Best Practices


The institute has adopted many best practices for quality improvement such as:

  • Promotion of the students from the rural area to become a competent pharmacist.

  • Promotion of social activities through health awareness program in rural areas.

  • Involvement of undergraduate students in research.

  • Organizing Industrial visits every academic year.

  • Stakeholder’s feedback and its analysis.

  • Mentoring system.

  • Awards, rewards and incentives for students and faculty.

  • Periodical review system for the institutional committees.

  • Training and Placement cell for the student.

Best Practice-1

  1. Title of the Practice: ECO KG Sanjivani : Green Campus Initiatives

  2. Objectives of the Practice: Konkan Gyanpeeth Rahul Dharkar College of Pharmacy, Karjat is a quality conscious college. Environment development by implementing educational policies for pollution free and green campus initiative. Environmental conscious administration, the management and the students of the college look after the environment carefully. Every year, we do tree plantation and carefully look after it.

  3. The Context: KGRDCP & RI is a vast area spread over 6.15 acres. The Semi hilly terrain of KGRDCP & RI has the requisite features to redefine its environmental culture and developing new paradigms by creating sustainable solutions to environmental, social and economic needs of the society. The Campus is home to a number of reptiles such as garden lizards, chameleons, snakes etc. Besides being a home to natural habitat, the topography is accessible and amenable to land-use. This has provided the context for initiating eco-friendly measures for the green campus.

  4. The Practice: The master plan of the college has been drawn to ensure and sustain harmonious blend of human and environmental well-being. Accordingly, spaces for academic, administrative and recreational areas are defined in harmony with the topography to ensure an eco-friendly campus. In an endeavor to preserve healthy ecosystem, KGRDCP & RI has embarked on plantation drive on a scientific basis, at multi locations spread all over the campus. Botanical Garden contains 150+ species. A network of manmade water drains and channels along the road which ensures redistribution of excess rain water. The natural vegetation enhances the scope for recharge of ground water and prevention of excess water flow during monsoon season. A dug well and soaking pits near it are constructed for replenishment of ground water table. The First year B. Pharm students have Environmental science subject to their second semester which increases consciousness of the students about environment.

KGRDCP and RI emphasized on

  • We are creating awareness regarding environmental amongst the students by organizing program like plantation, swachata abhiyan program.

  • The college maintains pollution free campus by avoiding tobacco, pan-masala, chewing on the campus. As per the govt. rules and regulations regarding the instructions of tobacco free campus signboards are displayed at various places on the campus.

  • To sensitize the students and staff regarding the use of drinking water properly by providing purified (RO aqua-guard) drinking water facilities on the campus.

  • We have collected the rain water from the college roof and it is percolated in the land for Rain Water Harvesting

  • We have common bus facility it helps to save the fuel, avoids the environmental pollution.

  • To maximize the use of ICT and minimize the use of paper. Most of the documents are stored in office in digital format. Students as well as the staff data and the important documents are managed and stored in the computers. It will help to go towards ‘Paperless Office’.

  • Notice or any documents are sent to the staff members using institute website, what’s app, messenger and E-mail instead of circulating hard copy.

  • Installation of LED bulbs to reduce power consumption.

  • To use the solid waste through vermin-compost on the campus and use it as a fertilizer.

  • To reduce the ‘sound pollution in the campus, we have displayed the Noise pollution boards.

  • To use ‘Use me’ Dry and Wet dust bins in the college campus so as to keep college campus clean

  • Digital library concept adopted through LMS and K Hub, shodhsindhu etc.

 

  1. Evidence of Success

Seeing is believing: The success of Campus sustainability initiatives is evident at a glance of the vast green covering permeating the KGRDCP & RI campus. The carefully nurtured vegetation, flora and fauna are a visual treat and speak volumes of eco-friendly culture unique to KGRDCP & RI. Inspired by the concern for environment, the faculty and students of the college have taken up enthusiastic initiatives cleaning of campus, plantation and pollution free campus etc.

 

  1. Problems Encountered and Resources Required

While the prospects of exploring environment-friendly options are encouraging, the actions dedicated for sustaining a green campus call for investment of resources and integration of efforts.

  • Building of fencing, water-pool and dug-well needed expert advice and investment of resources. These have significantly minimized the excess rainwater flow and contributed for the substantial recharge of ground- water.

  • Selection and preparation of sites for academic, administrative and other buildings called for expertise in soil corrosion management, drainage, placement of retaining walls and plans for suitable landscape. Organized planting of trees, bushes and lawns to stabilize slants and ridges have been expensive but quite rewarding, enriching the beauty of the campus.

  1. Notes: The Green Campus Committee will act as per the environmental policy and shoulder the responsibility of maintaining and protecting environment surrounding the college. The aim of the committee is to provide advice for the development of environmental policy and practice in the areas of.

  2. Water conservation and management

  3. Tree plantations

  4. Energy use and conservations

  5. Eco-friendly campus

  6. Noise Pollution

  7. Air Pollution

  8. Paper less operating procedure

  9. Green environment and clean campus

  10. Waste Management

 

Best practice-2

  1. Title of the Practice: Research & Skill Development

 

  1. Objective of the Practice: Research skill development is one of the distinctive and emerging areas of the institution. Institute inculcate a research culture among the students and faculty, enables faculty to translate theoretical knowledge into action, develops scientific thinking and acquire research skills by encouraging staff to pursue Ph.D programme and to attend innovative seminars, workshop and Faculty Development Programme, undertake minor & major research projects, to organize and participate in workshops and seminars, encourages staff and students to publish papers in leading journals. The institute encourages best practices and institutional distinctiveness by creating and developing competent pharmacy professionals.

  1. The Context: The students admitted to the institute are from rural as well as urban area. To bridge the gap and inculcate research ability and also to explore hidden capability of students, the institute encourages them by conducting research and review activities beyond curriculum.

 

  1. The Practice: To develop the skills and to nurture the curiosity of the students, the institute emphasizes on promoting the research activities. For the promotion of the research activities and skill development, the institute has encouraged students as well as faculties to conduct various research activities. Institute had organized two week faculty development program to improvise the teaching ability and also faculties were encouraged to attain faculty development programs and workshops that has been arranged in other institutions. Students were encouraged to participate in various activities such as seminars, workshops, poster presentations etc.

          Faculties were encouraged to pursue Ph.D program. Currently, six faculties are pursuing their Ph.D. and one                        faculty had completed Ph.D program.

         Faculties were encouraged to apply for research grants through various institutions such as Mumbai University,                 UGC, AICTE, ICMR etc.

         Faculties and students were encouraged to publish their research in various national as well as international                       journals. More than 100 research as well as review papers have been published in national and international                       journals till date.

  1. Evidence of Success: Faculties have been benefitted by various Faculty development programs and workshops.

          Activities completed successfully / Achievements:

  1. The PMKVY grants of 12 Lacs have been sanctioned for the conduct of the courses viz Front line health worker, Individual sales professional, diabetic educator, Pharmacist Assistant.

  2. Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is started by the college behalf the government scheme.

  3. Grant of 8 lacs sanctioned for the purpose of research topic entitled “To recycle marine waste Oyster shells, dolomite lime for the preparation of various calcium and phosphorous neutraceuticals” under DBT programme “Proposal for the use of Foldscope as a research tool” by department of biotechnology, Ministry of science and technology, Govt. of India to Mohan Kale and Pritam Juvatkar.

  4. Our faculty Pravin Naik received 1 lac grant for “QSAR of Oxazoles” by Aria chemicals Pvt. Ltd, Taloja, Navi Mumbai in 2015-16.

  5. Ashwin Kotamkar received minor research grant from University of Mumbai 2013.

  6. Baban Thawkar, Mr. Sandeep Waghulde received minor research grant from University of Mumbai 2016.

  7. Mohan Kale along with Sandeep Waghulde, Nilesh Gorde and Kirteebala Pawar received three ICMR grant for seminar respectively.

  8. More than 100 Research and review papers have been published in various reputed research journals by the faculty and students.

  9. Our institution staff has filed 05 patents. One patent is granted to Nilesh Gorde this year.

  10. Received 2nd prize in poster competition at ‘H.K. College of Pharmacy’ by B.Pharm students Harshala Baddi.

  11. Final year students Tushar Baviskar, Praful Patil received 3rd prize in the state level X Young Pharmacist Innovative Project Award held on 8th February 2018at Saraswathi Vidya Bhavan’s College of Pharmacy, Dombivali.

  12. Pravin Naik has received 1 Lac

  13. Pravin Jagtap, Mr. Nilesh Gorde and Mr. Pritam Juvatkar received research grant of amount 50000/- each and Mr. Pravin Naik received 60000/- from Mumbai university.\

  14. Vaishali Jadhav completed her PhD from SNDT University.

  1. Problems Encountered and Resources Required

        Research activities require a large amount of sum to carry out. Funding by research grant is not possible for each             and every research project.

  1. Note: Nil