Quality Improvement Programme

Updating of knowledge is of paramount importance for teachers to keep in pace with the fast developments taking place especially in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. Therefore, way back in 1970, Govt. of India launched the Quality Improvement Programme with the objective to upgrade the expertise and capabilities of the faculty members of the degree level institutions in the country. Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (DIPSAR) (formerly known as College of pharmacy) was recognized as a QIP sub cell by the All India Council for Technical Education for Northern India in March, 1999. The Council sanctioned an amount of Rs.6.52 lacs for creating infrastructural facilities in our institute for M.Pharm and Ph.D programs for pharmacy teachers. We decided to take on the challenge.

Quality Improvement programme has two main aims. One is to provide short-term courses for updating skills & knowledge and second is to promote the teachers' activities for updating their P.G. & Ph. D. degrees.

This institute is widely acknowledged for its innovative and responsible role in producing top class scientists for technological up gradation of the Industry and for service to the community in all branches of Pharmaceutical sciences. Our institute awards Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees in "pharmacy". The institute is engaged in producing various specializations at Master's level viz. Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Hospital Pharmacy and Quality Assurance. In addition, a separate wing is engaged in producing Diploma in pharmacy also. The institute is maintaining an outstanding record of academic excellence. Majority of the students qualify GATE with flying colors every year. This year too, 32 students have secured more than 95 percentile; out of them 6 have secured more than 99 percentile.

The institution is also busy in conducting research in various thrust areas like anti-fertility studies standardization of the herbal drugs, In-vitro culture studies,Hepatoprotective/antihepatotoxic agents, Novel Drug Delivery system, anti diabeticagents and HIV diagnostic kit stability

It is pertinent to mention that the job placement of Graduates and Postgraduates is 100%through the campus interviews which are conducted every year in the college by manyreputed National/Multinational companies even before the completion of the course inhighly remunerative positions since about 6 years.

The annual turnover of Indian Pharma Industry is 3.9 billion dollars. The competition inour industry is turning global with many Indian companies becoming Multinational likeRanbaxy, Dr. Reddy's, Cedilla and Sun Pharma. By 2005 as per World TradeOrganisation agreement, product patent is to be introduced. Pharmaceutical companieshave to innovate, expand R&D activity in order to survive the global competition. Thereis an increasing need for trained pharmacy post graduates and Ph.Ds in several newdisciplines of Pharmaceutical sciences like Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Herbal DrugTechnology, Biotechnology, Drug Regulatory Affairs to handle the increased R&Dactivity in Pharma Industry. Anticipating this demand we should take some special stepsto boost this unique discipline having a blend of both technology as well as healthsciences.

The pharmacist placed in hospitals is the right person to work hand in hand with thephysicians and other medical and paramedical staff guiding them about the various drug-drug interactions and can also be of paramount importance in patient counseling. Manydiseases can be tackled in a far better way provided proper patient counseling is carriedout

As per the NHRC report, I feel that the Chief Pharmacist or the pharmacist supervisingthe stores should have a minimum qualification of M.Pharm. in Pharmacology or Hospital Pharmacy so that he can give the patient counseling and also can be an integral part of Drug Information Centre. The role of Pharmacist in healthcare team will prevent medication harass and promote the rational use of drugs. The identity and image of the Pharmacist will be reflected by wearing an Apron with the name plate so that the medical fraternity and the patient can identify him and can discuss problems related to drugs and diseases.

Helipads equipped with medical teams should be present in the hospitals so that the patients can be picked and brought to the hospital in minimum time, to minimize mortality in cardiovascular failure and other diseases, accidents, burns, etc. under supervision of doctors and pharmacists. The institute has already conducted eight Quality Improvement Programmes on various themes like "Screening & Development of Drugs", " Screening & Development Of New Drugs", "Recent advances in Drug Delivery System", "Trends in Novel Drug Delivery Systems", "Analytical Techniques", "Recent Advances in Analytical Techniques", "Advances in harmacology" and "Advances in Herbal Drug Technology", Recent Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences" "Recent Advances in Pharmacology", Recent Advances in harmaceutical Sciences" "Recent Advances in Pharmacology", "Recent Advances in Pharmacology" I am happy that, we are starting the 14 th QIP. AICTE had given us the reedom to choose the theme for the short-term courses. So, this year we have chosen the topic "FRONTIERS IN ADVANCES IN PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES".

As a Coordinator of this course, I hope that the delegates will try to acquire vast knowledge from this short-term course

A.I.C.T.E. Sponsored Quality Improvement Programmes

Programme

Date

No. Of Participants

NO. OF STATES No. of Colleges

I

Screening & Development of Drugs.

21 st Oct., 1999 -2 nd Nov. 1999

32

11

12

II

Screening & Development of New Drugs

15 th March 2000 - 29 th March 2000

35

12

12

III

Recent advances in Drug Delivery System

16 th Oct. 2000 - 20 Oct. 2000

33

12

12

IV

Trends in Novel Drug Delivery Systems

26 th March 2001 - 31st March 2001

32

12

17

V

Analytical Techniques

29 th Oct. 2001 - 2 nd Nov. 2001

35

13

16

VI

Recent Advances in Analytical Techniques

4 th March 2002 - 8 th March 2002

39

13

20

VII

Advances in Pharmacology

11 nd Nov. 2002 - 15 th Nov. 2002

30

11

13

VIII

Advances in Herbal Drug Technology

24 th March 2003 - 28 th March 2003.

35

13

25

IX

Recent, Advances in Pharmaceutics, Sciences

10 th November 2003 � 14 th Novermber 2003

33

12

20

X

Recent Advances in Pharmacology

17 th November - 21 - November 2003

32

11

21

XI Recent Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences 25 th October 2004- 29 th October 2004 32 12 18
XII Recent Advances in Pharmacology 1 st November 2004 - 5 th November 2004 35 12 14
XIII Recent Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences 21 st November 2005 - 25 th November 2005 50 11 16
XIV Frontiers in Pharmaceutical Sciences 27 th February 2004- 3 rd March 2006 - 13 20
PARTICIPATING STATES

1. Andhara Pradesh

6. Uttranchal

11 Madhya Pradesh

16. Chattisgarh

2. Bihar

7. Delhi

12. Maharastra

17. Rajasthan

3. Orrisa 8 Haryana 13. Gujrat
18. Jharkhand
4. W. Bengal 9. Punjab 14. Tamilnadu 19. Kerala
5. Uttar Pradesh 10. Jammu & Kashmir 15. Kamataka 20. Goa