It is a matter of great pleasure for me to write few words to the viewers of college website of our Principal K.M.K. College of Pharmacy.
The Pharmaceutical field has made revolutionary progress throughout the globe. It is a vital field since it is concerned with the healthcare, which is a matter of life and death for human beings. Ethical code of conduct is a must in every walk of life but professional ethics in the field of Pharmaceutical profession is absolute must. To ensure the quality assurance of the drugs and continued research to promote the manufacture of new drugs is a sacred duty of Pharmacist.
Our Board initiated the process of starting a Pharmacy College in 1969 due to ambitious dream of Late Principal K.M. Kundnani. We succeeded in starting the college in 1971 at Ulhasnagar then affiliated to Poona University. However, as per Maharashtra Universities Act, 1974, the educational institutions of Thane District came within the jurisdiction of University of Mumbai and our dream was fully realised. Prof. J.K. Lalla was appointed as faculty member right from the inception of the college and rose to the post of Principal within a short span of 4 years from the academic year 1975-1976. He guided the destiny of the college upto 30th June, 2002. He is proficient in his subject and developed the college upto Post Graduate Research level with excellent Industry-Institution interaction. It may appear to be subjective on my part but I can confidently state that Principal K.M.K. College of Pharmacy, Worli, is one of the best colleges not only in the State of Maharashtra but also the Country. As far as I know it is the first college in the State to be accredited and awarded 'A' Grade by the National Board of Accreditation of All India Council for Technical Education. Principal Dr. J.K. Lalla with his vision and foresight developed the faculty and thus today college has 5 Post Graduate Departments enrolling 25 students (5 in each department in different specialties) and several Post Graduate students have completed Ph.D. in the different specialties such as Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy.
For a couple of years or so our K.M.K. College of Pharmacy, like other colleges in the state, had got affiliated to the Maharashtra Health University, Nashik, but again the government have restored back the affiliation of the College to University of Mumbai.
The college has succeeded in getting 2 Patents for the drugs and is actively engaged in conducting Bioequivalence studies of new drugs for which the protocols are received from the prestigious Pharmaceutical Industries and duly approved by the Director General of Drugs, Government of India. The college, keeping pace with the modern trends has conducted extensive research in new drug delivery system.
After the retirement of Principal Dr. Lalla, Principal S.R. Naik has successfully taken over the charge of Institution. He was already working as Professor and H.O.D., Pharmacology since more than 3 years. The President of the Board, young and dynamic Shri. Nirananjan Hiranandani, Dr. L.H. Hiranandani, Padma Bhushan, Dhanvantri Awardee, the young old man of 86 with the active guidance of Mr. Ranjit Shahani, Mr. Chandru Shahani, Dr. Ajit Singh, Dr. G.L. Telang, Dr. V.N. Gupchup and Mr. Nihchal Israni are devoting lot of time and making a determined bid to further upgrade the college upto the international level. The college is already having international linkages and the former Principal, Dr. Lalla and many faculty members have participated in many seminars and conferences not only at the National level but also at the International level in Countries like Hong Kong, Japan, USA and other leading countries of the world.
Through this forum, I compliment and congratulate the entire Institution (Faculty, Non-Teaching Staff and Students) and wish all the best to rise to higher scales in the field of professional education and technology.
Rector & Secretary