Prime College of Pharmacy (PCP) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with UNIVERSITY GEOMATIKA MALAYSIA (UGM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to promote research activities.The Executive Trustee, Prof. Dr. C. I. Sajeeth of Prime College of Pharmacy and Deputy Group President, Prof. Mazrin Rohizaq bin Che Rose of University Geomatika Malaysia signed the MOU. 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.
Prime College of Pharmacy (PCP) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with LINCOLN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (LUC) MALAYSIA, Selangor, Malaysia aiming student- faculty research collaborations. The Executive Trustee, Prof. Dr. C. I. Sajeeth of Prime College of Pharmacy and Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, Prof. Dr. Mohd Shahimi Mustapha of Lincoln University College, Malaysia signed the MOU. 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 conferences/ seminars.
World Mental Health Day is an International day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health.This year is an opportunity for people and communities to unite behind the theme ‘Mental health is a universal human right” to improve knowledge, raise awareness and drive actions that promote and protect everyone’s mental health as a universal human right.On behalf of this day, Prime College of Pharmacy in association with IQAC and NSS Unit ( NSS/SFU/PKD/KUHS/1) organized a Workshop on Stress Management for the First year B Pharm and Pharm D students on 31.10.2023.Mr. O.L.Thomas , Asian Games Medalist , NS -NIS Coach ( Athletics )and Corporate Trainer -Stress Management conducted the Workshop for the students at Seminar Hall.Prof. Dr.A. Sumathy, Vice Principal, Prime College of Pharmacy started the programme with the welcome speech followed by the inaugural address byProf. Dr .N.L. Gowrishankar, Principal, Prime College of Pharmacy. The session was initiated with the Powerpoint presentation focusing on areas of stress relief among the youngsters and meaningful progress towards better mental health. The physical and mental sessions held thereafter helped the students to bring out their confidence to cope with the stresses of life, realize their abilities, learn well and work well.The Workshop provided an opportunity for all students to talk about their stress, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.The students actively participated in the Workshop activities with great enthusiasm and energy. The programme ended with the feedback and interactive session by the students followed by the National Anthem.
Prime college of Pharmacy had successfully organized a field visit for First year D Pharm students (2022 batch) with staff coordinators Mr. Mohammed Harish and Dr. Archa at IMAGE, state-of-the art Common Biomedical Waste Treatment and Disposal Facility at Palakkad on 17-10-2023. IMAGE is an institution of excellence and is now renowned as "THE KERALA MODEL" having catapulted God's Own Country ahead of other states in the field of Biomedical Waste Management. This field visit was based on the new regulation of D Pharm (ER 2020) and it helps students to understand and to improve their knowledge on Common Biomedical Waste Treatment and Disposal Facility. Mr. Silvester T.S. - Operations Assistant Trainee, Ms. Anjitha P.R. - Environmental Engineer Trainee and Mr. Jinish Raj - Operations Assistant explained about the institution to students along with a video which helped the students to know more on them. Mr. Naveen-Engineer explained the working and operations of all the machineries and equipments used there. The field visit was very useful for the students to know about largest Common Biomedical Waste Treatment and Disposal facility in INDIA.
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.
On October 19, 2023, at the campus auditorium, Prime College of Pharmacy hosted an orientation session for recently admitted B.Pharm and Pharm D students. Making parents and students aware of the academic components of the courses, the institute's norms and regulations, and the importance of parental involvement in monitoring their children's achievement and development. The Programme was started by seeking blessings from almighty; Our Principal Prof. Dr. N. L. Gowrishankar welcomed the gathering. The presidential address was done by Dr. P. A. Mohammed Ashraf, Chairman, Prime Educational and Charitable Trust. The Programme was officially inaugurated by Mr. B. Rahim, Secretary, Prime Educational and Charitable Trust. The function was progressed with a key note address by Prof. Dr. C. I. Sajeeth, Executive Trustee, Prime Educational and Charitable Trust. The felicitation address was given by Prof. Dr. K. Selvaraju, HOD Department of Pharmaceutics and Prof. Dr. Sivakumar P, HOD Department of Pharmacy Practice. Vice Principal Prof. Dr. A. Sumathy delivered the Vote of Thanks. Later on our Faculties briefed the students about the rules and regulations of the institute, hostel and requested the students and parents to understand and abide by the institutional rules and norms.
World Students' Day is widely celebrated on October 15 every year to mark the birth anniversary of former President APJ Abdul Kalam.“Dream is not something that you see while sleeping , it is something that does not let you sleep.” This APJ Abdul Kalam’s quote has inspired students to lead their life. This quote also signifies his thoughts’ importance in students’ life. The main theme of this day is to inspire students to live a meaningful and fruitful life. It is also meant to provide them a good direction in life, so that they can contribute maximum to Nation’s development. The theme of World Student’s Day 2023 is ‘If you fail, never give up because F.A.I.L. means ‘First Attempt in Learning’. On behalf of this day, a Pencil Drawing competition was conducted at Prime College of Pharmacy on 12-10-2023 from 2 to 3 pm. Nine students from the B. Pharmacy and D. Pharmacy participated in the event on the theme- DREAMS OF APJ ABDUL KALAM FOR OUR NATION. The students actively took part in the event conducted in the Seminar Hall. E.J. Vignesh from Second Semester B. Pharmacy won the First prize.
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.
World Heart Day is observed on September 29 every year to raise awareness about heart disease and preventive measures that can help prevent cardiovascular diseases. It is a global reminder to take care of the heart. Prime College of Pharmacy conducted an awareness program focusing the importance of this day at Govt. Taluk Hospital, Chittur. Our Seventh Semester B Pharmacy students begun the event with a flash mob seeking the public attention. The leaflets on highlighting the day were circulated among the patients and also counseling were given to them. The program was well coordinated by Prof. Dr.P Sivakumar, HOD Pharmacy Practice and Assistant Professors Dr. Archa S and Dr.Varsha V K, Department Of Pharmcy Practice on behalf of our college. The event concluded by figuring out the importance of the day.
Prime College of Pharmacy had successfully organized a field visit dated 26/09/2023 for first year D. Pharmacy Students (2022 batch) with Placement in charge Mr. A. Mohamed Harish, and Staff coordinator , Dr Aparna S S and Poornima M at Santhigiri Ayurveda Medical College Kodumbu, Palakkad. The Vice Principal of Santhigiri Ayurveda Medical College - Dr Janani welcomed the staffs and students with an introductory talk. Students visited the herbal medicinal garden with 200 species of plant varieties and Pharmacognosy lab having a wide collection of preserved rare medicinal plants with Prof. Dr Sumam. E and Dr Sneha M and they explained the morphological and medicinal importance of plants. Dr Arya V M conducted a class on preparations of Ayurveda formulations and students visited their formulation lab. This field visit is mainly focused based on the new regulation of D. Pharmacy (ER 2020) for the subject Pharmacognosy. It was very useful to the students to understand about medicinal plants propagation, collection and cultivation.
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.Theprogramme started with the welcome address byProf. 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.
Antidrug campaign: A campaign to raise awareness about the major challenge that illicit drugs represent to society as a whole, and especially to the young. The goal of the campaign is to mobilize support and inspire people to act against drug use. Prime College of Pharmacy along with IQAC and NSS Unit (NSS/SFU/PKD/KUHS/1) organized an awareness seminar as a part of Anti drug campaign in association with Vimukthi Mission and Kerala Excise Department. Dr. A. Sumathy, Vice Principal welcomed the gathering. The seminar session was conducted by one of the most renowned personality Mr. Abdul Bassith, Civil Excise Officer, Excise Range Office, Palakkad. The session was truly an eye opener to the students and staff members. He represented the campaign as an initiative against violations of human rights and inequality, especially in the areas of health, education, employment, safety and interaction. The students expressed their feedback about the seminar which was the highlight of the event. The antidrug pledge was recitated by the speaker and the delegates. The students who participated in the short film competitions as a part of the campaign was appreciated in the programme. The vote of thanks was delivered by Mrs. Aiswarya. A. T, Associate Professor, Prime College of Pharmacy. The programme winded up by quoting the words “Say NO to Drugs, Say YES to Life”.
The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a central sector scheme of the Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.It aims to provide hands-on experience to young students in delivering community service. Every year, NSS Day is observed on September 24th across India.NSS Day 2023 was celebrated on 25th September at Prime College of Pharmacy, Palakkad. The NSS unit (NSS/SFU/PKD/KUHS/1) of Prime College of Pharmacy celebrated NSS DAY on 25.09.2023. On behalf of this day, the NSS flag was hoisted by NSS Programme Officer, Mrs. Aiswarya A T, Associate Professor, Prime College of Pharmacy. A speech reflecting on the rich history, significance, and noble ideals of NSS and a song was delivered by the students of the Second Semester B Pharm. The programme ended with the NSS day pledge and National Anthem.
An appreciation programme was conducted on 25-09-2023 by Vimukthi Mission, Kerala Excise Department, Palakkad branch for winning First prize in the state wide short film competitionorganized by the Kerala Niyamasabha Secretariat in association with Kerala Legislative Assembly Media and Parliamentary Study Centre as a part of awareness campaign on drugaddiction. Our short film was based on the theme “SAY NO TO DRUGS” .The short film wastelecasted and posted in the official channels and social media platforms of Government ofKerala and was used in the drug awareness campaigns throughout the state. The momento was distributed in the Vimukthi camp, conducted at Govt.Polytechnic College, Palakkad by thehonorable MLA Mr. A. Prabhakaran, Malampuzha constituency in the presence of esteemeddelegates participated in the programme.
Every year on September 25, we commemorate World Pharmacist Day to honor Pharmacists for their contributions to enhancing world health. World Pharmacists Day is observed with the aim of supporting initiatives that highlight and defend the contribution that Pharmacists make to global health improvement.The theme for World Pharmacist Day 2023 is "Pharmacy strengthening health systems." This year's campaign presents opportunities that can help increase awareness of pharmacists as an intelligent solution.Prime College of Pharmacy in association with NSS Unit (NSS/SFU/PKD/KUHS/1) and IQAC organized the World Pharmacist Day 2023 celebration at Pudussery Family Health Centre. The event started with an inaugural address by Dr. Athira, Medical Officer followed by a session by Mr. Shogan Babu, Health Inspector and Mrs.Nagajyothi, Pharmacist, FHC, Pudussery to acknowledge and express gratitude for the essential role pharmacists play in our society. The programme was coordinated by Mr. Mohamed Harish .A, Dr. Aparna S. S and Ms. Aiswarya S of Prime College of Pharmacy. About 20 students of IV Semester B Pharm performed a Flash Mob to raise awareness about the prominence of Pharmacists in society. Dr. Aparna S S, Assistant Professor concluded the session by seeking the public attention about the safe utilization of medications, healthcare and Pharmacy products. This special day ends up emphasizing the critical significance of Pharmacists and Pharmacy professionals in the domain of healthcare.
National Coordination Centre - Pharmacovigilance Programme of India, Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission is celebrated 3rd National Pharmacovigilance Week from 17-23 september 2023. The Theme for this year was "Boosting Public Confidence in Pharmacovigilance". Prime College of Pharmacy conducted an internal seminar on 18. 09. 2023 based on the theme. The speaker for the session was Dr. P. Sivakumar, HOD, Department of Pharmacy Practice. An awareness programme was conducted on 20.09.2023 at Pudussery Family Health Centre organized by IQAC & NSS Unit (NSS/SFU/PKD/KUHS/1). The welcome address was given by Health Inspector Mr. Shogan Babu. The students actively participated in the awareness programme regarding Adverse drug reactions, Pharmacovigilance and Methods & importance of ADR Reporting by visiting outpatient department. The felicitation was given by Dr. P. Sivakumar, HOD, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Vote of thanks was conveyed by Mrs. Basheera. V, Associate Professor.