Pharmacy education in Bangladesh started its journey in 1964 after the establishment of the Department of Pharmacy in the University of Dhaka. However, Pharmacy as a profession was recognized in Bangladesh after the promulgation of Pharmacy Ordinance 1976. Initially, the academic curriculum consisted of a 3-year Bachelor (Hons.) and 1-year Master of Pharmacy programs. Later on, the undergraduate program was upgraded to 4-year Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honors) degree in 1996.
Currently, there are 9 public universities and 22 private universities in Bangladesh offering pharmacy education.