2-day National Conference on 'Transforming Pharmacy Education as per the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 for Holistic Development'

National Conference on Transforming Pharmacy

Pharmacy National Conference

There was a huge crowd of eminent academicians, industry professionals, research scholars, students and faculty members from various colleges of West Bengal at the national conference on 'Transforming Pharmacy Education as per the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 for Holistic Development' organised by the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology of Brainware University in collaboration with Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI), West Bengal State Branch.

Hon'ble Chancellor Phalguni Mookhopadhyay was present at the conference. He presented his book of digital artwork titled 'Creative Contours' to Prof. G. D. Sharma, President, Association of Indian, Universities & Vice Chancellor, University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya who was also the Chief Guest.

Several eminent academicians and industry professionals including Dr. Mihir Kar, Vice President Eastern Region, Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI) & Assistant Professor, Sri Jayadev College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Naharkanta Bhubaneswar; Prof. Milind Janrao Umekar, Chief Speaker, President-APTI, Principal & Professor, Smt. Kishoritai Bhoyar College of Pharmacy, Maharashtra; Dr. Deependra Singh, Chairman, Education Regulatory Committee, Pharmacy Council of India & Assistant Professor, University Institute of Pharmacy, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur and others were present at the conference.

While addressing the audience, Hon'ble Chancellor Phalguni Mookhopadhyay remarked that the suggestions of these eminent personalities will certainly be a driving force for our university to ensure quality teaching to the 15000+ students at the university. "With the implementation of NEP 2020, there has been a shift from programme-based curriculum to course-based curriculum making education flexible to the students," said Prof. GD Sharma in his keynote address. "Pharmaceutical Sciences have a lot of scope in this country. The application of the knowledge in the industry is ann essential need where there was a gap earlier," he added.

In his speech, Dr. Kar raised this fundamental question - "How does NEP affect education?" "Policymakers expect something from the regulators and the regulators expect that from the teachers in turn," he remarked.

Apart from the sessions by eminent academicians and industry experts, students from several colleges of West Bengal participated in the paper and poster presentations.