Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MCOPS), hitherto ranked as No.1 among the private pharmacy colleges of India, has now got the stamp of approval from the union Human Resource Development ministry as the best college of its type in the country. It is the recognition of the quality of education imparted to the aspiring pharmacists in this premier institution. In its 54th year existence, MCOPS boasts of the finest infrastructure, qualified faculty with a staff-student ratio of 1:12 and excellent facilities for academic and co-curricular activities. Research is a priority at MCOPS and faculty and postgraduate students and doctoral candidates are involved in carrying out work in areas of high importance affecting health and disease.
MCOPS has in its rolls students from all over India, who enter the portals of the institution after passing competitive all-India admission tests. Merit alone counts at MCOPS as is true of entire Manipal University. MCOPS attracts students from Africa, middle-east and many English-speaking countries.
MCOPS is a centre recognized by AICTE for Quality Improvement programmes. Round the year workshops, seminars, symposiums or colloquium are held here, keeping the institution an active beehive.
MCOPS has some of the top state-of-art instruments for quality research. The college and faculty are recipients of funding from national funding agencies like UGC, AICTE, DST, DBT, ICMR and so on. Student exchange programmes with some premier universities of Europe, USA and Australia have helped to bring MCOPS closer to some international institutions and thereby enhancing its global footprint and perception.
Now with HRD recognition as the numero uno among the pharmacy colleges, MCOPS is bound to travel towards greater global recognition.