SPPSPTM bags the first rank in the private schools in Maharashtra amongst other pharmacy colleges Youngest Deemed-to-be universities and pharmacy schools to achieve this milestone
MUMBAI, India, June 22, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — SVKM’s NMIMS Shobhaben Pratapbhai Patel School Of Pharmacy & Technology Management has maintained its 11th position among pharmacy colleges in India, according to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). The ranking is based on several parameters, including research and professional practice, teaching, learning and resources, graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity, and perception.
Dr. Jagannath Sahoo, the Dean of SPPSPTM, NMIMS University in Mumbai, expressed his satisfaction with the NIRF ranking. He stated, “We are pleased to retain our 11th rank in the NIRF rankings 2023 by the Ministry of Education. As a private institution and Deemed-to-be University, we are positioned first, and in the state of Maharashtra, we hold the second position among Pharmacy colleges. Being one of the youngest Deemed-to-be universities and pharmacy schools to achieve this milestone, we owe our success to the unwavering support of our progressive management, led by Honourable Chancellor Shri Amrishbhai Patel and Dr. Ramesh Bhat, Vice Chancellor of SVKM’s NMIMS.”
The National Institutional Ranking Framework, approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), was launched on September 29th, 2015. It provides a methodology to assess and rank educational institutions across the country.
Dr. Sahoo emphasised the significance of NIRF and the Ministry of Education rankings in helping students, parents, and stakeholders make informed decisions about higher education institutions. He highlighted the Shobhaben Pratapbhai Patel School Of Pharmacy & Technology Management’s focus on student-centric, outcome-based learning and research to produce employable and socially responsible graduates who meet the healthcare sector’s demands. Dr. Sahoo also praised the dedicated and highly qualified faculty for delivering contemporary content and conducting impactful research, ensuring quality education and contributing to the development of a skilled workforce in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.
A total of 16 colleges from Maharashtra participated in the rankings, including prominent institutions such as the Institute of Chemical Technology, SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Poona College of Pharmacy Pune, Bombay College of Pharmacy, and many more.
With the outbreak of COVID-19, the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors experienced significant disruptions. Consequently, the Indian government has prioritised these industries and introduced new policies and programs to enhance local access and affordability of quality healthcare. The Indian pharma industry has witnessed a compound annual growth rate of 11% in the domestic market. Projections indicate that between 2020 and 2030, the industry will grow at a compound annual rate of 12% and reach $130 billion by 2030.
Shobhaben Pratapbhai Patel School of Pharmacy & Technology Management (SPPSPTM), established under the auspices of SVKM’s NMIMS in 2006 is a pharmacy school which offers Doctoral, Postgraduate, Graduate and Diploma Programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The school is a pioneer in introducing integrated programmes in pharmacy & management. The curricula designed by the school nurtures and develops young minds into responsible Pharma professionals who will contribute ethically to the future of Pharma Industry, Hospitals, Community, Society and Health-care system at large.
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