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School of Pharma Sciences, ASU signs MoU with PHDCCI to enhance students’ skills and know-how

The knowledge-sharing activity on emerging technologies will help bridge the skill gap and foster innovation

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To benefit the student community through cooperation in the field of technological upgradation and innovation with respect to industry standards, the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Apeejay Stya University, signed a MoU with the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) on August 25, for deepening of the industry-academia collaboration.

The ceremony was graced by Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal, President, PHDCCI and Mr. Nishant Berlia, Chair, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing & Medical Devices Committee, PHDCCI and Co-Promoter, Apeejay Stya & Svran Group (Martin & Harris Pvt. Ltd). Professor R.S. Dhankar, Vice Chancellor, Apeejay Stya University and Dr. Sucharita Kumari, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Apeejay Stya University joined the ceremony virtually along with Dr. Anupama Diwan, Dean, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Apeejay Stya University and Dr. Mithilesh Singh, Senior Fellow & Head Apeejay Stya Education Research Foundation & OSD to Chancellor, Apeejay Stya University.

Welcoming the guests, PHDCCI President Sanjay Aggarwal addressed the gathering by highlighting the importance of industry-academia teamwork to strengthen the research and technology transfer based on a collaborative approach. Mr. Aggarwal stated, “Activities like industry leaders’ lectures, workshops, seminars and faculty development programmes will help the academia. This will be a mutual knowledge-sharing activity on the emerging technologies in order to bridge the skill gap and foster innovation.”

Dr. N. Subramanian, Chair, Health Committee, PHDCCI & Medical Advisor, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, were also present virtually, along with Professor Harvinder Popli,  Co-Chair, Health Committee, PHDCCI & Director SPS, Delhi Pharmaceuticals Science & Research University, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Mr. Saurabh Sanyal, Secretary General, PHD Chamber and Mr. Vivek Seigell, Assistant Secretary General, PHD Chamber.

This collaboration will facilitate the participation of ASU students in guest lectures, workshops, conclaves and seminars by experts at PHDCCI. The government body would further work towards sharing knowledge with students on or beyond the pharmacy curriculum. The university faculty at ASU would be trained for imparting subject-related know-how and students would be provided internship opportunities to become industry-ready.

Dr. N. Subramanian congratulated the efforts of the PHD Chamber for inviting academia to share their knowledge and expertise in the R&D sector, which, he stated, are a need of the hour, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Professor Popli further shared the importance of organising activities to bring academia and industry together on one platform. The event concluded with Mr. Sanyal’s formal vote of thanks to the dignitaries.

“The PHD Chamber is one of the leading business chambers in India with a high success rate in policy advocacy. As far as the School of Pharmaceuticals is concerned, it’s not only one of the top institutions in its own field, but it has also received accolades both nationally and internationally for its contribution to industry through its research and innovation. We look forward to more partnerships like this for other Schools of the Apeejay Stya University.”

-Mr. Nishant Berlia, Chair, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing & Medical Devices Committee, PHDCCI and Co-Promoter, Apeejay Stya & Svran Group (Martin & Harris Pvt. Ltd)

Mrini Devnani is Senior Correspondent (Newsroom). She covers student achievements, interviews and contributions for the website. She was a former Correspondent covering Edutech for the India Today Group, and has a passion for Social Media and Digital Marketing. You can reach her at [email protected]

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