Alumni Association Of SVB Pharmacy College
SVB Management conducts alumini meet on regular basis where there is entertainment, interaction and various awards are given for excellence. A drive has been initiated to create a corpus to enable sponsorship of education of economically backward students. Alumni is a great help for research collaborations and exchange programmes.
SVB’s college of Pharmacy completed 25 glorious years of excellence and service in the field of pharma education under the able stewardship and guidance of Founder President Dr. R. Varadarajan. To give a befitting conclusion to this 25-year celebration SVB’s college of Pharmacy organised A GRAND ALUMNI MEET on 25th May 2019.
An initiative and step towards building a great institute are to foster a spirit of loyalty and strengthen the ties between
alumni and the institute. The SVBCP alumni association was established in the year 2012 with contacts of very few
students. To take this association to greater heights, with the help of technology, the alumni committee sent an invitation for the grand alumni meet to all the past students through various routes of technology- email, Facebook & Whatsapp.
The invite is as shown below.
The number of alumni who joined the meet was approximately 100. During registration, the alumni were asked to fill a
survey form which encompassed information regarding their status, qualification and job description. The form
also had particulars, where the students had to give information about the role of education at SVBCP and how it has helped them in their work environment. The alumni were also asked to give suggestions on the improvement of educational facilities in SVBCP and their contribution to the same.
The alumni meet commenced at sharp 4.00 pm with the auspicious lighting of the lamp by our Founder President “Dr. R. Varadarajan”. It was followed by a delightful and pleasing dance by the first Year students. Principal Dr. (Mrs.) Monita Gide presented the welcome address which was followed by a swift run-through of the Institute achievement over the 25 years period by Dr. (Mrs.) Sandhya P. She stressed on the establishment of the Master’s program in the branches of Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry and Quality Assurance and doctoral program in Pharmacognosy. Procurement of sophisticated instruments like High-Performance Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC) and High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and further rendering services of analysis to various establishments. The awards and honours received by the NES/SVB group of institutes and the British honour to the Founder President were the important milestones of the institute.
The alumni then enthralled themselves in a beautiful movie prepared by the staff members of their memories in the
institute. After this reminiscence of the past, the alumni were oriented towards NBA (National Board of Accreditation)
accreditation of the B.Pharm program of the institute. Dr. (Ms.) Chhaya Gadgoli address the students and told them that
institute after completion of 25 years of Pharma Education, is marching forward toward the accreditation of its B.Pharm
program. She gave a short speech on the NBA and focussed on the following points.
Accreditation is an important part of quality assurance for an educational institution and it ensures that the institute meets
with quality standards. The process of accreditation helps in the SWOT analysis of the institute and provides directions
and opportunities for its future growth. It gives the institute a new sense of direction and identity. Accreditation will
ensure that the learner has entered the portals of an Institution, which has the essential and desirable features of quality
professional education and assures the prospective employers that learners have acquired the essential competence
that satisfy the established standards. The accreditation process will reassure the alumni that they come from an
institute where the content and quality of education has been evaluated. The alumni, being one of the prospective
employers can be confident that the skills and knowledge imparted to their juniors will be enriched with high standards
of learning. As alumni are stakeholders, their contribution to NBA inspection is an essential element. Dr Chhaya
then requested the alumni to support the college during the NBA inspection.
The alumni were then invited for a small game where the juniors and seniors students interacted with each other and
shared their thoughts and portfolios. The alumni also hosted a musical extravaganza which captivated the audience.
The alumni meet concluded with the presidential address by Dr R. Varadharajan. He reminded the students about the
sacrifices made during the commencement and progress of the institute. He asked the senior alumni to help in the
upliftment of the college. President Sir also felicitated the senior alumnus, Mr Sahil Desai, as a “STAR ALUMNI” for his
contribution towards the Pharmaceutical field.
The alumni meet concluded with a vote of thanks and the national anthem followed by high tea.
The alumni meet was thus a walk down the memory lane, where the sweetness of reunion brought a smile and joy to
SVB Pharmacy College gives utmost attention to the overall development of the personality of students.
Students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities. While ensuring academic and co-curricular facilities to
a vibrant student community, the college is conscious of its role as a constructive and responsible component of the larger society.
Similarly, Saraswathi Vidya Bhavan’s College of Pharmacy’s Entrepreneurship Cell was established in the academic year 2018-19 under the able guidance of our beloved President Dr. R. Varadarajan Sir, Principal Dr. Monita Gide and Dr. Aparna Rao, Professor, IIT Bombay.
In the very first year E-cell registered for the Basic Track of National Entrepreneurship Challenge, IIT Bombay and completed all the assigned tasks. Students also participated in E-Summit organised by IIT, Bombay. In the academic year 2019-20, again E-cell registered for the Basic Track of National Entrepreneurship Challenge, IIT Bombay. It’s indeed a pride moment to share that our institute’s E-cell secured Second Runner-up position in the event E-summit.
E-cell also organised an intra-collegiate event NOVUS. Various competitions/activities like Adzap, Crisis, Thrift to Riches, Empire, and very important one Supply chain management were planned and executed under the event.
1. Dr. Aparna Rao, Professor, Desai Sethi School of Entrepreneurship, IIT Bombay
2. Ms. Purnima Vivek, Entrepreneur who owns generic medicine Pharmacy and alumnus
3. Mr. Apoorva Tiloda, Entrepreneur and Diabetic Educator who has designed and executed Diabetic Educator course (Clinical Pharmacist) , also alumnus were invited for evaluating the various activities.
Patrons enlightened students by sharing their mind. Students were motivated on the path of entrepreneurship.
With great zeal & enthusiasm all the activities were taken up by the students under the guidance of teacher in charges, Principal and also were executed professionally and responsibly.
Few glimpses of these proud moments
The highlights of the academic year 2018-19 have been the following:
Workshop on Molecular Biology conducted by Dr Girish Pai, Senior Marketing Manager, Hi-Media Laboratories on 11th
Workshop on Know Your Chemistry – Know Your IUPAC First by Mr Pratip Chaskar, Assistant Professor, Department of
Chemistry, VES College of Pharmacy, Chembur 29th October 2018.
“Two Days Workshop on Excel to Excel In Statistics for Pharmaceutical Research” by Dr Aradhana Goutam, PhD.
M.Tech(IT), Professor, IES Management College and Research Center, Mumbai 27th and 28th November 2018.
XVIII Pharmaquiz and XI Young Pharmacist Innovative Project Award (YPIPA) on 7th March 2019. YPIPA 2019 received
an overwhelming response from pharmacy colleges of all over Maharashtra state. The projects were evaluated by
experts from the Pharmaceutical Industry and academia. Evaluators were Dr Harshal Pawar, Associate Professor, LHH
college of Pharmacy and Mrs Anuradha Sachdev, MD Nutrition and Alternative Medicine. They greatly appreciated the
research ideas presented by students. Students also enthusiastically participated in Quiz Competition which comprised
of many interesting rounds. The prize winners of the poster competition and quiz were given lucrative cash awards. The
events were a grand triumph due to the support and motivation of Founder President, Dr R.Varadarajan and the teamwork of all the staff members.
Seminar & Workshop
Training: Seminars, Workshops, Guest lectures are arranged from time to time to equip students with leadership
qualities, communication skill, R & D orientation and marketing skill. A Multi Media Room is also being set with
sophisticated Technical Aids for exclusive training.
We are minting good industrial relationship with Pharmaceutical industries and manufacturing companies for giving
industrial training to the students as well as updating the practical knowledge of the students to job oriented training.
This helps in exchange of facilities of the industries with our institute. Some of these scientists have also expressed their
desire to give guest lecturers to our students. Our digital library was well appreciated by them and they have expressed
their want to use our library for literature search for some of their research work.
State Level Contests: Saraswathi Vidya Bhavan’s College of Pharmacy hosts Two Mega Events Young Pharmacist
Innovative Project awardâ€ and Pharma quiz at state level. These twin events, the brain child of our Founder President
are conducted annually in Jan/Feb, at the college premises. by our institute. We provide an opportunity and a platform to
the young budding scientist of the state as they bring out their original ideas and skills in the form of posters and model.
The YPIPA has been a yearly event for the last five years. Several colleges from all over the state participate in these
Invention is the nucleus for expansion and growth. During these two decades it has been the endeavor of SVBCP to
recognize and promote quality research among budding pharmacists. It provides a stage to these nascent scientists to
bring out their original pioneering ideas and skills in a state level competition called the “Young Pharmacist Innovative Project”.
The objectives of this event are
To identify and encourage young talents with research aptitude to take up research as a career.
To set up an interactive network of young, fresh and talented researchers in pharmaceuticals and Health care.
To shape up the novel ideas in pharmacy practice in India.
This event shares a platform between the student community and the industrialists thus bridging a gap between these
Seminars in College
Zonal Level VIII ‘Young Pharmacist Innovative Project Awards 2014’ and ‘Pharma Quiz’ have been conducted on 19th December 2014.
One Day Seminar on “New Vistas In Medicinal Chemistry Research” 27th February 2015
Two days workshop for final year students on Corporate Readiness Training Program on 23rd and 24th January 2015 was conducted by Mrs Archana Jog.
One Day Seminar On “Formulation Development: An Overview” & Poster Competition held on 21st August 2015 VIII
Advances in Viscosity Measurement – Problems & Solutions’ 29th August 2016
XVI Pharma Quiz & IX Young Pharmacist Innovative Project Award (YPIPA) – 17th Feb 2017.
One Day Workshop on ‘MULTIMEDIA: A VITAL TOOL IN INNOVATIVE TEACHING, LEARNING AND RESEARCH’ 11th December 2017.
SVBCP organizes XVII Pharmaquiz and X Young Pharmacist Innovative Project Award (YPIPA) on 8th Feb 2018.
Report of XVIII Pharmaquiz and XI YPIPA – 7th March 2019
Report of XIX Pharmaquiz and XII YPIPA – 2020
The College takes keen interest in placement of fresh graduates in various industries by arranging campus interview
every year during the months of April to July. A Placement brochure is released periodically to enhance the placement
opportunities to the students.
The placement programme of the college of pharmacy is a win-win concept. Companies have opportunity to select from
the best of talents where the students have the freedom to choose and join the company that suits them most.
The Programme is spear headed by a career guidance committee which acts as a link between companies and
students.The Committee consists of student representative and guided by faculty members. The Committee liaises with
prospective recruiters coordinates with corporate relations, organize pre-placement talks and take care of logistics.
Corporates are given a copy of College Brochure and if necessary a detailed presentation is made about the institution,
students and their attainment for their proper assessments of the students by the corporates.
The College of pharmacy requests the corporate world to give a pre-placement talk in the campus. This Helps the
Students to understand the corporate structure and assess their career potential.Corporates are encouraged to distribute
company related literature such as Annual report and House magazine. The College provides facilities such as slide
projector, LCD, OHP, Etc for corporates to make their presentations.
SOME OF OUR RECRUITERS OVER THE YEARS FOR JOB PLACEMENTS
E.Merk India Ltd.
Zandu Pharmaceutical Ltd.
Meyer Organics Ltd.
Novartis Pvt. Ltd.
German Remedies, Johnson & Johnson Ltd.
Eli Lily Pharm Ltd.
Panacea Biotec Ltd.
Franco India Pharmaceuticals Co.
IPCA Laboratories Ltd.
Rubicon Research Pvt. Ltd.
Flamingo Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Tata Consultancy Services
Natco Pharma Ltd.
Themis Pharmaceutical Ltd.
Abbott India Pvt. Ltd.
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Placed students (on/off campus)
20 Placed In process
We, at SVBCP, celebrate national festivals- Independence Day and Republic Day with great fervour.
Flag hoisting is followed by some spectacular speeches, dances and soulful patriotic songs by the students.
Fresher’s Party was organized for the First Year B.Pharm Students on 25th August 2018. The events were entertaining
and helped in breaking the ice between the new entrants and the senior batches. Such programs are conducted with
utmost attention to avoidance of any ragging activity or misconduct. Mr. Pranav Khataokar and Ms. Meghna Kotian
bagged the “Mr. & Ms. Fresher-2018”
Ganesh Festival: Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in NES-SVB Complex every year with great splendour. Pranpratisthan of
Ganesha idol was done in the presence of all the staff members and the students on 12th Sept’ 18 followed by Ganesh
pooja and aarti. During the Ganesh Festival various competitions were conducted like Idol Making, Floral Decoration,
Rangoli, Singing, Sholka Recitation and Poster Making. The Immersion Ceremony was performed on 14th September
25th Year Celebration of SVB’s College of Pharmacy: SVB’s College of Pharmacy, Dombivili(E) celebrated its silver
jubilee on 16th October 2018 with grandeur and enthusiasm. It was held in the Auditorium of the SVB.s Complex in the
presence of Founder President Dr. R. Varadarajn, Principal of SVB’s College of Pharmacy, Dombivili(E), Dr. Mrs. Monita
Gide, and All the HOI’s of NES-SVB’s Complex.
Like every year, Blood Donation Camp was successfully organized on 9th January 2019 by Plasma Blood Bank, Dombivli.
Staff members are students positively contributed to the noble cause. 63 units were collected for which the Plasma
blood bank awarded a trophy to the institute as a token of appreciation
Intra collegiate cultural fest “Talaash” and Intercollegiate Rx Festival Culturally inclined students leave no stone
unturned in showcasing their talents at intracollegiate festival called Talaash and Intercollegiate Rx Festival. This year
too, students participated in various events of Rx and bagged various accolades. SVBCP was awarded as 3rd best
cultural college in prestigious Rx festival in the academic year 2017-18
Annual Day Celebration and Prize Distribution Ceremony:
The institute witnesses Annual Day celebration at a grand scale. Annual day Celebration and Prize Distribution Ceremony
was on 9th March 2019. Chief Guests of the function were Mr.Kapil Bhagat, DGM & Regional Head- Sales (West India),
Magicbricks.com(Times group), Mr.Anil Paltankar, Assistant Manager, Air India, Mumbai and Mr.Sandeep Dongare:
Director HCL Technology Ltd.