Message from Chairman
The Department of Pharmacy at the University of Rajshahi (RU) is the third longest established Department in Bangladesh. The year 2015 marks an important milestone for us as our University and the Department celebrate 25th year anniversary. We are one of the nine Departments among the Faculty of Science in RU. Recently, the Department was shifted to 4th Science building with purpose built research and teaching facilities so, that the students can enjoy the very best laboratory and learning facilities that puts them at the forefront of Pharmacy education.
Our academic program offers undergraduate (Bachelor of Pharmacy) and postgraduate (Master of Pharmacy) studies. The B. Pharm (Honors) program is running over 4 years with an additional 6 weeks internship which is a pre-requisite for registration as a Pharmacist under Pharmacy Council of Bangladesh (PCB). Students are admitted in the Department through a competitive examination system.
The Department offers a range of postgraduate research opportunities including Masters of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy and the graduate studies are coordinated by the Department and Institute of Biological Sciences. Research students have access to state-of-the-art laboratory space located at Central Science laboratory within the same premises. Quality and innovative research is a major component of the Department and broadly grouped into four major research areas: 1. Natural Product Chemistry, 2. Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, 3. Pharmaceutical Technology & Bio-Pharmaceutics, and 4. Molecular Biology & Biotechnology. The principal education philosophy in faculties of pharmacy is to provide a sound professional education and training corresponds with the contemporary state and standard of pharmaceutical sciences supported by laboratory practices and trainee-ship. During the pharmacy education, students are provided with basic and professional knowledge on drug sources, production of pharmaceutical raw materials, pharmaceutical formulation and technology, therapeutic and adverse effects of drugs and pharmaceutical care. Pharmacy graduates may practice in community or hospital pharmacies, armed forces or government services or in academic or research institutions.
Till today, the Department remains as a leading institutions that offer Pharmacy education with the responsibility of training pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists for the nation and beyond.
Professor Aktar Uzzaman Chouduri, PhD
Chairman, Department of Pharmacy