Diploma in Pharmacy

The Government of Nepal has called for the provision of basic health service to all people by establishing and expanding a network of health services in all over Nepal. In this regard, the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) has been contributing to the nation by preparing different types of middle level health professionals.

The council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) has been developing and implementing different types of health science related diploma (certificate) level curricular programs. This Diploma in Pharmacy curricular program is designed to produce middle level pharmacy professionals.

Diploma in Pharmacy curriculum was developed in 2005.

The program has following objectives to:

1. Advise patients about medicines, including how to take them, what reactions may occur and answering patients’ questions;

2. Apply standards, guidelines, best practices, and established processes related to safe and effective medication use;

3. Provide effective medication services in hospitals as well as in the community settings;

4. Read/interpret prescription and ensuring that the medicines prescribed to patients are suitable;

5. Demonstrate leadership in managing quality supply of pharmaceuticals and to promote rational use of medicine within the healthcare facilities and in the community pharmacies;

6. Engage in production and preparation of medicines and assessments of quality of medicines before they are supplied to patients from pharmaceutical manufacturer; and

7. Develop the positive attitudes towards the professional career with greater initiative and self-confidence.

The group size will be maximum of 40 (forty) in a batch.

The total duration of this curricular program is three years. The program is based on yearly system. Moreover, one academic year consists of 35 academic weeks/210 working days and one academic week consists of 40 hours excluding examinations period.

Entry qualification of the applicants for Pharmacy curricular program should be SEE or SLC pass. S/he should obtain minimum of GPA 2.0 and C grade in Compulsory English, Mathematics and Science or as per provisions mentioned in the admission guidelines of Office of the Controller of Examinations, CTEVT.

● Should submit SEE/SLC pass certificates

● Should submit citizenship or birth registration certificate

● Should pass entrance examinations as administered by CTEVT