Department of

PHARMACY

About Department of Pharmacy

Pharmacy is the science and practice of discovering, producing, preparing, dispensing, and reviewing medications, aiming to ensure the safe, effective, and affordable use of medicines. Pharmacists are playing vital role in hospitals and clinics for preparing and dispensing medications, communicating with other health care professional, educating patients about medications. In order to become a Pharmacist one must complete their Undergraduate degree in Pharmacy courses. In Bangladesh Pharmacy Graduates are employed by a large number of Universities, Pharmaceutical industries, Governmental agencies, Research institutions and biotech companies.

Considering this importance of the Pharmaceutical Scientists in the academic and research institutions and as well as in pharmaceutical industries, hospitals and clinics and other related institutions, Stamford University Bangladesh has introduced the Department of Pharmacy in September 9, 2004 (with UGC approval).

Objectives of the Program Offering Entity:

Department of Pharmacy conducts programs aims to provide quality and up to date knowledge to students to be an ideal health professional. Aim to enable students to develop competencies for working in a multi-disciplinary group (e.g. pharmaceutical technology, pharmacology, clinical pharmacy, medicinal chemistry, hospital and community pharmacy, regulatory affairs, etc.) as a team member through proper communication and independent critical reasoning skills. This program Ensures student centered learning environment for inter-active and effective learning. It is committed to conduct programs with the complete awareness of its social and financial responsibilities and valuing people in all aspects of life and respect student-teacher relationship.

Resources of the Department:

The department brought academic excellence offering education in Pharmacy around the nation making innovative changes in academics, students, logistics and potential teaching staff. Currently 13 qualified full time faculty members are working here. We also invite part time faculty from University of Dhaka and from different research organizations to conduct several specialized course of B. Pharm. (Hons.) and M.Pharm programs. The Department has now its own laboratory set up for regular practical classes. We also have a library. A team of faculty has been arranged for research works and journal publications. Students get the opportunity to work in the laboratory for research purpose under supervision.

Description of the Program (B.Pharm and M.Pharm):

Bachelor of Science (Honors.) in Pharmacy is a four-year Bachelors program with honors comprising of 165 credits (168 credits when students need to complete Fundamentals of English). It is a level 7- Bachelor’s course as classified by Bangladesh National Qualification Framework (BNQF). There will be two semesters in each academic year and a student is expected to complete minimum 140 credits in eight semesters in four-year time according to the BNQF guidelines. According to Pharmacy Council of Page 9 Bangladesh (PCB), It shall not be less than 156 credits and shall not exceed 170 credits for Bachelor of Pharmacy.

Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm.) is a one-year post graduate program comprising of 40 credits. It is a level -9 post graduate course as classified by Bangladesh National Qualification Framework (BNQF). There will be two semesters in one academic year and a student is expected to complete minimum 40 credits according to the BNQF guidelines.

The options to choose from when it comes to higher education in Bangladesh may seem many but few are on par in quality and history with Stamford.

Admission Open Spring 2024

 

Message from the Chairman

Sadia Afreen Chowdhury
Chairman & Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy
Stamford University Bangladesh

"Medicine may heal the body, but pharmacists heal the soul with their compassionate care and expertise”

"In a world of complex medications and confusing choices, pharmacists are the guiding light that illuminates the path to optimal health."

Welcome to the vibrant and dynamic Pharmacy Department at our esteemed University! Stepping into our department is like entering a world where science, healthcare, and innovation merge seamlessly. Here, we strive to cultivate a nurturing and intellectually stimulating environment that is designed to shape the future leaders of the pharmaceutical industry.

Our Pharmacy Department stands out as a hub of cutting-edge research, state-of-the-art facilities, and a team of world-class faculty members who are not only experts in their fields but are also passionate about sharing their knowledge with the next generation. As a student, you will have the incredible opportunity to learn from these visionary educators who are at the forefront of groundbreaking discoveries and advancements in pharmaceutical sciences.

Since the inception of the Department of Pharmacy, our foremost objective has been to endow our students with the essential academic foundation by ensuring a comprehensive grasp of fundamental sciences, including Biology and Chemistry, as well as the core subjects of the Pharmacy disciplines, such as Human Physiology, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Hospital and Community Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Management, Organic and Inorganic Pharmacy, Medicinal Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Clinical Pathology, Biostatistics, and Computer Application in Pharmacy.

Our curriculum is meticulously crafted to offer a comprehensive blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on practical experiences. From understanding the intricacies of drug design to mastering the art of patient care, you will be equipped with the skills and expertise necessary to make a meaningful impact on global healthcare. Our emphasis on interdisciplinary learning ensures that you will have the chance to collaborate with students from various healthcare disciplines, fostering a holistic approach to patient-centered care.

We strongly believe that the best way to learn is by doing, and our extensive network of industrial partnerships, clinical placements, and research collaborations provide invaluable opportunities to apply your knowledge in real-world settings. You will have the chance to work alongside seasoned professionals, gaining hands-on experience in hospital pharmacies, community healthcare centers, research laboratories, and pharmaceutical companies.

Beyond academics, our department fosters a sense of community and encourages you to active engagement through student organizations, leadership opportunities, and professional development programs. You will have the chance to connect with like-minded peers, attend inspiring guest lectures, participate in national and international conferences, and contribute to meaningful research projects that have the potential to revolutionize the field.

Our beautiful campus has been located in the heart of the Dhaka city. The Department of Pharmacy boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including modern laboratories equipped with cutting-edge technology, a specialized library, and collaborative spaces that encourage innovation and teamwork.

If you may join us on this exhilarating journey of discovery, where you will not only gain the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career but also become part of a close-knit community that celebrates diversity, creativity, and a shared passion for improving global healthcare. Embrace the opportunity to make a difference, explore the frontiers of pharmaceutical science, and shape the future of healthcare at our extraordinary Pharmacy Department. Your journey starts here!

“The power of a pharmacist lies not only in their knowledge of medications but also in their ability to empower patients to take control of their health and live their best lives.”

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