Aurangabad: Pramod Yeole, the vice-chancellor (VC) of the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (Bamu), stressed on the need to upgrade the quality of pharmacy education in the country.
In a top honour, Yeole has been appointed the chairman of the All-India Board of Pharmaceutical Education (AIBPE).
The university received an official communication declaring the appointment. Yeole, a 38-year veteran in teaching, research and administration, is believed to be the first from Maharashtra to chair the key body.
“The field of pharmacy education has tremendous scope. The quality of education offered needs upgrades.
Also, there is a need to check the mushrooming of institutions that claim to offer courses in pharmacy to retain the quality of education,” he said.
Three tears term
The AIBPE — a 15-member body that includes representatives from academia and industry — runs under the aegis of the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
It is one of the most vital bodies in pharma education and training. Yeole will head the board for a term of three years.
Yeole said the board has been shouldered with important responsibilities, such as design of the curriculum, policy framing for new and existing institutions and importing international linkages.
Yeole, who holds a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences, previously served as the pro-vice chancellor of the Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University before joining Bamu in July last year.
He also served as professor and principal at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research at Wardha for 15 years.
Yeole received the Prof GP Srivastava Memorial Award in December last year, during the 71st annual convention of the Indian Pharmaceutical Congress. The award was instituted by the Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India, which is celebrating 53 years of existence.
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