Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University, started as the “First Pharmacy University in India” in 2015 on a strong foundation of Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, popularly known as DIPSAR. It is heartening to see a vibrant academic and research atmosphere is being maintained in the University, which has grown almost three times after becoming the university. Before the emergence of the university, DIPSAR had an intake capacity of 180 in UG with 2 courses and 50 in PG/Ph.D courses. The intake capacity in UG has now increased to over 500 in UG with 5 courses and 100 with 15 PG courses. The “Sports Pharmacy” course is perhaps the first in the world of its kind.
The University organized 3 mega conferences (National Conference on Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome Research; National Seminar on Advances in Technology, Regulatory and Clinical Aspects in Controlled Drug Delivery Systems; and International Conference on Challenges for Global Competitiveness of AYUSH and Natural Products), 4 workshops on topics like Innovations In Tailored Smart Nano/Macro Fibrous Materials; Innovations and Entrepreneurship; Prescribing Generic vs Branded drugs: Impact and Implications on health care; Intellectual Property Rights; Ideation to Concept for Start-Ups; and DPSRU incubation and innovations Foundation (DIIF); and several brainstorming sessions and more than 50 expert talks by eminent personalities from India, U.K, USA, Czech Republic in Canada and Russia, Malaysia, Singapore, Canada and many more.
To expand horizons and promote research activities, the universities entered into Memorandum of Understanding with not only International institutions like Stavropol State Medical University, Russia University, Universiti Sains Malaysia, V ClinBio Lab,New Jersey USA and Particle Sizing System USA, but also National Government institutions like Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency and Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences. Further, to have diversity and innovations, the university is working with Sports Infrastructure & Talent Development Society and CL educate. To promote culture of industry-hospital-academic partnership, we have tied up with Dabur Research Foundations, National Heart Institute Delhi and International centre for Medical Education and Research, Chennai.
To have effective administration on academics and research, along with close monitoring, the University holds regular meeting of Academic Council, Finance Committee and Board of Governors. The University is also started DPSRU Innovation and Incubation Foundation (DIIF) to roll out startups.
In addition to academics, various extracurricular activities are organized within and outside the campus of the University. Some of such activities include celebrations of National Science Day, Republic Day, First aid drive, Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushdhi Pariyojna, Annual Sports Day and National Voter’s Day and many others.
We wish that as the first University in Indian, it encapsulates within the pharmacy profession, opportunities like Bio-markers, Bio-pharmaceuticals, Bio-similars, Medical Devices and other health related career oriented areas emerging out in 21st century. I also wish to have reorientation of community based pharmacy programs including pharmacovigilance, pharmacoeconomics, and consultant-pharmacist concept for diseases like diabetes, cancer, neurological and cardiovascular diseases. I call for the cooperation and suggestions from pharmaceutical fraternity of the country to meet this vision and mission of the University.
Prof. Ramesh K. Goyal