The pharmacy profession is undergoing a rapid change. From a Production and Quality Control Chemist earlier, the Pharmacist is today emerging as a Health Care Professional, being involved not only in the safe and efficacious manufacture of drugs and pharmaceuticals, but also in newer profiles demanding their discovery, development, clinical research and community . Simultaneously, a need for high quality standards of drugs and pharmaceuticals comes from the emergence of resistant infections, newer disease conditions and a deeper knowledge of biological and immunological processes. The increased competition to deliver such measures has resulted in fast developing technologies too, that have revolutionized the Pharmacy profession with a large socio-economic relevance to the Indian economy. The need of the hour is then additional trained and skilled manpower. With this objective in mind the Aldel Education Trust established St. John Institute of Pharmacy and Research (SJIPR) at Palghar East, in the newly formed Palghar District of Maharashtra, which is also the hub of several pharmaceutical manufacturing units.
St. John Institute of Pharmacy and Research is located in an idyllic ambiance for academic activity, has excellent infrastructure and an experienced and dedicated team of faculty (both teaching and non-teaching). Though in its nascent stages, the Institute is well equipped and complies with all requirements of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra (DTE) and University of Mumbai. The Institute is approved by Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) (A Statutory Body under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi) u/s 12 of Pharmacy Act 1948 for the purpose of registration as a Pharmacist.
Training Pharmacists for the future is what we at SJIPR concentrate on. Along with the regular syllabus prescribed by the University of Mumbai, our academic program also encompasses a series of guest lectures, industrial visits and workshops from professionals in the Pharmaceutical Industry, who keep our students updated with the current technologies and enlighten them of the various avenues in the pharmaceutical industry thus preparing them for the corporate world of Pharmaceuticals! At the same time we also encourage our students to participate in various extracurricular activities to nurture their overall development.
I wish every student joining us a bright and prosperous future as a PHARMACIST!
Dr. Savita J. Tauro