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Pharmacy Education in Bangladesh

Pharmacy Education in Bangladesh started its journey in 1964 after the establishment of the Department of Pharmacy in the University of Dhaka. In 1st July 1964, PHARMACY Education started its endless journey under the supervision of Professor Emeritus Dr. Abdul Jabbar which roams around him till today. However, Pharmacy as a profession was recognized in Bangladesh after the promulgation of Pharmacy Ordinance 1976. Initially, the academic curriculum consisted of a 3-years Bachelor (Hon’s) and 1-year Master of Pharmacy programs. Later on, the undergraduate program was upgraded to 4-years Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hon’s) degree in 1996.

Currently, there are 12 public universities and 31 private universities in Bangladesh offering Bachelor of Pharmacy & Master of Pharmacy programs. In addition, there are 50 colleges/institutes in Bangladesh offering Diploma in Pharmacy program. Most of the universities are offering 4-years Bachelor degree and 1 year Master degree. But very few are offering 5-years Bachelor degree and 1.5-years and 2 years Master degree. Same for colleges/institutes, most of them are offering 3-years Diploma degree but very few are also offering 4-years Diploma degree. The list of public universities, private universities and colleges/institutes who are providing Pharmacy education in Bangladesh is as below: