Shobaben Pratabbhai Patel School of Pharmacy (SPPSPTM) – An Inclusive Environment of Prosperity & Learning

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Pharmaceutical Science can be effectively called the science of medicine design. It is a division of the life sciences, with close affiliation to chemistry, thus it plays a major role in every aspect of the Pharmaceutical industry. Fortunately, over the last 30 years, the Pharmaceutical Industry in India has evolved from almost non-existent to a world leader in the production of high-quality generic drugs. Pharma students of India get trained in being well-versed in the Physicochemical, Pharmacological & Biopharmaceutical fundamentals of drug action and drug disposition, which together form the critical bedrock of the discipline. Additionally, students who wish to excel in the field of pharma must command a firm grasp of the practical and theoretical aspects driving the global pharmaceutical industry. It is therefore imperative that students keep up to date with the latest scientific advances, in which the pharma colleges have a big role to play.

Considering the necessity of trained, well-versed, & dynamic pharma experts in today’s time and scenario, SPPSPTM Mumbai is devoted to imparting quality education to such aspiring students who would make a global mark in the area of healthcare. Having trained and experienced faculty in-house, who play a pivotal role in conducting cutting edge multidisciplinary and industry-oriented research, imparting quality filled learning is easy. Furthermore, after being ranked 13th in the country the pharma institute has been the recipient of the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi national quality award. The School has been approved by AICTE and PCI, resulting in the institute following a curriculum which is simple yet very effective, catering to all the needs of the pharma experts of tomorrow.

Knowledge through Practical Exposure

First and foremost, the requirement of a student in today’s time is good faculty and good infrastructure. Fulfilling all the demands of a today’s student and in the same way facilitating all the students present on campus with the best of amenities and necessities, SPPSPTM has set an example in the field. Having the best of faculty, who are in turn highly qualified professionals serving the educational fellowship, get identified based on their exposure to practice in concerned specialization along with their experience in handling instruments, equipment and any field related modern technologies. As an additional training experience, the faculty are sent to many national and international conferences to gain exposure to emerging technologies, and they bring new knowledge and collaboration back home. Pertaining to all the achievements and laurels credited to the faculty at SPPSPTM. They have been recognized at a national level by many government organizations. The faculty are also involved in writing grants to the government, consulting, publication and patent-related activities, which also add to their teaching skills.

Having an impressive industry-academia relationship, the students and the faculty benefit from all the opportunities which come their way”, quoted Dr Bala Prabhakar, the

Dean of the School, during a brief conversation we had with her, to know in depth the whole working ethos of SPPSPTM. She also added to her earlier statement by saying – “The faculty at our institute work in collaboration with the industry on a myriad of research projects”. Through the conversation we also learnt that SPPSPTM is a hub of industry-academia relationships, resulting in the college collaborating with organizations including Freund Corporation – Japan, SciTech Center, VAV Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd, THINKQ Pharma Ltd, and so on.

Due to the outstanding efforts the management puts in both their faculty and students, the School excels in all the major niches and fields of pharmacy. From Pharmacology & Toxicology to Pharmaceutical Analysis, the faculty guides every student towards their chosen path of pharma learning and intellectual growth. Not only do the students on campus learn academics from the best, they also take part in various personality development programs, thus preparing towards to become a complete and socially responsible individual.

Student Empowerment at its best

At SPPSPTM, quality teaching and learning are considered the most important, and thereby the School always presents everyone on campus with opportunities to bring out the best in them. Ideally located in the financial heart of Mumbai, SPPSPTM and its students savor every advantage which comes their way. Provided with high-tech infrastructure like air-conditioned classrooms equipped with smart boards, central instrument labs, pilot plant, animal facility, etc. the campus has become a haven for aspiring pharma students.

Not only are the students provided with these facilities but are encouraged to achieve excellence by being provided with various career opportunities, placements and assured employability. Students can build a successful career in various fields of pharmacy some of them being: Pharmacist, Regulatory Affairs & GMP; Compliance, Clinical Data Management, R&D Scientists, Analyst, Market Research & Consulting, Sales, Marketing, Operations and so on, guiding students through their journey towards success.   Various success stories narrated to us, of the alumni of SPPSPTM, are the biggest proof of excelling as a unique learning hub. Finally, these success stories speak to us directly enunciating every positive deed SPPSPTM, has carried out towards imparting the best pharma education to the masses, in turn giving back responsible citizens to the society.

Dr Bala Prabhakar, Dean

Being in a teaching profession for more than 36 years, with 19 years in Management and administration, Dr Bala is actively involved in Board of studies, Board of Management, Academic Council, Planning and Monitoring Board of NMIMS. Along with being a member of various committees of AICTE, NBA and PCI at the national level, she is also a Life Member of Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Indian Society for Technical Education, Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India, International Congress of Chemistry & GMP; Environment, Pharmacists Organization for Women Empowerment and Research (POWER) and a member of Dean’s Forum, FIP. A proud recipient of various awards and laurels, her philanthropic nature and administrative excellence guide her every move, imbibing a strong sense of responsibility and love towards the mother earth among every student at SPPSPTM.