The Goa Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers’ Association (GPMA) conducted an interactive session between the local units and the academia at Sanofi-Synthelabo, Verna industrial estate.
Around 75 participants and academic institutions were a part of the interaction. It delved on issues such as skill building and industry readiness of students, relevance of the syllabus and how it could be tailored to the present needs of the industry, pro-activeness on the part of the industry to help build student capabilities. Industry pointed out need for a technically sound workforce. Dr Praveen Khullar, president, GPMA addressed the gathering followed by the roll out of the vision and mission document. .
Eminent panelist who took part in the discussions were Pareen Dashottar, vice president and plant head, Glenmark Pharma, Anil Gupta, director, Pfizer Limited, Dr GK Rao, principal, Goa College of Pharmacy, Dr Shilpa Bhilegaonkar, training and placements co-ordinator, Rajaram Tarabai Bandekar College of Pharmacy, Dr Neena Panandikar, principal, Don Bosco College of Engineering and Prof Meena Parulekar, GIM. The panel discussions were facilitated by the Dr Praveen Khullar, president, GPMA, who also delved on the way forward.
Mahesh Gurnasinghani, GPMA secretary, delivered the vote of thanks and the event was compered by Amaralda Barreto.