Thursday, 22 March 2018

NIPER Joint Entrance Examination for Master's and PhD notification

M. Pharm fresher job in IPR

Encube Ethicals is hiring fresher for their IPR team. Interested candidates are requested to send their resume to

The location is Mumbai

Disclaimer: This news is from the social media as obtained. Pharma Literati has published this just for the information of the readers. The readers are requested to confirm its authenticity. 

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Job opportunity at Cognizant Technology Solutions for B. Pharm / M. Pharm freshers

    Greetings from Cognizant Technology Solutions!!!

    We are looking for Freshers for (Data Analyst Designation)- Mumbai Location.

    Please find the below details for your reference. 

Friday, 16 March 2018

Pharmacy Category Results for AICTE - CII Survey of industry linked technical institutes 2017

Parameters for survey
1.     Governance;
2.     Curriculum;
3.     Faculty;
4.     Infrastructure;
5.     Services;
6.     Placements

The winner was "SVKM's Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Pharmacy" in the Pharmacy – Established Institute category.

Shortlist of institutes which participated in the full survey and which scored 45 and above out of 100 marks.

Pharmacy: Emerging
1.     Institute of Pharmacy and emerging science;
2.     Samskruti College of Pharmacy;
3.     Vishnu Institute Of Pharmaceutical Education And Research;
4.     Vivekanand Education Society's College Of Pharmacy.

Pharmacy: Established
1.     Padmashree Dr D Y Patil Institute Of Pharmaceutical Sciences And Research;
2.     Acharya & B M Reddy College of Pharmacy;
3.     I.S. F. College of Pharmacy;
4.     Maharashtra Academy Of Engineering & Educational Research's Maharashtra Institute of Pharmacy;
5.     Parul Institute Of Pharmacy;
6.     Parul Institute Of Pharmacy And Research;
7.     SVKM's Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Pharmacy;
8.     Y. B. Chavan College of Pharmacy.

Shortlist of institutes which had secured 50 out of 100 marks and/or at least 30 % in 5 parameters

Pharmacy: Emerging
1.     Vishnu Institute Of Pharmaceutical Education And Research;

Pharmacy: Established
1.     Acharya & B M Reddy College of Pharmacy;
2.     I.S. F. College of Pharmacy;
3.     SVKM's Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Pharmacy.

The institutes under Platinum category:
1.     Acharya & B M Reddy College of Pharmacy
2.     Arihant School of Pharmacy and Bio-Research Institute
3.     Chalapathi institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
4.     Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology
5.     I.S.F. College of pharmacy
6.     Jayawant Shikshan Prasarak Mandal's Jayawant Institute of
7.     Pharmacy
8.     Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy
9.     M.C.E. Society's Institute of Pharmacy (diploma)
10.  Maharashtra Academy of Engineering & Educational
11.  Research's Maharashtra Institute of Pharmacy
12.  Met's institute of pharmacy
13.  Nandha college of pharmacy
14.  P. E. Society's Modern College of Pharmacy, Nigdi, Pune
15.  Padmashree Dr. D Y Patil Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research
16.  Parul Institute of Pharmacy
17.  Parul Institute of Pharmacy and Research
18.  Pes College of Pharmacy
19.  Prin. K. M. Kundnani College of Pharmacy
20.  PSG College of Pharmacy
21.  Samskruti College of Pharmacy
22.  Sinhgad Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lonavala
23.  Smt. Kishoritai Bhoyar College of Pharmacy
24.  SVKM's Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Pharmacy
25.  Teegala Krishna Reddy College of Pharmacy
26.  Vishnu Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research
27.  Vivekanand Education Society's College of Pharmacy
28.  Y. B. Chavan College of Pharmacy

The institutes under Gold category:
1.     Acropolis Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research
2.     Bapuji Pharmacy College
3.     Balaji Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
4.     College of Pharmacy, Madras Medical College
5.     Dr. B. C. Roy college of pharmacy and allied health sciences
6.     Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Pharmaceutical Science
7.     Goa College of Pharmacy
8.     Govt. College of Pharmacy
9.     Govt. College of Pharmacy, Aurangabad
10.  Gurunanak College of Pharmacy
11.  Humera Khan College of Pharmacy
12.  Indore Institute of Pharmacy
13.  Institute of Pharmacy & Emerging Sciences
14.  JSS College of Pharmacy
15.  K. M. College of Pharmacy
16.  KCT'S Ravindra Gambhirrao Sapkal College of Pharmacy, Anjaneri, Wadholi Tal-Trimbak, Nashik
17.  L. M. College of pharmacy
18.  Laureate institute of pharmacy
19.  Malineni Lakshmaiah College of Pharmacy
20.  Manohar Naik Institute of Pharmacy
21.  Nagaon Education Society's Gangamai College of Pharmacy,
22.  Nagaon, Tal. Dist. Dhule.
23.  Oriental College of Pharmacy
24.  Oxford College of Pharmacy
25.  Padm. Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Pharmacy
26.  Poona College of Pharmacy, Erandwane, Pune
27.  Priyadarshini J. L. College of Pharmacy
28.  Sanjivani College of Pharmaceutical Education and
29.  Research, Kopargaon
30.  School of Pharmacy, Chouksey Engineering College
31.  Sinhgad Institute of Pharmacy
32.  Sri Ram Nallamani Yadava college of Pharmacy
33.  Vijaya College of Pharmacy

The institutes under silver category:
1.     Faculty of Pharmacy, Raja Balwant Singh Engineering Technical Campus, Agra
2.     Institute of Pharmaceutical Education And Research
3.     Jayawant Shikshan Prasarak Mandal's Charak College of Pharmacy & Research
4.     Matoshri College of Pharmacy
5.     Modern Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
6.     Moradabad Educational Trust Group of Institutions Faculty of
7.     Pharmacy
8.     Moulana College of Pharmacy
9.     Shree Swaminarayn Pharmacy College, Kevadiya Colony
10.  Sinhgad Technical Education Society's Sinhgad College of
11.  Pharmacy
12.  Smt. Sharadchandrika Suresh Patil College of Pharmacy, Chopda
13.  Vaageswari College of Pharmacy

Thursday, 15 March 2018

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GPAT 2019 Updates_Prepare yourself with team Pharma Literati

Team Pharma Literati is pleased to announce the online GPAT test series for GPAT 2019. The test series would be based on full syllabus. There would be 10 tests along with the lectures to explain the answers. 

The participants of the test series would be get access for a course of their choice from
1. Intellectual Property Rights;
2. Drug discovery and bulk drugs; and
3. Pharmacovigilance

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Paid summer internship for Pharmacy students_Work from home

Pharma Literati is pleased to announce the summer internship opportunities for undergraduate/ post-graduate students in pharmacy/ life sciences domain. 

Looking for passionate, career-focused, highly motivated individuals who wish to join the dynamic team of Pharma Literati. 
  • Location: Work from home;
  • Tenure: 1-2 months;
  • Requirements: Internet connection and laptop/desktop at home;
  • Stipend: Depending upon the contribution of the intern;
  • Certificate: To be provided to the intern on successful completion of internship;
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These are paid internships and the students would be paid after the completion of the internship.

PHYTOCON 2018 - Commercialization of medicinal plant products: Lab techniques to trade_14 April 2018

Objectives of the Conference

  • Taxonomy of medicinal plants
  • Validation of traditional knowledge on herbal medicines
  • Conservation of medicinal plants
  • Biotechnology of medicinal plants
  • Bioprospecting of medicinal plants for herbal drugs
  • Bioactive lead molecules from medicinal plants
  • Regulatory compliance for commercialization of herbal drugs
  • Challenges and prospects in herbal drugs
  • IPR and herbal drugs
The Conference provides the research work of pharmacognosy and medicinal chemistry of natural compounds expertise from various scientific backgrounds and the same can be perceived by scientists and students.
Natural compounds play crucial role in modern drug development. Exploration and modification of chemistry and pharmacology of natural compounds is currently the new mantra in cutting-edge research. A large number of research groups are engaged in this exploratory work across the globe. Over 1500 delegates are expected to participate in the event.


Address: Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar - Delhi G.T. Road, Phagwara, Punjab (India) - 144411.

Date: 14th April, 2018.

Monday, 12 March 2018

10th NIPER R-Symposium - "Nano Based therapy for neurodegenerative diseases"

Summer training at NIPER _June 1st to July 13th 2018

Proposed duration of training: 06 weeks (June 01, 2018 to July 13, 2018);
Number of students to be admitted/year: 30 (3 students in each department);
Fees of summer training: Rs. 10,000/- for 6 weeks duration;

Eligibility criteria:
For students who wish to undergo above mentioned training at NIPERS.A.S. Nagar: 
i) Students who are pursuing their post-graduation and have finished their 1st year of post-graduation. 
ii) Pursuing post graduation in the field of Pharmaceutical/Chemical/Life Sciences leading to M.Pharm./M.S./M.Sc/M.Tech/M.B.A degree from any recognised Indian University 
iii) Certificate from the Head of the Department or Head of the institution mentioning the need of summer training for the student in question. 
iv) Curriculum vitae/bio-data of the student. 
v) The students need to fill the Application Form for Summer Training available on NIPER website, and furnish all relevant information/documents as mentioned in the application form. 

All the applications for summer training to be submitted to Dean, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Sector 67, S.A.S. Nagar 160062, Punjab on or before 17th April 2018. No application will be received in any case after the due date is over. There will be no responsibility on the institute for any postal delay. 

Guidelines available at:

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

The students of first batch of CPIPR recently appeared for the examination.

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. 

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Top pharma companies in trouble_Pharmabiz update

That the Indian pharmaceutical industry is going through a difficult period is an undisputed fact, thanks mainly to the unprecedented quality issues being raised by the US FDA. For the last couple of years, the Indian pharmaceutical companies, especially those which have exposure to regulated markets like US and Europe, have been staring at a scenario where their profits have been eroding from quarter to quarter.

The gravity of the situation can be gauged from a Pharmabiz study of 30 major Indian pharmaceutical companies. The study has revealed that the net profit of 30 Indian pharma giants has declined by a whopping 38% in the first nine months ended December, 2017. As per the study, 30 major pharmaceutical companies in India have posted dismal financial performance during the first nine months ended December 2017 and their net profit declined sharply by 37.9 per cent to Rs. 12,313 crore from Rs. 19,833 crore in the corresponding period of last year due to US FDA actions against leading companies, challenging US generic pricing environment, price cuts and stiff competition from competitors. Among the 30 companies, the net profit of 17 companies declined during the nine months, mainly due to US FDA actions in respect of cGMP and price erosion in the US market. Sun Pharma, Lupin, Dr Reddy's, Glenmark, Alkem, Torrent, Biocon, Strides Shasun and Vivimed Labs suffered heavy setback and their net profit declined sharply by over 25 per cent. Further, Divi's Laboratories and J B Chemicals registered de-growth in profit by 23.4 per cent and 19 per cent respectively. Ajanta Pharma, Pfizer, Granules, Aarti Drugs and FDC also failed to improve profits. Wockhardt's net loss went up to Rs. 454 crore from Rs. 21 crore in the corresponding period of last year. Among the remaining 13 companies, Cipla, Jubilant Life Sciences, Ipca, GSK and Hikal posted double digit growth in net profits. Other companies like Aurobindo, Cadila Healthare, Alembic, Laurus Labs, Nectar Lifesciences, Dishman Carbogen and Syngene posted small growth of single digit during the first nine months.

However, the net sales of these 30 companies remained almost stagnant at Rs 1,27,484 crore as against Rs 1,28,475 crore and EBIDTA of 30 companies declined by 16.5 per cent to Rs. 28,397 crore from Rs. 34,026 crore in the same period of last year. The net sales of 13 major companies declined during the first nine months ended December 2017 which included Sun Pharma, Lupin, Torrent Pharma, Biocon, Wockhardt, Divi's, Ipca, Alembic, GSK, Pfizer, Natco, Aarti Drugs and Vivimed. Five companies Cadila Healthcare, Jubilant Life, Granules, Syngene and Hikal registered double digit growth in sales. Aurobindo Pharma, Cipla, Dr Reddy's, Glenmark Pharma, Alkem Laboratories, Strides Shasun, Ajanta Pharma, Laurus Labs, Nectar Life, Dishman Carbogen, J B Chemicals and FDC posted only single digit growth in net sales during this period. What is more worrisome is a possible scenario that, based on the first nine months financial performance of these leading 30 companies, there is no hope for any growth in net sales and net profit for the full financial year 2017-18. The industry now should do some serious soul-searching exercise to reverse the trend in the next financial year. It is time to sit back and take stock.