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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 141  

Pharmaceutical education and research

Professor & Director, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, IFTM University, Moradabad, UP, India

Date of Web Publication14-Sep-2012

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Ashoke K Ghosh
Professor & Director, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, IFTM University, Moradabad, UP
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2231-4040.101004

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Ghosh AK. Pharmaceutical education and research. J Adv Pharm Technol Res 2012;3:141

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We have walked miles after miles through the vista of pharmaceutical sciences that was imbibed within us from the ancient period of the human history. And that too was emerged out from the Indian subcontinent to the rest of the world. Interestingly, like others, we Indians could not achieve that much success as it was expected. Numerous factors embarked from the 19 th century through 20 th century dragged us behind and our progress in pharmaceutical education and research gained slow pace. In this era it is the right time to strike the hot iron to improve the present situation.

Presently, large number of institutions related to pharmaceutical sciences are engaged with imparting pharmaceutical education, conducting pharmaceutical research, delivering the support to the health care system, the Government Regulatory Authorities, etc., and are associated for the same goal i.e., betterment of this field. A combined effort can push us up for further progress that is desired by everybody related to this profession.

For education as we think that starts from our primary education, it is also fact that the awareness of health care should be started from the secondary level like from Std. XI and Std. XII. In their curriculum, the systems of medicines in Ayurveda, Unani and Allopathy may be included just to draw the interest of the students as well as to make them aware from their childhood. In this manner we may become the torch bearer and ultimately the country will get a good number of enthusiastic students who in turn due to their interest in pharmaceutical sciences, coming up with some basic knowledge in pharmaceutical education, will help us genuinely. The quality of finished product depends on the quality of raw materials. We should acknowledge that the entry of more and more interested people may develop this science.

Proper education may lead to good quality research where innovative ideas may grow up for the betterment of the mankind. The ideas develop in our minds from our early age and so on the education in pharmaceutical science must start from the school level for getting the future result looking through the present. It is good to strike the iron when hot.


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