Top Private Universities in Bangladesh for Pharmacy 

Top Private Universities for Pharmacy in Bangladesh

Pharmacy is the study of medicine, looking at how drugs are created, their chemistry and interactions, and everything else a qualified pharmacist is required to know. A Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) is an undergraduate academic degree in the field of pharmacy. The BPharm program will cover the arena of Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy, Physiology & Pathology, Biotechnology & Bimolecular Pharmacy, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science.

BPharm holders can work in several fields such as : working as a pharmacist , patient counseling, doing further studies such as master degree, working in a university as a lecturer or working as a drug information specialist.

Study Pharmacy in Bangladesh

The Bachelor of Pharmacy degree is popularly known as B.Pharm (Honors) in Bangladesh. It is a four-year program which divided into 8 semesters. Universities in Bangladesh, who provides pharmaceutical education (D.Pharm, B.Pharm, M.Pharm and Pharm D) must be approved by the Pharmacy Council of Bangladesh (PCB).
Not only that, but also for a student to be eligible for registration as a pharmacist in Bangladesh, the university from which he/she graduated must be approved by the PCB and have to follow the rules and regulations of PCB.

Courses & Duration of pharmacy field 

The Pharmacy field offers you with lots of career opportunities. If you wish to make your future in the pharmacy sector than you can choose one of the several courses.

  1. Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm)
  2. Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)
  3. Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm)
  4. Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm.D)

1. Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm):
The D.Pharm is a foundation course in the pharmacy field. Generally it takes 3 years to completion of the diploma. This course covers the basic information related to the Pharmacy field.

2. Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm):
B.Pharm is an undergraduate degree course in the pharmacy field. The duration of this course is 4 years. After the completion of this course, an individual can practice as a Pharmacist or chemist.

3. Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm):
Master of Pharmacy or M.Pharm is a postgraduate degree course in Pharmacy after the completion of BPharm course.

Admission Requirements for Bachelor of Pharmacy

Candidate must have a minimum aggregate GPA 6.50 in SSC/O-Level or equivalent and HSC/A-Level or equivalent examinations (in a total scale of 10). Candidate must pass HSC/A-Level or recognized equivalent examination with a minimum GPA 3.0 in Chemistry and Biology separately and a minimum GPA 2.0 in Mathematics (in a scale of 5).
D.Pharm (Diploma in Pharmacy) holders are eligible for admission into B.Pharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy) after completing the degree D.Pharm.

Career Prospects in Pharmacy after Graduation

After graduation in pharmacy, there are various opportunities for students, they can either go for higher studies like M.Pharm or Ph.D degrees. Graduates can go for jobs in the chemical companies, research institutes ,Pharma companies ,even universities and colleges.

After the completion of the BPharm program the graduates can work as a:

  •   Chemical/Drug Technician
  •   Bio-Technology Industries
  •   Drug Therapist
  •   Drug Inspector
  •   Hospital Drug Coordinator
  •   Health Inspector
  •   Pharmacist
  •   Pathological Lab
  •   Research & Development
  •   Making Prescription to Patients
  •   Scientist
  •   Research Officer

Top Pharmaceuticals Companies in Bangladesh, where graduates are usually finds their jobs in Bangladesh:

Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd,  Renata Limited
Opsonin Pharma Limited,  Eskayef Bangladesh Ltd,  ACI Limited, Aristopharma Ltd, Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Limited, ACME Laboratories Ltd, Radiant Pharmaceuticals Ltd, General Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Sanofi Bangladesh
Drug International Ltd, Popular Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Novo Nordisk Pharma (Private) Ltd, Unimed Unihealth MFG. Ltd, Novartis (Bangladesh) Ltd, GlaxoSmithKline Bangladesh Ltd, Nuvista Pharma Limited

Top Private Universities for Pharmacy in Bangladesh

1.The University of Asia Pacific
Provisional Accreditation by PCB

2. North South University
Provisional Accreditation by PCB

3. Brac University
Provisional Accreditation by PCB

4. East-West University
Provisional Accreditation by PCB

5. International Islamic University, Chittagong
Provisional Accreditation by PCB

6. Stamford University Bangladesh
Provisional Accreditation by PCB

7. Southeast University
Provisional Accreditation by PCB

8. Primeasia University
Provisional Accreditation by PCB

9. ASA University
Provisional Accreditation by PCB

10. Daffodil International University
Provisional Accreditation by PCB