Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) - Pokhara University


Bachelor of Pharmacy is a four year, 8 semester program of Pokhara University. Various colleges offer 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 PharmacyThe 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

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

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

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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

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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