Mangaluru: NGSMIPS - Pioneer in quality education for field of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Mangaluru, Jul 1: The world of pharmaceutical sciences is quite exciting and a career in the pharmaceutical sciences is more than just a job. Pharmacists today are playing an increasingly important role in the health care team, adding powerful influence to the quality of patient outcomes.

Indian pharmaceutical sector:

India contributes the second-largest share of pharmaceutical and biotech workforce in the world. This is an exciting time for pharmacy education. With a greater number of the ageing population across the globe and growing advances in medicine creating more pharmaceutical advances in medicine and pharmaceutical products, a critical shortage is felt globally in one area and that is health care delivery. Hence, the demand for qualified pharmacists and pharmaceutical services is expanding dramatically in community pharmacy, health-system pharmacy, managed health care, and the pharmaceutical industry.

Employment opportunities:

A vast and rewarding array of opportunities within the ever-evolving field of pharmacy awaits for aspiring students. Contrary to popular perception, a career in pharmacy is not only challenging but lucrative too. Pharmaceutical industries employ pharmacy graduates and postgraduates for various activities that include manufacturing/production, quality control, quality assurance, regulatory affairs and IPR, research and development, clinical research, clinical data management, bioinformatics, medical transcriptions, and distribution (sales and marketing), and veterinary pharmacists. Pharma being knowledge-based industry; special skills are required for all these operations or activities. The above career opportunities belong to the traditional spheres of employment in the pharmaceutical sectors. The pharmaceutical industries have changed over the years. The new field of activities like clinical trials, contract research, new drug development, newer drug delivery systems etc have emerged. The corresponding demands for higher qualifications like postgraduates in pharmacy in different disciplines and doctorate degree have increased.

Today pharmaceutical companies need professionals with high expertise who can face the global challenge. Hence, no longer is BPharm/MPharm qualification looked at as the fallback option for MBBS or BTech aspirant rejects; instead one can witness a breed of young ambitious minds that wishes to reach newer heights in the field of pharmaceutical sciences - The Lifeline of the global healthcare system.

About the College:

Nitte Gulabi Shetty Memorial Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (NGSMIPS), established in 1983 is a constituent college of Nitte (Deemed to be University). The college is recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) and is ranked 49 in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) among the nearly 1952 Pharmacy Institutions in the country. The UG programme is accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA). The college has been the quintessence of imparting quality education in pharmaceutical sciences for over three decades and has emerged as the preferred choice among the student aspirants of pharmacy education for diploma, graduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes. The college offers a 2-year diploma (DPharm), four-year bachelor (BPharm), two-year post-graduate (MPharm in six specializations: Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacy Practice, Quality Assurance, Drug Regulatory Affairs), six-year integrated post-graduate program (Pharm-D), Pharm-D (Post Baccalaureate), and doctoral studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhD). The pharmacy practice and the pharmacovigilance departments at the 1200 bed super specialty K S Hegde teaching hospital caters to the clinical training of the PharmD and MPharm (Pharmacy Practice) students. A separate ADR Monitoring Cell and Patient Counseling Centre are established in the hospital. The college owns and offers an excellent learning ambience, state of the art infrastructure and above all a dedicated team of able and experienced faculty members who share common core values that bind the teaching and the taught together as a 'Pharmily'.

Thus, the broad-based pharmacy education at NGSMIPS equips students for employment in a wide variety of healthcare settings such as R&D, F&D, manufacturing, quality control, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, clinical research, hospital and community pharmacy and in academics. NGSMIPS has been the springboard for an illustrious list of highly qualified and successful pharmacy professionals in India and abroad. The college is proud of alumni who have carved a niche in the healthcare and pharmaceutical settings holding positions of eminence and responsibility in industries, academic institutions, and quite a few have set up their own enterprise.



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