Diploma in Pharmacy (DPharm) Program is three years academic course affiliated to CTEVT which aims to fulfill the healthcare needs of the people with its socio-cultural impact on health. This course is based on the job required to perform by a pharmacy assistant at different levels of public and private health institutions in Nepal. The professionals are eligible for registration as pharmacy assistants in the Nepal Pharmacy Council. The Diploma in Pharmacy program extends over three years.
Duration of the Course : 3 Years
Affiliated to : Council for Technical Education & Vocational Training (CTEVT), Sanothimi, Bhaktapur
Qualification : SEE passed with minimum “C” grade in compulsory Math, Science & English with GPA 2, or SLC graduates with pass division including must passed the entrance examination taken by CTEVT.
Medium of Instruction : English + Nepali
Total intake per Academic Year : 40 Students
Total average cost per year : NRs. ........
Objectives of the Program
The objective of the Diploma in Pharmacy (DPharm) program is to produce competent middle-level pharmacy human resource with perfect technical skills that can face a real-life situation at the level, entails the following objectives:
To prepare technically competent middle-level pharmacy human resources who will demonstrate excellent service attitude and respect for the profession and socio-cultural values.
To develop middle-level pharmacy human resources for good pharmacy practice in the hospitals as well as in the community settings.
To demonstrate leadership in managing the quality supply of pharmaceuticals and to promote rational use of medicine within the healthcare facilities and at the community pharmacies.
To develop middle-level pharmacy human resources in order to assist in the production and quality assurance of pharmaceuticals.
To pursue further academic careers in Bachelor Degree (MPharma, BPharma)
SLC passed with compulsory English, Math &Science or TSLC in Lab Technology
Must pass the entrance examination conducted by CTEVT
Physically and mentally fit(Medical fitness certificate at the time of admission)
The requirement for Admission:
Duly filled Admission Form
Photocopy of Mark-Sheets and Character Certificate of SLC or TSLC
Photocopy of Citizenship Certificate
Six copies of PP size Photographs
Scope of Diploma in Pharmacy:
After completion of the course, individuals will become eligible candidates for registration in the Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC) in grade "B" that permit them to work in any hospitals, nursing homes, and health institutions of government and the non-government sectoras a mid-level health worker. The main scope and working areas of DPharma are:
Central Hospitals and
Primary Health Care Centers (PHCC)
Health Posts (HP)
Pharmaceutical services providing sites including Polyclinics
Course overview of DPharm:
The first year focuses on basic science subjects; the second year focuses on basic medical science and pharmaceutical sciences. Similarly, the third year focuses on the professional practice focus courses and application of acquired knowledge and skills through comprehensive field practiceshospitals, community pharmacies, drug manufacturing, regulation, and quality assurance.