Dr Avijit Mazumder is working as Professor and Director in the NIET Pharmacy Institute in Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology since October 2009. Dr Mazumder had completed his graduation and post graduation from Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University and then he completed his MBA from University of Lucknow. He obtained his PhD (Pharmacy) Degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He began his teaching career as Lecturer in Institute of Pharmacy and Technology, Salipur, Cuttack. Later he was associated with Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra, Ranchi since 1999 till his joining NMIMS as Professor and Head in Department of Clinical Pharmacy in November, 2007. He was the Head Division Of Clinical Pharmacy, Chairperson of MSc (Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences) and M.Pharm (Part time Programme) of NMIMS University. Four students have been awarded Phd. (Pharmacy) under is direct supervision. Dr Mazumder had successfully guided fourty six post graduate students. Currently a number of students are already pursuing their PhD programme under his guidance in the field of Pharmacology, Natural products and Management. He had a total of more than one hundred eighty national and international publications to his credit. Incidentally he had presented a number of research papers in national and international conferences/ symposiums. He had contributed eight book chapters and is the author of three books of repute. Dr Mazumder is in the editorial board of seven international and one national journals. He is also associated with a number of universities like Jadavpur University, Utkal University, Rajeev Gandhi Technical University (Bhopal), BIT Ranchi, Dibrugarh University in various capacities.

Director's Message Pharmacy profession being an integral part of national healthcare system has to play an important role in various issues related to national health. The Indian Pharmaceutical Industry is now growing consistently and has emerged as a leading industry in the complex field of new drug manufacturing technology. India due to lower cost of development has become the haunting ground for various multinational companies. The students should be enriched with multiskills, excellent professionalism, honesty and integrity to meet the global challenge which the various pharma industries expect from them.

Institute of Pharmacy of Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology started its journey in 2005 as a model pharmacy school and is currently involved in conduction of various graduate, postgraduate and research programs in pharmaceutical sciences. The institute is duly approved by AICTE and Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) and is affiliated to AKTU (Formerly UPTU). The institute has excellent well equipped sophisticated laboratory facilities; herbal garden, ethical committee approved animal house, library and good teaching and learning practices based mainly on student feedback systems. The institute has highly experienced faculty members who encourage students to carry out research in the fields of their interest. Our faculty members have also contributed to several book chapters in their areas of specialization. They were invited to deliver lectures at various National and International Conferences as well as at institutions of repute. Our educational system is not just about imparting pre-existing knowledge. It is providing a platform for functional aptitude with the students of today who shall make a difference to the world tomorrow. Every individuals involved in the set up is in pursuit of innovative research. If practical based education is the need of the hour then we can boast of being in tune with the times. A highly active Training and Placement cell apart from keeping a constant monitoring on the personality development, training and development of students assists the students to be well placed in the corporate sector. We are on the way to achieve the status of the top ten pharmacy institutes of the country. I am confident that we shall be able to achieve this distinction with the undiluted help, support and dedication of all our stakeholders. The students of NIET will be able to utilize the infrastructure and prove themselves as talented professionals to meet the global challenges ahead.

I wholeheartedly welcome all the aspiring and brilliant students to this Institute and wish them a highly exciting and successful professional career.

Dr Avijit Mazumder