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 formal schooling.

Diploma in Pharmacy is a three year course after SEE. The students after passing the SEE securing a minimum of 45% result in aggregate and willing to seek their future career in the field of pharmacy profession can join the course.

The main objectives of this program are:

  1. To prepare a supportive technical human resource for pharmaceutical industry, laboratories and capable manpower for quality control and drug control and rational use of drugs
  2. To develop leadership quality in pharmacy professionals who can manage rational supply of pharmaceuticals and to promote rational use of drugs within the health care service and private sector.
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Admission criteria

Passed entrance examination organized by CTEVT.

Applicant should submit along with the following documents at the time of application:

  • SLC pass certificate or equivalent certificate
  • Character certificate
  • Citizenship certificate (for the name, parents name, age, date of birth and address verification purpose only).
  • Medical fitness certificate (at the time of admission)

Note:Student quota for different category of students as per the policy of Nepal Pharmacy Council and CTEVT.


Salient features

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction will be in English and/or Nepali.

Course Duration

The diploma in Pharmacy program extends over three academic years. One academic year consists of maximum of 39 academic weeks and one academic week consists of maximum of 40 hrs. 

Pattern of Attendance

Minimum of 80% attendance is required to appear in final examination. 

Pass Marks

The pass marks for theory and practical examinations are:

  • 40% in theory examination
  • 60% in practical examination  

Grading System

The following grading system will be adopted:

  • Pass division: Pass aggregate to below 60%.
    Second division: 60% to below 65%. 
  • First division: 65% to below 80% 
  • Distinction: 80% or above.

Certificate Award

The council for technical education and vocational training will award the certificate of "Diploma in Pharmacy" to the candidate who successfully completes the requirements as prescribed by the CTEVT.


Eligibility

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.


Curricular structure

First Year

Second Year

English

Pharmaceutics I

Nepali

Pharmacology and Therapeutics I

Social Studies

Pharmaceutical Chemistry I

Anatomy and Physiology

Pharmacognosy

Physics

Biochemistry, Microbiology and Pathology

Chemistry

Pharmaceutical Management

Zoology

Health Education, Helath Care System and First Aid

Botany

Math, Statistics and Computer Application

Third Year

Pharmaceutics II

Pharmacology and Therapeutics II

Pharmaceutical Chemistry II

Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy

Forensic and Community Pharmacy

Pharmacoepidemiology and Environmental Health

Comprehensive Professional Field Practice

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Diploma in Pharmacy Curriculum Second Year and Third Year.pdf

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