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University of Karachi (Faculty of Pharmacy)

The University has the best training teaching staff consisting of more than 600 teachers. Many of the teachers are highly qualified having international fame. In addition to this, more than 1600 non teaching staff is available in the University to cater to the administrative and man power needs. University being located un the port city of Karachi, serves as a window of higher education in Pakistan. Up until now around 200 Ph.D. 500 M.Phil. degrees have been awarded, and above the Faculty of Pharmacy more then 600 research papers have been published. The University has acquired a high status in the field of education in Pakistan as well as abroad within a short span of 48 years. Presently it occupies a prominent place especially in the teaching and research in Science, Pharmacy, Business Administration and Medicine.

The Faculty of Pharmacy of University of Karachi owes its origin from the Department of Pharmacy, which was established in 1964. The Department of Pharmacy in this University was founded in response to the need of better drug delivery system in hospital and retail pharmacy, and also to cater the ever growing need of pharmaceutical industry. As 90 percent of the drug based industry in Pakistan, both national and multi-national, are located in Karachi, the development of pharmacy education at the University of Karachi was very rapid, and in a very short span of time it occupied a prominent position as the largest pharmacy teaching institution, and has made a significant contribution in the development of pharmaceutical industry. The erstwhile department of pharmacy was raised in 1973 into a full fledged and the first faculty of pharmacy in the country. The Faculty of Pharmacy comprises 4 teaching and research departments of Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy. More than 900 regular students are today perusing their studies leading to the award of Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm.), Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm.), Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D).

The Faculty of Pharmacy has well equipped laboratories in all the department, which fully cater to the teaching and research needs of the various degree programs. Moreover, there is a good library of the Faculty. The Faculty of Pharmacy is now taking another step forward by initiating a project to establish an Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences under its auspices so as to give more impetus to scientific and technological research and development.

School name:University of KarachiFaculty of Pharmacy
Address:University Road
Zip & city:75270 Sind

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