The global demand for Pharmacy Graduates in the academic and research institutions, pharmaceutical industries, hospitals and other health related institutions is increasing in rapid pace at both home and abroad. Keeping this in mind the Department of Pharmacy was established in East West University in 2003 with only 41 students and 4 faculties. Soon after its inception the Department of Pharmacy became one of the best institutions not only in East West University, it gained its reputation throughout the country.
At present there are at least 800 students, 16 full time faculties and 3 adjunct professors. The faculties are highly qualified, young, energetic and efficient, mostly graduated from well reputed universities including the University of Dhaka. Most of our teachers have PhD degrees and many publications published in different national and international journals. An American Scientist and Scholar named Edward Organ has been working as Associate Professor in our department.
The B. Pharm is a 4 year program consisting of 8 semesters and the students require to complete 158 credits. We are producing skilled and efficient manpower to serve pharmaceutical companies, retail pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, community pharmacies and other government bodies related to health and research.
The facilities for lab and research works in our department are worth mentioning. We have very rare, costly and useful instruments and apparatus in our labs. A modern research lab containing very costly instruments for advanced research is now under construction. We expect within a short time the lab will be ready for use.
The library of East West University has a very rich collection of more than 20 thousand brand new books and 7thousand online journals. There are more than 400 books, a good number of on-line journal access related to pharmacy.
The Department of Pharmacy of East West University has been accredited by the Pharmacy Council of Bangladesh in 2007. The Department acquired this status as it satisfied all the requirements set by the council.
Recently we have applied to the relevant authorities for the approval of our newly proposed M.Pharm Program in Clinical Pharmacy and Molecular Pharmacology. If we can start the M.Pharm program in our set time frame, our department will be converted to a full fledged, self-sufficient and well recognized institution.