Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. pharm) Programme Details- Purbanchal University

  • The Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. pharm) basically deals with impacts, properties and use of medicine. The program is designed to produce skilled pharmacist with an in-depth knowledge of medicine. It provides students with sufficient understanding of the techniques and principles of pharmacy. In addition to the theoretical knowledge, students are provided with practical training with the intention of preparing them for the job market.
    The Bachelor of Pharmacy offered at Purbanchal University is a four-year academic program. The discipline is divided into eight semesters. Students are expected to complete 160 credit hours of full-time study. Under this program, students studies about the pharmaceutical, physical chemical & pharmacological properties of medicine and its application in the pharmacy profession. The program consists of courses like Basic Electronics & Computer Application, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Remedial Mathematics, Communication Skill, Chemistry of Natural Products, Anatomy & Physiology, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Public Health Pharmacy etc.
    Eight colleges affiliated with Purbanchal University offering Bachelor of Pharmacy program:

    • Novel Academy, located in New road, Kaski
    • Shree Medical and Technical College, located in Bharatpur, Chitwan
    • Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, located in Nakkhu, Lalitpur
    • Little Buddha College of Health Sciences, located in Gyaneshwor, Kathmandu
    • Asian College of Advance Studies, located in Satdobato, Lalitpur
    • Karnali College of Health Science, located in Gaushala, Kathmandu
    • Hope International College, located in Satdobato, Lalitpur
    • Valley College of Technical Sciences, located in Baluwatar, Kathmandu


    The major aim of the program is to provide intensive pharmacy program both at basic and professional levels, equipping students with knowledge and skills needed to conduct the pharmacy profession. Some of the major objectives of this program are mentioned below:

    • Exhibit understanding of the basic and clinical science background of pharmacy practice
    • To enhance industrial, business and clinical skills needed to operate as a pharmacist in pharmaceutical clinics, private & public hospitals.
    • Enhance the leadership quality for promotion of health

    Admission Requirements

    Eligibility Criteria:
    Candidates must meet the following criteria to be eligible for applying for Bachelor of Pharmacy:

    • Must have passed the +2/intermediate level with subjects like physics, mathematics, biology and chemistry.
    • Must appear in the entrance examination.
    • Must be above seventeen years old
    • Must be fit both mentality and physically

    Required Documents:

    • Verified copy of academic certificates
    • Verified copy of character certificates issued by the academic intuitions attended
    • Accurately filled and signed application form
    • Admission fees as specified

    Course of Study

    1st Semester

    • Pharmaceutical Chemistry – I (Inorganic)
    • Pharmacognosy- I
    • Pharmaceutical Chemistry – II (Physical)
    • Remedial Mathematics
    • Basic Electronics & Computer Applications
    • Communication Skill

    2nd Semester

    • Pharmaceutical Chemistry-III (Organic Chemistry)
    • Pharmacognosy- II
    • Pharmaceutics – I (Physical Pharmacy)
    • Pharmaceutical Analysis – I
    • Advance Mathematics

    3rd Semester

    • Pharmaceutical Chemistry – IV (Organic Chemistry II)
    • Chemistry of Natural Products I
    • Pharmaceutics II (Unit Operations1)
    • Pharmaceutical Analysis -II
    • Anatomy & Physiology I

    4th Semester

    • Pharmaceutical Chemistry V (Biochemistry)
    • Pharmaceutics – III (Unit Operations II)
    • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
    • Anatomy & Physiology II
    • Chemistry of Natural Products II

    5th Semester

    • Pharmaceutical Chemistry – VI (Medicinal Chemistry I)
    • Pharmaceutics – V (Pharmaceutical Technology I)
    • Pathophysiology
    • Pharmacology -I
    • Public Health Pharmacy

    6th Semester

    • Pharmaceutical Chemistry VII (Medicinal Chemistry II)
    • Pharmaceutics VI (Pharmaceutical Technology II)
    • Pharmacology -II
    • Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
    • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

    7th Semester

    • Pharmaceutics – VIII (Dispensing & Community Pharmacy)
    • Pharmaceutics IX (Dosage form Design)
    • Pharmaceutical Management & Entrepreneurship
    • Engineering Drawing
    • Pharmacology -III
    • Pharmacotherapeutics
    • Research Methodology & Project Design

    8th Semester

    • Clinical Pharmacy & Drug Interaction
    • Hospital Pharmacy
    • Social Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
    • Quality Assurance & Instrumental Analysis
    • Project Work

    Scope and Career Prospects

    In Nepal, pharmacist has very bright future as there are very few nurses and doctors to attend the patients. Moreover, in a number of places in Nepal, people don’t have access to the medicines and there are very few medical stores. So, there is always a huge demand of a skilled pharmacist to fulfill the increasing need of clinics and medicines, creating a lucrative job opportunities for this degree holder. As this program basically deals with medications and its maintenance, grads with this degree can work as:

    • Pharmacists in hospital
    • Chemical/drug technician
    • Drug coordinators at hospitals
    • Drug inspector
    • Clinical research