Monday, 25 September 2017

Online GPAT/NIPER test series by Pharmacad in association with Pharma Literati Centre of Excellence in Pharma Education

This world Pharmacist's Day, we are proud for the next leap for the team Pharma Literati. 

Here comes another initiative from Pharma Literati Centre of excellence in pharma education. In association with the GPAT Experts, the PHARMACAD Team, here comes second in the series after CPIPR. 

7 Full syllabus GPAT Mock Test Series Before GPAT 2018.

Salient features:
1. The test series is prepared by the GPAT Experts.
2. The test series is based on full GPAT syllabus.
3. Online test series making it convenient for the students to appear for the tests from the comfort of their location.
4. Top 3 students in each test would get complimentary registration for the certificate course of their choice offered by Pharma Literati Centre of excellence in pharma education.
5. The tests series is prepared by the experts who are alumnus of some of the best institutes all across India. 
6.  Beyond the GPAT test series, the students also get an alumni status of Pharma Literati Centre of excellence in pharma education, which provides with various benefits for the students including access to the events organized and sponsored by the centre.
7. It's just not GPAT! The students get guidance from the experts of both PHARMACAD and Pharma Literati for various career options.
8. An opportunity for the students to compete at the national platform. 



Hurry up. As we have limited registrations. 
Call 9833472166/ 9967163961 / 9619573372 or 
email to pharmacad.mumbai@gmail.com or pharmaliterati@gmail.com for enrollment and test schedule. 

Discounts available for the group bookings.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Pharmacad invites Pharmacy students to join students' forum

Pharmacad team invites pharmacy students to join their unique initiative, "Pharmacad Students forum". 

Pharmacad Students Forum - "Developing Pharmacy", is looking for student members who are willing to contribute to the development of the pharmacy students and the profession. 
We have 3 committees for which there are vacancies: 

1) Pharmacy Education - this team will be involved in conducting & organising educational seminars for pharmacy students in and around Mumbai, delivering pharmacy awareness seminars in other educational institutions, helping junior Students to write review articles.

2) Editorial/Magazine
This team shall be involved in developing and maintaining online blogs/newsletters/quizzes/ pharmacy articles. 

3) Public Health / community service - this team shall be involved in community service activities like health awareness campaigns / blood donation / working with NGOs & orphanages.

All the active participants shall be given a professional work experience certificate of a student intern + online certificate courses offered by PHARMACAD and Pharma Literati with 75% Fee Waiver/Scholarship.

Any Student interested can apply for the interview rounds by filling the form given in the link below. 


About pharmacad:
Pharmacad is a young dynamic Mumbai based team of professionals which has been established to make an attempt to change the orthodox mindset related to the profession of Pharmacy. 




Visit: http://www.pharmacad.in/ for details..

Announcing the first batch (43 students) of CPIPR and commencement of the course

Pharma Literati Centre of Excellence of Pharma Education is pleased to announce the launch of "Certificate Course in Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property Rights (CPIPR)". 

The first batch contains 43 students with varied profiles. The highlights of the batch are
1. Three international students.
2. Eleven people from industries which includes the employee of RPG Life Sciences, Lupin Pharma, Micro Labs, BioXcel Corporation, Lonza India and many others. The designations are from trainee to Assistant General Manager.
3. Five faculty members from various institutes.
4. One person from Government Organization (CDSCO).
5. One person who is from media industry who specifically covers the pharmaceutical industry.
6. Students from B. Pharmacy, M. Pharmacy and PhD.
7. The batch includes at least one student from Gujarat, Karnataka, Assam, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and others. 

Thanks everyone for the support.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Pharma Innvation Yatra at Gahlot College of Pharmacy, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Another session of Creative Thinking and Innovation was conducted at Gahlot College of Pharmacy, Koparkhairane, Navi Mumbai, MaharashtraThis was part of Pharma Innovation Yatra, 2017. This marks the 16th session of the Yatra, which is a Pharma Literati initiative. 

The sessions were attended by final year B. pharmacy students. 

Pharma Innovation yatra is already conducted at various places in Maharashtra and Gujarat. 


Pharma Literati team is planning to conduct the session at various institutes in next couple of months. We are still accepting the invites to conduct the sessions at various institutes. The programs are free of cost. Please write an email to pharmaliterati@gmail.com if you wish us to conduct the program at your institute to confirm the date.



Pharma Literati celebrates 1,00,000 PageViews

It's a proud moment for all of us as we crossed 1,00,000 page views recently. Although, it's a mere number, still we would like to thank all our readers for the continuous support and encouragement.

With lots of new initiatives and new partners, we are confident of an exciting journey ahead. We would also like to thank all our ex-bloggers and the founders who were involved in this journey. 



Team Pharma Literati.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Fully funded bachelors, masters & Phd scholarships offered around the world for international students (2017-2018)

Official Links of All Scholarships:
  
1. Fulbright Scholarship USA

2. Austrian Scholarships Austria

3. Aga-Khan Foundation International Scholarship

4. Chevening Scholarship UK

5. Endeavour Scholarships Australia

6. OFID International Scholarship

7. Australia Award Scholarship

8. Swedish Scholarship Sweden

9. VLIR-UOS Scholarship Belgium

10. NZAID Scholarship New-Zealand

11. DAAD Scholarship Germany

12. Singapore-Industry Scholarship, Singapore

Job opening in CQA for B.Pharm/M. Pharm Freshers in Mumbai

Positions open for CQA dept for freshers Bpharm and Mpharm at head office in Malad, Mumbai in Pelltech Healthcare. Candidates are requested to send the CV to 


See the company details at http://pelltechhealthcare.com/


Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Lupin fires 100 people from R & D?

We have received the information related to firing of 100 people from R & D of Lupin Pharma via social medias. We could not confirm the news officially. But, we are trying to confirm the news as well as the number of employees with their departments.

As per the social media reports, it includes people from drug discovery unit from executive to vice president level.

If the news is correct, it would be really a sad day for the pharma job market in India especially for those in the discovery arena. Comments are welcome.


Disclaimer: Pharma Literati does not hold any responsibility regarding the authenticity of the news and this is mere for the information of the students and the readers.


Sunday, 10 September 2017

CPIPR Admissions_Last few days left

We announced the launch of CPIPR (Online Certificate Course in Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property Rights), here: http://pharmaliterati.blogspot.in/2017/08/certificate-course-in-pharmaceutical.html

The unique course especially designed considering the needs of the students, academic faculties and the industry professionals, has received nice response from various arena and we have received registrations from some dignitaries as well:
·       The registrations are from Maharashtra, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Tamilnadu, Karnataka and other states.
·       The registrations from international students are from China, UK, Nepal, USA and Germany.
·       The students are from various institutes.
·       The participants are from various industries, Regulatory agencies, Academic institutes, Research institutes, Media houses and others.
·       B. Pharm, BSC, M. Pharm, PhD students have participated in the course.

We still have few registrations left. The registrations are open till 15th September. Hurry up…

Register online at:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jhe8j827624EASMxq2fnOLifC2O1NpS6p1xQ49DUf_U/viewform?edit_requested=true

For discounts and any further enquiries write back to us to pharmaliterati@gmail.com or call us on 8850949256.

Course faculty:
Mr. Mayank Gupta is currently serving as Manager, IPR, Sun Pharma. He carries with him more than 8 years of experience in IPR with leading pharmaceutical organizations like Glenmark and Lupin pharma. M-Pharm from BITS, Pilani, Mayank is an IPR expert with the expertise in generics as well as innovation. He is also a registered patent agent with the Indian Patent Office. 


Thursday, 7 September 2017

National Pharmacy Week, 2017

The Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) has been celebrating the National Pharmacy Week (NPW) every year during the third week of November. The major focus of NPW celebrations is to create awareness amongst the public, other healthcare providers and the authorities, about the NPW theme in specific and about the pharmacy profession and role of the pharmacist in general.

The 56th National Pharmacy Week (NPW) will be celebrated from 19th to 25th November, 2017. The theme selected for this year is:
"Know about your Medicines: Ask your Pharmacist".

IPA look forward to receiving your innovative ideas about how NPW should be celebrated this year as well as about the educational material to be developed to make it most effective and meaningful.

Your active participation is most welcome. Please write your suggestions to ipacentre@ipapharma.org / ipacpdetimes@gmail.com

Keep checking www.ipapharma.org for more details.


Pharma Innvation Yatra at Shivajirao Jondhale College of Pharmacy, Asangaon, Maharashtra.

Another session of Creative Thinking and Innovation was conducted at Shivajirao Jondhale College of Pharmacy, Asangaon, Maharashtra. This was part of Pharma Innovation Yatra, 2017. This marks the 15th session of the Yatra, which is a Pharma Literati initiative. 

The session was presided by Honorable Dr. J. S. Patil, The Principal of Shivajirao Jondhale College of Pharmacy. The sessions were attended by over 100 students of 3rd year and final year B. pharmacy. 

Pharma Innovation yatra is already conducted at various places in Maharashtra and Gujarat. 


Pharma Literati team is planning to conduct the session at various institutes in next couple of months. We are still accepting the invites to conduct the sessions at various institutes. The programs are free of cost. Please write an email to pharmaliterati@gmail.com if you wish us to conduct the program at your institute to confirm the date.


1 day seminar cum workshop on Instrumentation & applications of HPTLC in Drug analysis



Monday, 4 September 2017

Novartis names Indian-origin Vasant Narasimhan as new CEO

Narasimhan succeeds Joseph Jimenez who will step down in 2018 after eight years in the position

Global pharma major Novartis on Monday named Vasant Narasimhan as its new Chief Executive Officer from February 1, 2018. He succeeds Joseph Jimenez who will step down in 2018 after eight years in the position, Novartis said in a statement.

Narasimhan is currently Global Head of Drug Development and Chief Medical Officer of the company and is also member of the Executive Committee of the company, it added.

Commenting on the development, Novartis Board of Directors Chairman Joerg Reinhardt said: "We anticipate a smooth transition as Joe built a strong leadership team and mentored his successor. Novartis will be well positioned to continue its momentum."

Both from a professional and a personal perspective, this is the right moment to hand the leadership reins of the company to Vas, Jimenez said.

Narasimhan has held numerous leadership positions across Novartis in commercial, drug development and strategy roles. Prior to his current role he served as Head of Development for Novartis Pharmaceuticals, the company said.

"We will continue our legacy of bringing leading innovation to patients around the world. With our recent launches, our strong pipeline, broad capabilities, world-class leadership team, and committed people, I am very confident about our future", Narasimhan said.



Saturday, 2 September 2017

Internship experience at Natco Pharma_By Pradeep Krishna

We had asked our readers to share the internship experience.

One of our readers have approached us with his experience as an intern in Natco Pharma Limited, Hyderabad.

About Pradeep Krishna:
Pradeep Krishna is currently pursuing his B. Pharmacy at SIMS College of Pharmacy. He completed his internship at Natco Pharma in May 2017.
Ch.S.V. Pradeep Krishna

How did you contact the concerned person to get an internship?
Through reference (HR-Head office).

Activities you are/were involved into?
Involved in all over departments - QA, QC, Production, Warehouse, R&D etc.

How are the work environment and policies at the department?
Good work environment with motivational support.

About the office:
The office is located at Kotturu.

Accommodation:
No accommodation provided.

Duration of the internship:
1 month. Pradeep Krishna interned as a part of the graduation studies.

What are the office timings?
8 am to 5 pm.

Does the company have a policy to provide jobs to the interns?
Not sure.

Our comments:
Natco Pharma is one of the leading global pharmaceutical organization based in Hyderabad, India. The company details can be accessed at www.natcopharma.co.in/

We thank Pradeep Krishna for sharing his views with us. We welcome all the interns across India to share their experience at

Legal disclaimer: The views expressed are personal and need not be attributed to the blog, blog owners by any way. The information provided by the interns is not verified and the intern has provided a declaration mentioning this information is true and allowing us to publish this information.



1 day seminar and poster presentation competition on "Advances in Analytical Techniques"_9th Sept 2017



World Pharmacists Day_“From research to health care: Your pharmacist is at your service”

As designated by the FIP Council several years ago at the FIP Congress in Istanbul, 25 September marks the annual World Pharmacists Day. FIP encourages the world's pharmacists to use this day to organize activities that promote and advocate for the role of the pharmacist in improving health in every corner of the world.

World Pharmacists Day 2017
“From research to health care: Your pharmacist is at your service” is the theme of this year’s World Pharmacists Day.   

Campaign logo:

Campaign animation:
video

Pharma Innovation Yatra_August 2017

Pharma Innovation Yatra was launched in the month of January 2017. In the month of August, the yatra reached the beautiful city of Karjat (Raigad, Maharashtra) and Bandra. 

1. Vivekanand Education Society’s College of Pharmacy.
Website:
University:
University of Mumbai.
Location:
Mumbai, Maharashtra.

2. M. C. E. Society’s Allana College of Pharmacy.
Website:
University:
Savitribai Phule Pune University.
Location:
Pune, Maharashtra.

3. SVKM’s Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Pharmacy.
Website:
University:
University of Mumbai.
Location:
Mumbai, Maharashtra.

4. Maharashtra College of Pharmacy.
Website:
University:
Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded.
Location:
Nilanga, Maharashtra.

5. NCRD’s Sterling Institute of Pharmacy.
Website:
http://www.ncrdsip.com/
University:
University of Mumbai.
Location:
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.

6. Oriental College of Pharmacy.
Website:
http://ocp.edu.in/site/
University:
University of Mumbai.
Location:
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.

7. Rajarambapu College of Pharmacy.
Website:
http://www.kespharmacy.com/
University:
Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Location:
Kasegaon, Dist. Sangali, Maharashtra.

8. Ashokrao Mane College of Pharmacy.
Website:
http://www.amcoph.org/
University:
Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Location:
Peth Vadgaon, Dist. Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

9. SIES College of Management studies.
Website:
University:
Mumbai University
Location:
Navi Mumbai, Maharahtra.

10. Enaltec Labs
Website:
Type of industry:
Pharmaceuticals
Location:
Ambernath, Maharahtra.

11. S. K. Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research***
Website:
http://www.skpcper.ac.in/
University:
Ganpat University, Mehsana
Location:
Mehsana, Gujarat.
***This was part of National level workshop at the institute in association with APTI, Gujarat state.

12. Pharmacad**
Website:
http://www.pharmacad.in/
Type of industry:
GPAT coaching classes
Location:
Mumbai.
**This was part of the first anniversary celebrations for team Pharmacad.

13. Konkan Gyanpeeth Rahul Dharkar College of Pharmacy & Research Institute
Website:
http://www.kgrdcp.com/
Type of industry:
Mumbai University
Location:
Karjat, Raigad.


14. MET Institute of Pharmacy
Website:
http://www.met.edu/Institutes/pharm/index_pharm.asp
Type of industry:
Mumbai University
Location:
Bandra, Mumbai

Please get in touch with us at pharmaliterati@gmail.com to know more or arrange the workshop at your institute. 

There is no specific fee for the workshop and the institute needs to decide about the arrangement for the same.