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The Nepal Pharmacy Council (NPC) established in order to make effective the pharmacy business by managing and operating it in a scientific manner and also provide for the registration of names according to the qualification of pharmacists and pharmacy assistants.

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Nepal Pharmacy Council was established in 2058 BS (2001 AD) with the objective of making the pharmacy profession effective through systematic and scientific operation and also for the registration of the pharmacists and pharmacy assistants as per their qualification. NPC is the professional body to register the name of Pharmacy manpower (Pharmacist and  Pharmacy Assistant) in Nepal.

Functions and Duties

  • Established in accordance with Nepal Pharmacy Council.
  • Function is to work for quality assurance and accreditations of pharmacy institutions to produce quality pharmacy human resources as per the need of county.
  • Nine members committee and a registrar appointed by GoN.
  • Provision of registration of Pharmacist and Pharmacy Assistant.

Regular activities

  • Licensure examination (three times a year).
  • Registration of Pharmacist and Pharmacy Assistant after passing out the licensure examination.
  • Inspection of pharmacy teaching institutions.
  • Accreditation of pharmacy teaching institutions.
  • Permission for starting a new college after from universities and CTEVT.
  • Monitoring and supervision of pharmacy colleges

Specific activities

  • Revision on the existing guidelines for college.
  • Directives for improvement of infrastructure and facilities.
  • Code of Ethics for publishing pharmacy text book.
  • Issuing “No Objection Letter” for foreign study.
  • Routine visit of Pharmacy institutes.
  • Information update and use o fIT in documentation.
  • Diploma: 8359
  • Bachelor: 4261
  • Master & above: Approximately 2100

Bijulibazar, New Baneshwor Kathmandu, Nepal
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