The philosophy of the Faculty is to prepare students for responsible and useful lives as educated citizens worthy in character and knowledgeable in the practice of Pharmacy with a flair for excellence. To this end, the educational objectives of the Faculty are:
- To offer students the opportunity to study pharmaceutical sciences in various departments;
- To conduct undergraduate teaching programme which will provide a University experience. These courses will achieve a close relationship between university experience and industrial practice and will produce a more immediately useful entrant to pharmaceutical pursuits. Besides, such a programme possesses wider educational and social advantages without conflicting with the broader objectives of university education;
- To conduct research over a wide field and to contribute through research, seminars and symposia to knowledge and application of science to pharmaceutical advancement;
- To conduct postgraduate and continuing education programmes;
- To render relevant services to the community, and to collaborate with other institutions of Pharmacy and other Research institutes both within and outside the country.
PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVE OF THE PHARM.D PROGRAMME
The philosophy of the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) programme is to produce well-educated pharmacy professionals capable of rendering patient-oriented pharmaceutical ser-vices to the patients, other health professionals and the general public.
The aims and objectives of this programme are as follows:
- To instill in the students a sense of appreciation of the Pharmacy Profession and to involve them in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and study.
- To provide students with a broad and balanced foundation in all the areas of pharmaceutical knowledge.
- To develop in the students the ability to apply pharmaceutical knowledge in health care delivery systems.
- To provide students with pharmaceutical knowledge and professional skills to identify and solve drug (both human and veterinary) and drug-related problems.
- To instill in the students the dynamic values of the profession, which make life-long learning a necessity.
- To provide students with adequate knowledge and appropriate skill base from which they can proceed for further studies in specialized areas of pharmacy.
ADMINISTRATION OF THE FACULTY
The Faculty is administered by the Dean who is elected by the Faculty Board of Studies. The Dean holds office on election for a tenure of two years and may be re-elected for another tenure of two years. The main administrative setup consists of the Assistant Dean, Heads of Departments, Faculty Officer and Chairmen of Committees of the Faculty. The highest decision-making body in the Faculty is the Faculty Board of Studies of which the Dean is the Chairman.
The Assistant Dean is nominated by the Dean and ratified by the Faculty Board for approval of the Vice-Chancellor. The Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the Dean appoints Heads of Department. The Head of Department in the Faculty is normally a Professor and is appointed for a three-year term. Acting Heads of Departments (normally those below the rank of a Professor) are usually appointed on a yearly basis.