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Published on:July 2017
Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2017; 51(4):502-509
Original Article | doi:10.5530/ijper.51.4.78

Designing of Curriculum Aspects of Pharmacy Undergraduate Course in Respect of Graduate Employability


Authors and affiliation (s):

Shivaji P.Gawade*1, Nitin P.Sonaje2

1Sahyadri College of Pharmacy, Methwade, Sangola, Dist.Solapur-413307, Maharashtra, INDIA.

2Centre of distance Education, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Abstract:

Objectives: Objective of the present research work was to enhance graduate employability based on the needs of pharmaceutical industries, to evaluate present undergraduate curriculum and to redefine it by conducting survey of industrial, academic professionals other than pharmacy and clinical professionals. Materials and Methods: Questionnaire survey design of 15 multiple choice questions, was prepared to generate opinions of four types of professionals, industrial, academic, clinical and professionals other than pharmacy working in the pharmaceutical industry. Sampling was performed directly by face to face interviews with industrial, academic staffs, pharmacy post graduates and indirectly by electronic mail service. Results and Discussion: The total seventy eight samples from human subjects of four categories were tabulated category wise and alphabet (a), (b), (c) and (d) preferences from multiple choice questions. The results were statistically analysed for Standard deviation (S.D.), Standard Error Mean (SEM), (S.D.)2 i.e. Variance (V) and F calculated value as a ratio of Variances. Conclusion: It is emphacized that there is a need to change existing curriculum, to affiliate pharmacy curriculum to health Science University, to confer degree as B. Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Industry) and B. Pharm. (Clinical Industry) and adequate industrial exposure to teacher to train students and their participation in the teacher training course to train students on current industrial and technological development to bridge their gap between college laboratory to the industrial practice.

Key words: Graduate employability, Questionnaire survey design, Samples from human subjects, F-statistics.

 

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