At last, the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) had recognized the B. Pharmacy course offered by the Satavahana University at the University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences on the outskirts of Karimangar town.
In a press note here on Saturday, University Registrar M. Komal Reddy said that the PCI had recognized the B. Pharmacy course of the university from the academic year 2009-10 to 2019-20. He said that the PCI team had first inspected the college in the August 2016 and later in April this year. He hoped that the university would also secure UGC 12 B recognition very soon.The B. Pharmacy course was being offered by the Satavahana University since 2009 and the first batch graduated in 2013. Since then, several hundreds of graduates have passed out of the college, but were left in the lurch as the university did not have PCI recognition.
Without PCI recognition, the students after completing of the B Pharmacy course were unable to apply for government jobs such as drug inspectors and pharmacists, among others. They were also denied permission to set up their own medical shop or do PG courses.The PCI teams had visited the college on several occasions for inspection and made several suggestions like construction of additional laboratories and library, among others. However, the PCI delayed the recognition even after the University implemented the recommendations.
Member of Parliament from Karimnagar B. Vinod Kumar took the initiative to get the PCI to grant recognition to the pharmacy college. SU non-teaching staff association president Y. Kishore thanked the MP for ensuring the PCI recognition to the pharmacy.