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Overview

Institute of Pharmacy was established in the year 2003 under Nirma University with the aim of developing competent professionals in the field of pharmaceutical sciences.

In a short span of time, it has become one of the leading institutions in the country, offering pharmaceutical education at the undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral level. The Institute has also initiated an Executive Diploma Programme in Pharmaceutical Management for working professional

The Institute has shown its presence at the national level by being ranked 5th in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India in the year 2016 and for subsequent years also institutes has maintained its ranking in the top 21 institutes.

The Institute has received grants of more than Rs 45 million from various government agencies, such as BRNS, RSSDI, DST, DBT, ICMR, SAC-ISRO, AYUSH, GSBTM and GUJCOST for research and development. The DST-FIST grant worth Rs 5.5 million for the purposes of infrastructure development was awarded to the Institute for the year 2015-2020.

The Institute houses state-of-the-art instruments, like supercritical fluid extractor and chromatogram, HPTLC, HPLC, MPLC, GC, Fluorescence Spectrometer, Raman Spectrometer, UV Spectrophotometer, FTIR, ELISA, PCR, Electrophoresis, Texture Analyser, Automated Dissolution Apparatus, Extruder-Spheronizer, Multiple diffusion Assembly, High Pressure Homogenizer, Particle Size Analyser, Microwave synthesizer and stereotaxic apparatus with Microdialysis. The Institute also has the software, like Sybyl X, iWorx, Gold Suit, eCTD, Design Expert, etc.

The Institute has a two-storied animal house facility registered with the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA), Government of India. Besides, there is also a medicinal plant garden “Nirma Herbal Wealth”, having an area of 3356.5 sqm with around 150 genera and 500 plants.

 

Meaning in English -“From ignorance, lead us to truth”

The Motto of the University has been taken from Brhadaranyaka Upanishad – I.III.28. The second line of the Pavamana Mantraexplains how to lead the life towards knowledge from ignorance which obscuresour mind in understanding the reality. As the only remedy from darkness islight, the only remedy from ignorance is knowledge.

Our Vision

Striving to excel in pharmaceutical education, research & innovation to develop outstanding professionals catering to the health care needs of the humankind.

Our Mission

The institute aims to develop employable students, researchers and entrepreneurs by inculcating critical thinking, problem solving ability, ethical values and leadership skills. Institute provides vibrant environment for continuous learning by strengthening industrial collaboration for developing competent professionals.

Student Centricity 

  • Emphasize on holistic development of the students through extra and co-curricular activities
  • Pursue student-centered teaching-learning process
  • Focus on employability and entrepreneurship
  • Nurture lifelong learning skills
  • Use of ICT tools and technology

Contribution to the Society 

  • Align curricula and pedagogy to cater to societal needs and demands
  • Conduct applied research to address organizational and societal problems

Quest for Academic Excellence

  • Develop and retain outstanding employees
  • Use inter-disciplinary approach in the teaching-learning process and research
  • Think creatively and do relevant research
  • Establish strong linkages with the industry, academia, research organizations, alumni and civil society

Programme Educational Objectives

  • To acquire effective knowledge of pharmaceutical sciences leading to hold key position in industry and health care sector
  • To attain practical training and technical expertise in pharmaceutical sciences
  • To inculcate professional and ethical standards with effective interpersonal communication skills.
  • To develop interdisciplinary Pharmaceutical approach towards societal benefit, problem solving and lifelong learning.
  • To adapt and implement best practices in the profession by enrichment of knowledge and skills in research and critical thinking.

Programme Outcomes

  • Pharmacy Knowledge: Possess knowledge and comprehension of the core and basic knowledge associated with the profession of pharmacy, including biomedical sciences; pharmaceutical sciences; behavioral, social, and administrative pharmacy sciences; and manufacturing practices.
  • Planning Abilities: Demonstrate effective planning abilities including time management, resource management, delegation skills, and organizational skills. Develop and implement plans and organize work to meet deadlines
  • Problem analysis: Utilize the principles of scientific inquiry, thinking analytically, clearly and critically, while solving problems and making decisions during daily practice. Find, analyze, evaluate and apply information systematically and shall make defensible decisions.
  • Modern tool usage: Learn, select, and apply appropriate methods and procedures, resources, and modern pharmacy-related computing tools with an understanding of the limitations
  • Leadership skills: Understand and consider the human reaction to change, motivation issues, leadership, and team-building when planning changes required for fulfillment of practice, professional and societal responsibilities. Assume participatory roles as responsible citizens or leadership roles when appropriate to facilitate improvement in health and well-being.
  • Professional Identity: Understand, analyze and communicate the value of their professional roles in society (e.g. health care professionals, promoters of health, educators, managers, employers, employees).
  • Pharmaceutical Ethics: Honor personal values and apply ethical principles in professional and social contexts. Demonstrate behavior that recognizes cultural and personal variability in values, communication, and lifestyles. Use ethical frameworks; apply ethical principles while making decisions and take responsibility for the outcomes associated with the decisions.
  • Communication: Communicate effectively with the pharmacy community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports, make effective presentations and documentation, and give and receive clear instructions
  • The Pharmacist and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety and legal issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional pharmacy practice
  • Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional pharmacy solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change. Self-assess and use feedback effectively from others to identify learning needs and to satisfy these needs on an ongoing basis
  • Drugs and diseases: Understand different classes of drugs, their mechanism of action, dynamics, kinetics, structure activity relationships, pathophysiology and pharmacotherapeutics of various diseases.
  • Drug development: Ability to synthesize, develop and/or evaluate various pharmaceuticals and their formulations and cosmeceuticals products
  • Analytical skills: Develop skills in qualitative and quantitative analysis of various pharmaceuticals.
  • Training: Acquire technical knowledge and hands on training on equipment, instruments, and software used in the field of pharmaceutical sciences.

या कुन्देन्दुतुषारहारधवला या शुभ्रवस्त्रावृता
या वीणावरदण्डमण्डितकरा या श्वेतपद्मासना।
या ब्रह्माच्युत शंकरप्रभृतिभिर्देवैः सदा वन्दिता
सा मां पातु सरस्वती भगवती निःशेषजाड्यापहा

Meaning – Salutations to Devi Saraswati, Who is pure white like Jasmine, with the coolness of Moon, brightness of Snow and shine like the garland of Pearls; and Who is covered with pure white garments, Whose hands are adorned with Veena (a stringed musical instrument) and the boon-giving staff; and Who is seated on pure white Lotus, Who is always adored by Lord Brahma, Lord Acyuta (Lord Vishnu), Lord Shankara and other Devas, O Goddess Saraswati, please protect me and remove my ignorance completely.

श्लोक अर्थ – जो विद्या की देवी भगवती सरस्वती कुन्द के फूल, चन्द्रमा, हिमराशि और मोती के हार की तरह धवल वर्ण की हैं और जो श्वेत वस्त्र धारण करती हैं, जिनके हाथ में वीणा-दण्ड शोभायमान है, जिन्होंने श्वेत कमलों पर आसन ग्रहण किया है तथा ब्रह्मा, विष्णु एवं शंकर शङ्कर आदि देवताओं द्वारा जो सदा पूजित हैं, वही सम्पूर्ण जड़ता और अज्ञान को दूर कर देने वाली माँ सरस्वती हमारी रक्षा करें।

Institute of Pharmacy follows outcome-based education to develop the requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes and habits of students. The purpose of the teaching-learning process at the institute is student – focused. Thus, the institution endeavors to promote student-centered learning.

Each programme has its programme learning outcomes that are derived after consultation with all stakeholders, benchmarking and intensive internal discussions. Then, course learning outcomes are developed on the basis of programme outcomes. The course content and assessment are based on the course learning outcomes. Each programme has mechanisms for the assurance of learning. For example, the rubrics are developed on the basis of course learning outcomes and various assessment mechanisms are developed to assess the level of learning among students. Finally, assurance of learning results in improvement in the teaching-learning process.

Continuous evaluation of learning is followed at the institute. Efforts are made to measure cognitive as well as applied learning. Project work, quiz, problem solving exercise, midterm examination, semester end examination, Laboratory Practical work, industrial training, hospital training, drug store internship etc. constitute the different components of the overall assessment. Tutorials are also a part of curriculum for one to one discussion. Moreover, students are provided feedback on their work with a view to improve their academic performance. In order to maintain the transparency of assessment system students are shown their assessed answer sheets and are allowed to discuss their scholastic performance with the faculty.

Project-based learning is another salient feature of the teaching-learning process. These courses are supervised by and students are given sufficient support by faculty to apply their learning in solving practical problems of pharmaceutical science.

Curriculum and course upgradation is a continuous process. Its purpose is basically to enhance the learning of students. Therefore, we modify and upgrade the curriculum and courses from time to time to provide the latest knowledge and skills to our students.

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