NCRD's Sterling Institute of Pharmacy is located in Nerul, the biggest residential node of Navi Mumbai. It is situated in a serene and peaceful environment. It is easily accessible by rail from the Seawoods- Darave railway station on the harbour line of Mumbai suburban railway in Nerul node and by road from the national highway-4 or the Palm Beach road.
The National Centre for Rural Development (NCRD) is a registered Public Charitable Trust, founded in 1991 with the aim of Rural Development. During the course of its various activities aimed at the rural youth, NCRD realized that true rural development is not possible without basic education for the rural folk, and hence NCRD entered the field of education.
The Indian pharmaceutical industry is driving product development and breaking new grounds in medicine research worldwide. As per the report of business standard 2014, the Indian pharmaceutical industry is one of the world's largest and most developed, ranking 4th in volume terms and 13th in value terms.
It is bound to have an ever growing demand of pharmacy professionals not only in the country, but even worldwide. Anticipating this demand the NCRD Trust put the wheels in motion that brought about the existence of Sterling Institute of Pharmacy.
I have visited NCRD’s Sterling Institute of Pharmacy a couple of times for seminars, rallies, blood donation camps and other social activities. I appreciate the way they take responsibility to conduct these social programs. It has very good premises, good infrastructure, well equipped labs along with a library with vast referral material.
It has been a pleasure to interact with ever agile students of Sterling Institute of Pharmacy. I have found the students of the Institute are very hard working and keen to interact with pharmaceutical industry even at undergraduate level. I offer patronage to the Institute, especially for motivating students to excel themselves in research.
In my opinion, there are two important attributes to a good institute. First, it has to have good ambience and secondly, it should possess ethos. As far as ambience of Sterling Institute of Pharmacy is concerned the kind of infrastructure developed by the management and the facilities provided in terms of laboratories, class rooms, office for Principal and staff members.
I had visited Sterling Institute of Pharmacy for a couple of occasions and had opportunity to interact with the management of the Institute. I found management is proactive in uplifting the profession. I have also interacted with faculty members many a times, they are hard working, well experienced and dedicated for the holistic development of students.
NCRD’s Sterling Institute of Pharmacy has supported Indian Pharmaceutical Association- Student Forum by all means. Since last four years, IPA-SF is arranging National Pharmacy Week in the Institute. I am very thankful to the Management, Principal and Staff members of the Institute for the spontaneous co-operation.