The Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) has finally given recognition for the B.Pharm course in Palamuru University (PU) at Mahabubnagar district in Telangana. With the PCI’s recognition of B.Pharm course in PU, more than 180 students who have passed out in the past two batches since 2009 will now be eligible to register with the pharmacy council and can apply for government jobs in the drug control administration and other healthcare sectors.
“The PCI has recognized the B.Pharm course offered during the year 2013-16. We have tried to put everything in place as prescribed by the council. Almost 180 students will be benefited with the council’s nod for this university. Overall we are happy and will see that all the facilities are put in place from the coming academic year and ensure that the students will not have any problems to pursue their higher career goals,” said Professor Panduranga Reddy, registrar of PU.
In fact the PU is a newly established university, and everything has to be developed from scratch. The infrastructure facilities are still in the development stage. Particularly the university is facing allegation of not appointing regular faculty both in the teaching and non teaching departments.
“In fact the university authorities applied for PCI recognition way back in 2013. The PCI delegation visited in 2014 and 2015 but since they were not satisfied with some of the issues they rejected the plea to recognize the B.Pharma course. But, after students started agitating and pressurized concerned university authorities, they have taken steps to ensure most of the facilities are put in place as prescribed by the PCI and we thank PCI for giving its nod,” said Chandu, a M.Pharma student who have been constantly persuading with the university for the recognition of B.Pharmacy. At present the recognition of PCI is valid for the students from 2013-16, for further renewal of this recognition the university has to fully comply with all the PCI norms.