DPSRU students visit Mankind Research Centre, dedicated R&D center of Mankind Pharma

Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University recently organized an industrial visit for the students of M. Pharm Industrial Pharmacy to Mankind Research Centre 1 and 3 at IMT Manesar, Gurugram, Haryana.
The purpose of organizing this visit was to familiarize the students with the industrial set up and the working culture of various departments. The two days tour was coordinated by Dr. Sushama Talegaonkar, Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutics & Dr. Sumit Sharma, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutics. The visit involved a formal introduction and brief view of company with the technical staff members. Mr. Ekansh, Project Manager of Mankind gave a brief introduction about the Vision, Mission, on-going projects & upcoming projects in new departments like Biotechnology & Nasal Drug Delivery Systems.
He actively responded to all the queries being asked by the students regarding various opportunities in Mankind. Students have visited in all the departments of MRC 1, starting from formulation development, analytical department, packaging department, microbiology lab to regulatory affairs and IPR department. Documentation department was situated adjacentto respective wet labs at every floor. In second half studentvisited different departments of MRC 3 starting with Analysis to formulation development. The Oral solid Dosage Form department was situated at 1 st floor for sophisticated Tablet Preparation and Capsule filling.
Students saw various equipments from Vibrating-Sifter to Perforated Tablet Auto-Coaters & Capsule Filling Machine. In Ophthalmic Department two formulation scientists explained about the handling of sterile preparations in Controlled Access Barrier System (C-ABS) & Isolators (open and closed), along with various equipments used for their preparation, evaluation and sterilization. Towards the end, Mr. Satish Chandra Upadhyay, the Senior Vice-President, Mankind Pharma, explained the students various aspects of working in industry and how they can build up a successful career ahead. Also, students were able to know about the industry closely and the working culture of various departments.
We were overwhelmed with their coordination and professional dealing. It was nice meeting the great scientists in R&D Department of Mankind Pharma. Their positive energy and professionalism really motivated our students towards achieving their goals.