STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

State to Get National Pharma Institute

Published: 19th October 2014 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th October 2014 06:05 AM   |  A+A-

MYSORE: Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers H N Ananth Kumar on Saturday said the Centre is planning to establish a National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) in the state.

In his address at the fifth convocation of JSS University, he said NIPER will boost pharmaceutical education and research in the state. He asked JSS University to be the mentor institute for the new NIPER.

Ananth Kumar regretted that India was lagging behind in the manufacture of medical equipment and production of pharma molecules compared to the developed countries.

“About 90 per cent of disposables and 100 per cent medical equipment are still being imported. So far, we have produced only a few  pharma molecules. Hence everyone should resolve to ‘Make in India’ in every aspect,” he said.

Stating that the students aspiring to pursue higher education in the country are burdened with many entrance examinations, he said he will talk to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to come up with a single entrance test.

Stating that medical education syllabi is 25 years behind compared to Germany, he said it should be upgraded on par with global standards.

He said the government is planning to bring out an integrated medicine system by blending modern and traditional medicine.

Stating that Madhya Pradesh government has made a lesson on lifestyle mandatory for students, he said institutions in the state should take a cue from it. 

In all, 759 students received their degrees on the occasion. As many as 37 meritorious students in medical, pharmaceutical, management and other streams were awarded gold medals and cash prizes.

Former Union Minister M V Rajashekaran, retired Supreme Court judge Shivaraj Patil, JSS University V-C B Suresh and Suttur Mutt seer Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji were present.

Stay up to date on all the latest Karnataka news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp