C.L.Baid Metha College of Pharmacy
The need for qualified pharmacists in the present context made the Tamilnadu Chemists and Druggists to take a momentous decision on the Ist December 1979 to establish a College of Pharmacy in Chennai. The entire pharmaceutical trade in Tamilnadu rose to the occasion to offer their co-operation.
Dr. C.L. Metha, one of the senior members of the Pharmaceutical trade and President of the All India Organization of Chemists and Druggists Association made a spontaneous donation of land and offered a benevolent cash donation which set the pace for further donations. Dr. C.L. Metha a philanthropist had a vision to provide affordable and quality pharma education without collecting donation or capitation. The college was named after the illustrious Dr. C.L. Metha for yeoman services rendered by him towards the cause of Pharmacy education
Welcome to the portal of C.L.Baid Metha College of Pharmacy. The college management is devoted to provide a challenging and fulfilling learning experience to our students. The highly motivated and well qualified staff forms the corner stone and pride of the institution. Our faulty are progressively incorporating newer pedagogical strategies to equip every learner with contemporary knowledge and skills. The College with its infrastructure and facilities is at the student’s disposal to help them achieve a career as an accomplished pharmacist.
The sustained efforts taken by the Educational Trust brought the idea into fruition within a short span of time and the College of Pharmacy was inaugurated on 13th July 1980 by the then Minister of Health Government of Tamilnadu, Dr. H.V. Hande.
Pharmacy and its scope
Pharmacy profession is the art and science of discovery/invention of molecules with medicinal value, preparation of suitable dosage forms for administration of drugs in man and animals and their quality control. The discipline of pharmacy has made enormous progress in production and research. It has attained independent status as pharmaceutical sciences encompassing all the stages in product development of a drug, from its discovery, identification, purity, development, action, safety, formulation, application, quality control, packaging, storage, marketing, stability studies etc. Thus, today's pharmaceutical professional is a drug expert in a true sense.COURSES
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D)
Pharm.D course is a Professional Pharmacy doctoral programme of 6 yrs duration after 10+2 (science academic stream) which includes 5 yrs of academic study + 1 year of internship or residency. Pharm D is a registrable qualification for practicing pharmacy profession under the Pharmacy Act. Pharmacy practice component in all spheres of Pharmacy professional services like Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy, Community Pharmacy, clinical research, regulatory, formulation development, quality control are emphasized in Pharm D program.
Duration: Pharm D course shall be of six academic years (five years of study and one year of internship or residency) each academic year spread over a period of not less than two hundred working days. Sixth year involves posting in specialty units training students in pharmacy practice or clinical pharmacy services
Pharm.D: 10+2 examination with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of the following subjects: Mathematics or Biology, Or A pass in D.Pharm; completed 17 years of age.Master in Pharmacy
M.Pharma course is an advanced study of the series of processes involved in the identification, quantification, determination, and purification of a given chemical substance, in separation of the components of a solution or mixture, and in determination of structures of chemical compounds. Students acquire adequate knowledge and necessary skills to practice the profession of pharmacy. They learn about synthesis and assay of medicinal agents including mode of action, drug interactions and patient counseling and professional information exchange with Physicians and other paramedicos. This course includes an advanced study of the discipline’s components such as method validation, documentation, handling of raw materials and finished products, inspections that impact the development of pharmaceutical products.
1.Pharmaceutical Chemistry: After completing his/her Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry they have scope in research and development, contact research organizations, production, and academics. The students can work in drug discovery, process chemistry, library synthesis, basic research, product management. Student has opening in multinational companies, production chemist and fundamental research.
2.Pharmacology: Graduates will acquire adequate hands on training of the practical aspects of handling the experimental animals for their research works. They will be able to statistically analyse the datas from any experimental research work. They will be able to correlate the diseases with the medications prescribed for it. Graduates can outline and critically appraise the principal steps in drug discovery and also explain the rationale for the complete development plan (pharmaceutical, pre-clinical and clinical) according to the proposed therapeutic indication. They can relate monitoring of drug safety and the role of pathophysiology and molecular biology-based pharmacology in drug development. They will be able to describe the principal steps in discovering, modifying, assessing and patenting new chemical and biological compounds (including advanced therapies) according to their therapeutic indication.
After acquiring degree in M.Pharm (Pharmaceutics) students will be able to meet the needs of industries in various department viz R&D, quality assurance, quality control and regulatory affairs, also students are eligible to work in clinical research organization. Students can pursue their career in academics as well as in research for carrying out their PhD Work.4.Pharmaceutical Analysis:
After completion of course students are expected to apply various analytical techniques to drug analysis and control eg. Spectroscopic, chromatography etc, Assess stability of pharmaceutical products, active ingredients and excipients and compounds like preservative, taste and smell improving agents. Take special care and attention for preparation of drug containing active ingredients with narrow safety marginDuration:
The program of study for M. Pharm. shall extend over a period of four semesters (two academic years). The curricula and syllabus for the program shall be prescribed from time to time by Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi.
Candidates should be an Indian National and possess Bachelors degree or equivalent in Pharmacy from an AICTE approved institution, with at least 55% marks (at least 50 % marks in case of SC/ST category belonging to Tamil Nadu state only).Bachelor in Pharmacy
B.Pharm is an innovative applied science program of four-year duration. It is a registrable qualification for practicing pharmacy profession under the Pharmacy Act. This course prepares students for technical positions in the pharmaceutical production, quality control and quality assurance and research and development sectors of the pharmaceutical industry.
Duration: 4 years
Eligibility: Candidate shall have passed 10+2 examination conducted by the respective state/central government authorities recognized as equivalent to 10+2 examination by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with English as one of the subjects and Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (P.C.M) and or Biology (P.C.B / P.C.M.B.) as optional subjects individually. Any other qualification approved by the Pharmacy Council of India as equivalent to any of the above examinations.
Candidates who have passed D.Pharm course approved by Pharmacy Council of India shall also be eligible to this course and can be admitted directly to II Year.
Diploma in Pharmacy
D.Pharm course is a diploma in pharmacy program of 2 yrs duration after 10+2 (science stream) which includes 2 yrs of academic study followed by practical training in government hospitals for 500 hours covered in 3 months. The main goal is to educate and train the students for practicing pharmacy. This is the minimum qualification to get registered as a pharmacist in India.
Duration: 2 years + practical training of 500 hours spread over a period of not less than 3 months in a Govt. Hospital/Pharmacy, which is recognized by Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi.
A pass in any of the following exam with Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Mathematics.FacilitiesLibrary:
College Library offers materials on a wide range of Pharmacy subjects to support discovery and learning to meet the academic needs of students and faculty members. For research scholars emphasis is placed on current materials that will support and enrich projects. A number of text books, reference books, journals, CDROM and periodicals make for interesting reading. Internet facility is available for online search particularly useful for post graduate students and research scholars.Hostel:
Excellent hostel facilities for students. Boys and ladies hostels are located in the campus itself so it makes easy access between college and students. The hostels and hostel facilities are of high quality and well equipped.
Laboratories: Laboratories are well ventilated and equipped with gas, water, electricity and with other equipment. The labs are maintained as per council standards. For details on equipment and research facility refer respective departments.
Sports & Recreation:
Playgrounds with well maintained courts for Volley Ball, Basket Ball, and cricket are available. Courts for indoor games like Shuttle and Table Tennis are also available. Qualified male and female physical directors are appointed to tap sport talents from budding student community.