School of Pharmacy-Bachelor of Pharmacy - (4yrs)

Chitwan Medical College (CMC), School of Pharmacy offering the Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) program, in response to shortage of graduate pharmacists in the national health care systems in the country with a mission to cater and supply steady stream of highly competent pharmacy graduates required for the country and to contribute knowledge in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. In order to achieve the mission the programs and activities of the School of Pharmacy are designed to achieve the following objectives:

  • Provide educational facilities to students for careers in pharmacy profession.
  • Study and strengthen the existing pharmacy practices in the private and public sector organizations through continuing education and training programs.
  • Assist pharmaceutical and related organizations in solving their problems by providing consultancy services.

Goal of the BPharm program

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

  • community and hospital pharmacists
  • specialists in technology and advance 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 on graduation 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
  • critically appraise national legislation on drug and related fields, National Health Policy and National Drug Policy and other regulations related to pharmacy in the context of total health care system of Nepal
  • function effectively as team member of the collaborative research projects
  • recognize and promote alternative perspectives in the effective utilization of natural resources available within the country.
  • demonstrate competence in searching, handling and integrating information and applying knowledge, skills and attitudes in professional problem-solving.

Competencies to be achieved by BPharm graduates:

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

  • Competently handle dispensing, patient counseling, procurement, drug storage, formulation and small/large scale production.
  • Work as a team member of health workers in clinical setting.
  • Evaluate drug-interaction and avoid drug incompatibility.
  • Provide drug and poison information to the doctors, health personals and users.
  • Manage the hospital pharmacy.
  • Provide over-the-counter (OTC) drugs rationally to the community and generate awareness.
  • Monitor the implementation of National Drug Policy and drug regulations.
  • Plan, manage and evaluate retail and wholesale pharmacies and drug industries.
  • Carry on further studies & research work on different pharmaceutical fields.
  • Work as a teacher in educational institutions.
  • Carry out drug quality assessment using different methods.
  • Monitor and evaluate quality assurance system serving as GMP superintendent in drug industry.
  • Inspect the drug manufacturing plant, storage conditions, drug handling, drug distribution, use and record keeping.
  • Work in an industry as a production manager, marketing manager or quality control manager.
  • Work on the capacity of Good Manufacturing Practitioner and as advocator of WHO/GMP.
  • Play role in the promotion of 'Certificate of Pharmaceutical Products' moving in the international commerce.

Duration of the course:

The BPharm course is for four academic years affiliated to Institute of Medicine (IOM), Tribhuvan University (TU), concentrating mainly on professional pharmacy courses and the supplementary subjects which are essential for the professional pharmacy courses.

Entry Criteria into the Program:

The entry to the program is Certificate Pharmacy from IOM, Tribhuvan University (TU) or other recognised University, Intermediate of Science (I.Sc) or 10+2 (Biological Group) or equivalent degree recognised by TU. Candidates securing 50% marks in aggregate in I.Sc. or 10+2 or equivalent or Certificate in Pharmacy are eligible to apply.

For I.Sc. and 10+2, the candidate should not be over 25 yrs.

No age bar for Certificate Pharmacy.

Entrance Exam:

All Nepalese candidates will have to pass an IOM entrance exam to enter into the BPharm program of CSMS. The entrance exam will consist a single paper consisting of MCQ. The full marks of the paper will be 150 and the duration of the exam will be 3 hrs. The entrance test paper will consist of 2 parts, of which one part will be English (50) and the other part will be Science (100). For the 100 mark science part, 50 marks weight will be given to General Science & 50 marks to General Health.

The candidate will have to pass in both English and Science parts preparing to be qualified for the inclusion in the merit list. The pass mark will be 50% in both English and Science. Separate merit list will be prepared for candidates from General Science stream and from Pharmacy stream.

Course Outline:

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

Subjects Hrs/wk Hrs/yr Marks
First Year      
Theory      
Human Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology 3 105 100
Biochemistry 3 105 100
Chemistry I 3 105 100
Chemistry II 3 105 100
Pharmacognosy I 3 105 100
Maths, Stat and Research Methodology 3 105 100
Social Pharmacy 1 35 50
Total 19 665 650
Practicals      
Biochemistry 3 105 100
Chemistry I 3 105 100
Chemistry II 3 105 100
Pharmacognosy I 3 105 100
Social Pharmacy 3 105 100
Total 15 525 500
Grand Total 34 1190 1150
Second Year      
Theory      
Pharmaceutical Microbiology 3 105 100
Pharmaceutics I (Physical Pharmacy) 3 105 100
Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics I 3 105 100
Biopharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics 3 105 100
Pharmacognosy II 3 105 100
Medicinal Chemistry I 3 105 100
Total 18 630 600
Practicals      
Pharmaceutical Microbiology 3 105 100
harmaceutics I (Physical Pharmacy) 3 105 100
Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics I 3 105 100
Biopharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics 3 105 100
Pharmacognosy II 3 105 100
Medicinal Chemistry I 3 105 100
Total 18 630 600
Gramd Total 36 1260 1200
Third Year      
Theory      
Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics II 3 105 100
Enterpreneurship and Pharmacoeconomics 3 105 100
Pharmaceutics II (Various Dosage Forms and Formulation)I 3 105 100
Pharmaceutics III (Industrial Pharmacy) 3 105 100
Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance I 3 105 100
Medicinal Chemistry II 3 105 100
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence 1 35 50
Total 19 665 600
Practicals      
Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics II 3 105 100
Pharmaceutics (II and III) 3 105 100
Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance I 3 105 100
Medicinal Chemistry II 3 105 100
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence 1 35 50
Total 13 445 450
Grand Total 32 1120 1100
Fourth Year      
Theory      
Pharmaceutical Engineering and Drawing 3 105 100
Clinical and Hospital Pharmacy 3 105 100
Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance I 3 105 100
Ayurvedic Pharmacy 1 35 50
Total 3 350 350
Practicals 3 105 100
Clinical and Hospital Pharmacy 3 105 100
Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance II 3 105 100
Ayurvedic Pharmacy 1 35 50
Total 10 350 350
Grand Total 20 700 700
Dissertation   3 months 100
Internship Training   2 and 1/2 months 100

For the dissertation, the students will be provided with a topic which will be carried out under the guidance of teachers. The students should submit a thesis and defend it at a seminar.

Recognizing the need to develop the ability to translate theory into practice, students are placed for inplant training in pharmaceutical manufacturing units, hospitals, drug stores, regulatory bodies and research labs as a part of curriculum at the end of 4th year.

There will be field trip for the community pharmacy and pharmacognosy during the first year. Industrial tour of selected industries will be carried out during the third year for 3-4 weeks.

BPharm Program Faculty

Name Academic Qualification DesignationRemarks
Dr. Bijay Aryal MPharm, PhD, PDF Associate Professor/Principal Full Time
Dr. Ajit Kumar Sah MD (Pharmacology) Assistant Professor Full Time
Dr. Rajesh Kumar Jha MD (Pharmacology) Assistant Professor Full Time
Phr. Phoolgen sah MPharm Assistant Professor Full Time
Phr. Sangharshila Basnet MPharm Assistant Professor Full Time
Dr. Sandeep Adhikari PharmD, MBA Lecturer Full Time
Phr. Dinesh Thapa BPharm Senior Teaching Assistant Full Time
Phr. Umesh Lama BPharm Teaching Assistant Full Time
Phr. Nanda Kishor Bhatta MPharm Visiting faculty Part Time
Phr. Kailash Thapaliya MPharm Visiting faculty Part Time
Phr. Shaktee Shrestha MPharm Visiting faculty Part Time
Mr. Raghab Adhikari MSc. Org Chem Visiting faculty Part Time
Mr. Yadav Adhikari MSc. Maths Visiting faculty Part Time

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