Staff Reporter

Existing four-year course not much in demand, says V-C

Calls upon students to choose the right collegeSeeks permission from Pharmacy Council of India Praises The Hindu for efforts made to organise workshop

KARIMNAGAR: The Kakatiya University (KU) authorities have been contemplating to introduce a five-year Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) course in their university to provide better career opportunities for the students .

Inaugurating The Hindu Education Plus workshop on Engineering and Medicine careers organised at the SRR degree and PG college here on Wednesday, the university Vice-Chancellor Prof. V. Gopal Reddy said that the existing four-year B Pharmacy course had not been in much demand in the foreign countries and the students were forced to study more to get employment in United States and other countries.

"The five-year B Pharmacy course will provide better avenues to the students in foreign countries. We are seeking permission from the Pharmacy Council of India to start the five-year pharmacy course in our university," he said.

He appreciated the efforts made by The Hindu for organising a workshop to provide career guidance to the EAMCET qualified students in Karimnagar, which would benefit students of the north Telangana region.

Making the right choice

Mr. Reddy called upon students, who are opting for professional courses, to choose the right college that would have adequate facilities and competent faculty members.

"Posh buildings alone would not provide good education. It is the faculty members, who would transform the students into the future citizens by providing right and quality education,'' he said. Principal of Vivekananda Institute of Technology and Sciences (VITS), Karimnagar C Venkataramana Reddy, principal of Kamala Institute of Technology and Sciences (KITS), Huzurabad Babu Shankar, professor of NIT, Warangal G Radhakrishnama Charya, academic advisor of Institute of Electronic Governance T Sreenivasulu Reddy, dean and superintendent of Chalimeda Ananda Rao Institute of Medial Sciences S. V. Ranga Reddy, dental surgeon of Government Headquarters Hospital K.L.V. Prasad, scientist Seshagiri Rao, Animal Husbandry DD, Ramesh, former drug controller M Venkata Reddy explained the students about the career opportunities in various streams.

SRR degree and PG college principal P Kondal Reddy, regional manager of The Hindu P. Ranga Reddy presided over the workshop. City Editor of The Hindu K. Srinivasa Reddy was also present.