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Pharmacy students urged to become entrepreneurs

Youth power:Partcipants at the Fifth Students’ Congress of the IPA - Students Forum in Udhagamandalam on Friday. -Photo: M. Sathyamoorthy
Youth power:Partcipants at the Fifth Students’ Congress of the IPA - Students Forum in Udhagamandalam on Friday. -Photo: M. Sathyamoorthy

The role of pharmacy in upgrading the healthcare infrastructure of the country was emphasised by C. K. Kokate, Vice Chancellor, LE University, Belgaum while inaugurating the two-day fifth Students Congress of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) — Students Forum that was organised at the JSS College of Pharmacy here on Friday.

Pointing out that as a profession, its responsibilities are steadily growing, he urged the students to live up to the expectations.

B. Suresh, Vice Chancellor, JSS University, underscored the importance of such interactions in familiarising students with the prospects of the profession.

J. A. S. Giri, President, IPA, Mumbai, who presided, said that students should aspire to become entrepreneurs and added that the IPA will extend a helping hand.

C. Ratna Geetardha, Chairperson, IPA, Students Forum, also spoke.

T.V. Narayana, Chairman, IPA Education Division, who welcomed the gathering, said that over 1,000 students from different parts of the country are participating in the event and many have presented their research findings.

They will return with better knowledge about the latest developments in the pharma industry and drug development from natural resources. K. Elango, Principal, JSS College of Pharmacy, proposed vote of thanks.

The launch of the IPA students’ official website and the release of a booklet on medicinal plants formed part of the occasion.

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