Dow College of Pharmacy

About DCOP

Dow College of Pharmacy was established in 2007. It was based on the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The college is a distinguished and well-renowned entity established under the umbrella of Dow University of Health Sciences and recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).

Established in 2007, Dow College of Pharmacy became the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2014 under Dow University of Health Sciences. Led by Principal Prof. Dr. Sumbul Shamim, it’s recognized by the Pharmacy Council of Pakistan and the Higher Education Commission. With 48 faculty members, 33 holding PhDs, the institute offers Pharm D, MPhil, and PhD programs. Equipped with high-end facilities, it has seen eleven batches graduate till 2023. Alumni serve in national and multinational organizations globally, showcasing the college’s commitment to providing quality education and producing competent professionals.

Prof. Dr. Sumbul Shamim

I am delighted to welcome you to the Dow College of Pharmacy, a leading institution in Pakistan known for excellence in pharmacy education. Our commitment to high academic standards has established us as the premier choice for aspiring students. Since 2007, we’ve provided quality education, integrating practical training in hospitals and industries. Our focus on pharmaceutical ethics shapes future healthcare professionals. With dedicated faculty and staff, we aim to produce skilled professionals for the industry, healthcare, and society. 

Best wishes to all students at Dow College of Pharmacy, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi. Thank you.

We aim to create a progressive learning environment for future pharmacists, fostering quality education, skill-building, and high ethical standards. Our goal is to produce professionals who contribute to innovative research, offer quality pharmaceutical care, consultancies, and lead in developing novel pharmaceutical products.

Dow College of Pharmacy is dedicated to providing the highest standard of education and research. Aligned with regulatory requirements, we adhere to guidelines from the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Pharmacy Council of Pakistan (PCP). Our Pharm.D programs and postgraduate offerings (M.Phil and PhD in Pharmacology) are accredited by both HEC and PCP. The accreditation by HEC, an independent institution overseeing higher education in Pakistan, brings us great pride.

Our Programs

Graduates of pharmacy program can work as an entrepreneur or in hospital setup. A pharmacist can find employment in a variety of fields, including pharmaceutical industries, hospitals, quality control, sales, marketing, research and development, and education.


The academic activities at Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dow College of Pharmacy are divided into five major disciplines:


Pharmaceutics is the science of drug manufacturing. It involves the processes from new chemical entity turning into a dosage form, modification.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Pharmaceutical Chemistry Pharmaceutical Chemistry addresses chemical aspects of drug development, analytical procedures, important reactions involved in quantification and quality testing of


Pharmacognosy focuses on natural sources of the drugs including plants, animals and minerals. This science includes study related to Procurement of.

Pharmacy Practice

Department of Pharmacy Practice was established in the year 2014 Dec. 22nd, as per the requirements set forth by the Pharmacy


Pharmacology is the study concerned with all aspects of actions of drugs and other chemicals on living system.



Dow College of Pharmacy was established in 2007. It was based on the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences The college is a distinguished

Alumni Success stories

The Alumni Success Stories below highlight just a few of our almost 9000 remarkable graduates who represent Dow College of Pharmacy's legacy. We are proud of them, their achievements.

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Phone: 92-21-38771111

Ext: 2668-2669-2673



Dow University of Health Sciences (Ojha Campus)

University Road, Near SUPARCO Chowk, Karachi,