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Pharma Career Guidance & Placement Summit

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Konkan Gyanpeeth Rahul Dharkar College of Pharmacy & Research Institute, Karjat organized “Pharma Career guidance & Placement Summit” on 9th July 2016 with an objective to provide students a platform to know new venues in Pharmaceutical careers, to minimize the gap between industrial/Sales expectation and actual academic output and also to know the present Indian & global pharmaceutical scenario. It was organized In Association With Indian Pharmaceutical Association IPA (MSB), Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India, APTI (MSB) and Maharashtra Pharmacist Association (MPA). Also for B. Pharm appeared placement was provided by Guffic bio sicence ltd.

On the occasion Deep Prajawalan & saraswati pujan was done at the hands of Chief guest Dr. Debesh Das , Ashwani Pandita, Abhay bagesar, Dr. Roshan Palewar, Mr. Z.A. Dabhiya, treasurer Konkan Gyanpeeth, Vijay mande member LMC welcomed the guests. Dr. M. K. Kale, Principal introduced about the objectives, activities & college performance. Mr Ashwin Kotamkar compered the proceedings.  Mr. Pravin P. Naik, Mr. Pravin S. Jagtap and  Mrs. Nilofar A. Khan were coordinators of the program.

Dr. Debesh Das Vice President at Gufic Biosciences Ltd.Mumbai having Experience in Pharmaceutical Sales & marketing for 20 years  delivered PowerPoint presentation talk on Pharmaceutical Industry: Scope & Career Opportunities in QA, QC Bulk drug formulation, export, sales and marketing, medical writing, product development. As per his vision India is expected to become top 5 wrt Global Pharmaceutical Sector by 2025.

Pharma Industry is highly competitive. It is predictable, sustainable & disciplined. Indian Companies & MNCs (70:30) have significant role for growth of industry. Domestic & International players will rule next few decades. Stringent Government regulation & Merger acquisitions will continue to be a part of industry. Huge Scope & opportunities for seasoned & upcoming pharmacy professionals. He elaborated the details about Indian & global pharma scenario wrt sales and marketing as Indian pharmaceutical growth rate is 14% more than global rate. Present Indian position is 10th but by 2020 India will be 5th  . He asked students to work hard but smart with honesty and sincerity to  be brand. He suggested students to learn the basics of business to succeed in pharma industry.

Mr. Ashwani Pandita, Deputy General Manager Global Clinical Research Operations,Glenmark was an invited speaker at the event. Mr. Pandita provided the students with an insight of various career options for them in the area of Pharmaceutical Research & Development. The students were overwhelmed to know about various areas of Research & Development in the pharmaceutical industry, such as Drug Discovery, Formulation Development, Analytical Research, Biological Research, Pharmacokinetics, Pre-Clinical Research and Clinical Research. The students got an idea of the clinical research as a career option and also got to know about the various processes applied during the conduct of clinical trials. Mr. Pandita spoke in detail about the career opportunities in the Clinical Research domain, including options in the areas of Clinical Operations, Clinical Data Management, Clinical Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Quality Management. He stressed students to undergo industrial visits regularly.

Abhay Bagesar, Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs [Europe and Canada] at USV Private Limited , delivered talk on Opportunies in Regulatory Affairs:He emphasized on Interface between Industries & regulatory agencies involved in the registration of the drug products in respective countries prior to their marketing. It provides unique mix of science & management to achieve commercially important goals. Drug Regulatory Affairs touches everything relating to drugs from the non-clinical studies, through development into routine manufacture and marketing.

He elaborated on significance of regulatory affairs as from drug development to commercialization. Each step is regulated. RA advises R&D, QC, QA, scale up & production in generating data required for DMF & Dossier preparation.  RA prepares, complies and reviews DMF/ Dossier, NO DMF/Dossier–No registration No sale. He suggested students to imbibe qualities of a Good RA professional and explore the inner hidden talent of students. He asked to add values & knowledge as well as work with the employer. He urged students to attend CPHL exhibitions and practice ethics.

Dr. Roshan Palewar International Project Leader – Asia Pacific at Merck Group Elaborated his talks on “Pharmaceutical industry worldwide -An Overview”. He introduced details about Indian Pharmaceutical Industry, Generic drug form the largest segment Healthcare, Technology outlook 2020-Technology uptake. The Indian Pharmaceuticals market increased at a CAGR of 17.46 per cent in 2015 from US$ 6 billion in 2005 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 15.92 per cent to US$ 55 billion by 2020. By 2020, India is likely to be among the top three pharmaceutical market by incremental growth and occupy sixth largest market globally in absolute size. Indian cost of production is significantly lower than that of it US and almost half of that Europe.

He suggested about new open avenues in Telemedicine,  Pharmacogenomic  optimized drug therapy, Robotic assisted surgery, Technology assisted drug therapy,  & career on the technology. He presented beautiful video graphic presentation on PHARMA Outlook …2020.

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