The Manipal Pharmacy Conclave is a unique skill-sharing initiative in the pharmacy domain and a typical example of skill giving of Corporate Alumni back to the institutions. 30 Alumni of MCOPS from top pharmaceutical industries participated as resource persons and shared their experience and expertise during the Conclave with 200 delegates from pharmacy colleges across the country.
Dr Sharath K. Rao, Dean and Professor, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, inaugurated the event.
The Conclave panned out into four sessions. The first session was Pep Talks, in which ten resource people shared emerging pharmaceutical concepts or technologies with the delegates. The panel discussion focused on various upcoming job roles and skills required in their pharmaceutical industries.
The third session was Initiate, Ideate, and Innovate, in which the delegates were grouped into ten different teams, and unique team building, critical thinking, and problem-solving activities were given and evaluated by the resource persons. This was followed by a session on CV writing.
In 2021, The World Bank stated, “The development of skills can contribute to structural transformation and economic growth by enhancing employability and labour productivity and helping countries to become more competitive.” Keeping this as a vision, MAHE established the Centre for Pharmaceutical Skill Development (CPSD) at MCOPS, to develop and nurture skills among pharmacy students to make them industry ready.