Staff Reporter

WARANGAL: The country needs more than seven lakh pharmacists by 2020 but there are only 1,000 colleges producing 60,000 graduates in pharmacy, observed T. V. Narayana of Indian Pharmaceutical Association. Prof. Narayana said the Pharmacy Council of India had sanctioned Rs. 100 crore to improve the standards of education in government colleges with a view to meet the demand of the industry both within the country and abroad. Participating as guest of honour at a workshop on ‘The art and science of reporting research’ organized by St Peter’s Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences here on Friday, Prof Narayana said there were about 100 companies in India approved by US Food and Drug Administration.