Udupi, Dec 2: Centre for cGMP at Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MCOPS), MAHE Manipal achieved a significant milestone of being awarded the prestigious ‘India Pharma Awards 2023’ on day 1 of CPHI-PMEC India at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida thus making it the only academic institute to have received this award for the first time.
A proposal was submitted by the center for cGMP, MAHE, Manipal, for the unique initiative and conceiving the idea of celebrating ‘National cGMP Day.’ The center for cGMP had submitted nomination documents, a quality assessment report, and an evidence report of the measurable impact, testimonials. Amid very high competition, the Centre for cGMP’s proposal was selected for the final jury meeting. The selection process involved due diligence and a thorough review process by 12 jury members.
Centre for cGMP received the invitation from EY LLP to present the concept of ‘National cGMP Day’ in person at Le Meridian, New Delhi. EY was appointed as the process advisors for the India Pharma Awards 2023 – CPHI - PMEC. The final jury round for the awards was held on November 27, at Le Meridian, New Delhi.
"As the coordinator of cGMP at MAHE, receiving the prestigious India Pharma Awards 2023 is a testament to the unwavering commitment of our team," said Lt Gen (Dr) M D Venkatesh, vice chancellor Manipal Academy of Higher Education said, speaking about the institute's remarkable accomplishment. “This award confirms our commitment to quality assurance excellence and our ongoing efforts to raise the bar for pharmaceutical standards. It's more than simply a recognition, it is a testament to our shared enthusiasm, diligence, and quest of excellence in improving pharmaceutical procedures. We are motivated by this honour to keep pushing the boundaries of the pharmaceutical sector and to innovate even more."
From MAHE, Dr Girish Pai K, coordinator of Centre and Dr Muddukrishna B S, co-coordinator of the centre, were nominated to represent the Centre for cGMP and make a three-minute presentation to the jury. Dr Girish presented to the esteemed grand jury panel. Jury members also interacted with Dr Girish Pai and Dr Muddukrishna during the question-and-answer session.
The award was received by Dr Girish Pai K and Dr Muddukrishna from Christopher Eve, senior vice president, Informa Markets in the August presence of Industry leaders, pharmaceutical entrepreneurs, executives from companies of high repute, and exhibitors of the CPHI PMEC 2023 event.