Two faculty of Periyar College of Pharmaceutical Sciences for Girls received lifetime achievement awards and one received best teacher award on the occasion of Pharmacy Day celebration by the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, on November 24.
A.M. Ismail, professor and head, Department of Pharmacy Practice, and N.S.Jeganathan, professor and director – research and development, were the recipients of lifetime achievement awards in recognition of their exemplary contribution to the cause of pharmacy education and services.
S.Karpagam Kumari Sundari of Pharmacology department received the best teacher award for exemplary contribution in the field of pharmacy education. They were honoured by the Health Minister and Pro-Chancellor of the University M.S. Vijay and the Vice Chancellor Mahilvahanan Natarajan.
Mr. Ismail had in the past served in Libya for 13 years as consultant pharmacist on deputation by the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms, and associated with Al-Mana Super Speciality Hospitals, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a senior clinical pharmacist. Mr. Ismail, who is also the Vice Principal of the college and the Dean of Postgraduate Studies had already received best faculty award and best teacher award in the past from the university.
Mr. Jeganathan had completed Ph.D. in ‘developing methods for standardisation of selected herbal formulations’ in 2008 while at Annamalai University where he taught in the department of Pharmacognosy. He has served as a member of Boards of Studies and Doctoral Committees in different universities; published 17 research papers in international journals and 10 in national journals; and presented 26 papers in various national and international academic events.
Mr.Karpagam who teaches pharmacology has carried out 24 projects, and has published 27 papers in national journals and six in international journals. She was associated with technology transfer in pharmacological screening techniques involved in CNS (Central Nervous System), GIT (Gastrointestinal Tract), endocrinal, hepatic, and renal drugs.