University of Science and Technology Chittagong

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Welcome to the Department of Pharmacy

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons.) - Four (04) Years
Masters of Pharmacy - One (01) Years

Giving importance to pharmacy profession and its role in the improvement of health care systems, University of Science & Technology Chittagong (USTC) authority established the Department of Pharmacy in 1993 under the Faculty of Basic Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences for the first time among the private universities in Bangladesh.


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Message from Dean

Welcome to the Faculty of Basic Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, USTC (FBMPS). Department of Pharmacy was established back in 1992 within FBMPS  under the guidance of National Professor Dr. Nurul Islam with a mission to promote education and research. Since then Department of Pharmacy has cultivated excellent researchers, instructors, and pharmacists, providing many talented people who lead various fields. Most graduates in this School continue to study as Master's or PhD students, and eventually go on to work as researchers in the pharmaceutical, food, and health industries, or in universities and public research institutions.

Our research interests cover all the critical areas in drug discovery and design to the Pharmacological evaluation of the drug.  Currently, the department of Pharmacy has more than 7 fully equipped state of art lab facility which helps to do research independently or conduct collaborative projects within the course as well as with researchers at other institutions and companies. Alongside, students in the Department of Pharmacy undertake a month-long Industrial training and work placement both in a hospital pharmacy and retail pharmacy to gain real-life work and clinical experience. 

If you have the drive and passion for making a difference to the healthcare and Pharma world, the Department of Pharmacy, USTC is the right destination for you and we will welcome you here wholeheartedly for an exciting journey of learning and research institute.

MD Abdul Motaleb Bhuiya

Message from Chairman

I welcome to the Department of Pharmacy at University of Science and Technology Chittagong. We are offering an excellent learning environment for quality pharmacy education. At present, the Department is running one undergraduate program, 4 years Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) and one graduate program, Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm). Our students have the opportunity to attend lecturers in advanced classrooms, study in modern libraries, do research in rich laboratories, enjoy the university life with extracurricular activities, and prepare themselves to be competitive in the challenging world.

Please join us to explore your strength and add new dimension in the field of pharmacy.  


The Department of Pharmacy, USTC is one of the leading pharmacy departments in Bangladesh and a recognized leader and has demonstrated strengths in the pharmacy education and practices. Our vision is to be recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in pharmacy education and research that focuses on appropriate use of and access to pharmaceuticals and medical devices, as well as cost-effective provision and delivery of pharmaceutical care.


The mission of this department is to prepare world class pharmacists who will be able to provide optimal service not only in pharmaceutical industry and pharmaceutical care in hospitals and clinics but also lead in teaching, research, practice and service.

Admission Requirements

  • For entrance into the Bachelor of Pharmacy program, candidate must have a minimum aggregate GPA 6.50 in SSC / “O” level or equivalent and HSC / “A” level or equivalent examinations (in a total scale of 10)
  • Candidate must pass SSC / “O” level or recognized equivalents and HSC / “A” or recognized equivalents in science group and obtain a minimum GPA 3.0 (in scale of 5) without any additional subject.
  • Candidate must pass HSC / “A” level or recognized equivalent examination with a minimum GPA 3.0 in Chemistry and Biology separately and a minimum GPA 2.0 in Mathematics (in scale of 5)
  • For entrance into the Masters of Pharmacy program, candidate must have a minimum aggregate GPA 2.5 in the Bachelor of Pharmacy. 


The laboratories of Department of Pharmacy, USTC are well furnished with a number of sophisticated equipment’s like HPLC, Lyophilized, Sonicator, Tablet Compression Machine, Dissolution Machine, Universal Mixer, Cap Sealing, Capsule Filling, Granulator Coating Machine etc. The names of the Laboratories are as follows

Pharmaceutical Technology Laboratory

Computer Aided Drug Discovery Laboratory (CADD)

Analytical and Medicinal Chemistry Laboratory

Phytochemistry and Pharmacognosy Laboratory

Physiology and Pharmacology Laboratory

Microbiology Laboratory

Bioequivalence Laboratory (under development)

Animal House and Herbarium Museum

Industrial Training

Department of Pharmacy, USTC has a good fortified collaboration with well-established pharmaceutical Laboratories in Bangladesh, which offer facilities, both manpower and technical, for the training of our students. The participating laboratories are-

Glaxo Smithkline (Bangladesh) Ltd.

Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Reneta Pharmaceuticals

Acme Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Students are required to complete at least one month in-plant training in reputed Pharmaceutical industries at the end 4th year of Bachelor of Pharmacy program.

Pharmacy Gallery

Contact Details

USTC D’ block, 5th floor
Foy’s Lake, Zakir Hossain Road
Chattogram 4202.