Dr. Anagha Joshi
Principal, Indira College of Pharmacy, Pune.
Shree Chanakya Education Society (SCES) had established Indira College of Pharmacy in the year 2006 offering B. Pharm course, with the goal of providing well trained competent pharmacists who would be involved in manufacturing of drug formulations, quality assurance, research and development, marketing of drug formulations. Pharm. D course was introduced in the year 2016-17 to fulfil the societal need of clinical pharmacist- the most desirable and an indispensable link between the patient and the doctor. This is achieved by working on academics in a dedicated manner as well as encouraging sports and cultural activities to create a dynamic educational environment. I am very glad to inform you that this A.Y.2022-23, ICP has evolved into a complete Pharmacy Education hub with the introduction of Diploma in Pharmacy and Doctoral studies i.e., PhD. in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
The past 10 years have been eventful for the pharmaceutical industry. Government and private sectors are working consistently towards improvement of healthcare among people. Pharmaceutical products or drugs are one of the important components of health care management. A 'Pharmacist' component of health care management, his role is expanding from a dispenser, manufacturer to a researcher and a patient counsellor. It is one of the few professions which has shown significant growth rate even in the time of recession. The pharmaceutical industry is growing by leaps and bound, and every day new developments with respect to pharmaceutical technology are evident. Today, a new era of clinical research has opened many new career opportunities for the budding pharmacists. In this era of rapid changes, pharmacy educational institutions, Universities, Govt. regulatory bodies (AICTE, PCI and DTE of Maharashtra) in tandem with the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry must analyse and understand the situation and work together with newer vision and goals for creating state-of-the-art pharmacy education in India. This would require a well-designed curriculum and syllabus, resource identification, faculty development and student selection.
Indira College of Pharmacy has created its own forte in the educational arena in and around Pune. Under the able leadership of our Chairperson Dr. Tarita Shankar, this college has witnessed over a decade of transformation in pharmaceutical sector and given its contribution to the field in the form of Alumni. The college has been accredited by NAAC with A+ grade. Our college and faculty have been decorated with many awards at National level. ICP has risen on the horizon of Pharmacy Education markedly in last 17 years with the constantly evolving teaching-learning process, technically supported teaching tools, online teaching-learning techniques, research oriented working environment and facilities along with its illustrious placements over the years. Our outstanding team and students have contributed to these glorious years. I welcome you to the ever-challenging world of pharmacy and contribute to the well-being of the society. We, 'The Pharmacists', promote health not medicines. At Indira college of Pharmacy, you will learn new concepts, unlearn few, widen your horizons, apply your minds, explore your talents and take up social responsibility to improve the healthcare system and ultimately become ethical professional and responsible citizen. So, my dear students, utilize your college days to create a solid foundation of knowledge to be a technically competent professional and healthcare provider. Here is wishing you a very happy and healthy career in Pharmacy.
Dr. Dayanand Kannur
Vice - Principal, Indira College of Pharmacy, Pune.
Through the centuries and since existence, human race has overcomed various challenges and hurdles with inventions, innovations and research to make life healthy and hearty, leading to one of the most luxurious and active ways of life in today’s era. The changing socio- economic scenario, sedentary lifestyle, newer disorders and mutant diseases have thrown up new challenges as well as opportunities in the global healthcare scenario. Healthcare in India is an ever growing and demanding field, Pharmaceutical sciences being an integral part of it has a global edge. India has a big task to cater to its vast population, the skewed ratio of trained Healthcare professionals to the entire population is one such big challenge.
Pharmacists are the Pillars of the healthcare system. They contribute and serve the nation and humanity immensely in a professional manner. The role of the Pharmacist has been redefined and now encompasses Research, Drug design, regulatory aspects, monitoring the drug dosage regimen, focussing on the adverse drug reactions, prescription errors, patient counselling along with the traditional functions like manufacturing, formulation and analytical development, dispensing, marketing etc. The aspiring pharmacists have sky bound opportunities in various branches and fields of their interest, so as to create a niche for themselves. The modern day Pharmacist with right knowledge, perspective and expertise has an exponentially growing promising career.
Our, ICP - Indira College of Pharmacy is a transforming platform where the novice HSC passed students are groomed, mentored and trained into professional Pharmacists. ICP stands out for its professionalism and best teaching learning practices with a motto of 'Redefining Pharmacy Education'. We at ICP, believe in practicing the Good Educational Practices and the students who are studying here are trained and developed in such a manner that they are a perfect blend of knowledge, skills, virtues and professional ethos. The vibrant Industry institute partnership cell, the dynamic Placement cell as well as the R&D cell, ICP Life leadership program, Samvedana and ICP-Asmita series are the strong pillars on which the institution has etched itself a permanent name in the top Pharmacy colleges in Pune. ICP has gained popularity amongst the student population and is one of the most preferred institutions for Pharmacy Education.
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