The college works as a grooming arena for individuals who will turn out to be efficient Pharmacists.
The nurturing ground for pharmaceutical professionals known as the Al-Ameen Pharmacy was established in 1982. It is known for the most highly knowledgeable faculty who hold doctorates which enables them to gain high quality contemporary education. The institute also maintains constant interaction with the industry to ensure that the academic content remains relevant to the changing trends in pharmaceuticals. The institute has maintained its pace of upgrading itself to become a ‘Continuous Education Centre’ where new concepts are constantly encouraged.
Overview of the Various Facilities
The institute had accreditations from the NBA and AICTE in the year 2001 and 2006 but doesn’t hold any currently. Al-Ameen has a wide range of facilities that the students can make use of while strengthening their academic skills. A well equipped library with modern facilities as well as resources in various forms such as CDs, online databases, video cassettes, books, journals, thesis, e-books, WHO publications and many more. This makes it a key centre for information seekers for everyone in the institute. It is designed in a manner where natural light is used to its maximum potential along with providing comfortable seating positions. It also houses a seminar hall with a seating capacity of 70 people along with being fitted with the best quality audio-visual equipments such as slide and film projectors, cameras, LCD, built-in audio as well as cordless microphones.
The institute has hostel facilities for both boys and girls. The girls hostel is located at a distance of 2 km from the college and has the ideal connectivity by bus or any other means of transport. They also have medical facilities available to them at any point of time along with counselors to constantly guide them. The kitchen also has a provision of well cooked vegetarian food. The library is also included in the premises along with a television set. The boys hostel has top quality facilities such as a mess with an ultra modern kitchen, a dining hall, indoor games facility or recreation room along with a broadband connection. Al-Ameen also has a garden dedicated entirely to medicinal plants which help familiarize the students about herbal drugs. The plants are sourced from well known nurseries such as GKVK, ENVIS, Lalbagh Botanical Garden and more. The plants are also labeled to provide basic information about their origin and chemical constituents.
Variety of Academic Offerings
Emphasizing on the aspect and specialization of Pharmacy the college provides 6 different courses namely:
- Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm)
- Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)
- Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D)
- Pharm D Post Baccalaureate (Pharm.D, P.B)
- Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in 6 different specialities
Defining a Veteran Academician
It was in the year 1966 that Dr. Mumtaz Ahmed Khan founded the Al-Ameen Movement with the intention of imparting quality education to the underprivileged section of the society.
Dr. Mumtaz Ahmed is the Founder and Chairman of the Al-Ameen Educational Society. It is his vision and collective effort that led to the immense success of Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy.
Awe-Inspiring Achievements of the Institute
The college has collected awards and recognitions in various forms for a wide range of accomplishments. Some of them are as given below:
- Excellence Award in Pharma Education, 2018 – HR Club, Mumbai.
- Best Pharmacy Institution in India, 2017 – HR Club, Mumbai.
- It has also received multiple research grants by AICTE, UGC, ICMR, VGST and RGHUS.
- They also have several publications and presentations in both national as well as international journals.
Events and Conferences Conducted
Al-Ameen also emphasizes on organizing workshops and conferences to provide practical knowledge as well as a chance for the students to interact with industry experts. In 2018, the institute conducted a one day regional workshop for successful research, planning and scientific writing. It also organized a workshop to which was based on ‘Exploring Future Trends in Clinical Research’. A national level conference on Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmacovigilance was conducted at Al-Ameen in association with KSPOR, an association of community pharmacists of India. Another national level workshop was conducted to spread awareness about developing herbal monographs and was sponsored by Pharmacopoeia Mission in 2009.
Career Opportunities and Exposure
As a testimony to the method of Teaching-Learning, it has provided wonderful results during the students placements. Al-Ameen has an actively involved and career-oriented placement cell which provides a plethora of opportunities for students not only in India but overseas as well. Before the placement season starts, students are provided training in soft skills as well as in the technical skills development programs. Such initiatives have helped in enhancing the students chances at better job opportunities. There are various companies such as Indegene, Mylan Laboratories, Freedom Ophthalmic, Med Life and Med Plus that have visited the institute during campus placements and chosen many of the students to be a part of their company.