The Department offers undergraduate, professional and post-graduate programs, respectively towards Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) from 2005-2006 to 2014-2015 and Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) Professional from 2015-2016 and Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) degree in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology since 2011.

Bachelor of Pharmacy Program

The undergraduate program of Pharmacy Department is based on course credit system. The four-year courses are divided into eight terms having two terms (I & II) in each academic year. The duration of each term is 21 weeks and distributed as following:

Course structure of B. Pharm. (Hon’s) Program (1st 10 Batches followed this system)

Program duration : 4 Years
Number of terms : 8 [2 terms/year]
Total number of credit hours available : 172
Minimum credit hours to be earned : 160
Minimum grade point average (GPA) : 2.00

 

Course structure of B. Pharm. Professional Program (Started from 11th batch)

Program duration : 5 Years
Number of terms : 10 [2 terms/year]
Total number of credit hours available : 200
Minimum credit hours to be earned : 200
Minimum grade point average (GPA) : 2.00

Assessment in B. Pharm (Professional) Program:

Assessment of each student for all courses of B. Pharm (Professional) program is based on her/his marks obtained in- (i) tutorial examination held during the learning period, (ii) class attendance and (iii) final examination held at the end of the courses. In a theoretical or a practical course, 25% of the total marks is calculated from the written tutorial examination, 5% from the class attendance and 70% from the final examination. Tutorial examination on each course is conducted by the course teacher, whereas the final examination of each part, including the moderation of the questions of each course submitted by two examiners, is conducted by a four members’ examination committee following NSTU examination ordinance. The viva-voce examination of 100 marks or 1 credit that is held after the completion of all written and practical examinations of each part. The marks distributions are shown below in details for each part.

Study Tours: The Department conducts short and long field trips or study tours in different regions of the country for the students of B. Pharm (Professional) program to gather field knowledge on pharmacy profession. Through such field trips or study tours, students get the opportunity of knowing the nature in a team and usually with a lot of fun. Study tours at different pharmaceutical industries are also conducted for the students to acquaint them with the practical knowledge’s of being a pharmacist. Following the participation in a field trip or study tour, each student has to submit a report.

Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm) in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology Program

Course structure of M. Pharm program

Program duration : 1 Year
Number of terms : 2 [2 terms/year]
Total number of credit hours available : 37
Minimum credit hours to be earned : 37
Minimum grade point average (GPA) : 2.00

 

Every academic year consists of two terms and each academic term covers the following items:

Items Duration (weeks)
Classes 13
Preparatory leave 02
Term final examination 04
Term break 02
Total 21

 

Assessment in Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm) Program: The assessment of each student of General Group (M. Pharm program) is based on theory and practical courses and viva voce. The assessment of the students of Thesis Group is based on theory courses, a thesis and viva voce. Assessment of each student for all theory and practical courses of M. Pharm program is based on the marks obtained in- (i) tutorial examination held during the course, (ii) class attendance and (iii) final examination held at the end of the course. For each theory courses, 5% marks is allotted for class attendance, 25% marks for tutorial examination/assignment and 70% marks for the year-end written examination. The students of both Groups have to participate in a viva-voce examination of 100 marks or 1 credit that is held after the written and practical examination. Tutorial examination on each course is conducted by the course teacher, whereas the final examination, including the moderation of the questions of each course submitted by two examiners, is conducted by the four members’ examination committee following NSTU examination ordinance. Each thesis is examined by two external examiners of two public universities.

Class Attendance: A student with class attendance of less than 60% in any course is not qualified to appear in the course-end examination of that course. Credits in the form of Marks are given to students attending classes over the minimum 60% mandatory requirement.