Dr. Thapa is one of the founding members of the
Department of Pharmacy. He was Visiting Scientist
at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University
of Strathclyde in Glasgow (2001 -2005). He
has been a recipient of International Research
Development Award (IRDA) from the Wellcome Trust,
UK to establish a Formulation and Drug Delivery
Research Lab and to conduct research in the area
of Oral Controlled Release Drug Delivery in the
Department of Pharmacy (2001-2004). He has
also received Education Award from Ministry of Education
and Crown Prince Science and Technology Youth Award
from Royal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology
(RONAST) for his contribution in the Pharmacy Education
and Drug Delivery & Formulation respectively.
Thapa obtained BPharm (Hons.) and MPharm with
First Class First from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
He received his PhD degree in Formulation and
Drug Delivery from Strathclyde University in Glasgow,
United Kingdom under ORS Award Scheme administered
by Universities UK. He joined Department
of Pharmacy as Lecturer in March 1994. Prior
to his appointment in the Department of Pharmacy
he was a Technical Manager in the Vijayadeep Pharmaceuticals
Pvt Limited in Kathmandu.
He was one of the Executive Board Members of
Nepal Pharmacy Council nominated by the His Majesty’s
Government of Nepal (2001-2006). He is President of the council for next four years (2006-2010).
Dr. Thapa is the HOD in the Department of Pharmacy
since May 2005.
undergraduate level he teaches Industrial
and Pharmacokinetics; and Chronopharmaceutics.
graduate level he teaches Drug Delivery
is also involved in supervision of final year
(BPharm) projects related to formulation and dosage
form design AND MPharm dissertation projects.
of Oral Drug Delivery Systems (controlled release
pellets, capsules and tablets, biphasic release,
chronotherapeutic drug delivery).
Develoment of Mucosal Bioadhesive Drug Delivery
Systems (for nasal, buccal, vaginal delivery)
for local or systemic activity, rapid or prolonged
evaluation of drug delivery systems in volunteers
and patients and animals (Pharmacokinetic studies).
affairs of pharmaceti Regulatory
affairs of pharmaceuticals (Quality management
of effective teaching Methods.
Education and practice, Social Pharmacy.