Faculty Of Pharmacy - Intoduction
Faculty of Pharmacy was established in the year 1997, following the guidelines of the Founder Chancellor of Hamdard University, Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said, to provide exemplary academic environment to Pakistani youth interested in the art of apothecary thus preparing them for the challenges of tomorrow. The aim of the Faculty is to provide high quality education in healthy academic environment with a commitment to produce competent pharmacists with managerial skills.
Over the years, the faculty has gone a long way in advancing its teaching and research pursuits in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences. In its early phase 1997-2001, the faculty developed Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) Programs in collaboration with Dr. HMI Institute of Pharmacology and Herbal Sciences. To date several Ph.D. and M.Phil degrees have been awarded and these findings have been published in national and international research journals.
In 2001 the Faculty of Pharmacy, Hamdard University, introduced an innovative B. Pharm, MBA program combining Pharmaceutical and Management Sciences for the first time in Pakistan. This program reflects indigenous thinking of Hamdard University in .curriculum development.It has the support of two major faculties of the University, namely Faculty of Pharmacy, and Faculty of Management Sciences and is being run very successfully.
Keeping in view the changing global trends and recent advances in the field of pharmaceutical sciences, the Pharmacy Council of Pakistan and Higher Education Commission have upgraded the pharmacy syllabi and introduced an advanced program of Pharm. D. extending over a period of five years. It is a professional doctoral program that is designed to prepare practioner and researcher who can provide patient oriented pharmaceutical care in contemporary setting including community practice and hospital environment.
In the light of the recommendation of Pharmacy Council of Pakistan and Higher Education Commission, the Faculty of Pharmacy, Hamdard University, has adopted Pharm. D. as the basic degree in Pharmacy. The students will also be given the option to join MBA program if they are desirous to improve their skills in the fields of marketing and management. Those who opt for MBA will have to study for one more year exclusively the courses of Business Administration to earn the second degree i.e. MBA.
The Faculty of Pharmacy, has the added advantage to have the support of Hamdard University Hospital, Taj Medical Complex, which is 300 bedded hospital and KV Social Security Hospital, SITE which is 335 bedded hospital and a 50 chair Hamdard Dental Hospital. These facilities are effectively utilized for the clinical training of the students.
The teaching faculty comprises of highly qualified and devoted staff. Most of them have the basic professional degree of B. Pharm with additional qualifications of M. Phil and Ph. D. They excel in teaching skills and are research motivated with considerable experience of pharmaceutical industry.