The Oxford College of Pharmacy

By Dr. M Padmaa Paarakh, Principal
Dr. M Padmaa Paarakh,Principal


Beginning his career journey as a school teacher and later emerged as one of the renowned educationists of the country, the lifetime of Late S. Narasa Raju revolved around the cause of education followed by leaving an incredible footprint on the Indian education landscape. Marking the foundation of a new era of education, he established the Educational Institutions in the year 1974 under the aegis of Children's Education Society (Regd.). Today, The Oxford Educational Institutions existing for over four decades in the education arena have evolved as a beacon for knowledge seeker across the world. The immense growth has witnessed attributes to the leadership and guidance of Narasa Raju and S. N. V. L Narasimha Raju, the President of Children's Education Society (Regd.).

Currently it is providing premier education to more than 20,000 students in the network of 30 Institutions including more than 85 academic streams. It is a living testimony of S Narasa Raju's indomitable will, single-minded dedication and an unrelenting commitment to his goals. Regarded as one of the flagships of the Oxford Group of Institutions, The Oxford College of Pharmacy was conceptualized in the year 1992 to render scholarly environment to the prospective pharmacy students along with maintaining strong industry links. Initially the institution was offering the only Diploma in Pharmacy and Bachelor of Pharmacy programmes, now the institute covers a wide range of
courses viz. Master of Pharmacy with specialization in Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology & Pharmaceutics coupled with Pharm. D and Pharm. D Post Baccalaureate programmes.

"Regarded as one of the flagships of the Oxford Group of Institutions, The Oxford College of Pharmacy was conceptualized in the year 1992 to render scholarly environment to the prospective pharmacy students along with maintaining strong industry links"

"It is committed to meet the demand of quality pharmacy education by continuously updating with the professional changes. The students are aptly instilled with necessary skills and knowledge which the recruiters generally looks for," shares Dr. M Padmaa Paarakh, Principal, The Oxford College of Pharmacy. To sustain accountability and transparency among students, it is ensured to award with degrees, which are approved by AICTE, Pharmacy Council of India, recognized by the Government of Karnataka and affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. It is accredited by NAAC. The institute promises to fulfill the aspirations of the students through laying equal emphasis on a sound education, inculcation of a positive mental attitude and the qualities to succeed in the career.

Grooming for Lifelong

Nestled in the Hongasandra campus at Bangalore, The Oxford College of Pharmacy is built on 1.5-acre land, where Hi tech facilities and infrastructure have been encompassed. Right from ventilated lecture halls and state-of-the-art laboratories, drug museum to seminar halls and hostels to English language lab and central library. The institute never lets the students to face any difficulties or scarcity inside the campus. "Further, for simplifying the stay of students at the institute, an extension counter of Vijaya Bank is located and a fleet of buses is at the disposal of the students and faculty for industrial site visits". Experienced and competent faculty members who never hesitate in
adopting the latest technologies and methodologies in the teaching exercises supervise the teaching-learning process. Following the mentorship system, all the teachers act more as parents to address the varied problems of students and deal with care if a lack of initial focus is identified.

"Along with the in-house faculty members, our students also get insights from guest lecturers and industry professionals who are invited to visit the institute quiet frequently". Going beyond the classroom teaching, the faculty members have the presentation, communication and soft skills of the students and are rendered with the opportunity to participate in conferences and workshops, perform research activities, undergo internships, go through hands-on training programs, training in pharma training centers and so on. "The ultimate idea is to develop each student wholesomely. In this competitive world, to become a horse of long run, one needs to be the jack of all trades". The institute highly motivates the students to devote their time to extra-curricular activities and enhance their innate talents.

"What differentiates our students from rest of the pharmacy graduates is that they are trained to grow not only as productive citizens, but also good human beings who are capable of contributing to the improvement of pharmacy profession in particular and society in general". The institute boasts of 600 registered alumni who are serving the profession successfully by working in different fields of Pharmacy like marketing, R&D, production, and academics. "Paving a bright path for the present students, every academic year, campus interviews are conducted wherein students attend the interviews according to their field of interest. In the previous campus placements, almost all the students got placed in reputed organizations,". The rich legacy of the Group's motive and endeavors, the institute envisions fostering global competencies in the next generation pharmacists.