Message from the HoD

It's my great honor and privilege to welcome you to the Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu University. This University is one of the nation’s leading universities for providing quality education in several disciplines since last 25 years. Department of Pharmacy was established in 1994. In this period of 25 years of existence, it has been established as a premier place of learning and I consider it my privileged to be part of it.

We started BPharm program in 1994, MPharm in 2000, PhD in 2004 and PharmD (Post Baccalaureate) in 2010, all for the first time in Nepal.  The contribution of this Department in developing human resources in the field of Pharmacy in the country has always remained very commendable. We are proud to say that our graduates have earned good reputation in the country and abroad and many are in the leading positions.

Pharmacy is a profession full of opportunities around the world. With the expansion of health care industry, scope for career in Pharmacy is also increasing. Pharmacists have very essential role to play in achieving desirable health outcomes in the patients or in the success of drug therapy.

At the Department we continuously upgrade the curriculum so as to incorporate new knowledge and research to prepare students for wide variety of currently existing and potential future roles in pharmaceutical industries, hospitals, community pharmacy, academia, government and many more. We do provide strong educational foundation that fosters students' engagement in practice settings.

We have highly qualified and experienced faculty members for students’ guidance and mentorship. Our faculty members have good research publications and track record in their relevant areas. We facilitate fostering collaboration with national and international institutions/ organizations to enhance and expand opportunities in research and other academic matters.

The blend of dynamic curriculum, well-qualified faculties, industry-academia interaction, research facilities and facilitating administration makes this Department the best choice for Pharmacy education. We are the first choice for students seeking career in Pharmacy which is quite encouraging.

Thank you for visiting this website and I would like to encourage you to browse for more information and contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Rajani Shakya, MPharm, PhD
Head of the Department
Department of Pharmacy