Mysuru: For the first time in India, JSS University in association with Indian Association of Colleges of Pharmacy will be conducting a three-day Asian Association of Schools of Pharmacy Conference on theme ‘Integrating Pharmacy Education, Practice and Research at Sri Rajendra Auditorium, JSS Medical College from October 27.
Over more than 1000 pharmacy professionals, students and research scholars from across the country and also from Asian countries including Tokyo, China, Singapore and experts from Australia and America are expected to take part in the event which will be inaugurated by Dhirendra Pal Singh, Director, National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Government of India at Sri Rajendra Auditorium, JSS Medical College on October 27 at 10am.
B Suresh, Vice Chancellor, JSS University said, “There are more than 2000 pharmacy colleges across the country and every year nearly 50,000 to 60,000 students pass out from these colleges. Most of them get into job while few of them take up research. During the conference will be discussing on best practices and also about curriculum. The conference also helps us to have almost similar curriculum and syllabus so that students who move from one country to other country will not have a problem. During the conference we will also be discussing how to improve our education, session will feature plenary lectures, oral presentations and poster presentations. More than 40 speakers across globe will be delivering lectures during the event. The conference aims to provide a platform for exchange of thoughts and ideas to make pharmacy education balanced with science and practice. The outcome of the conference will be debated in pharmacy council”.
He also mentioned that students are placed well in various companies on successful completion of the course. “To start with they are paid Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000 but after two to three years they are paid very well. Some of them even take home Rs 40 lakh to Rs 50 lakh per annum. Entry level salary may be bit less but two to three years later the salary is too good” added Suresh.
B Manjunatha, Registrar, JSS University, G Parthasarathi, Chairman, Local Organizing Committee and Dean Global Engagement and Pramod Kumar, Principal of JSS College of Pharmacy were also present.