Pharmaceutical education has been increasing in demand over the past couple of years in India and more students are keen on pursuing a career in the pharmacy segment owing to the wide scope of career opportunities. Acknowledging the importance of having a pioneering educational institution to offer top-notch programs in Pharmacy, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy was established in 1981 by Sri Adichunchanagiri Shikshana Trust. The college operates with a vision to produce globally competent pharmacists with skill, knowledge and attitude while the institutes’ mission is to impart quality education with training to excel in the pharmacy profession. The college is attached to 1000 bedded Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) hospital to offer valuable practical education to their students. Improving human lives through innovative teaching, research and outreach activities is and always has been the motto of the college and in 2018, the institute became one of the constituent colleges of Adichunchanagiri University. Dr. S. Chandrashekar Shetty is the present Vice-Chancellor of Adichunchanagiri University. The institute is also accredited by NBA, ISO 9001-2015 certified for its quality management system and is listed in the NIRF rankings of 2019 and 2020 owing to the quality of education imparted.
Creating the Perfect Learning Environment
Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy offers a plethora of programs including D.Pharm, B.Pharm, M.Pharm, Pharm-D, and Ph.D. courses with the aim of providing quality education in Pharmaceutical Sciences. “We follow the curriculum designed by the Pharmacy council of India and as a private University, we have the liberty to add on the content based on the current need of the Industry/hospitals. There are experts from industries in our Board of Studies and we provide hands-on experience and employability skills such as troubleshooting, searching and interpreting literature, laboratory safety, communication, teamwork, and ethics. We also emphasize on developing soft and hard skills in communication, career development opportunities, personality development and placement activities, writing assignments, project making and research aptitude in the student community. The college has signed MOU with Pharma Training Institute, Bangalore, which provides training to students to enrich their knowledge about the development of new formulations and analytical method development”, says Dr.B. Ramesh, Principal and Professor, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy.
Sri Sri Sri Dr. Nirmalanandanatha Mahaswamiji, Hon'ble Chancellor
At Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy, the teacher becomes more of a mentor who helps students achieve the learning goal and students also work together and use each other's skills and expertise to accomplish learning tasks. Faculty members of the institution are highly qualified with vast professional experience and the institution provides the opportunity to all the faculty members to update and upgrade their knowledge by encouraging them to attend faculty development programs, workshops, seminars and to participate and present scientific papers in national and international conferences/seminars and symposia. Hospital training, bedside teaching, and reporting ADR’s are some of the professional skills taught by teachers at the college. Also, explicit emphasis is laid on research performance in the form of projects, guidance and publications by the faculty members for self-up gradation.
“Sri adichunchanagiri college of pharmacy creates an intellectually stimulating environment through seminars, conferences, workshops, guest lectures, and industry visits which broadens the perspectives of students”
Evolving with the Changing Times
Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy creates an intellectually stimulating environment through seminars, conferences, workshops, guest lectures, and industry visits which broadens the perspectives of students. Experts from the research background provide research orientation to enrich the learning experience of the students. Students are encouraged to participate in National Conferences, Competitions and Symposiums to inculcate a healthy spirit of competition and team building. "At Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy, we have embraced the power of technology to help our students learn in ways never possible before. Self-paced learning, online assessments, continuous evaluation processes, e-learning modules, technology enabled classrooms, and virtual library helps in our student’s holistic development. The sound training that the students endure with the assistance of SACCP helps them to stand out from the crowd of other pharmacy students and match the global and national demands. We also have an Industry Institutional Partnership Cell (IIPC) in place to bridge the industry-academia gap. The college holds placement drive each year in which various MNCs and NCs absorb our students. We have a record of 90 percent and above placements from the past five years and we feel proud to mention that this year also 90 percent of students are selected in the campus placement drive”, adds Dr. B.Ramesh.
Entrepreneurship has now become the better career option for graduating technocrats which not only makes them self-made persons but also generates employment opportunities for those who are unable to mould into entrepreneurial personalities. Various entrepreneurship development activities like entrepreneurship awareness camp, skill development program and expert talks are conducted through Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EAC) at the campus. As far as the future goes, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy is planning to improve human well-being across the life span through interdisciplinary research, teaching and service. By offering learner-centred academic and professional activities, inculcating pleasant and admirable attitude, and necessary skills, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy is aiming to be the epitome of top-notch Pharmaceutical colleges in the country.
Dr.B. Ramesh, Principal and Professor
Dr. B.Ramesh has nearly three decades of experience and expertise working in the teaching fraternity and he has number of research publications in peer reviewed journals of International repute. Apart from this, Dr. B.Ramesh is also a M.Pharma and Ph.D. holder.