Continuing Education Program (CEP-2018) was organized from 29-31 August by BN College of Pharmacy at BN University. The CEP, title “Challenges and Innovation in Teaching and Learning methods in Pharmacy” was sponsored by Pharmacy Council of India.
The program commenced with introduction and felicitation of all dignitaries on and off the dais with a bouquet and the traditional lamp lighting before Goddess Saraswati. Students of B. Pharma chanted the Saraswati Vandana.
Dr. Swarnlata Saraf, Professor, University Institute of Pharmacy, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, was chief guest of CEP-2018 while Dr M S Rathore, Secretary, Vidya Pracharini Sabha and Dr Mohbbat Singh Rathore gave the presidential address. Other dignitaries on the dais were Dr M. S. Ranawat. Dean Faculty of Pharmacy and Dr C. S. Chauhan, Associtae Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, B N University.
Y. S Sarangdevot, Associate Dean, B.N University welcomed the Chief Guest, Guest of Honour, Resource persons and Delegates of CEP-2018 through his warm welcome speech. In his address, Sarangdevot said, “Continuing Education Programme is an initiative for enhancing the academic and intellectual environment in the institutions. CEP provides faculty members with ample opportunities to upgrade themselves with the technicalities of new syllabus introduced by Pharmacy Council of India in order to uplift status of Pharmacy education in India.“
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He added that main aim of the three day CEP on “Challenges and Innovations in Teaching and Learning Methods in Pharmacy Education” is equipping faculty members with required skills and knowledge, which would help them to update themselves with the current course”.
The program was co-ordinated by Dr. Anju Goyal, Professor and HOD, BNIPS, Udaipur. She also gave a summary of all activities scheduled in the three day program. She highlighted about CEP and the idea behind conducting it. The program was attended by 30 members from across India.
Dr. Indrajit Singhvi, Director, Pacific College of Pharmacy, Pacific University Udaipur was the first speaker of the programme and he delivered his lecture on Research Methodology. He focused on the ways of formatting research and review papers or compile research work. He said that the work of many intellects doesn’t get to see the light of day because of lack of skills in presenting their work; so it is very much necessary to know how research work must be compiled.
Similarly, other speakers shared their ideas on various topics of their expertise. Dr. C.S. Chauhan, Principal, B.N Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Udaipur, elaborately put forth his findings on Factorial design, an important tool of Statistics. He highlighted the concept and usefulness of Factorial designs in research works in simple and précise manner. Other speakers, viz. Dr. Shailesh Sharma presented his work on Artificial Intelligence and Dr. Kashyap Nagariya, Senior Research Scientist, Cadila Health Care Ltd, Ahmedabad, delivered his talk on Robotics with special reference to Sterile formulations.
Dr. K G Ramawat, Ex Prof , Department of Botany, MLSU, Dr. Rakesh Patel, Pro VC , Ganpat University, Mehsana, Dr. M P Sharma, Ex-Director, Vidhya Bhavan Institute, Udaipur also shared their views on different topics related to Pharmaceutics, Pharmacognosy and teaching methodology.
A tour to Baanki Nursery (forest of medicines) was also arranged on the second day of the event. The idea behind the tour was to explori various medicinal plants grown in the nursery. It was a half day tour for the participants to see the natural beauty alongwith learning about the plants.
All participants got certificates from Dr J S Ranawat, President, B N University in the Valedictory ceremony of the program. A summary of the three day program was presented by Dr. Y S Sarangdevot, convener of CEP-2018 and Vote of Thanks was given by Dr Anju Goyal, co-ordinator of the program.