Annamalai University signs MoU with US university for strengthening Pharm.D program

Pharm D programs are new to this country, therefore the university has initiated several steps to train its teachers and provide quality programs. Annamalai University is the first institution in the country to start Pharm.D programmes both at six years and three years post baccalaureate level. The programmes are approved by the Pharmacy Council of India and funded by the University Grants Commission under innovative program.
As a part of this initiative, the contact with Western University of Health Sciences, California, USA, is established and one of its professors Dr James Scott has already visited Annamalai University in early 2009. He has delivered a series of special lectures related to pharmacy practice in institutional setup.
The program is organized in association with 1200 bedded University's multi-speciality teaching hospital, Rajah Muthiah Medical College Hospital. As In order to strengthen the programme further, keeping American University set up as a model, the University has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with College of Pharmacy, western University of Health Sciences, California, USA, for exchange of teachers and students for training and collaborative research. As a first step, the dean of the Western University of Health Sciences would be visiting Annamalai University during February 2010 to discuss further modalities. With this, the students of Annamalai University would get an American exposure to pharmacy practice.