Department of Pharmacy at Kathmandu University was established in 1994, first of its kind in Nepal, in response to acute shortage of graduate pharmacists in the national health care systems in the country with a mission to cater and supply steady stream of highly competent pharmacy graduates required for the country and to contribute knowledge in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. In order to achieve the mission the programs and activities of the Department of Pharmacy are designed to achieve the following objectives:
Subsequently Department of Pharmacy also commenced its postgraduate education in Pharmacy (MPharm) in two specializations, Pharmaceutical Care and Industrial Pharmacy in 2000 to cater more specialized human resource in the field of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences in Nepal . From 2004, it started Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). At present this is the only department that has post graduation and PhD education in Pharmacy in Nepal.
After obtaining the BPharm and MPharm degree, the pharmacy graduates will be eligible for rewarding employment in the following situations: