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Chairman's Message

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela

These wise words by Nelson Mandela perfectly describe our aim at NCRD. Education forms the cornerstone for NCRD as it imparts knowledge, skills and values to the students. The National Centre for Rural Development, NCRD, is a registered Public Charitable Trust. With firm belief in extending quality education to the masses, NCRD strives to empower students to harness all the potential that they possess, thereby creating effective, active and responsible citizens.

NCRD started its academic programs by offering education at school level. The NCRD’s Sterling Institute of Pharmacy, approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi, Government of Maharashtra and affiliated to University of Mumbai, Mumbai, started functioning in the year 2004. It has the advanced educational infrastructure which includes air-conditioned class rooms equipped with state of the art audio visual aids; well equipped laboratories; library with rich stock of books of diversified range, journals, e-journals; computer lab with computers of latest configuration and internet facility.

The Institute has dedicated faculty and staff creating an environment, which is conducive to the holistic development of the students. The dedication of the staff and activities conducted for the students, comprehensively help in gaining knowledge and improves the overall personality of the students, thus making them industry- ready. This is reflected in the excellent track record of placement of outgoing batches in multinational and national pharmaceutical organization and number of students pursuing higher studies abroad and in India.

I invite you to be an agent of change, to conquer the impossible and to explore a world of opportunities. On behalf of the trustees, I assure you that we are putting the best efforts to make the Pharmacy Program most successful and purposeful. I welcome you to come and be a part of NCRD’s Sterling Institute of Pharmacy.

Dilip Walse Patil (B.A., LLM)

Founder Chairman

National Centre for Rural Development

NCRD Trust

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world

We aim at achieving excellence in education. National Centre for Rural Development (NCRD) is a Registered Public Charitable Trust, founded in the year 1991 with a vision to educate rural masses of India. Completion of its 26 years has resulted into strong commitments toward the nation’s growth. Currently, NCRD is actively educating masses from pre-nursery to various professional programs like Bachelor of Pharmacy, with its various institutes situated in Pune and Navi Mumbai.

NCRD’s Sterling Institute of Pharmacy (B. Pharm.), NCRD’s Institute of Pharmacy (D. Pharm.), NCRD’s Sterling Institute of Management Studies (MMS, MCA), NCRD’s Sterling College of Commerce, Arts & Science (BAF, BMS, B.Com.) and Nutan Marathi School (Maharashtra State Board), Sterling English School (CBSE), Nalanda English Medium School (CBSE), are few to mention which are making remarkable contributions through the holistic development of its students.

All our institutes are concerned with the development of every student’s intellectual, emotional, social, physical, and creative potentials. We seek to engage all our students in the teaching-learning process and aim to encourage personal and collective responsibility. Through holistic development, we prepare rural masses capable enough to compete with their urban counterparts.

All our efforts are towards creating a new world of opportunities…

Principal's Message

It is with great pleasure I welcome you to our institute’s website.

"It is easy to get a thousand prescriptions, but hard to get one single remedy." The proverb explains the significance of pharmacy profession. The Indian pharmaceutical industry is driving product development and breaking new grounds in pharmaceutical research worldwide. As per the report of business standard 2014, the Indian pharmaceutical industry is one of the world's largest and most developed industry, ranking 4th in volume terms and 13th in terms of value.

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 in 2004.

We strive hard in our endeavor of "quality education & skill based learning" to create competent professional workforce required by industry. We plan to achieve this by "mentoring" our students so that they overcome challenges in the health care industry with knowledge, skills, courage, confidence and integrity. The institute has developed excellent educational infrastructure, has well qualified, experienced staff with good retention ratio, effective alumni network for growth and development of institute.

To bridge the gap between industry & academia, our institute has started a course - SYNAPSE in association with its alumnus. The distinguished feature of institute is all students (including F. Y. B. Pharm., S. Y. B. Pharm. and T. Y. B. Pharm.) go for training during summer vacation. Students of S.Y. B Pharm are placed in UHC’s (Urban Health Care) centers for training program of 15 days duration during their summer vacation. They are trained in aspects of pharmaceutical care including counseling. This is done in collaboration with NMMC (Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation).

The institute gives opportunities to students to interact with experts from industry and academia to make them aware of recent advancements in pharma industry by organizing guest lectures/ seminars, by organizing hospital and industrial visits. To build good rapport between the industry and the institute, our institute has Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four pharmaceutical companies and two hospitals.

The growth & development of our organization delivering its best is inevitable and I would like to invite all of you to join hands in our efforts to build a new cadre of pharmacy professionals to serve mankind world over.

With Best Regards,

Dr. Rupesh Pingale.


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