Executive Summary

Amrita School of Pharmacy, an integral component of Amrita University, is the first to start functioning among the schools under Health Sciences campus. Located in the vibrant city of Kochi, Kerala, Amrita School of Pharmacy offers training for one of the most sought after professional courses. The School’s commitment to excellence in healthcare is in line with the overall objective of the Kochi - based Health Sciences campus of the University. The School of Pharmacy strives not only to provide quality education in pharmaceutical sciences but also to establish itself in research and serves as an ideal platform for the overall development of highly competent pharmacy professionals. The School maintains an exemplary clinical practice and conducts community outreach programmes that address the needs of Kochiites and the society at large.

The School is housed in a self-contained four-storied building and is located away from the hustle and bustle of the main hospital within the campus, yet has access to all the clinical services. This optimal location provides a calm and quiet atmosphere conducive to learning.

The first batch of Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm.) students commenced their academic programme in 2005 paving the way for a seamless transition. The productivity of the School significantly improved with the introduction of Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm.) programmes from 2008 when the Pharmacy Practice specialization was initiated and in 2009 when Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry disciplines followed suit.