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Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences - MCOPS

If published papers and books, patents, research projects and fellowships are quality indicators of an institution, then Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, better known as MCOPS on the Manipal University campus, is without doubt amongst the best in the country.

In keeping with the institute?s mission; ?Excellence in pharmaceutical education and research ? marching with the times?, MCOPS has grown steadily since inception as a part of Kasturba Medical College in 1963.

MCOPS is among the top five colleges in the country in pharmaceutical education and research. The Pharmacy Council of India and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) have approved all the courses offered here. It is ISO 9001-2000 certified as well.

The college provides facilities for practical learning and researching. Facilities range from a Bioavailability centre, patient counseling services to medicinal plants garden (hosting 300 species of plants) and a museum for Pharmacognosy.

With research possible in all eight departments of Pharmacy, the institute boasts of more than 1350 papers published in international and national journals, contributions to more than 850 international and national conferences, 8 books, 8 patents, 65 funded and completed research projects. More than 50 fellowships and awards have also been received.

A platform to showcase research activities is the quarterly research journal ?PHARMAG? and ?The Journal of Hospital Pharmacy?. The college has hosted two Indian Pharmaceutical Congress sessions and will be playing host a third time in December 2010. The students are also actively organizing and participating in events like Pharmafest and publishing a student magazine, Aurora.

The students get their training at the Kasturba Hospital pharmacy. MCOPS promotes research in some specialized divisions of pharmacy like ?pharmacoeconomincs? and ?nanopharmaceuticals by housing the state divisions of the international societies for research in these fields.

Along with the Placement cell, the Industry-Institute Partnership Cell (sponsored by AICTE) conducts interaction sessions where several companies visit the campus and interact with students. While 20 per cent of BPharm students opt for jobs, the rest prefer going for masters to strengthen their research roots. Companies like Pfizer, RPG Life sciences, Sandoz, Dr Reddys and others do campus recruitment.

To provide the students with more variety of choices, MCOPS has brought some fresh opportunities to their plate. One of them is, ?Community Pharmacy?, where a pharmacist serves as a vital link between patients and healthcare products and professionals. It is an old concept in the developed countries. Therefore, a US-based consultancy firm in collaboration with MCOPS is recruiting and training aspiring community pharmacists. Another career being encouraged through a special ?Regulatory Affairs? course, is working with the Foods and Drugs Control Administration (FDA) of India. It is the main regulatory body governing and implementing the rules and regulations for the Drug & Pharma industry. To encourage entrepreneurship the Department of Science and Technology has sponsored a Technopreneur Promotion Programme (TePP).

With such a wide vista of opportunities at disposal at MCOPS and the excellent research and development environment, the students here are actually stepping up the ladder of excellence.

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Every time we use any healthcare service or any of the products among allopathic/ayurvedic/ homeopathic/unani medicines, cosmetics, soaps, toiletries, dental products, surgical dressings and equipments, perfumery, nutraceuticals, etc., we are availing the services of the pharmaceutical sector. India is witnessing rapid growth in all these industries and hence the pharmaceutical sector.

All these industries have one common key for growth and sustenance: Research and Development. Whilst many students are being prepared for pharmaceutical jobs every year, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MCOPS) has taken the responsibility to groom prospective scientists in this industry. MCOPS? mission: ?EXCELLENCE IN PHARMACEUTICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH - MARCHING WITH THE TIMES", is well supported by continuously improving world class infrastructure, and facility for learning, practice and research.

The College has been marching with the times since 1963, when it was established as a part of Kasturba Medical College. All the quality courses offered here are approved by Pharmacy Council of India and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). ISO 9001-2000 certified, this college is among the top 5 Indian colleges in this field.

MCOPS provides facilities conducive to practical learning, researching and actually manufacturing. Facilities range from a Bioavailability centre, patient counseling services to medicinal plants garden (hosting 300 species of plants) and a museum for Pharmacognosy. With research facilities available in all 8 departments of Pharmacy, the institute can boast about its more than 1350 papers published in International and National journals, contributions to more than 850 International and National conferences, 8 books, 8 patents, 65 funded and completed research projects and more than 50 fellowships and awards received.

To provide a platform to showcase the research activities, MCOPS provides outlets like the quarterly research journal ?PHARMAG? and ?The Journal of Hospital Pharmacy?. The college has hosted two Indian Pharmaceutical Congress sessions and is ready third time in December 2010. The students are also actively organizing and participating in events like Pharmafest and publishing student magazine, Aurora.

While the Hospital Pharmacy of the Kasturba Hospital provide practical training to the students, MCOPS promotes research in some specialized divisions of pharmacy like ?pharmacoeconomincs? and ?nanopharmaceuticals? , by housing the state divisions of the international societies for research in these fields.

Along with the Placement cell in operation, the Industry Institute Partnership Cell (sponsored by AICTE) conducts interaction sessions where several companies visit the campus and interact with students. While 20% of BPharm students opt for a job, the rest prefer going for a masters in order to deepen their research roots. Companies like Pfizer, RPG Life sciences, Sandoz, Dr Reddys, etc. recruit the talent from campus.

Apart from the regular Production, Manufacturing, Marketing profiles, MCOPS has brought some fresh opportunities to the students? plate. One of them is ?Community Pharmacy?, an old concept in developed Western countries, where the pharmacist serves as a vital link between patients and healthcare products and professionals. A US based consultancy firm in collaboration with MCOPS is recruiting and training aspiring community pharmacists. Another career encouraged through a special ?Regulatory Affairs? course, is working with the Foods and Drugs Control Administration (FDA) of India. It is the main regulatory body governing and implementing the rules and regulations for the Drug & Pharma industry. To encourage entrepreneurship the Department of Science and Technology has sponsored a Technopreneur Promotion Programme (TePP).

With such a wide vista of opportunities at disposal at MCOPS and the excellent research and development environment, the students are stepping up the ladder of excellence. Institutes like this are much needed in India in order to match the pace of the developing economy.

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If published papers and books, patents, research projects and fellowships are the quality indicators of an institution, then Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, better known as MCOPS on the Manipal University campus, is without doubt amongst the best in the country.

In keeping with the institute?s mission ?Excellence in pharmaceutical education and research ? marching with the times?, MCOPS has grown steadily since inception as a part of Kasturba Medical College in 1963.

MCOPS is among the top five colleges in the country in pharmaceutical education and research. The Pharmacy Council of India and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) have approved all the courses offered here. It is ISO 9001-2000 certified as well.

The college provides facilities for practical learning and researching. Facilities range from a Bioavailability centre, patient counseling services to medicinal plants garden (hosting 300 species of plants) and a museum for Pharmacognosy.

With research possible in all eight departments of Pharmacy, the institute boasts of more than 1350 papers published in international and national journals, contributions to more than 850 international and national conferences, 8 books, 8 patents, 65 funded and completed research projects. More than 50 fellowships and awards have also been received. In step with the times, MCOPS, today, promotes research in some specialized divisions of pharmacy like ?pharmacoeconomincs? and ?nanopharmaceuticals? by housing the state divisions of the international societies for research in these fields. These research activities are showcased in the quarterly research journal ?PHARMAG? and ?The Journal of Hospital Pharmacy?.

The college has hosted two Indian Pharmaceutical Congress sessions and will be playing host a third time in December 2010. The students are also actively organizing and participating in events like Pharmafest and publishing a student magazine, Aurora.

The students get their training at the Kasturba Hospital pharmacy. Along with the Placement cell, the Industry-Institute Partnership Cell (sponsored by AICTE) conducts interaction sessions where several companies visit the campus and interact with students. While 20 per cent of BPharm students opt for jobs, the rest prefer going for masters to strengthen their research roots. Companies like Pfizer, RPG Life sciences, Sandoz, Dr Reddys and others recruit from campus.

To provide the students with more variety of choices, MCOPS has brought some fresh opportunities to their plate. One of them is, ?Community Pharmacy?, where a pharmacist serves as a vital link between patients and healthcare products and professionals. It is an old concept in the developed countries. Therefore, a US-based consultancy firm in collaboration with MCOPS is recruiting and training aspiring community pharmacists. Another career being encouraged through a special ?Regulatory Affairs? course is, working with the Foods and Drugs Control Administration (FDA) of India. It is the main regulatory body governing and implementing the rules and regulations for the Drugs & Pharma industry. To encourage entrepreneurship, the Department of Science and Technology has sponsored a Technopreneur Promotion Programme (TePP).

With such a wide vista of opportunities at disposal at MCOPS and the excellent research and development environment, the students here are actually stepping up the ladder of excellence.

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