Diploma in Pharmacy - CTEVT

Pharmacy or Pharmacology is one of the main disciplines under Biomedical Science and the pharmaceutical industry. It is the profession responsible for the preparation,dispensing and appropriate use of medication and which provides services to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes. Pharmacy is a scientific profession requiring a high level of education and training.

Pharmacy degrees including Diploma in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Assistant level) are approved by the Nepal Pharmacy Council (NPC), to ensure that students have received appropriate education for their professional registration and subsequent development and careers.

Nepal Pharmacy Council has adopted NPC Guidelines for the Accreditation of Pharmacy Degree Programmes in 2003 and NPC Norms for Establishment of New Pharmacy Degree College for First Year (to start with) and Approval Process of the New College in 2004.

In addition NPC has adopted approval criteria and guidelines for 3 year Diploma Level (Pharmacy Assistant level) colleges in Nepal. There are 21 such colleges under the affiliation of Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT). The entry for this level is after the completion of 10 years of form

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Secured at least grade C in C. Mathematics, C. English and C.Science in School leaving Certificate (SLC) examination from recognized academic institution and an average GPA of at least 2.

Job prospectus

Scopes and opportunities

Pharmacy is a very dignified and highly respectable profession, which is directly related to the proper use of medicine and health care system. A Diploma in Pharmacy graduate will be called pharmacy assistant as per pharmacy council Act 2057 with the following career opportunities:

  1. Continuing education in different universities in the country and abroad.
  2. Opening retail pharmacy in municipality areas.
  3. Getting job in government and private hospital pharmacies.
  4. Working in the community pharmacy, drug manufacturing industries and different health related NGOS and INGOS.
  5. Working as instructors in Pharmacy educational institutions.

Curricular structure

First Year

Second Year


Pharmaceutics I


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