B Pharma Programme of School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shoolini University has been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) for three years, according to official communication received here today.
The School is one among five institutions in the Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand and Punjab region and the only University of Himachal Pradesh with NBA accredited B Pharma Programme.
The NBA accreditation will enable the graduates’ degree to get worldwide recognition and will enhance the graduate attributes required by the industries, according to Dr Deepak Kapoor, Dean,
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shoolini University.
The advantages of the accreditation are that the institution becomes eligible to secure necessary funds from various funding agencies for research and motivates faculty to participate actively in academic and related Institutional/departmental activities.
On the other hand, students can avail specific projects grants from AICTE (All India Council of Technical and Education) and they can also avail the benefit of the GPAT scholarship in the School. NBA accreditation was given to the institute after an on-site evaluation of the department by the team of experts from the NBA, Dr Kapoor added.
The School of Pharmaceutical has been ranked among the top 40 institutions in India for four consecutive years. Criteria of NBA accreditation was based on the fulfilment of nine different parameters: Vision, Mission and Programme, Educational Objectives, Programme Curriculum and Teaching-Learning Processes, Course Outcomes and Programmes Outcomes, Student’s performance, Faculty information and contributions, Facilities and technical support, Continuous improvement, Student support system, Governance, Institutional Support and Financial Resources.
Vice-Chancellor Prof P K Khosla congratulated the department in getting the coveted accreditation and asked the faculty and students to take full benefit of the accreditation.