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Pharmaspire [ISSN-2321-4732] is a peer reviewed journal published quarterly. It is a peer reviewed journal aiming to communicate high quality original research work, reviews, short communications, case report, Ethics Forum, Education Forum and Letter to editor that contribute significantly to further the scientific knowledge related to the field of pharmaceutical sciences.
Articles with timely interest and newer research concepts will be given more preference.
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About ISF College of Pharmacy, Moga

ISF College of Pharmacy (An Autonomous College) was established by Sh. Baldev Krishan Ji Garg, Founder Secretary, ISF Educational Society, Moga. The society with the core philosophy being love, friendship and education for all felt the need for sincere and honest efforts to cater and nourish the basic educational needs of the underprivileged youth belonging to remote areas of Punjab and other parts of the country. With this, in view, the society established ISF College of Pharmacy in the year 1984 as Diploma Institute to promote Pharmaceutical education in this remote area of the state of Punjab.

Presently, ISF College of Pharmacy is a unique center of excellence for all levels of Pharmaceutical Education and research offering all possible courses in Pharmacy viz. D. Pharm, B.Pharm, M. Pharm in six branches, PharmD, PharmD (PB.), B.Pharm. Practice and Doctorate of Pharmacy under the able leadership of Chairman, Shri Parveen Garg Ji.

The college offers a Diploma in Pharmacy affiliated to Punjab State Board of Technical Education. All other programs are affiliated to IK Gujral Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. The programs are approved by AICTE, PCI, and Govt. of Punjab. Some of the courses were earlier accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA). The institute is ISO 9001:2015 certified. College is NAAC accredited with grade “A” and UGC granted Autonomous status for ten years from 2019 to 2028 and UGC also recognized the college under section 2(f). The college is continuously achieving rank in NIRF–2017 (21st rank), 2018 (17th rank), 2019 (23rdrank), and 2020 (32nd rank). The institute is also recognized among the Top 3 Best Pharmacy Institutes in India by AICTE-CII, New Delhi consecutively for the last five four years with the Platinum category; Best Pharmacy College in Punjab by Punjab Technical University for the year 2014 and Best Pharmacy Education Institute in Punjab by AICTE-CMAI, New Delhi for the year 2012-13. Society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research granted the “Most Innovative Institute Pharmacy College in India” award in 2018. The College achieved rank in Band A (between 6-25) in ARIIA-2020 and also received 3rd position in “Utkrisht Sansthaan Vishvkarma Award – 2020” by AICTE under category seventh.

Our strengths include the deep reservoirs of excellence among Pharmacy colleges in India, the teamwork of the best intellectual from different discipline (from 15 states of India), committed and energized administrators, friendly alumni (>3800 across the globe), a powerful industry-academia interactive model, and a degree of cooperation across disciplinary boundaries & industrial houses including 48 MoU/Collaborations, that is highly unusual in academia. ISFCP is the perfect blending of education, research, and professional accomplishment that makes it unique.

The college attracts students from all over the country due to its quality education, research, and high academic standards. The college offers M. Pharm. program in Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmacognosy, and Quality Assurance. We take pride in mentioning our state-of-the-art physical resources equipped well with all small and big instruments. Such infrastructure provides the required platform and ambience for better training and teaching. The college houses spacious and adequately ventilated classrooms with multimedia facilities and smart boards provided with necessary acoustics and audio-visual aids. The lectures are being delivered by using conventional as well as modern pedagogical methods.

The problems of the students are addressed by tutorial classes wherein a small group of students interacts with faculty. To guide and help students, the mentoring system is adopted to apprise them of all the possible options of their careers. ISFCP’s multitalented faculties are extracted from the pool of intellectuals across academia, industry, and administration. Such a diverse background and vast experience play a significant role in honing the capabilities of each student to an optimum level and in enhancing personality, knowledge, and career. The college ensures a strong interaction between the faculty and students. To comply with the guidelines of regulatory agencies, the college has constituted various committees for continuous protection of students and strengthen of their values. A proactive Women Cell has also been constituted to ensure the safety and dignity of women employees and students. The performance of the students is closely monitored following comprehensive continuous evaluation. Need-based remedial inputs are provided to improve the performance of the weak students at a requisite frequency. The output of such efforts is well reflected in the University results wherein a high percentage of students have passed the final examination (90-100%) and many of the top positions of the University are bagged by our students. Our students also excel in the competitive exams at the national level like GPAT, GMAT, NET, IELTS, NIPER, etc. The college successfully runs an Industry Institute Partnership Cell (IIPC) which effectively promotes interaction with the pharmaceutical industry for product development, clinical trials, collaborative research projects, training & placement, technology transfers, and consultancy. The IIPC offers these services with quality, punctuality, and confidentiality. The cell also organizes workshops and hands-on training in collaboration with the industry. The promotion and facilitation of research activities are undertaken by Research Advisory Board (RAB) and Research Advisory Council (RAC) which plays an instrumental role in finalizing the research projects keeping in mind the application aspects. The institute is an approved Ph.D. and PG center for post graduate and doctoral studies by affiliating University. The college is running the ISF Analytical Lab in house approved by NABL and CDSCO. The college is also running CPCSEA approved animal house with breeding and trading facilities. The institute organizes workshops/seminars for students on personality development, soft skill development, interview techniques, career guidance, etc. which helps to boost the confidence and performance of the students. The training and placement cell of the college organizes regular placement drives for the passing out students and places at National and International levels in various fields. The alumni of the college are well placed in the leading pharmaceutical companies including Cipla, Ranbaxy, Dr. Reddy’s, Panacea Biotec, Glenmark, Apollo Hospitals, Unichem Labs Ltd., Win Medicare, Overseas Health, Delcure Life Sciences, Fortis Hospitals, Zydus, Alembic, Pfizer, United Biotech, Wockhardt, Kenn Pharma Ltd., Ind Swift, CMC, DMC, DBT, CSIR, etc. ISF Hostels are “a home away from home”. The Institute has magnificently designed separate hostels for boys and girls each with all modern facilities, for boarding and other recreational activities for multifaceted development of students. The college provides safety, security, 24 x 7 Wi-Fi facilities, ATM, a hygienic environment, etc. Students are studying from 18 states at UG and PG programs.