We can also recognize that the current day Business giants in India practice the same principles. What worked for the maestros in the field of Music, works in Business situations as well, and thus, our journey in creating ‘Jugalbandi” of Technology & Management. An artiste’s curious mind. It is playful and sometime mischievous. It often wants to do the forbidden. Break the rules. It asks uncomfortable questions. It often leads to strange experiments, which combine to apparently irreconcible opposites. The results have been nothing short of spectacular. Pa – Prasana – How to ask uncomfortable questions?
A creative mind suffers from discontent. It is not easily satisfied with the present, however good it might seem. It leads to healthy questioning attitude. The questions are often uncomfortable but a true artiste faces the discomfort rather than shy away from it. Dha – Dhruva – How to use new triggers to achieve iconic status? Dhruva is about reaching an iconic status, becoming a beacon providing direction for others to follow. It is about attaining distinction with imagination, guts and grit. The only burning ambition: to make a mark, leave an indelible stamp. Ni – Nava – How to day dream without being censored?
Day dreaming and wishful thinking are two enjoyable pursuits of the creative mind. The wishes could often be triggered by the self or could be a response to something someone else expressed. Sometimes it is in response to a question that camouflages an unarticulated wish. Inspiration from IDEAS – RS 2 MBA (Pharma Tech) How do we connect these vital facts with Business Principles in Technology & Management Sa – Think Global act local is the name of the game in today’s business. We make our students updated on technological advances in the field of pharmaceuticals and healthcare by inviting international faculty and leaders in the field.
They are also exposed to real life experiences through projects and internships with reputed organizations. Ri – The Change is the only constant – Our course syllabus gets upgraded strategically after seeking inputs from the industry leaders to keep pace with ever changing business climate and competition. Ga – Our faculty competence is bench marked against the best internationally to ensure students are developed to take up responsible positions and deliver desired value to their employers. Ma – Globalization of pharma and healthcare sector has made it imperative that today’s managers are technically qualified with ecessary business acumen and orientation. Quite often technical people need to interact with their counterparts globally to conclude large business deals. Pa – Our top team continuously interacts with students to understand their aspirations and the expectations from the program they are pursuing. Nacessary actions are initiated based on such feedback. Dha – The entire course is designed and executed in a manner that each of the student becomes competent to shine as a star in their chosen field.
Our focus remains to infuse a BIG picture in our students so that they are not satisfied with mediocrity and strive for excellence in all their endeavors. At the end of this course, students are suitable for not just Sales & Marketing departments but also for various other streams such as R&D Management, Systems, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Research, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Finance, Legal, H. R. aspects of Pharmaceutical / Healthcare Industry.
They are well trained to become real Techno Managers to handle in not only pure Management side but also in the Technical side of Pharma / Healthcare business. They are equipped to bridge the GAP between Technical and Functional Management people in your organization. SVKM’s NMIMS has precisely diagnosed this gap and devised a special course, MBA (Pharma Tech) an integrated 5 years dual degree course that offers, B. Pharm plus MBA. This amalgamated course trains students in Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Technology Management in 5 years. 3
Our Vision To develop a model Pharmacy School at International level inculcating research trends in Pharmaceutical Science and Technology Management. Our Mission To produce self-motivated and self reliant young pharmacists catering to the needs of Industry, Academia and Research. To create a centre of excellence for R&D in the field of pharmaceutical sciences with inter-disciplinary approach in emerging area of Science and Technology with focus on Industry-Academia interaction and cooperation at National and International level.
To interlink Pharmaceutical Sciences with Biological / Life Sciences and Management Education. To provide Life Long Learning opportunities in Pharm. Sciences. Our Belief We believe that learning is most fruitful, when knowledge and expertise of individuals from various disciplines and diverse backgrounds are shared. As this provides a cutting edge to professional education, we encourage such diversity, which is reflected in the composition of the student body of the University.
We also believe that innovation is the key to progress in the modern world, so in our pursuit of excellence, we constantly upgrade and add newer areas of education and research to make our programs more relevant to the stakeholders. Most importantly, we believe that openness, participation and fairness are necessary for building a culture conducive to learning and growth. 4 Chancellor NMIMS has been continuously striving to differentiate itself from the rest in terms of the emphasis on content, pedagogy, faculty excellence, research, innovation centres and as also sensitivity to the needs of the society and community.
The journey of NMIMS from a management institute to flourish into a University has been magnificent. Students who have been a part of this journey have relished the culture of competitiveness, excellence and the spirit of enterprise. NMIMS has strived throughout to have a positive influence and impact on the lives of its students and will continue to do so as it transcends. The continuous increase in number of hopeful aspirants across all our Schools vindicates our position as the ‘Leader’ in the provision of quality education in all fields.
Pharmacy & Technology Management has come to acquire a significant image in the industry and academia through its research and industry linkage programme. All courses are reviewed regularly by the Board of Studies which comprises experts from Pharmaceutical Industry, Research, FDA and leading academicians from all over India. The outstanding success of previous batches of MBA (Pharma Tech) programme is attributed to the industry oriented and dynamic curriculum, world class infrastructure and pedagogy.
We welcome you to the placement process of the school to recruit the current bright and enthusiastic batch of graduates. Our students have grounded themselves into professionals possessing excellent knowledge and high zeal for innovation. Shri Amrish Patel Chancellor 5 DR. RAJAN SAXENA 6 Vice Chancellor It is a pleasure to note that Pharmacy & Technology Management is emerging as a model Pharmacy school with innovative programmes, inbuilt practice school in the curriculum, strong research base, to nurture self reliant young pharmacists.
This was possible due to the hard work, commitment and assiduous efforts of the faculty and students of the School. I am convinced that the creativity, inquisitives, social sensitivity and other important life’s lessons learnt at the School will lead the students a long way ahead in their career and growth. The blending and development of innovative mix of interdisciplinary programmes like pharmacy, and management designed by the University provides a strong edge to the students, which meets the requirements of regulatory bodies and pharmaceutical industry.
These programmes are very well received by the society as indicated by the awards, excellent rankings and high packages received by the students. The University is constantly striving to advance the frontiers of knowledge to develop leaders who can bring in tangible benefits for the society. Pharmacy & Technology Management has always been welcoming and adapting such advances to grow faster and stronger by the years. It has become one of the leaders in innovation in teaching learning amongst Pharma institutions of the country, by taking full advantage of the good practices and strengths of the University.
The challenge of the changing needs of the global society and disruptive economies focuses a lot of attention on the growing need of skilled workforce. There are five sets of skills mainly needed to meet this objective. They are, technical, interpersonal, communication, social sensitivity and conceptual skills for innovation. Our University is paying special attention to develop such skills in all the students by including them as part of the curriculum to channelize and enhance individual deliverable value to the research organizations and pharmaceutical companies.
The School is also establishing long time relationships and networking with reputed national and international universities for faculty and student exchange, collaborative research and other academic activities leading to creation of new knowledge in emerging and interdisciplinary areas. The future of SPP School of Pharmacy & Technology management is envisaged as a centre of excellence for research and Pharma education, which will be working on not just merely pharmaceutical formulations but on a larger plane of health care and life sciences. With Best Wishes, Dr.
Rajan Saxena Vice Chancellor 7 Dean & Pharmacy team during workshop with Industry Leaders 8 Dean Pharm. Sciences The Indian pharmaceutical sector has come a long way, being almost nonexistent before 1970 to a prominent provider of healthcare products, meeting almost 95 per cent of the country’s pharmaceuticals needs. The Industry today is in the front rank of India’s science-based industries with wide ranging capabilities in the complex field of drug manufacture and technology. It ranks very high in the third world, in terms of technology, quality and range of medicines manufactured.
The rate of growth of the health care industry in India is moving ahead neck to neck with the pharmaceutical industry and the software industry of the country. Much has been said and done in the health care sector for bringing about improvement. Till date, approximately 12% of the scope offered by Health care industry in India has been tapped. The health care industry in India is reckoned to be the engine of the economy in the years to come. Health care industry in India is worth $17 billion and is anticipated to grow by 13% every year.
Health care sector encompasses health care instruments, health care in the retail market, hospitals enrolled to the hospital networks etc. The school has created a niche for itself, in the area of pharma education, within a span of six to seven years, by imparting quality education in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharma Management. Pharmaceutical industry tops the chart amongst the science based industries, world over. However, due to changing economic scenario, the complexities in pharma industry have increased. Governments are recasting their health budgets.
There is a tighter review for research fund allocation by the government and multinational companies. Due to high cost of pharmacy research, cost reduction of medicines has become one of the priorities. Also regulatory authorities are becoming more stringent in terms of quality of medicines provided to the patients. Discovery of new chemical entities is very low, with increase in litigations in the industry on IPR issues. Mergers and acquisitions have become the norm of the day to ensure sustainability and growth. However, this presents a great opportunity to the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry due to the advantages like skilled manpower.
Overall growth of the sector is stable at 12% and would be positively affected by the growth in the domestic market, largely driven by economic growth, greater marketing in the semiurban and rural areas, epidemiological changes, with a rapid increase in chronic, age-related disorders; the rapid expansion of the private hospital sector and increased government spending on improvements in health care infrastructure. All these sectors will be requiring manpower to an extent of approx. 50,000 new jobs or replacements. This manpower requirement is seen not only for the domestic market but for all health related sectors across the world.
In this scenario, employable youth with appropriate technical & managerial skill sets will be in great demand. Several emerging fields like medical devices, pharmacovigilance, generics, biosimilars, and stemceuticals are receiving increasing attention from scientists, governments and regulatory authorities. Lack of proper knowledge of medicines and administration amongst patients, fake medicines, lack of sufficient infrastructure to ensure safety and efficacy of medicines made available to the public across the country are the problems nagging the health care system of the country.
Students need to understand the big picture and develop essential soft and communication skills, leadership qualities to reach the zenith of their profession. At school, we are fortunate to have understood these requirements and prepare the students from day one by mentoring and imparting soft and professional skills. I am proud to announce that the School has received approval by Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi from 2006-07 till 2013-14 for Mumbai and 2007-15 for Shirpur campuses.
The school has been recognized with several accolades and honors, the latest being ranking by Hansa Research Survey published in The Week, June 17, 2012 as India’s 4th preferred recruiters choice in Pharma institutions. We welcome you to our campus for our placement season. Best Wishes ! Dr. R. S. Gaud Dean (Pharm. Sciences) 9 Bright students at the Convocation 10 Director Pharma Network The challenge before any organization today is how they create leadership bench to manage the exponential growth that many of the Companies are setting their sights on.
There are many barriers before an organization like defining the skills required for tomorrow and preparing the employees in developing those skills, to get the right mix of potential leaders from within the organization and outside, how to assess the employees’ capabilities correctly, so that they could provide growth opportunities to them, how to ring – fence the talent pool in these days of a super heated job market, how to quickly enculturise and integrate the huge number of new managers into the desired culture.
Since most of the large manufacturing facilities would be in remote locations of the world, how to get bright, capable people in key positions to accept locating in sites that does not have the trappings of urban life. At our School, besides imparting theoretical knowledge, the curriculum stresses on developing analytical skills, communication, problem solving and team work abilities. Hence, we focus on practical aspects through case studies, industry based projects, presentations, research work and role plays.
We have pleasure in sharing with you that the last year too, we have been able to place our students in prestigious companies like yours for project placement and final placement across Healthcare, Consultancy, Market Research and Chemical sectors. This would not have been possible without your active support and blessings. We also acknowledge with humility, the acceptance of our curricula and best practices of NMIMS, getting reflected in the shape of sharper students, ready to take on varied assignments in the industry from day one, and number of Awards & Accolades secured from independent rating agencies.