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Poona College of Pharmacy

Principal’s Message


Dear friends, .
I am indeed very much delighted to contact you through this brief communication. The college has completed illustrious 29 years from its establishment in 1981 by Honourable Dr. Patangrao Kadam, Chancellor of Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University and Cabinet Minister Maharashtra State. Bharati Vidyapeeth, the parent body of Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University working on the theme “Social transformation through Dynamic Education” keeping the objective of intellectual awakening and all-round development of people of India.

Poona College of Pharmacy is the first pharmacy college in this region offering courses leading to B. Pharm, M. Pharm and Ph. D. degrees in various branches of Pharmaceutical Sciences such as Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Quality Assurance and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. It is our pride that, Poona College of Pharmacy is the only institute in Maharashtra state approved by Pharmacy Council of India, PCI to conduct Pharm.D. Programme at two levels a six years integrated course and Pharm. D. (Post Baccalaureate).

During these 29 years, we have made concentrated efforts to develop this college into an excellent center for advanced research in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The separate building of 6000 sq.mtr. specially designed for research well equipped with latest equipments is an unique feature of the college. Its continuously enriched library is digitalized, through which the students have access to several national and international journals, as well as reference books.
It has been my continuous endeavor to develop this college as an Active Research Center. During the last decade or so, its research motivated faculty has completed several research projects received from various prestigious funding agencies. The faculty has excellent research track record. They over have 35 patents, published more than 500 research papers in national and international journals of repute. They have participated in numerous national and international conferences. The college also organizes several refresher courses, workshops/seminars every year.

Evaluating the credentials, the Food and Drug Administrations (M.S.) has approved them as Public Testing Laboratory. One of the distinguishing features of this college is a small pharma manufacturing unit. This Schedule M licensed unit manufactures various drug formulations. The students in the college get exposure and hands on experience of manufacturing, analyzing and quality assessment process, in this unit.

As professional service, we provide our expertise for betterment of pharmacy profession. The college has been conducting continuous education programmes for retail pharmacists and FDA officers. The 54th IPC organized at our centre has been considered as one of the major event in the history of IPC.

Along with Academics, overall personality development of students has been our major concerns. College regularly conducts cultural and sport activities. Pharmacy Cup is one of the major activities started 24 year back for academia-industry interaction.

In appreciation of the academic excellence, which the college has achieved, the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) have accorded the most coveted grades to this college. Another unique feature is that it is also an ISO 9001-2008 certified institute. Additionally, the UGC has identified this college under its Special Assistance Programme (SAP) and the AICTE has recognized this college as a centre under its Quality Improvement Programme.

We are aware that although we have much to our credit but we have still to go ahead. Alongwith the cooperation of our illustrious alumni, pharmacy industries, students, faculty and all other well wishes, we want to maintain the pace of our progress.


With best regard
(Dr. K. R. Mahadik)
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