The study of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Pokhara University began in the year 2001 under the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at its Nayabazar Pokhara Campus with the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences (B Pharm) Program. The School was shifted to Shwet Bhavan campus at Simalchaur in the year 2003 and the name of the school was changed to the School of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences with the introduction of Medical Laboratory Technology study in the School.
M Pharm program in Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmaceutics started in the year 2005 in the School but for only a single batch until it resumed in the year 2011.
The School was finally shifted to its current location at Dhungepatn in the year 2007 and the name of the School was finally changed into the School of Health and Allied Sciences after the introduction of the Public Health and Nursing Courses. In the year 2011, the MPharm program in Natural Products Chemistry resumed and the new major in Clinical Pharmacy was also started. Recently the course on Physiotherapy is also started.
The University has fully understood that it has to partake and contribute in raising the living standard and improving the quality of life of the people to bring about the permanent peace, prosperity, and wellbeing in the country by contributing to create gainful employment opportunities, raising production and productivity, removing the drudgery on work with the promotion and use of indigenous, local and appropriate technologies by promoting and using sustainable energy and by changing the social psychology of the people towards sustainable development goals and social justice.
The mission of Pokhara University is to develop as a Centre of Excellence for Higher Education by excelling teaching and learning; research and publication; and outreach activities; contributing to the national development process by producing job market-oriented, responsible, productive, service-oriented and committed human resources; and linking the university system with the community services.