Latest News:Future of hundreds of students who have cleared D.pharmacy (Diploma in pharmacy) lays in darkness as despite clearing diploma with good p
Latest News:Future of hundreds of students who have cleared D.pharmacy (Diploma in pharmacy) lays in darkness as despite clearing diploma with good percentage, PCI (Pharmacy council of India) has denied registration to these students, thus these hundreds of students cannot practice as pharmacist or get license to run medical shop anywhere in country for no fault of theirs.
Pharmacy council of India (PCI) is an body which registers candidates after completion of their Pharmacy diploma or equivalent or higher courses, candidate’s registration with PCI is mandatory to practice pharmacy in any form in India.
These students are deprived from registration by PCI mere because their respective colleges have increased admission intake from allowed 60 seats to 120 seats. Obliviously management is responsible for this and not students.
On other hand these colleges have refused to reduce admission intake citing that they have been permitted by MSBTE ( Maharashtra State Technical board of Education) and AICTE(All India Council for Technical Education) to enroll 120 students, thus it is clear that colleges and PCI are more concern about their respective interests rather than that of hundreds of students. This also shows lack of basic co-ordination in working of apex bodies in Pharmacy field (AICTE and PCI) and unfortunately students are sufferers of this.
Worth to mention here, such colleges have PCI approval to conduct academic courses (D.paharmacy), but surprisingly passed students are not considered for registration.
Sheikh Irshad, a student passed from one of suchinstitute Bhairavnath Nisarg mandals college of Pharmacy situated at Hatta, in Hingoli district said, this is going on for about a decade and is a huge injustice to students, he said, many of those who have passed diploma in earlier batches have now became age-barred and they no longer can apply for government jobs, although, if they are registered now. This shows the state of pathetic condition hundreds students are experiencing.
When contacted PCI registrar Archna Mudgal, she said that PCI looks into matters of college and not students, she said, students should communicate them only through respective colleges, this shows that no authority is ready to give an ear to grievances of students.
Another student Ravindra singh kisan singh Chavan said,” approval or non approval of these colleges will have no effect on our pharmacy Knowledge and so naturally holding our registration in no means make any sense”. He further said, “Some of us even tried to reappear for diploma from other PCI recognized institutes but irony is that they does not allow us to repeat, thus nor they allot us registration, this way they neither recognize our knowledge nor they allow us to learn again.
Most of these students come from economically poor class and now they are left with no chances of employment on basis their diplomas.
These colleges are run by highly influential people and as still all these colleges are functioning, with passing years more and more students who pass out from these institutes will fall prey to this situation and as such it is needed that such practices should be stopped immediately by either closing such colleges or by reframing concern rules said parent of a student.
Students say they hope to get justice through court but they fear that this may take some more time and it is quite difficult from them as they have already wasted youth years in this.