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Marathwada Mitramandal's College of Pharmacy: Revamping the Indian Pharmacytrue

Industry reports show that India is likely to be among the top three pharmaceutical markets by incremental growth and sixth largest market globally in absolute size by 2020. Indeed, Indian pharmaceutical market grew 5.5 per cent in 2017 in terms of moving annual turnover and in March 2018, the market grew at 9.5 per cent year-on-year with sales of Rs. 10,029 crore. While this phenomenal growth of Indian pharmaceutical market has instigated the inception of numerous pharmacy colleges in the country, many of these newly minted institutions fail to match with the industry expectations. Apparently, Marathwada Mitramandal, Pune, a public charitable trust established in 1967 had already foreseen that the industry would require a large number of qualified and talented pharmacists to aid its...

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In 2017, after a long 15 years, The National Health Policy issued its first comprehensive health policy document where the glaring realities of the healthcare system of the country were clearly expressed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "The National Health Policy marks a historic moment in our endeavor to create a healthy India where everyone has access to quality healthcare". But, in a country where the larger section of the population still resides in rural parts, away from the big cities, the best healthcare facilities and resources are seldom subjected to reach them. The absence of enough doctors, inaccessibility to basic healthcare and a perpetual failure to get diagnosed with world-class equipment are the factors that mark the state of rural health care of the country today. Apparently, nearly 600 million people in India, mostly in rural areas, have little or no access to health care as 75 percent of the nation's healthcare infrastructure is concentrated in urban areas where just one-quarter of the population lives. In this scenario, considering that the country's more than 60 percent deaths occur mostly because of non-communicable diseases, like cardiovascular and diabetes, primary care is the need of the hour, which trained pharmacists in the contemporary times are ample capacity to provide. In some areas of the country, in fact, the health care status has already been uplifted with the help of pharmacy professionals who are perfectly donning the role of a medical practitioner. The job description of pharmacists now includes individual drug therapy decisions, elimination or reduction of a patient's symptoms, arresting or slowing a disease process or symptoms, critical patient monitoring activities and so on. Anyhow, to practice as a pharmacist in India, one need at least a diploma in pharmacy education as, without a degree and diploma, they will be not allowed to serve in eminent companies and government organizations. For offering the students with wide arrays of course and cater to the dearth of skilled pharmacists, in the last few years, the education sector witnessed the mushrooming of numerous pharmacy colleges in every nook and corner of the country. From only five pharmacy colleges during the time of independence to now crossing over 1,600 colleges, the students inclined towards pharmacy education is confused like never before when it comes to choosing the appropriate college. We at Higher Education Review for removing such uncertainties of students have come up with a list of pharmacy institutes as "Top 10 Promising Pharmacy Colleges in 2018". The institutes that are highlighted in this issue are hand-picked by our team of experts and researchers and weighted on the parameters like student-teacher ratio, placement rate, quality of training, research output, industry interface, and facilities.

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I.S.F. College of Pharmacy Moga, Punjab A research-oriented institute, I.S. F. College of Pharmacy highly motivates its students and teachers to take part in extensive research activities and stay updated with industry demand.
Amrita College of Pharmacy Kochi, Kerala An integral component of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amrita College of Pharmacy offers a range of pharmacy courses to the students with a promise to focus extensively on building a research culture on the campus.
Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani, Rajasthan The institute conducts comprehensive Bachelors and Masters programmes in Pharmacy with an assurance to facilitate the students maximum practical as well as academic exposure.
Chalapathi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences Guntur, Andhra Pradesh With a mission to inculcate excellence in various fields of pharmacy, the institute over the years has been gifting the industry with skilled pharmacists' workforce.
Deen Dayal Rustagi Collage Of Pharmacy Gurugram, Haryana Upholding its motto of imparting world-class education in the field of Pharmacy, the talented faculty members of the institute enables the students to be job-ready by the end of the course.
hindu college of pharmacy Guntur, Andhra Pradesh A well-known institute among the student community, the Hindu College is highly recognized in the education sector for its approach of transferring quality and affordable education.
JSS College of Pharmacy Mysore, Karnataka A constituent college of JSS University, since its establishment, the college continues to build on its rich tradition of excellence by rendering quality degree programs and prepare the students with the necessary education and skills.
KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research Belgaum, Karnataka With the mission of contributing to the national programme of providing trained Pharmaceutical manpower, the institute is beatified by a team of strong alumni who are placed in high raking positions across the world.
Lovely Professional University Jalandhar, Punjab LPU's School of Pharmaceutical Sciences adopts a unique practice based teaching in advanced medicine labs and ensures to make the students employable ready pharmacists.
Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences Manipal, Karnataka Standing strong on its mission of ''Marching with the Times", the institute prides on having collaboration with foreign University, which helps in bringing in global outlook in the teaching and learning process.
Marathwada Mitra Mandal's College of Pharmacy Pune, Maharashtra Initiated in 2006, MMCOP imparts excellent & comprehensive education to blossoming pharmacists, which eventually helps in meeting the dearth of competent and proficient pharmacists in the country.
Nirma University Ahmedabad, Gujarat Conducting a host of programmes, the Nirma University's Institute of Pharmacy is a leading institute in the western region of the country imparting quality pharmacy education.
PSG College of Pharmacy Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu Established under the umbrella of PSG group, PSGCP is endowed with well-equipped laboratories catering to the various disciplines like Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical chemistry, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmacy Practice, and Bi
RVS Padmavathi Ammal College of Pharmacy Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu A part of RVS group of institutions, RVS Padmavathi Ammal College of Pharmacy boast of a team of dedicated competent and experienced faculty who not only educates the students but also take personal care of them.
S.R.M Institute of Science and Technology Chennai, Tamil Nadu One of the premier institutions for pharmaceutical education, SRM College of Pharmacy moulds the student community into the outstanding professional by the advanced teaching techniques and learning aids.
Shivlingeshwar College of Pharmacy Latur, Maharashtra Being the first choice for aspiring pharmacists in the region, the institute always strives to keep on updating its curriculum and incorporate latest and innovative teaching approaches.
Sri Adichunchanagiri College of Pharmacy Mandya, Karnataka A leading hub for pharmacy education, which is resolute to create high-quality pharmacists through offering appropriate training and strengthen the status of the country's pharmaceutical industry.
Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute Chennai, Tamil Nadu Founded by Sri Ramachandra Education & Health Trust, the Faculty of Pharmacy is decorated with state-of-the-art equipments, where students are rendered the opportunity to earn the expertise of practicing anywhere in the world.
SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Mumbai , Maharashtra Holding a legacy of 36 years, NMIMS's School of Pharmacy offers a curriculum to students which have carved to nurture the young minds into responsible Pharma professionals.
The Oxford College of Pharmacy Bangalore, Karnataka Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, the institute believes in giving a strong foundation to the students by emphasizing on a sound education and, inculcation of a positive mental attitude.