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Year 2014

  • Dr. Uttam Budhathoki did Post Doctoral Fellowship from Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology (IPMB), University of Heidelberg, Germany and rejoined the department from 05 Sep 2014.
  • Kathmandu University, Department of Pharmacy Graduate’s Reunion was organized at CV Raman Auditorium, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, on June 14, 2014 under initiation of Forum for Pharmacy (FoP). The program was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. Panna Thapa, Exam controller and Dean, School of Science. Following his address to the graduates there were speeches of Dr. Rajani Shakya, Acting Head, Department of Pharmacy and Mr. Sailendra Shakya, Lecturer of Department of Pharmacy & staff coordinator of FoP. There was experience sharing from the graduates; Mr. Jaya Bir Karmacharya, Managing Director, Omnica Laboratories, Mr. Robash Kusum Subedi, Factory manager, Vega Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Hiraman Shankhadev, Senior Pharmacist, Dhulikhel Hospital etc. The program was followed by discussion session, cultural program and closing dinner.
  • “Pharmaquest- 2014 edition”, the official newsletter was published and inagurated on 14 June 2014 at C.V. Raman Auditorium Hall, Kathmandu University. The newsletter was jointly inaugurated by Prof. Dr. Panna Thapa, Exam controller, KU and Dean, School of Science, Dr. Rajani Shakya, Acting HOD, Department of Pharmacy and Mr. Jaya Bir Karmacharya, Factory manager, Omnica Laboratories on the occasion of “Kathmandu University Pharmacy Alumni Reunion”.  The current edition of “Pharmaquest” newsletter was published by the team of seven members with Mr. Prakshit Niraula (BPharm, batch 2010) as editor in chief. This edition has been developed in magazine form and included various articles, interviews and experiences related to pharmaceutical science and healthcare system.
  • Capacity Building Training on ‘Quality Standard of Traditional Herbal Medicine in Nepal’ was held at CV Raman Mini Auditorium, Kathmandu University, from June 11-13, 2014. This training program was supported by University Grant Commission. Thirty five participants from different herbal drug companies and representatives from other universities were trained on different aspects of herbal drug manufacturing and quality control.
  • Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) conducted a Blood Donation Program under the collaboration with Nepal Red Cross Society on 11 June 2014 at the back of KU library. The 1st year pharmacy students (batch 2013) took the major responsibilities to organize the program. The medical staffs from Nepal Red Cross Society and other pharmacy students volunteered in the program. The program was held from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM and a total of 184 students, staffs and locals donated their blood in the program.
  • Prof. Ellaiah Poluri and Dr. Uday Shankar visited the department to take classes of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology for MPharm and PharmD students and to conduct lab work. They were in the university from May 12 to June 6, 2014.
  • Dr Rajani Shakya visited Missouri, USA for pharmacy practice exposure at St Louis college of Pharmacy from April – May 11, 2014. The exposure was arranged and supported by Pharmabridge program under International Pharmacy Federation (FIP).
  • The various sport events like football, basketball, badminton and volleyball etc were conducted on the occasion of Sudarshan Memorial BP cup 2014”. The students from 2nd year (Batch 2012) took the major responsibilities for the event. This event is organized every year under Forum for Pharmacy on the remembrance of former staff late Mr. Sudarshan Shrestha. This sport event facilitates pharmacy students to get involved in various sports activities. Prize distribution of this event was done on 16 Jun 2014.
  • A day free health camp was organized at Shree Krishna Gopal High School, Dhunkharka-2, Mahankalsthan, Kavre on 10 May 2014 (27 Baisakh 2071). With the lead role of BPharm students (3rd year), Forum for Pharmacy (FoP), Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu University organised the program in collaboration with Dhulikhel Hospital, Lion’s club of Kathmandu, Kanchanjangha, Shree Manakamana Bittiya Sahakari Sanstha Ltd, Banepa and  Shree Krishna Gopal High School. Ten doctors (1 general physician, 1 ortho specialist, 2 ENT specialist, 4 Dentist, and 2 gynaecologists) from Dhulikhel Hospital were involved in the health camp. The eye specialists from Lion’s club conducted eye check-up. 13 patients were detected with cataract and free cataract surgery was arranged for them at  Lion’s eye care center, Kathmandu . Medicines were collected from 8 different pharmaceutical companies and donars viz. Asian Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., National Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Nepal Pharmaceutical Laboratory Pvt. Ltd., Deurali Janta Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., Omnica Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Simca Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Dhulikhel Health Office, Kavre and a medicine distributor from Kathmandu. Altogether 405 people were benefitted from the health camp.

Year 2013

  • Prof. Dr. R. N. Saha, Deputy Director, Research & Educational Development, Shri B K Birla & Smt. Sarala Birla Chair Professor, BITS, Pilani, (Rajasthan), India, visited the department on 22-29 December 2013. He delivered lectures on Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics to MPharm (Industrial Pharmacy) students during his visit.
  • Dr. Prabhakar Reddy Veerareddy, Principal, College of Pharmacy, Palamuru University, Mahabubnagar, AP visited the department on 22-29 December 2013. He took lectures of Drug Delivery System II for MPharm students.
  • On 20 December 2013, Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) successfully organized a workshop on “Good Laboratory Practice” at CV Raman Mini Auditorium. This workshop was targeted mainly for BPharm final year students. The resource persons were Ms. Shova Basnet, Managing Director, Zest Laboratories and Manager Factory Operations and Q.A. Chief, S. R. Drug Laboratories and Ms. Shiwani Khadgi, Senior officer, National medicine Laboratories.
  • On the occasion of WORLD AIDS DAY (2013), Forum for Pharmacy (FoP), KU, organized ribbon distribution program and fund collection program for the AIDS victims on 01 December 2013. The posters on awareness of HIV/AIDS were displayed at KU gate as well as gate at Department of Pharmacy. Beside these, awareness talk program was also organized to discuss about present scenario of HIV/AIDS in Nepal and in global scenario. Mr. Badri K.C., Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy delivered the presentation during the program.
  • Dr. Christine R. Birnie, Fulbright Fellow, Associate Professor and Chair, Pharmaceutical Sciences, St. John Fisher College, Wegmans School of Pharmacy, visited the department on 8-10 December 2013. She gave a guest lecture on "The US Pharmacy Education System: PharmD and Beyond" to Pharmacy undergraduate and PharmD students. On the same day she conducted a faculty development workshop: "The Use of Active Learning to Enhance Classroom Teaching" targeted to teaching staffs of the university.
  • Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) organized an experience sharing talk program on Friday 29 November 2013 in Department of Pharmacy by Mr. Badri K.C., Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy, KU. Mr. K.C attended an International Good Pharmacy Program (GPP) Training in Taiwan, from 7 to 11 November 2013 which was organized by Pharmaceutical Society of Taiwan. About 50 pharmacy undergraduate students and teachers were present in the program. He was nominated by Nepal Pharmaceutical Association (NPA).
  • Mr. Umanadan Mishra, an eminent personality in international pharmaceutical sector with forty years of experience in pharmaceutical industry and a former vice-president of Astra Zenaca, visited department of Pharmacy in 22 – 28 September 2013. He took some lectures on Pharmaceutical Management to MPharm (Industrial Pharmacy) students. He also gave talk program on topics “Career in Pharmacy” and “Life Skills” to the staffs and students of the university at CV Raman Main Auditorium.
  • As an attempt to aware people about diabetes and to help to maintain quality life of diabetic patient, under the lead role of students of BPharm (Batch 2011), Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) organized one day Free Diabetes Camp at Shree Chandeshwori Higher Secondary School, Nala, Kavre district on 28 September 2013. The screening of blood glucose level of the patients along with free medical despensing and counselling services regarding diabetes was conducted during the camp. Doctors and lab technicians from Dhulikhel hospital provided the services to the patient. The medicines and the required daibetes kits were provided by Deurali Janata Pvt Ltd. and Nepal Pharmaceutical Laboratories Pvt Ltd. A total of 192 patients had their blood glucose level tested during the camp.
  • Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) organised a talk program on "Scope and Challenges of Hospital Pharmacy in Nepal" at Department of Pharmacy on 5 July, 2013. The guest speaker on the program was Mr. Chain Kumar Bajracharya, senior Pharmacist, Kathmandu Model Hospital. The program helped the students to know about the present scenario of hospital pharmacy practice in Nepal and the possibilities in its improvement.
  • Prof Ellaiah Poluri and Dr. P. Uday Shankar took Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (Theory and Lab) forMPharm and PharmD students from  5 -19 May 2013.
  • One day Blood Donation Program was organized on the 22nd April 2013 at the social hall of Kathmandu University to help Nepal Red Cross Society to fulfill the demand of blood. The event was organized by Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) under the collaboration with Nepal Red Cross Society, Central Blood Transfusion Service, Kathmandu.  The 1st year pharmacy students took the major responsibilities to organize the program and 10 medical staffs from Nepal Red Cross Society and other pharmacy students volunteered in the program. The program was held from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and a total of 111 students, staffs and locals donated their blood in the program. Out of 111 donors, 89 were male and 22 were female. Despite the poor weather conditions and difficulty in accessing the blood donation site, large number of people participated in the program. 
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  • One day free health camp was organized at Shree Bramayani Secondary School, Gairibisauna, Deupur-4 of Kavre district on May 4, 2013 (Baisakh 21, 2070). The main objective of the program was free health check up, free dispensing of medicines and counseling to the patients. The program was organised by Forum for Pharmacy (Fop), Kathmandu University in collaboration with Dhulikhel Hospital, District Health Office and Shree Bramayani Secondary School. Third year pharmacy students took the major responsibility to organize the health camp and many other pharmacy students volunteered the program. Nine doctors (1 general physician, 1 ortho specialist, 1 ENT specialist, 3 Dentist, and 2 gynaecologists) from Dhulikhel Hospital were involved in the health camp. Medicines were collected from 17 different pharmaceutical companies and District Health Office, Kavre. Altogether 413 people were benefitted from the health camp.
    Realizing the role of pharmacist toward public health and community, 3rd year pharmacy students under Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) also conducted a public awareness program on that day in providing awareness on oral hygiene, cleanliness, several diseases, menstruation, sexual and reproductive health and climate change. Pamphlets on the related topics were distributed during the program. Animations and cartoons, oral and slide presentation were also presented.  Around 200 people participated in the program. The participants were mainly secondary level students of Shree Bramayani Secondary School and the local people.

Year 2012

  • Dr. Suresh Bhagavatula from Nadathur S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore, India visited Department of Pharmacy and conducted 3 day workshop on Entrepreneurial Skills for MPharm Students of Industrial Pharmacy from 4-6 November 2012. He also metDean of KU School of Management Professor Subas KC and interacted with faculty and MBA students in KUSOM complex, Balkumari, in Kathmandu.

  • An interaction program was held at the auditorium of KIST Hospital on November 1, 2012. Dr. Mohamed Izham, Professor, Qatar University, College of Pharmacy, Dr. Hisham S. Alijadhey, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Dr. Mahesh Khakurel, Hospital Director, KIST Hospital, Dr. T. P Thapa, Principle, KIST Medical College, Dr. R. Piryani, Deputy Hospital Director, Dr. Subish Palain, Chief Pharmacist, Bharatpur medical college , faculties from Department of Pharmacology, KIST Medical College, medical officers of KIST Hospital, Dr. Rajani Shakya from Department of Pharmacy, KU and PharmD students (interns and first semester) were present in the program. The program focused mainly on the role of PharmD students and graduates in patient care in clinical setting. The experts gave suggestions and guidance to PharmD students regarding establishing their position in the society along with improving inter-professional relationship. They emphasized on development of effective communication skills to support clinical pharmacy practice, particularly in the area of patient counselling and communication with physicians and other health care staffs. Five of the PharmD first batch students are doing their internship at KIST Medical College.

  • Professor Dr. MD Selim Reza from Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh visited Department of Pharmacy on 2 October 2012 in relation with PhD thesis adjudication of Rajani Shakya.

  • Dr. Uttam Budhathoki received "Nepal Bidhya Bhushan Ka" from Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, President, Democratic Republic of Nepal in 2012.

  • Orientation program of MPharm (Industrial Pharmacy) and PharmD (Post Baccalaureate) program was held at the Department of Pharmacy on 14 September 2012. Welcoming new students on the occasion, Prof. Dr. Panna Thapa, Dean, School of Science and the HOD, Department of Pharmacy, explained in detail on the rules and regulations of these programs. Along with instructing the students for maximum utilization of the available resources he further emphasized on their active participation and involvement in learning process.There are altogether twenty one students admitted in MPharm (Industrial Pharmacy) and nine students admitted in PharmD (Post Baccalaureate) this year.

  • Third High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Training co-organized by Nepal Pharmaceutical Association (NPA) and Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu University, held successfully at Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal. There were 13 participants (5 Female and 8 Male). The Program was held from 29 July to 01 August 2012. Ms. Rajani Shakya, Mr. Shailendra Shakya and Mr. Himal Paudel Chhetri were involved in the training as a trainer.

  • Free Health Camp: On Saturday, July 21, 2012, FoP organized a Free One day Health Camp in Shree Dedi Thumka Higher Secondary School, Kuntabesi, Kavre. Under FoP, 3rd year pharmacy students took the responsibility of the program. The camp was organized by FoP, under collaboration with Dhulikhel Hospital and Rotaract club of Budol. The main purpose of the program was free health check up along with free medicines distribution and counseling services. Dhulikhel Hospital, provided the medical manpower for the camp. Five doctors of different specialty (Eye, 1-ENT, 1-Gynae/Obs, 2-General Medicine) participated in the camp. Medicines required for the camp was collected from ten different pharmaceutical companies and District Health Office, Dhulikhel. Partial financial support was obtained from Rotaract Club and School Management Committee of Shree Dedi Thumka School. A total of 142 people had their health checked, ailments diagnosed, free medicine dispensed in the camp.

  • Blood donation program: As per the program schedule of Forum for Pharmacy (FoP), Blood Donation Program was organized on the 5th of June, 2012. Under the co-ordination of Vice-President of FoP, BPharm 1st year students took the responsibility of the program. The event was organized under the collaboration of Nepal Red Cross Society, Central Blood Transfusion Service, Kathmandu at the dining hall of C.V. Raman Auditorium in Kathmandu University. The program was held between 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and a total of 186 blood donors participated in the program. Most of the donors were undergraduate students from Kathmandu University. Few faculty members and staffs also donated in their blood. Out of 186 donors [Male: 158; Female: 28]. Among 158, majority, i.e. 102 were repeat donors. They had contributed to the program last year also. Compared to last year, number of donors this year, increased by 25 percent.  

  • Dr. Prabhakar Reddy Veerareddy,  MPharm., PhD., PDF (USA), came to Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu Univeristy as a Visiting Professor to take Drug Delivery II Classes for MPharm students. He was in the department from 03 - 12 June 2012.  

  • Prof Ellaiah Poluri and Dr. P. Uday Shankar took Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (Theory and Lab) for MPharm and PharmD students from 15 April to 07 May 2012.

  • A two day workshop on “Research Writing Skills” was held in Mini-auditorium, C. V. Raman Auditorium, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal on 07 and 08 May 2012. The workshop was organized by Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu University with the support of International Network for Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) and Authoraid. Prof. Panna Thapa, Dean, School of Science, inaugurated the program. There were 40 participants (MPharm/PharmD students and young pharmacy faculties) from three universities (Kathmandu University, Pokhara University and Purbanchal University). Prof. Panna Thapa, Dr. Uttam Budhathoki, Dr. Rajendra Gyawali, Dr. Ravi Shankar and Ms. Durga Bista were the resource persons in the workshop.

  • Dr Rajendra Gyawali, Assistant Professor of Department of Pharmacy has been participated in the postdoctoral research program at Jeju National University under the fellowship of Ministry of education science and technology, Republic of Korea. During the period of August 2011 to February 2012, he worked on anticancer properties of medicinal herbs, their phytochemical analysis (GC-MS and LC-MS) and the mechanism involved in the cell death of cancer cell lines. 

  • Dr. Uttam Budhathoki worked at Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology, University of Heidelberg, Germany under Professor Stefan Wolfi from 22 Jan to 24 Feb 2012 as a visiting scholar. The program was supported and arranged by Erasmus Mundus Mobility with Asia (EMMA).

  • Professor Alex B. Mullen, Professor, University of Strathclyde, Scotland took classes to MPharm students on 21 & 22 February 2012.

  • Dr. Paul W. S. Heng, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore delivered a lecture on "The Science of Pellet Formation". The presentation discussed the various techniques of making spherical agglomerates or pellets. The theories on the formation of pellets also reviewed together with the function of spheronization aids. BPharm (4th Year) students, MPharm & PharmD students and faculty from Department of Pharmacy and Department of Biotechnology were present in the program.

Year 2011

  • Dr. Uttam Budhathoki attended Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical Education Workshop and Asian Federation Pharmaceutical Science Conference held in Management & Science University, Malaysia from 08 to 12 December 2011. He attended an official meeting with Pharmacy Council of Singapore on 14 December 2011 in Singapore.

  • Dr. Uttam Budhathoki presented a paper at International Conference at Amity University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India on 12 Nov 2011. He was invited as a keynote speaker for the conference.

  • Mr. Himal Paudel Chhetri, Lecturer and PhD Research Student at the Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu University, along with Mr. Anil Adhikari from Tribhuwan University represented Nepal and successfully completed the Invitation Program for Science and Technological Human Resources under the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youth (JENESYS) Program 2011 in Japan as the first batch participant from Oct 16 – 29, 2011.

  • Prof. Panna Thapa has received Authoraid Grant from INASP for conducting a research writing workshop at Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu University.

  • UCB Biosciences GmbH, Alfred-Nobel-StraBe 10-40789 Monheimm, Germany donated 74 books to Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu University. The donation came through Dr. Linda B. Hakes, President, Industrial Pharmacy Section, FIP and Dr. Agathe Wehrli, Pharmabridge, FIP.

  • Blood Donation program was organized by Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) on the 6th of June, 2011. BPharm 1st year students under FoP took the responsibility of the program. The program was held at the basement in the C.V Raman Auditorium under the collaboration of the Banepa Red Cross Society. Main purpose of program was to help the Red Cross gather blood and thereby aid in the supply of increasing blood demands at the hospitals. A total of 151 donors donated their blood. Most of the donors were the Undergraduate students from different faculties studying in Kathmandu University. Few faculty members and some local people also contributed to the program. This year’s collection by far has the highest number of donors.

  • As the annual programme of Forum for Pharmacy (FoP), Free Health Camp was organized this year in Saping village of Kavre district on 11th of June, 2011(Jestha 28, 2068). The theme for this year’s Health Camp was free health check up and frees dispensing of the drugs. Keeping that on mind the 3rd year Pharmacy students, under the Forum for Pharmacy (Fop), Kathmandu University in collaboration with Dhulikhel hospital and Samajik Jagaran Manch organized a one day free health check up along with free medicine dispensing and counseling with the Dhulikhel hospital doctors in the respective place. Medicines for the camp were collected from nine different pharmaceutical companies, and District Health Office, Dhulikhel. 6 doctors of different specialty (1- Eye, 1- ENT, 1- Gynae/ Obs, 3- General Medicine) participated from Dhulikhel Hospital - Kathmandu University Teaching Hospital . A total of 220 people had their health checked, ailments diagnosed, freee medicines dispensed along with proper counseling. FoP has been performing such health related awareness programs in the past and is dedicated to organize such program in future too.

  • Mr. Uttam Budhathoki participated in AuthorAid Research Writing Skills and Train the Trainers workshop at Tribhuvan University Central Library, Kathmandu, Nepal from 14 to 18 March 2011.

  • Dr Rajendra Gyawali, Lecturer of this department has been nominated in member of  National Climate Change Committee of Ministry of Environment, Government of Nepal.

  • Dr Rajendra Gyawali, Lecturer of this department participated on workshop entitled “Natural Products Chemistry and Laboratory Methods” organized by Pokhara University on March 10-11, 2011, Nepal. He delivered a lecture on “Research trend and quality tenderization of Nepalese herbal drugs”.

  • Professor Panna Thapa Head, Department of Pharmacy and Dean, KU School of Science participated as a panelist related to Quality Assurance and Accreditation (QAA) issues in the National Conference on Higher Education in Nepal held in Kathmandu during 10-11 February 2011.

  • Dr Rajendra Gyawali delivered an invited lecture onPharmacognostical research, development and opportunities in Nepalese Himalayan Plantsin first international conference of society of Pharmacognosy, held in Belgaum India, 18-20 Feb, 2011.

  • Mr. Ashwini Kumar Shrestha, MPharm has joined the department effective from Falgun 2067.

  • Mr. Uttam Budhathoki participated in the 41st Training Programme of NITUB, on the use and maintenance of Ultra-violet, Visible and Infrared Spectrophotometer held from 29 January to 03 February 2011 at Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR), Dr. Qudrat-I-Khuda Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh. International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden supported him for the training.

  • Second Training on High Performance Liquid Chromatography kicked off at Department of Pharmacy on 25 Jan 2011. The program was co-organized by Department of Pharmacy and Nepal Pharmaceutical Association (NPA). Seven participants each from Pokhara University, Mark Formulation, Medivet, CTL, Panas Pharmaceuticals, Chemidrug Industries and Apex Pharmaceuticals are in the training program. Its a four days long residential training program.

  • Dr. Prabhakar Reddy Veerareddy,  MPharm., PhD., PDF (USA), Professor & Principal  St. Peter's Institute Pharm. Sciences, Vidyanagar,   Hanamkonda, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh-506001, India came to Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu Univeristy as a Visiting Professor to take Protein and Peptide Drug Delivery Classes for MPharm students. He was in the department from 07 - 16 January 2011.  

Year 2010

  • Dr. Callum Mitcheal arrived in the department on 19 October 2010 to take Physiology and Pharmacology classes for BPharm students. He was in the department till 10 December 2010.

  • Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) was held in Department of Pharmacy on 04 December 2010. Mr. Dinesh Thapa was elected as a President for a year tenure. Department nominated Ms. Sujata Sapkota as a staff coordinator for FoP.

  • Mr. Uttam Budhathoki participated in the Pharmaceutical Science World Congress (PSWC 2010) jointly organized by American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA from 13 to 18 November 2010 . He received Travelship Award to attend the congress. He did a poster presentation in the congress entitled "Formulation and Characterization of Glicazide-Loaded Alginate Microspheres prepared by Cross Linking Technique".

  • Mr. Uttam Budhathoki, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy, has received "Education Award" from Ministry of Education, Government of Nepal in 2010.

  • Prof. Panna Thapa participated in the 70th International Congress of International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) held in Lisbon, Portugal from 28 August to 2 September. He received partial travel grant to attend the congress. He did two poster presentations in the congress entitled "Status of pharmacy education and practice in Nepal" and "Bioequivalence study of two brands of ofloxacin tablets in Nepalese healthy human volunteers".

  • Uttam Budhathoki, Assistant Professor and Dr. Rajendra Gyawali, Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy, have been elected as a President and Member respectively in 36th Annual General Meeting of Nepal Pharmaceutical Association (NPA) on Saturday, 28 August 2010 for next three years tenure. Mr. Bibek Singh Mahat and Mr. Prawan Dahal, both MPharm Students, have been elected as General Secretary and Member respectively in the AGM.

  • Department of Pharmacy has started PharmD (Post Bacalaureate) program from September 2010 for the first time in Nepal.

  • Nepal Pharmacy Council (NPC) has accreditated BPharm program run by Department of Pharmacy, School of Science, Kathmandu University for the annual intake of 40 students for its 2nd Cycle which will expire on 13 October 2014.

  • Prof. Ellaiah Poluri was in the department from 12 - 31 June 2010. He took "Pharmaceutical Biotechnology" classes to MPharm students during his stay here and guided his PhD student as well.

  • Uttam Budhathoki, Panna Thapa and Ellaiah Poluri published a paper entitled "Production Optimization and Partial Characterization of Xylanase from Brevibacillus borstelensis – MTCC 9874 Isolated from Soil Sample of Eastern Nepal and its Medium Optimization" in Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, Volume 4 No. 1 Page No. 01-09.

  • A training on "Gas Chromatography" and HPLC were held in Shimadzu - KU Education Centre, Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu University from 06 - 08 June 2010 and 13 - 15 June 2010 respectively. Ms. Deepti Ranadive (GC training) and Mr. Silendra Rane (HPLC training) from Shimadzu Analytical (India) were trainers. Twelve participants for GC and 15 participants for HPLC were present in the training. Trainees were from different pharmaceutical industries, laboratories and institutes.

  • Professor Panna Thapa presented a paper entitiled " Development of Pharmaceutical Sector and Its Challenges" held at National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) on Friday, 14 May 2010 .

  • Dr. Rajendra Gyawali received a research grant from National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) for his project, "Evaluation of analgesic activities of some Nepalese medicinal herbs used by Tharu Community of eastern Kapilvastu". 

  • Subject Committee meeting of Department of Pharmacy was held in the department on 13 August 2010. The committee reviewed BPharm syllabus.

  • Kuniharu Nakai, Senior Volunteer of JICA delivered a talk program to BPharm students regarding .Statistical Quality Control. on 17 March 2010. He has been working at Association of Pharmaceutical Producers of Nepal (APPON).Bottom of Form
  • Dr. Sibu Chakrabarti from Pharma Formulation Solutions, New York, USA, delivered lectures to BPharm and MPharm students. He was in the department from 04 to 17 March 2010.
  • Mr. Dinesh Thapa, PhD student, College of Pharmacy, Yeungnam University, South Korea has delivered a talk on “Novel Synthetic Cannabinoids in the management of tumor angiogenesis and cancer” on 13 January 2010 at Department of Pharmacy.

Year 2009

  • Dr. Rajendra Gyawali received one year research project from University Grant Commission of Nepal under the title of proposed research HIMALAYAN PLANTS AS A SOURCE OF ESSENTIAL OILS DRUGS. The project will start on January 2010.

    Mr. Uttam Budhathoki attended a Training Program in Gas Chromatography and Gas chromatography Mass spectroscopy (GC and GC-MS) in Department of Chemistry, Dhaka University, Bangladesh from 09-15 December 2009. International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden, supported him to attend the training as he is an IFS grantee.

  • Ms. Holly Gurgle, an American PharmD student of Virginia Commonwealth University, is in Department of Pharmacy on Student Exchange Program (SEP) of International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF). She will be here from 05 October to 06 November 2009. University arranged free accomodation to her at Kathmandu University International Centre (KUIC) throughout the period as per request by Forum for Pharmacy (FoP). She has been placed in KU teaching hospital, Dhulikhel, Xeno Pharmacy, department and trekking during her stay here.

  • Orientaion of MPharm students (Batch of 2009) will be held in the department on Friday, 16 October 2009 at 09:30 hours.

  • Training course on Promoting Rational Drug Use in Community will be held in the department from 22 - 29 November 2009 in collaboration with WHO. Dr. Vijay R. Thawani Professor in Pharmacology, Government Medical College, Nagpur, India, Dr. Mira Desai Professor of Pharmacology, BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, Dr. Kunda J GharpureResearch Pharmacist, Government Medical College & Hospital, Nagpur and experts from Nepal will be the trainer of the training programme. health programme staffs from ministry of health, universities, development agencies, nongovernmental and other organizations, and individuals interested in improving drug use in the community are the target group of the program. Registration details and form are available in KU homepage (www.ku.edu.np).

  • Training on "Allopathic Drug Analysis by HPLC" was held at KU-Shimadzu Education Centre for Pharma Professionals from July 2 to July 5, 2009. Instructor for the training was Ms. Rajani Shakya. There were 5 participants from Veterinary Standard and Drugs Administration Office, Kathmandu for the training.

  • Mr. Uttam Budhathoki is awarded with International Foundation for Science (IFS) research grant that worth USD 11,950 for his PhD work under the supervision of Prof. Panna Thapa and Prof. Ellaiah Poluri.

  • Kathmandu University, Department of Pharmacy Graduate's reunion was held at United World Trade Centre (UWTC), Tripureshwor, Kathmandu on 06 June 2009. Prof. Suresh Raj Sharma, Prof. Sitaram Adhikari, Prof. Bhadra Man Tuladhar and Prof. Panna Thapa were called as chief guests in the program. Graduates from 1994 batch to 2004 batch of BPharm and Batch of 2000 to Batch of 2006 of MPharm were present in the program. Everyone had a good time with their classmates, seniors and juniors. This was the first ever reunion program of pharmacy graduates of Kathmandu University and the program was organized by Batch of 2004 (BPharm). Mr Anup Khadgi (Batch of 2004, BPharm) had played a leading role from the batch to make this reunion successful.

  • Prof. Ellaiah Poluri and Dr. Uday Shankar arrived in the department to take classes in MPharm and to conduct lab work. They will be in the department till 17 June 2009.

  • Mr. G. M. Khan and Mr. Uttam Budhathoki participated in a day long "Pharmaceutical Drug Abuse Control Seminar" organized by Govt. of Nepal and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - Regional Office of South Asia (UNODC - ROSA) on 23 May 2009.

  • Dr Fiona McInnes, Lecturer, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS), University of Strathclyde, UK delivered a talk on Drug Delivery to BPharm (4th year) and MPharm students at the department on 04 May 2009. Faculty of the department were also present in the program.

  • Forum for Pharmacy (FoP), a pharmacy students' organization of Kathmandu University in association with Kathmandu University Teaching Hospital - Dhulikhel Hospital and Samajik Jagaran Manch, Dhulikhel has successfully organized a day free health camp at Namobuddha, Shyampati village on 01 May 2009.. Altogether 78 volunteers from Department of Pharmacy (KU) participated in the event including 4 doctors from the Dhulikhel Hospital. The free health check up was done and medicines were dispensed free of cost at that event. Medicines were donated by Nepal Pharmaceutical Laboratories Pvt. Ltd, Mark formulation, Asian Pharmaceutical, Quest Pharmaceutical, Simca Pharmaceutical, Omnica Laboratories, Shiva Pharmaceuticals, Hukum Pharmaceutical, Jadibuti, Curex Pharmaceutical, Florid Laboratories, Lomus Pharmaceuticals, Multi Pharmaceuticals Laboratories, National Healthcare, Times Pharmaceuticals, Chemidrugs, Karuna pharmacy and DHO (District Health Office, Dhulikhel). In addition to the free health check up and drug distribution, the counseling event was also organized which included providing information cleanliness, abortion, AIDS, TB, No tobacco ; distributing leaflets, ORS sachets, Oral contraceptive pills and condoms. Altogether, 350 patients from the surrounding villages took benefits from the health camp. At end of the event the chairperson of the supporting school (Shree Laxminarayan Ma.Vi.), Mr. Karma Lama put his views about the event and the staff coordinator, forum for Pharmacy, Kathmandu University Mr. Himal Paudel Chhetri thanked all the volunteers, doctors, industries and supporting institutes for making the event a grand success and finally the first aid kit was handed to the Laxminarayan School and local Namobuddha youth club.

  • Mr. Deepak Maskey, a PhD student at University of Bern, Switzerland gave a talk on his research work in role of Atg5 gene in autophagy at the department on 20 April 2009.

  • A project on Nepalese Herbs and Medicinal Plants has been launched in the Department of Pharmacy,  KU. A contract letter has been signed by Prof. Panna Thapa, Dean of School of Science on behalf of the Kathmandu University, Department of Pharmacy and by Mr. Tomohiro Ozawa, Research Scientist, Herbs and medicinal plants, Aleph Inc,  on behalf of Aleph Inc,  241-2, Makiba, Hokkaido, Japan on 15 April 2009. A Research team of Pharmacognosy unit will handle this project and the project duration will be of one year.

  • Mr. G. M. Khan and Mrs Rajani Shakya attended a 6th International Course on Promoting Rational Use of Drugs in the Community, held at Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur, India from February 22 to March 05, 2009. This was ground-breaking twelve-day course designed and sponsored by WHO. The course concentrates on methods to study and remedy inappropriate medicine use in the community, including an essential analysis of what shapes medicines demand.

Year 2008

  • Dr. Rajendra Gyawali received The academy of sciences for the developing world (TWAS) award for the year 2008 in BILOOGY for his contribution in applying gamma-irradiation  for the preservation of essential oil bearing plants and their chemical constituents.
  • Training on High Performance Liquid Chromatography was conducted from 29th-31st December at KU-Shimadzu Education Centre on joint collaboration between Nepal Pharmaceutical Association and Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu University. There were 8 participants for the training. The training program coordinator was Mr. Uttam Budhathoki and the instructors for the training were Ms. Rajani Shakya and Ms. Manila Hada.

  • Training on Basics and Fundamentals of High Performance Liquid Chromatography and Gas Chromatography was held at KU- Shimadzu Education Centre from 22nd -26th December by Shimadzu, India. There were 7 participants for HPLC training and 9 participants for GC training. The participants for the training were from KU and other customers of Shimadzu.The instructors for HPLC and GC training were Ms. Deepti Ranadive and Ms. Rashi Kochar respectively from Shimadzu Analytical (India). Pvt. Ltd.

  • Mr. G. M. Khan and Ms. Rajani Shakya did poster presentation separately at 41st Annual Conference of Indian Pharmacological Society and International Conference on Translational Pharmacology which was held in AIIMS, New Delhi, India from 18th to 20th December 2008.

  • Mr. Uttam Budhathoki did poster presentation on "Characterization of xylanase produced from soil microorganism (S638) of Morang district, Nepal and its medium optimization." in International Congress on Bioprocesses in Food Industries (ICBF – 2008) and 5th Convention of The Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI), 2008 held at Osmania University, Hyderabad, India on 06-08 November 2008.

  • Ms. Nilima Shrestha has participated in 68th World congress of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences of International Pharmaceutical Federation held from 29 August - 05 September 2008 at Basel, Switzerland. During the congress she also attended Academic Business meeting in her capacity as a board member (Asia) of the Academic Pharmacy Section , FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation).

  • MPharm Admission 2008 Supplementary List for Interview and admission has been published on 04 September 2008. [Click Here]

  • Timi Janca, a Hungarian pharmacy student, is at the department on Student Exchange Program (SEP) of International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF). She will be in Nepal till 26 September 2008.

  • MPharm Admission 2008 Merit list for Interview has been published. [Click Here]

  • Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) has released "Pharma Quest - Special Edition 2008".

  • Call for Application to MPharm in Industrial Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Care has been opened. Last date of application is 28 Aug 2008. Pls visit KU webpage for more details.

  • Prof. R. N. Shah, Dean, Faculty Division III, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan , India arrived in Kathmandu University , Dhulikhel , Nepal on 15th August 2008 for guiding two PhD candidates in their research work during his stay in the university. He also had taken few hours lectures to MPharm students and evaluated two MPharm dissertation. He left university on 18thAugust 2008.

  • Ms. Rajani Shakya, Ms. Nilima Shrestha and Ms. Manila Hada participated "Equipment Maintenance and Repairment Training" organized jointly by Kathmandu University, Tribhuvan University, IFS and NITUN at Kathmandu University and Tribhuvan University from 16th- 20th June 2008.  

  • Dr. Prabhakar Reddy Veerareddy,  MPharm., PhD., PDF (USA), Professor & Principal  St. Peter's Institute Pharm. Sciences, Vidyanagar,   Hanamkonda, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh-506001, India came to Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu Univeristy as a Visiting Professor to take Protein and Peptide Drug Delivery Classes for MPharm students. He was in the department from 14 - 30 May 2008.  

  • Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) in association with Kathmandu University Teaching Hospital - Dhulikhel Hospital have successfully organised a one day free health camp at Katunjebesi village  on 3rd May 2008, Saturday. Altogether 65 volunteers from Department of Pharmacy (KU) participated in the event including 5 doctors from the Dhulikhel hospital. The free health check up was done and  medicines were dispensed free of cost at that event. Medicines were donated by Mark formulation, Asian pharmaceutical, Quest pharmaceutical, Pharmaco industries, Simca pharmaceutical, S R Drug Laboratories, omnica laboratories, Shiva pharmaceuticals, DJPL, Hukum pharmaceutical, Zest laboratories, Jadibuti and DHO (Dhulikhel health office). Patients with gynaecological  problems are  targetted and in addition, the counselling event was also organised which include providing information regarding typhoid, cleanliness, abortion, AIDS, TB, No Tobacco ; distributing leaflets, Oral Rehydration salts sachets and condoms. Altogether, 248 patients from the community took benefits from  the health service.

  • Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is extended between Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu University and Nepal Pharmaceutical Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Birgunj, Nepal recently for next 10 years. Mr. Mahendra Bahadur Amatya, Managing Director, Nepal Pharmaceutical Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Birgunj and Prof. Dr. Bhadra Man Tuladhar, Registrar, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel signed on the Mou. Before, MoU was signed on 16th August 2005 to begin and booster academia and private sector collaboration for tecnological development of the nation for 5 years.

  • A week long training of Gas Chromatography (GC) and Ultra Fast Liquid Chromatography (UFLC) was held in Shimadzu – Kathmandu University Education Centre, Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu University from 30th March – 4th April 2008. Ms Priti Kulkarni and Ms Sunita Pai, from Shimadzu Analytical (India) Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India gave training on GC and UFLC respectively. Fourteen (14) participants from Department of Pharmacy (Kathmandu University), Pacific Commercial Pvt. Ltd., Nepal Pharmaceutical Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Zest Laboratories Pvt. Ltd, Omnica Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Institute of Medicine (Tribhuvan University), Nepal Bureau of Standards & Metrology, National Medicine Laboratory and VSDAO  were benefited from the training.

  • Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) has conducted a FREE FIRST AID CAMP at Dhaneshwor shiva temple, Banepa on the auspicious occasion of MAHASHIVARATRI ,dated 6th march 2008. Around 50 pilgrims benefitted from the free first aid programme. The pilgrims were counselled on the proper management of their ailments and the necessary information about the OTC drugs given to them.

  • Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) has organised a rally and intervention program in the world TB day, 24th march 2008. The rally was organised from Dhulikhel Janaswastha kendra to Harisiddhi school. The participants were students from Department of pharmacy along with National Tuberculosis centre , Nepal Anti- TB Association (NATA) and AAMA SAMUHA. The rally ended in the Harisiddhi school where an intervention program about the TB was organised for the AAMA SAMUHA. The Dhulikhel local peoples greeted us warmly.

  • Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) has conducted a blood donation programme in the C V Raman Auditorium Hall, Kathamandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal on 28th march 2008 with technical assistance from Dhulikhel hospital and Banepa red cross society. Around 81 people donated their blood in the program.

  • Dr. Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim, Lecturer, Universiti Sains Malaysia will conduct a talk program entitiled “Social Pharmacy and its contribution for better healthcare" on 28 Feb 2008 from 10:00 hrs to 11:00 hrs at Department of Pharmacy, KU.

Year 2007

  • Inauguration of Shimadzu – Kathmandu University Education Centre for Pharma Professionals at Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel Nepal.

    24 December 2007

    Shimadzu - Kathmandu University (KU) Education Centre for Pharma Professionals was officially inaugurated amidst a function here at Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel by Professor Suresh Raj Sharma, Vice Chancellor of KU and Mr. T. Kishida, Managing Director of Shimadzu (Asia Pacific).

    The centre is established with an objective of developing human resources for pharmaceutical analysis, other chemical analysis as well as increasing quality testing capabilities of various chemicals, food, water etc.

    Shimadzu has provided a full configuration HPLC (Prominence UFLC system) and a GC (GC - 2014 system) to begin with and Shimadzu plans to develop this centre gradually. This centre will also be training centre for all SAARC countries in due course of time.

    Shimadzu is one of the largest companies of the world in the field of testing and analysis and is also the market leader in Nepal. Shimadzu has a glorious history of over 132 years and Shimadzu scientist won the most coveted Nobel Prize in year 2003.

    A special program was held in Kathmandu to announce the official opening of the centre where a MOU was signed between Shimadzu & KU by Mr. T. Kishida, MD of Shimadzu and Professor Dr. BM Tuladhar, Registrar, KU in presence of His Excellency Ambassador of Japan to Nepal Mr. T. Mizuno and Executive Chairman Mr. Mukund B. Shrestha, Managing Director Mr. Dinesh Shrestha of Pacific Commercial P. Ltd and Professor Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, Vice Chancellor, KU and Professor Dr. Panna Thapa, Dean, KU School of Science.

    The event started with welcome speech by Mr. Bijendra Shrestha, Director of Pacific Commercial Company P. Ltd who also presented the objective of the centre with a video presentation. Mr. Kishida, MD, Shimadzu made remarks regarding the future plan of the centre. Professor Sharma, the Vice Chancellor thanked Shimadzu for initiation of such a centre with KU and hoped for further expansion of the centre soon. He emphasized on strong industry-academia linkage for mutual benefit. Mr. Sanu Kazi Shrestha, Vice President of Association for Pharmaceutical Producers of Nepal (APPON) highlighted the need of such centre in Nepal and extended best wishes for the success of the centre.

  • Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) organised a talk program on World AIDS Day (1st December 2007) on Auditorium. Two AIDS victims from  the NGO MediPlus shared their views regarding this social stigma AIDS. The AIDS logo ribbons were distributed and the funds were raised at the KU premises. The leaflets regarding information about AIDS were also distributed at that time. The funds were donated to the NGO MediPlus to support their spirit to fight against AIDS.
  • Mrs Rajani Shakya, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy, attended “7th annual conference of Society of Pharmacovigilance (India)”, held at National Institute of Medical  Sciences (NIMS), Jaipur, India, from 23rd to 25th November, 2007. She has presented a paper entitled "Ritoridine as a Tocolytic Agent: A Comparative Study". The objective of this conference was to create awareness in Medical & Pharmacy Community towards hazardous effects of drugs and need to report them.
  • Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) organised a rally from KU gate to Dhulikhel city and organised an interaction program in the Dhulikhel on World Diabetes Day (14th November 2007). The local people gain information from the interaction and showed interest on the possibility of hazards caused by Diabetes. They were made aware about the signs and symptoms of Diabetes and the necessary preventive steps toward management of Diabetes.
  • Prof. Ellaiah Poluri, visiting professor of Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu University, was in Department to take MPharm classes and supervise PhD student. He was in the department from 21st Nov to 1st Dec 2007.
  • Eighth Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) was held in the department on 9th Oct 2007. New Executive Committee, New Pharma Quest committee and Staff coordinator were declared in the meeting. Financial report was also presented in the meeting.
  • Mr. Marko Trtica, a pharmacy student from University of Belgrade, Serbia, is on Student Exchange in the department. Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) takes pharmacy students each year for exchange as per the program of International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF). He will stay here more than a month (29th Sep - 3rd November 2007). Kathmandu University provides free accomodation at its International Centre, Dhulikhel for all international students who are on exchange to promote IPSF student exchange program.
  • Nilima Shrestha has been elected as a Board member in Academic Pharmacy Section of International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) for four yrs term (2007-2010) to represent Asia  during a academic pharmacy business meeting held on 67 th International World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences of FIP, 31 aug-6 sept 2007, Beijing , China.
  • MPharm (Batch 2007) classes were commenced from 19th September 2007.
  • Mr Uttam Budhathoki and Ms Nilima Shrestha attended 67th International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) congress in Beijing which was held from 31st Aug to 6th Sep 2007 Jiuhua Spa and Resort in Beijing, China. Mr. Budhathoki received Mike How Award from Dr. Tom Sam, President of FIP - Industrial Pharmacy Section (IPS) in the congress.
  • Mr. Uttam Budhathoki, Assistant Professor and PhD student, Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu University has been selected for Mike Howe Award which will be awarded in 67th International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Congress in Beijing, China on 5th September 2007 amid a function. The award is given to PhD student who has shown a unique interest and passion for pharmaceutical industry.
  • Sixth IPSF Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical Symposium kicked off in Kathmandu University for first time in South Asia from 18th to 22nd July 2007. Prof Dr Suresh Raj Sharma was chief guest of opening ceremony. Eight speakers presented papers and more than 26 posters were there in for poster presentation. Besides IPSF – APRO and APPS workshops, APRO regional meetings, Department and Hospital visit and Kathmandu sight seeing, there were social events as well such as International night, Traditional night, Live concert by music department and Gala Night. There were 110 international delegates and 106 national delegates in the symposium. National Healthcare Pvt. Ltd, Nepal Pharmaceuticals Lab Pvt. Ltd., S R Drug Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. and Lekali Trading Concern were the major sponsors of the symposium. Quest Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., Asian Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., Pharmaco Industries Pvt. Ltd., Data Analysis and Software Solution, Lomus Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., Simca Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Chemidrug Industries Pvt. Ltd., Omnica Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Rays International and Nepal Investment Bank Ltd. were also the sponsors of the symposium. FIP – IPS supported by sending Dr. Mathew Cherian as a resource person on its own travel expenses for the symposium. Training for Trainers and Post symposium tour were also conducted as pre and post symposium events respectively. Reception committee of sixth IPSF APPS expresses hearty thanks to invited speakers, sponsors, professional organizations like FIP - IPS, KU management and staffs and individuals who devoted their time, money and effort to make this mega event successful.
  • Mr. Ahmed Mokbel, a pharmacy student of Egypt, was on student exchange program in Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu University in July 2007 through Student Exchange Program of Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) with International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF). Kathmandu University provided free accomodation at its International Centre throughout his stay here.
  • Mr. Umesh Lal Shrestha, Managing Director, Quest Pharmaceutical Pvt Limited, Birgunj and his team (Mr. Prthivi Rajbhandary, Director Operation, Mr. Sajjan Aryal, QA manager and Mr. Sanad) visited Department of Pharmacy to conduct On-Campus Interview for the employment on 29 June 2007. Mr. Shrestha spoke briefly with the BPharm Final year students and Mr. Sajjan Aryal gave a presentation on Company profiles, current job vacancies etc. After the presentation Quest Team conducted interview for possible employment. About 10 BPharm final year students appeared for the interview.
  • Professor Dr. D. Satyanarayana, Director of NGSM Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Paneer, Deralakatte-574 160, Mangalore, India visited Department of Pharmacy on 3rd May 2007 and get acquainted about teaching and research facilities of Department of Pharmacy. He was in Nepal on the invitation of Kathmandu University as an External Expert for the interview of Professorship in Pharmacy.
  • Mr. Mahendra Amatya, Managing Director of Nepal Pharmaceutical Laboratory (NPL) Private Limited, Birgunj visited KU Campus Dhulikhel on 30 April 2007 and handed over cooling centrifuge and Low temperature refrigerator(-80 degree Celsius) to the Department of Pharmacy for NPL - Sponsored Bioequivalence/Bioavailability Laboratory established in Kathmandu university. Professor Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, Vice Chancellor received the instruments on behalf of KU and thanked NPL for coming forward in establishing Academia-Industry Linkage for mutual benefit. Registrar, Dean of School of Science, HOD of Pharmacy and faculty members were also present on the occasion.
  • Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) in assciation with Dhulikhel Hospital - Kathmandu University Teaching Hospital, Hashera Agricultural Farm, Hanuman Higher Secondary School and Social Awareness Forum, Kavre, organized Free Health Camp at Patalekhet of Kavre District on 28th April 2007. Mr. G. M. Khan, Mr. Uttam Budhathoki and Undergraduate students were present in the camp. Majority of BPharm (3rd year, 2nd Semester) students were involved for the camp. Asian, Curex, Lomus, Vijayadeep, Deurali-janta, Pharmaco, NHC, NPL, Quest, Omnica, Hukum, NHPP, Chandewhori Medical Hall and District Health Office, Kavrepalanchowk provided medicine free of cost for the health camp. More than 250 patients were benefited from the camp.
  • Miss Nilima Shrestha, Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy, participated in one month training program in Clinical Pharmacy from  Jan 9 - Feb 8 2007 at Department of Pharmacy Services , University of Michigan Hospital and Health centre, USA through FIP (International Pharmaceutical federation) , ASHP(American Society of Health System Pharmacist ) and University of Michigan Hospital  and Health Centers.
  • Mrs Rajani Shakya, Faculty, Department of Pharmacy, attended Pilot Course on Workforce Development: Computer Courseware Development, held at Godavari Village Resort, Lalitpur, Nepal from 5 - 16 February 2007. It was organized by Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI). The goal of this training program is for the participants to become proficient in the analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation of computer courseware in a state-of-the-art, multimedia environment.
  • Mr. Manish Ghimire, Alumni of this department and currently PhD student at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, UK gave seminar on "In-vitro/in-vivo correlation of Press-Coated Tablet" on 6 February 2007 at the Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu University. Academic staffs, MPharm students and some of the guest from industry were present during the seminar.
  • BPharm (Fourth Year) students went to Industrial Tour to India. They visited Glaxo smithkline (gsk), Cipla and Astrazeneca during their visit (27th Jan - 12th Feb 2007).
Year 2006
  • Dr. Ram I. Mahato, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tennesee, USA conducted a seminar on "Genetic Modifications of Human Pancreatic Islets for Treating Type I Diabetes"on 27th December 2006
  • Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) celebrated World Aids Day on 1st Dec 2006 by distributing symbol of HIV/AIDS in the university premises. HIV positive people from Kathmandu Plus, a NGO, gave a talk program on the day at the department. Fifty percent of the collected fund were also handed over to Kathmandu Plus Family to support treatment of HIV positive people
  • Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) organized a rally at Banepa on the occasion of World Diabetes Day to make people aware of Diabetes.on 14th Nov 2006. Fliers and banners were used during the rally.
  • Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) organized Blood Donation Program at the university on 3rd November 2006 in cooperation with KU Teaching Hospital, Dhulikhel. Thirty one persons donated the blood during the program.
  • Miss Andjelija Savic, a pharmacy student of Serbia, was in the department from 30th Oct 2006 to 30th Nov 2006 under student exchange program of IPSF.
  • MPharm classes (7th batch) commenced from 20th September 2006.
  • 7th Annual General Meeting of Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) was held in the department amid a function in presence of Faculty and students from the department on 20th September 2006.
  • Mr. Uttam Budhathoki presented paper at National Biotechnology Conference - Current trends and Future Prospects which was held in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India (2nd - 3rd September 2006).
  • Dr. Panna Thapa became President of Nepal Pharmacy Council (NPC) for next four years.
  • Mr. G. M. Khan attended the program organized by WHO at Sri Lanka.
  • Mr. Uttam Budhathoki and Mr. Badri KC attended Fifth Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical Symposium which was held in Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Bandung Indonesia from 4th - 10th June 2006.
  • Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) has organized "Health Camp" at Sarbamangala Higher Secondary School, Panchkhal on 20th May 2007. Two hundred seventy six patients were benefitted by the camp. FoP got support from KUTH-Dhulikhel Hospital, a project funded by SANDEE and pharmaceutical companies. A free health camp will be organized at Aajat Secondary School, Baluwa, Kavre on 27th May 2006.
  • Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) published "Pharma Quest" (Vol 9, Issue 6) in May 2006.
  • Health Awareness Meet {HAM - 6(3)} was held at the department on 28th March 2006.
  • Health Awareness Meet {HAM - 6(2)} was held at the department on 28th February 2006. More...
  • First aid camp was run on 26th February 2006 by FoP in collaboration with Kathmandu University Teaching Hospital (Dhulikhel Hospital) at Pashupati Temple on the auspicious occasion of "Mahashivaratri".
  • A talk program by a Japanese volunteer will be held in the department on 22nd February 2006 (10th Falgun 2062). More...
  • Health Awareness Meet (HAM - 5) held in the department at 11:00 am at Seminar Room on 31st Jan. 2006. Dr. Madhu Bajra Bajracharya, Piyush Aushadhalaya, Kathmandu made a presentation on herbal medicines used in diabetes (More...).

Year 2005

  • Health Awareness Meet (HAM - 4) held in the department at 3:00 pm at Seminar Room on 29th Dec. 2005 (More...).
  • Collaboration between Nepal Pharmaceutical Lab (Pvt) Ltd. (NPL) and the university is gearing up and NPL handed over HPLC to the department amid a function of "Equipment Handing Over Ceremony".
  • Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) organized a "Blood Donation - 2005" program in the department on 29th November 2005. 39 people donated the blood on the day.
  • Department orgarnized Health Awareness Meet (HAM)-3 on 29th November 2005.
  • Health Awareness Meet (HAM - 2) held in the department on 30th Oct. 2005.
  • Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) has been selected as a host of 6th Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical Symposium (APPS) which is going to be held in 2007
  • Department of Pharmacy-Health Awareness Meet (HAM-1) organized a discussion meeting in the deparment on the occasion of World Heart Day on 25th, Sept 2005.
  • MPharm classes (Batch of 2005) was commenced from 21st September 2005.
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu University and Nepal Pharmaceutical Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Birgunj, Nepal at Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Kathmandu on 16th August 2005 to begin and booster academia and private sector collaboration for tecnological development of the nation.
  • Kathmandu University invites application from eligible candidates for postgraduate programs including Master in Pharmacy (MPharm). Application form will be distributed from 7th to 21st August 2005 from Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel.
  • Forum for Pharmacy (FoP), a Kathmandu University pharmacy students' organization released "Pharma Quest" (Vol 8; Issue 5), a half yearly publication. 
  • Kathmandu University invites application from eligible candidates for undergraduate programs including BPharm. Application form is distributed from 4th - 17th July 2005 from Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel.
  • Forum for Pharmacy (FoP), a Kathmandu University pharmacy students' organization released "Pharma Quest" (Vol 8; Issue 5), a half yearly publication.
  • Prof. R. N. Saha, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India was in the university from 30th May - 14th June 2005 to take classes for MPharm and guide in research work.
  • Prof. Ellaiah Poluri, Andhra University, Waltair, India took the Pharmaceutical Biotechnology classes for MPharm and guided in research work. He was here from 13th to 25th May 2005.
  • His Excellency Shri Shiv Shankar Mukherjee, Indian Ambassador to Nepal, visited the department on 17th May 2005.
  • His Excellency Mr. Tsutomou Hiraoka, Japanese Ambassador to Nepal, visited the department on 11th May 2005.
  • Dr. Shanti Mendis, MD, FRCP, FACC, the global coordinator of "Global Initiatives for Treatment of Chronic Diseases (GIFT) -WHO" visited Department of Pharmacy on 2nd April 2005.
  • Honorable Minister of Education & Sports and Pro-Chancellor of Kathmandu University, Shri Radha Krishna Mainali visited Department of Pharmacy on 1st April 2005.
  • Two days workshop in connection with a global project entitled "Global Initiatives for Treatment of Chronic Diseases (GIFT) -WHO, Geneva" in collaboration with Kathmandu University, School of Science, Department of Pharmacy" was organized during 1st and 2nd April, 05 in Hotel Himalaya, Kathmandu. Dr. Shanti Mendis, MD, FRCP, FACC from WHO is the global coordinator of GIFT and Prof.B.Subba Rao is the Principal investigator of this project in Nepal.
  • Model Pharmacy Health Care Centre inaugurated in Department of Pharmacy on 16th March 2005 in cooperation with Kathmandu University Teaching Hospital (KUTH), Dhulikhel, Hospital.
  •   Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) organized "First Aid Camp" at Dhaneshwor Temple , Dhaneshwor, Banepa on 8th March 2005 on the auspicious occasion ofMAHASHIVARATRI” in association with Kathmandu University Teaching Hospital (KUTH), Dhulikhel and Dhaneshwor Youth Club, Banepa. Deurali Janta pharmaceuticals, Omnica Pharmaceuticals, Quest pharmaceuticals and National Health Care provided drugs for free distribution. More than 150 worshippers were
  • Prof. Niresh Walia (CFTRI, Mysore, India), gave a lecture on "Scope of Biotechnology" , on feb 15, 2005, at Pharmacy Block, School of Science, KU, Dhulikhel. Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) organized the program.
  • Mr. G. M. Khan and Mr. Uttam Budhathoki, faculty of the department, actively participated in a workshop entitled “Animal Tissue Culture: Application to the Prevention and Treatment of Viral Diseases” which was organized by National Institute of Virology, Pune, Maharastra , India from 3rd – 28th January 2005.

Year 2004

  • Faculty and sixteen Postgraduate students from Department of Pharmacy, School of Science , participated 1st SAARC-Global Conference on TB, HIV/AIDS & Respiratory Diseases organized by SAARC Tuberculosis Centre at Hotel Yak and Yeti from 14 to 17 December 2004. 
  • Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) organized "Blood Donation Program" at Central Block, Kathmandu University , Dhulikhel from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on 23rd November 2004 in association with Kathmandu University Teaching Hospital (KUTH), Dhulikhel. 49 students and staffs donated blood.
  • Nepal Pharmacy Council (NPC) has made a decision to accredit BPharm Program run by the Department of Pharmacy, School of Science ,  KU, for the annual intake of 40 students
  • BPharm (Second year) students are in field trip to Daman from 6th to 9th November 2004 as a part of their curriculum (Pharmacognosy)
  • One day free Health Camp jointly organized by Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) and medical students of Kathmandu University Medical School (KUMS) in Rayale Village Development Committee of Kavre district was held on 30th October 2004.
  •  BPharm (Third year) Students visited five pharmaceutical industries from 16th - 21st October 2004.
  •  BPharm (Fourth year) Students made interaction with various Nepalese entrepreneurs from 15th - 19th October 2004.
  •  5th Annual General Meeting of Forum for Pharmacy (FoP) held in the department on 3rd October 2004.
  • Accreditation team from Nepal Pharmacy Council visited the university on 19th September 2004.
  • 10th Convocation of Kathmandu University was celebrated on 17th September 2004 in the university campus.
  • MPharm classes of Batch 2004  commenced on 8th September 2004.
  • Prof. Howard Stevens, Pfizer Professor of Exploratory Drug Delivery, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Strathclyde Institute of Biomedical Sciences (SIBS), Strathclyde University in Glasgow , United Kingdom arrived at the Department on 13th August 2004. He delivered lectures on "Oral Drug Delivery" and "Organizing and Funding Pharmaceutical Research in United Kingdom". In addition, he is taking tutorial classes to MPharm students. He will be in the department till 19th August 2004. 
  • Prof. C. L. Kaul, Director, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), India , arrived in the department on 23rd May 2004 and stayed for 3 days.  During his stay, he delivered lectures and was external for defend of three MPharm dissertations.
  • Prof. R. N. Shah, Dean, Faculty Division III, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan , India arrived in Kathmandu University , Dhulikhel , Nepal on 21st May 2004 for delivering lectures in "Unit Operation" and "Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics" to MPharm students. In addition, he also guided two PhD candidates in the research work during his stay in the university. He will be in the university from fifteen days.
  • Department of Pharmacy shifted to New building in May 2004. The new building is Pharmacy Block (Block 12). 
  •  Setsuko Memorial Wing of Pharmacy Block was inaugurated by Mr. Komatsubara Kenji , Japan , on 23rd April 2004 (11th Baisakh 2061). The wing was made by him in memory his wife Setsuko.
  • Prof. Richard N. Dalby, University of Maryland , School of Pharmacy , Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, USA and Shailaja Somaraju visited the department on 29th March 2004. Prof. Richard delivered lectures on "Aerosol Technology" and "Respiratory Drug Delivery" to the faculty and BPharm and MPharm students on the day.
  •  Eminent Prof. E. Venkat Rao, Andhra University , Waltair , India is here in the university. He will be here for one month from 29th February 2004. He will take classes of "Quality Assurance" and "Medicianl Chemistry and Natrual Products" for Research Scholar (PhD candidate of Department of Pharmacy), MPharm (1st year, 1st Semester) and other interested faculty from different departments.
  • Prof. P. Ellaiha, Andhra University, Waltair, India along with his research scholar, P. Udaya Shankar, was here for 14 days to deliver the lectures and conduct the respective lab on "Pharmaceutical Biotechnology" for Research scholar and MPharm (1st and 3rd semesters) students. He went back to Waltair on 22nd Feb. 2004.
  • Professor (Mrs.) Bimala DeviAndhra University , Visakhapatnam , India and Visiting Professor of AICTE visited the university and delivered lectures on "Technology of Creams" and "Advanced Technology of Tablets" on 6th February 2004.
  • Miss Nilima Shrestha joined Department of Pharmacy as a Lecturer from 1st Feb 2004.

Year 2003

  • Prof. P. Gundu Rao delivered lectures on "Good Research Practice" and "Intellectual Property Right and Phyto-medicine" on 28th and 29th March 2003
  •  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in the department will be commenced shortly under the co-supervision of professors of different indian universities, faculty of the department and visiting faculty.
  • Prof. R. N. Shah, Dean, Faculty Division III, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan , India is arriving in Kathmandu University , Dhulikhel , Nepal for delivering guest lectures to MPharm and potential PhD candidates. He will be in the university from 17th-25th December 2003
 

 

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