INTERNAL SEMINAR ON CONCEPTS OF PRACTICE SCHOOL AND ELECTIVE SUBJECT SELECTION
An Internal seminar was conducted for the 6th semester B Pharm students on the topic Concepts of Practice School and elective subject selection by Mrs. Aiswarya A T, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice on 23/12/2023. She emphasized on various departments and scope in Pharmacy. The session enabled the students to acquire learning by applying the knowledge and skills they possess, in unfamiliar, open-ended real life situations and also helps to develop excellent skills to put in the students main core. The seminar highlighted on how to implement and assess an elective course that engages students’ interest in and directs them toward a career in academics. The interaction about Practice School and elective subjects was successful and provided students with an awareness about another career avenue to consider upon graduation.
HANDS ON TRAINING ON LABORATORY EQUIPMENTS USED IN PHARMACEUTICS
A live demonstration was conducted to enhance the student's understanding on tablet punching machine working procedure and tablet preparation. The demonstration class was given by Mr. Shyam. S. Kumar, Associate Professor to our IV semester B. Pharm students on 12.12.2023. The experience not only enriched the student's theoretical knowledge but also equipped them with practical skills essential for their academic and professional development in the field of pharmacy.The practical training aimed to familiarize the students with the complexities of tablet manufacturing, offering valuable insights into the pharmaceutical industry's processes.
INTERNAL SEMINAR ON SCOPE AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES OF PHARM.D
An Internal seminar has conducted for First year Pharm D students on the topic “Scope and Job Oppurtunities of Pharm D”. Pharm D or Doctor of Pharmacy is a six-year course for doctorate-level students who wish to complete a doctoral program in professional pharmacy. During the course, candidates go through 5 years of academic study and 1 year of internship. As the Pharm. D is mostly patient-centered curriculum, the patients will be benefited the most and would be able to know all the information about their disease, drugs and lifestyle modifications for the disease in future which would definitely increase prognosis of the patients. Pharm D would play a major role in Indian health care system in future. The seminar was taken by Mrs. Aiswarya. A.T, Associate Professor , Department of Pharmacy Practice. She has given a detail explanation on the numerous and diverse career options available to Pharm D students both in India and abraod. Pharma jobs are always highly demandable in India as well as in Abroad. The presentation really inspired and helped the students to boost up their confidence on choosing Pharm D as their career.
FIELD VISIT TO M/S LABINDUSS LTD-2023
Prime College of Pharmacy had successfully organized a field visit dated 01/11/2023 for First year D. Pharm Students (2022 batch) with Placement in charge Mr. A. Mohamed Harish, and staff coordinator Mrs. Aysumma C.U visited the Labinduss Ltd, Pharmaceutical Company, Kanjikode, Palakkad. Manufacturers of liquid oral preparations and semisolid dosage forms. This field visit was mainly focused based on the new regulations of D. Pharm (ER 2020) for the subject Pharmaceutics. It was very useful for the students to understand about Layout of Manufacturing Plant and procedures for manufacturing of liquid oral and semisolid dosage forms.
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MoU) WITH UNIVERSITY GEOMATIKA MALAYSIA
Prime College of Pharmacy (PCP) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UNIVERSITY GEOMATIKA MALAYSIA (UGM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to promote research activities. University Geomatika Malaysia (UGM) started as a Vocational Centre in 2000. As part of Malaysian tertiary education ecosystem, UGM has aligned its strategies with The National Transformational Program (NTP) under the NKEA, in tangent with the nation’s plan to be a developed nation by 2020. In 2014, GUC was awarded the status of a full university college by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) (MO). UGM is committed to provide excellent and quality tertiary education to local and international students. This MoU supports the activities of both institutions with the field of research collaboration, student exchange programmes, facilitating for joint publications/ patents/ research and also facilitates faculty sharing as speakers for conferences. It promotes to increase the ability to share research expertise, increase productivity and efficiency and enhance quality of research among students and faculties and improves professional health care to serve the needs of up-skilling the recent and future generations.
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MoU) WITH LINCOLN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (LUC) MALAYSIA
Prime College of Pharmacy (PCP) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with LINCOLN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (LUC) MALAYSIA, Selangor, Malaysia aiming student- faculty research collaborations. Lincoln University College is one of the premier private institutions of higher education approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA- National Accreditation Board) was established in the year 2002 as Lincoln College (LC) and later upgraded to Lincoln University College in the year 2011. This MoU ensures collaborating in research matters including grant applications, projects and students academic activities, managing researchers’ workload pressures, fostering positive research cultures, improving knowledge of and access to research and funding processes, conducting research and consultancy, teaching and learning, any publication and seminars in the areas of Professional health care. The MoU supports students exchange, with the internship, placement, educational activities such as campaigns, knowledge and leadership development. It also facilitates joint publications/patents/ research and also sharing faculty as speakers for conferenes/ seminars.
8th IPSF APRO GPPEd 2023
IPGA- SF organized the 8th IPSF APRO GPPEd 2023 an International Conference under which various competitions and workshops on 14th September - 17th September 2023 under the patronage of Indian Pharmacy Graduates Association and Indian Pharmacy Graduates Association welfare trust. The theme of the conference was “Bridging the Gap- Form Volume to Value” at SGT University, Budhera, Gurugram, Haryana. Various events and competitions were conducted such as Symposium, Poster presentation, Compounding and Dispensing, Group Discussion, Exposition, Market-mania, Case study presentation, Interactive sessions, Lets see your prescription. Our Prime College of Pharmacy, IPGS Student forum members actively participated in Compounding and Dispensing “PHARMABLEND” Competition. The students won the competition with second prize.
PRIME PHARMA PLACEMENT DRIVE 2023 Placement cell of Prime College of Pharmacy, Palakkad organized a Placement drive with Suhail Enterprises for LIFE Pharmacy, UAE, Dubai for B. Pharm and M. Pharm final year students on 29.09.2023, Friday. The programme started with the welcome address by Prof. Dr. N.L. Gowrishankar, Principal, Prime College of Pharmacy, followed by the inaugural address by Prof. Dr. C. I. Sajeeth, Executive Trustee, Prime Educational and Charitable Trust. Vote of Thanks was given by Dr. A. Sumathy, Vice Principal, Prime College of Pharmacy. Panel of two members, Mr. T.E Tajumon, HR Manager, and Mr. A, Safeerullah, Asst. HR Manager , Suhail Enterprises conducted the interview session for the posts of Pharmacists, Trainee Pharmacists, Sales Associates and Medical representatives. A strong drive to succeed has fueled LIFE's expansion over the past 20 years since it began as a retail pharmacy business in 1996. The organization, which began with a single store, now has more than 300+ retail locations, including Pharmacies, healthcare hypermarkets, and health and wellness centers, serving an annual average of more than ten million walk-in customers. It is the only Pharmacy Chain to represent over 150+ exclusive principal brands from across the globe offering highest number of 24X7 Pharmacies in the UAE. About 90 students from various colleges registered the interview held in the college auditorium. They took part in the Personnel interview session followed by the group discussion. The shortlisted candidates were informed to report for the final round of interview to be held at Cochin in the second week of October. Overall experience and feedback of the LIFE team was very positive as the need of their organization to search the right talent to drive its objectives was fulfilled by our students.
PHARMA CONNECT 2023 A one-day seminar PHARMA CONNECT, was organized by startup Mission (Government of Kerala) in collaboration with Medtech Consortium and IPGA (Kerala State Branch) on 23rd September 2023. Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM, formerly known as Technopark TBI) is the central agency of the Government of Kerala for entrepreneurship development and incubation activities in Kerala, India. KSUM was primarily founded to undertake the planning, establishment, and management of the technology business incubator (TBI), a startup accelerator in Kerala, to promote technology-based entrepreneurship activities, and to create the infrastructure and environment required to support high-technology-based businesses.Final year B. Pharm students along with IPGA Student forum members and faculty of our college Mr. A Mohamed Harish, IPGA Coordinator, Dr. T Sengottuvel, Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, Mrs. Sruthi T P, Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutics attended the seminar. Students attained knowledge about various opportunities in Pharmacy and Startup opportunities in the Pharma sector. For new startups in Kerala, available Government schemes have been described in detail and made enthusiasm among the student community.
Prime College of Pharmacy has organized a career guidance program on Global opportunities of Indian Pharma students on 13/11/2019. The programme was started with the welcome address of Prof. Dr. N. L. Gowrishankar, Principal, Prime college of Pharmacy. Around 120 participants including final year and third year B. Pharm students attended the programme. The resource persons were Mr. Sony Varghese, Executive Director of EazyLink Academy and Mr. Biju Varghese, Director of EazyLink Academy. They gave an exposure to the students in developing their skills with respect to the opportunities worldwide. Feedback session was interesting with good interaction among the student community. The vote of thanks was delivered by Mrs. A. Sumathy, Assistant Professor, Prime college of Pharmacy. The programme was ended with the National Anthem.
A lecture by Dr. Valliappan Kannappan, Adjunct Professor, IISM, SRM IST and a retired Professor of Quality Assurance, Department of Pharmacy, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu on the topic "A Prelude to Chirality". The lecture highlighted the significance of Chirality in drug research among the academia and the presentation was intended to motivate and invite pharmaceutical scientists to pursue research in Chiral Science.
On behalf of Annual day celebrations (PRIM VIDHYUDH) Dr. R. Manavalan, Research Director (PG &Ph. D), RVS college of Pharmaceutical Sciences Coimbatore conducted a lecture on the topic “Career in pharmacy”. The importance of pharmacy as a profession in the current society, and the probabilities in research and development was the major highlighted point.
As a part of National Pharmacy Week celebrations a seminar on the topic, “Professional and Academic Perspectives of Pharmacy” was delivered by Dr. Shanish Antony, Assistant Professor, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Govt. Medical College, Kottayam.