Bachelor of Pharmacy - Tribhuvan University


Bachelor of Pharmacy is a four-year course introduced at Maharajgunj Campus under Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2000 AD. B.Pharm is a four-year course under Tribhuvan University (TU). Nine pharmacy colleges offers Bachelor of Pharmacy (Bpharm) course with affiliation from Tribhuvan University.

Bachelor of Pharmacy course is divided into four academic years, concentrating mainly on professional pharmacy courses and the supplementary subjects which are essential for the professional pharmacy courses.The objective of the program is to produce qualified pharmacists who could provide pharmaceutical services in the capacity of:

  1. Community and hospital pharmacists
  2. Specialists in technology and research
  3. Managers of pharmaceutical services
  4. Specialists in various scientific aspects of pharmacy


The basic professional education will enable the graduates to demonstrate a broad understanding of the scientific principles and techniques of the pharmaceutical sciences. At the same time, it will also enable them to continue their studies to undertake postgraduate training and research. The program has been inspired by the values that pharmacists should be the vital members of the health care team and they will hold a job either in the government or private sector in important areas such as community pharmacy, clinical pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, regulatory control, and drug management, pharmaceutical industry, quality assurance, academic activities, training activities, and research.

The goal of the Programs:

The goal of the program is to produce qualified pharmacists who could provide pharmaceutical services in the capacity of:

  • community and hospital pharmacists
  • specialists in technology and research
  • managers of pharmaceutical services
  • specialists in various scientific aspects of pharmacy

The basic professional education will enable the graduates to demonstrate a broad understanding of the scientific principles and techniques of the pharmaceutical sciences. At the same time, it will also enable them to continue their studies to undertake postgraduate training and research. The program has been inspired by the values that pharmacists should be the vital members of the health care team and they will hold job either in government or private sector in important areas such as community pharmacy, clinical pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, regulatory control and drug management, pharmaceutical industry, quality assurance, academic activities, training activities and research.

In order to provide quality services in the above mentioned areas, the graduates will be able to

  • demonstrate professional competence to work as member of the multiprofessional health care team
  • demonstrate broad understanding of the scientific basis of the specialty of pharmacy
  • integrate and apply the skill and knowledge in practice creatively as per
  • Requirement in the areas identified above
  • function effectively as team member of the collaborative research projects
  • Demonstrate competence in searching, handling and integrating information and applying knowledge, skills and attitudes in professional problem-solving.

Competencies to be achieved by B.Pharm graduates:

B. Pharm graduates should acquire knowledge, skill and attitudes which will enable them to

i) Competently handle dispensing, patient counseling, procurement, drug storage, formulation and small/large scale production.

ii) Work as a team member of health workers in clinical setting.

iii) Evaluate drug-interaction and avoid drug incompatibility.

iv) Provide drug and poison information to the doctors, health personnel and Users.

v) Manage the hospital pharmacy.

vi) Provide over-the-counter (OTC) drugs rationally to the community and generate awareness.

vii) Plan, manage and evaluate retail and wholesale pharmacies and drug industries.

viii) Carry on further studies & research work on different pharmaceutical fields.

ix) Work as an academician in educational institutions.

x) Carry out drug quality assessment using different methods.

xi) Monitor and evaluate quality assurance system serving as GMP superintendent in drug industry.

xii) Inspect the drug manufacturing plant, storage conditions, drug handling, drug distribution, use and record keeping.

xiii) Work in an industry as a production manager, marketing manager or quality control manager.

xiv) Work on the capacity of Good Manufacturing Practitioner and as advocator of WHO/GMP.

xv) Play role in the promotion of 'Certificate of Pharmaceutical Products' moving in the international commerce.

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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

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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

Curriculum Structure: Bachelor in Pharmacy (B.Pharm): Tribhuvan University

The first year consists of 7 papers carrying a total load of 1295 hours including both theory and practical. In the second year, there will be 6 theory papers and also the corresponding practical carrying a total load of 1260 hours. In the third year, there will be 7 theory papers and the corresponding practical carrying a total load of 1120 hours and in the fourth year there will be 4 theory and practical papers carrying a total load of 700 hours. Apart from these papers, a 3 months' period is allotted to dissertation and a 2 and half months time is allotted to the in plant training with credit in the fourth year.

FIRST YEAR

Full Marks

Subjects

Asst.

Final

Human Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology I Theory

20

80

Biochemistry II Theory

20

80

Chemistry I - III Theory

20

80

Chemistry II - IV Theory

20

80

Pharmacognosy I - V Theory

20

80

Math, Stat & Research Methodology VI Theory

20

80

Social Pharmacy VII Theory

10

40

Biochemistry VIII Practical

20

80

Chemistry I - IX Practical

20

80

Chemistry II - X Practical

20

80

Pharmacognosy I - XI Practical

20

80

Social Pharmacy XII Practical

20

80

SECOND YEAR

Full Marks

Subjects

Asst.

Final

Pharmaceutical Microbiology
Theory XIII

20

80

Pharmaceutics - I (Physical Pharmacy) Theory XIV

20

80

Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics - I Theory XV

20

80

Biopharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics Theory XVI

20

80

Pharmacognosy - II Theory XVII

20

80

Medicinal Chemistry - I Theory XVIII

20

80

Pharmaceutical Microbiology
Practical XIX

20

80

Pharmaceutics - I (Physical Pharmacy) Practical XX

20

80

Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics - I Practical XXI

20

80

Biopharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics Practical XXII

20

80

Pharmacognosy - II Practical XXIII

20

80

Medicinal Chemistry - I Practical XXIV

20

80

THIRD YEAR

Full Marks

Subjects

Asst.

Final

Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics II - XXV

20

80

Enterpreneurship & Pharmacoeconomics XXVI

20

80

Pharmaceutics II (Various Dosage Forms & Formulation) XXVII

20

80

Pharmaceutics III (Industrial Pharmacy) XXVIII

20

80

Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance I XXIX

20

80

Medicinal Chemistry II XXX

20

80

Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence XXXI

10

40

Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics II Practical XXXII

20

80

Pharmaceutics (II & III) Practical XXXIII

20

80

Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Assurance I Practical XXXIV

20

80

Medicinal Chemistry II Practical XXXV

20

80

Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence Practical XXXVI

10

40

FOURTH YEAR

Subjects

Full Marks

Asst.

Final

Pharmaceutical Engineering & Drawing XXXVII

20

80

Clinical & Hospital Pharmacy XXXVIII

20

80

Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Assurance II XXXIX

20

80

Ayurvedic Pharmacy XXXX

10

40

Pharmaceutical Engineering & Drawing Practical XXXXI

20

80

Clinical & Hospital Pharmacy Practical XXXXII

20

80

Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Assurance II Practical XXXXIII

20

80

Ayurvedic Pharmacy Practical XXXXIV

10

40

Dissertation: Defence & VIVA Practical XXXXV

X

100

Inplant Training Practical XXXXVI

20

80

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