Five new pharmacy colleges will be set up in Pune district

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Pune: Five new pharmacy colleges, including one department of pharmacy at Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), will be set up in Pune district, stated a resolution released by the Higher and Technical Education Department of Maharashtra government on Friday.

Sakal Times had reported on May 25 that All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has approved the establishment of 52 new pharmacy colleges in Maharashtra in this academic year. At present, there are 437 pharmacy colleges in the State.

Pune: Five new pharmacy colleges, including one department of pharmacy at Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), will be set up in Pune district, stated a resolution released by the Higher and Technical Education Department of Maharashtra government on Friday.

Sakal Times had reported on May 25 that All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has approved the establishment of 52 new pharmacy colleges in Maharashtra in this academic year. At present, there are 437 pharmacy colleges in the State.

Currently, the approval has been given for establishing unaided private colleges only. These pharmacy institutes will provide diploma courses and have an intake of 60 seats. A total of 300 seats will be established in Pune district and 3,120 seats will be increased in the State.

The GR also mentioned that it will remain mandatory for these new pharmacy institutes to seek affiliation with State universities under the Maharashtra Public University Act, 2016. For now, the pharmacy colleges will also have to affiliate with State Technical Education Department for providing the diploma course.

The institutes are bound to take fees according what is approved for the course. In case any institute is found violating the fee regulation, action will be taken against it under the Maharashtra Educational Institution (Prohibition of Capitation Fee) Act, 1987.

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