Sculpting Leaders in the Pharma Domain -Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research

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Though India is feted globally as “pharmacy to the world”, some of the biggest names in the local industry have come in for some serious criticism from foreign regulators. And the reasons vary, from the absence of data integrity to not adhering to other requirements of CGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) norms. Understanding this state of affairs, Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (DYPIPSR) has endeavored to mold young individuals by imparting quality pharmacy education and training to cater to the needs of the pharmacy profession and society at large.

Established by the visionary leader, Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil, DYPIPSR began its journey in 1994 by introducing the first pharmacy institute in PCMC area with a small intake of 40 students to B.Pharm course. The dynamic leadership of Hon. Dr. P. D. Patil has steered DYPIPSR to its present iconic status offering undergraduate program (B.Pharm) to both national and international students with an intake of 115 along with the post-graduate program (M.Pharm) in Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology & Quality Assurance Techniques, Pharm. D. program, and doctoral (Ph.D.) program. All the courses are AICTE approved and is recognized by Pharmacy Council of India (PCI). The Undergraduate program is  re-accredited by  National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi, for a period of 5 years and B.Pharm course is permanently affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. The institute is NACC accredited with ‘A’ Grade (CGPA 3.29). To its credit, the institute is also ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2004, TQV and green campus certified.

Fostering Fruitful Collaborations

DYPIPSR has gained an enviable, award winning reputation for providing students with first class lectures and excellent study material. To strengthen the academic quality and to provide new horizons in the higher studies, DYPIPSR has signed MoU with Griffith College, Ireland for,

  • Dual degree program.
  • Faculty & student exchange.
  • Joint research activities & publications.
  • Joint seminars &
  • Exchange of academic & education materials.
  • Higher studies opportunity at Griffith College.

Along the same lines, DYPIPSR has research collaborations with various research laboratories and organizations like Wobble Bioresearch Ltd., Pune, RASA Life Science Informatics, Pune,  Nu Life Pharmaceuticals, Pune, Tata Chemical Services, Ari Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Nutralytica Research Pvt Ltd., Nasik, etc. These collaborations and interactions help the students to secure placements in diversified sectors of reputed pharmaceutical and healthcare companies in India. Additionally, the institute has also signed Material Supply Agreement (MSA) with Cognizant Technology solutions India Pvt. Ltd., Pune (The institute is recognized and only one of its kind training centre for “Train and Hire Model”) and  with pharma giants like GlaxoSmithKline, Asia Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai (The only institute having such linkage with GSK) for,

  • Guidance of students for current national and international aspects of regulatory affairs by GSK professionals
  • Internship opportunity to M.Pharm students in GSK
  • Faculty training
  • Assistance in placement activities of UG, PG and PhD students.

Housing an institutional research and development cell, DYPIPSR intends to promote and facilitate research activities amongst the faculty and students, foster an environment conducive for research, encourage faculty and students to participate in research projects to improve their technical skills and knowledge, and assist faculty in obtaining research grants from various funding bodies. The R&D cell in consultation with IQAC has framed various policies and guidelines for smooth implementation of research projects, joint collaborative projects, and consultancy activities carried out in the institute. DYPIPSR is actively engaged in joint collaborative research projects and consultancy activities in areas like pharmacological testing of herbal products and analytical method development and validation and Formulation development.

Imbibing Effective Teaching Learning Methodologies

DYPIPSR pays due attention to the teaching learning methodologies and evaluation techniques, which play a pivotal role in the process of dissemination of knowledge. The institute addresses the learning needs of all categories of students, slow and fast learners.

The student centric teaching learning process is the result of various learning strategies like ICT-enabled teaching and learning, interactive learning, collaborative learning, learning beyond syllabus, problem-based learning, and self directed learning. The institute constantly nurtures scientific and intellectual zeal amongst the learners by organizing seminars and workshops. DYPIPSR believes that in order to impart quality education, an equally qualified and competent team of experts is required. Hence, DYPIPSR’s multidisciplinary faculties are recruited from diverse backgrounds and immense experience. The faculty members had fetched research grants under various research promotional schemes from funding agencies like AICTE, UGC, DST, etc. and published more than 372 Research publications in reputed National & International journals, and presented 365 research papers. Some of the publications are accepted in international journals with the impact factor of 4.04. To their credit, they had also filed patents, authored 31 books, book chapters, and monographs. Their liaison with industry fraternity has resulted in 21 MOUs with reputed pharma industries, institutions, and research centre and sister institutes.

DYPIPSR ensures that its laboratories are well designed and equipped with sophisticated analytical instruments (FTIR, HPLC, HPTLC, Spray dryer, Extruder and Spheronizer etc) and have ultramodern facilities for imparting updated education and training in various subjects of pharmacy. A spacious industrial laboratory has also been set up with advanced pharmaceutical machineries (Tablet punching machine, Tablet coater, Fludized bed processor etc), thus providing a good industrial atmosphere and exposure to the students. The animal house is also maintained as per CPCSEA guidelines.  Similarly, the in-house library houses more than 15,000 books, National and International journals, e-journals, membership of various libraries like Jaykar Library SPPU, British Library etc.

Deftly Amalgamating Ethical Values, Academics and Career

DYPIPSR knows very well the impact that its students have on the society; therefore, the institute continuously strives for the overall development of the students. “To groom them in all aspects required for their future growth, we have designed customized training programs depending upon their career interest. We conduct training sessions/mock interview sessions on that particular domain such as Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Quality Assurance, Research and Development, Pharmacovigilance, CDM etc for the students by expert professionals to cater the need of global outlook,” says Dr. Sohan S. Chitlang, Principal and Professor, Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research. Moreover, DYPIPSR enjoys a strong alumni network that regularly interacts with the students through mock interview exercise, thus enhancing their self confidence to face the strenuous interview process. Priding in a 100% placement, DYPIPSR provides career guidance to the students in terms of information regarding varied options available, industrial visit/training, placement through on-campus/off-campus interviews. Besides, the institution facilitates the overall development of the students through guest lectures on topics like personality development, intellectual property rights, drug discovery and development etc. and various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities like workshops, symposia, conference, presentations, inter-collegiate competitions, national pharmacy week, youth festival etc.. These activities are carried out for all round development of budding pharmacists, thus instilling interpersonal and leadership skills in the students.

Setting its primary goal as working for the society, DYPIPSR intends to establish a teacher’s training institute and also to develop automated research laboratories by introducing advanced analytical instruments, image-technology-based computer added software, and nanotechnology-based tools and cell culture facility. The institute also plans on developing in-house novel biopharmaceuticals based on synthetic and natural bioactive compounds using novel drug delivery system in the national and international market and establish Drug Information Centre based on Pharm. D. course in association with Medical College. Moreover, DYPIPSR looks forward to establish fruitful collaborations with reputed pharmaceutical industries and universities around the globe for providing internship to PG students and provide job opportunities around a globe, while also facilitating student/Faculty exchange program.

Meet the Principal

Dr. Sohan S. Chitlange

Currently working Principal & Professor at Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research, Pune (MS), Dr. Sohan S. Chitlang is a recipient of G. B. Singh Gold medal award & Husseni Daginwala Gold medal award for first merit at M.Pharm from Nagpur University. With around 19 years of Professional experience, Dr. Sohan S. Chitlang has published more than 82 research papers in National & International Journals of repute. He is Editorial board member for World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Indian Pharma Pulse review & reviewer for various journals like Journal of AOAC International, Analytical Chemistry letters, Acta Chromatographica, Chemical Society of Ethiopia, etc. He is approved PG and Ph.D. guide of University of Pune and has guided 54 PG students, 03 students has completed Ph.D. and 6 Students are pursuing their Ph.D under his guidance on different areas of research. . He has chaired scientific sessions at various national conferences and Presently he is Associate Secretary, Association of pharmacy Teachers of India (National), Executive council member, Association of Unaided Private Pharmacy Colleges, Maharashtra, Special Invitee Member, Pharma Research and Development Association, Ahmedabad and he also serving as Member, board of studies, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Savitribai Phule Pune University,  Pune.