Pharmacy in Pokhara University School of Health & Allied Sciences Lekhnath, Kaski for the academic year 


10+2  Science (Biology stream) or PCL Science (Biology Stream) or Diploma in Pharmacy or  equivalent degree as recognized by Pokhara University with at least 50% marks in aggregate.


Physical Group: Minimum 2.4 CGPA in Aggregate and Minimum C+ Grade in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) and Minimum C Grade in other subjects.


Biological Group: Minimum 2.4 CGPA in Aggregate and Minimum C+ Grade in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) and Minimum C Grade in other subjects. 

Curricular structure

Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharma) Curriculum of Pokhara University

Year (Semester) Year (Semester)
Year One (Semester One)
  • PHT 101 Pharmaceutics I (Fundamental of Pharmacy)
  • PHC 171 Pharmaceutical Chemistry I (General Chemistry)
  • PHC 172 Pharmaceutical Chemistry II (General Chemistry)
  • CSC 191 Computer Science (Introductory)
  • MTH 192 Mathematics (Algebra, Triginometry, Calculus)
  • ENG 193 Communication Skill (Technical English)
  • LAB - 1 Pharmaceutical Laboratory I

Year One (Semester Two)

  • PHT 102 Pharmaceutics II (Physics Pharmacy)
  • BCM 121 Biochemistry Chemistry I
  • APL 131 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • PHC 173 Pharmaceutical Chemistry II (Sterochem. & Reaction Mechanism)
  • PHG 181 Pharmacognosy I (Medical Botanu)
  • MTH 194 Biostatistics
  • LAB-2 Pharmaceutical Laboratory II
  • LAB-3 Pharmaceutical Laboratory III
  • LAB-4 Pharmaceutical Laboratory IV
  • SEM-1 Pharmaceutical Seminar - I

Year Two (Semester Three)

  • PHT 201 Pharmaceutics III (Dosage forms and formulations)
  • BCM 221 Biochemistry II
  • APL 231 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • CBL 241 Molecular Cell Biology (Genetic Engineering)
  • PHG 271 Pharmaceutical Chemistry IV (Analytical Chemistry)
  • PHG 281 Pharmaceutical II (Spectroscopy)
  • LAB-5 Pharmaceutical Laboratory 5
  • LAB-6 Pharmaceutical Laboratory 6
  • LAB-7 Pharmaceutical Laboratory 7
  • SEM-2 Pharmaceutical Seminar 2

Year Two (Semester Four)

  • PHT 202 Pharmaceutics IV (Dosage forms and formulations)
  • PHT 203 Pharmaceutics V (Biopharmaceutics A)
  • MBL 251 Pharmaceutical Microbiology I (General)
  • IML 261 Immunology (Fundamentals of Immunology)
  • PHC 272 Pharmaceutical Chemistry V (Functional Groups)
  • PHG 282 Pharmacognosy III (Natural Products Chemistry)
  • LAB-8 Pharmaceutical Laboratory 8
  • LAB-9 Pharmaceutical Laboratory 9
  • LAB-10 Pharmaceutical Laboratory 10
  • SEM-3 Pharmaceutical Seminar 3

Year Three (Semester Five)

  • PHT 301 Pharmaceutics VI (Biopharmaceutics B)
  • PHT 302 Pharmaceutics VII (Pharmaceutical Engineering and Drawing)
  • PHL 311 Pharmacology I (Therapeutics)
  • APL 331 Anatomy Physiology III (Pathophysiology)
  • PHC 371 Pharmaceutical Chemistry VI (Name Reaction)
  • PHG 381 Pharmacognosy IV (Natural Products Chemistry)
  • LAB-11 Pharmaceutical Laboratory 11
  • LAB-12 Pharmaceutical Laboratory 12
  • LAB-13 Pharmaceutical Laboratory 13
  • SEM-4 Pharmaceutical Seminar 4

Year Three (Semester Six)

  • PHT 303 Pharmaceutics VIII (Industrial Pharmacy)
  • PHT 304 Pharmaceutics IX (Hospital Pharmacy)
  • PHL 312 Pharmacology II (Therapeutics)
  • PHC 372 Pharmaceutical Chemistry VIII (Quality Assurance of Drugs)
  • PHC 373 Medicinal Chemistry I (Himalayan Crude Drugs)
  • PHG 382 Pharmacognosy V (Natural Products Chemistry)
  • LAB-14 Pharmaceutical Laboratory 14
  • LAB-15 Pharmaceutical Laboratory 15
  • LAB-16 Pharmaceutical Laboratory 16
  • SEM-5 Pharmaceutical Seminar 5

Year Four (Semester Seven)

  • PHT 401 Pharmaceutics X (Cosmetology)
  • PHT 402 Pharmaceutics XI (Clinical Pharmacy)
  • PHL 411 Pharmacology II (Therapeutics and Toxicology)
  • PHC 471 Medicinal Chemistry II (Synthetic Drugs)
  • PHG 481 Pharmacognosy VI (Traditional Systems of Medicine)
  • RES 491 Pharmaceutical Research
  • LAB-17 Pharmaceutical Laboratory 17
  • LAB-18 Pharmaceutical Laboratory 18
  • LAB-19 Pharmaceutical Laboratory 19
  • SEM-6 Pharmaceutical Seminar 6

Year Four (Semester Eight)

  • PHT 403 Social Pharmacy adn Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
  • PHT 404 Pharmacoeconomics and Management
  • PHT 405 Pharmacy Practice
  • PRW 492 Project Work
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