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IPC confers ‘Eminent Pharmacist Award' to Dr RN Gupta of Ranchi

Our Bureau, Chennai
Monday, January 8, 2018, 14:00 Hrs  [IST]

The eminent pharmacy academician and former vice-president of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Dr Roop Nath Gupta has been conferred with the prestigious ‘Eminent Pharmacist Award-2017’.

The award was presented to him by the Governor of Punjab, V P Singh Badnore in a function organized as part of the recently concluded Indian Pharmaceutical Congress (IPC) in Chandigarh.

Dr Gupta is currently working as a Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology at Birla Institute of Technology at Ranch in Jharkhand.

He has been a contributor for various amendments in the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules and also in the Pharmacy Act. Because of his untiring efforts, the amendment committee for the D&C Rules included GMP norms in the drug rules in 1988. Regarding qualifications for a drug inspector, licensing authority and also for the controlling authority, Dr Gupta’s suggestions and advice were a forcing factor.

He was awarded IPA Fellow in 1997, Pharma Achievement Award 2011, Best Poster Award in IPA Convention 2011, Best Poster Award in IPC 2012, Best Pharmaceutical Professional Award 2013 and Jharkhand State Pharmacy Gaurav Award 2017.

Announcing his name for the award, the chairman of the award committee said, ‘The Indian Pharmaceutical Association is proud to confer the Eminent Pharmacist Award – 2017 upon Dr RN Gupta in appreciation of his outstanding contribution as a great committed leader and academician for development of pharmacy profession and for his overall endeavors in strengthening of the association and service to the profession'.


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Reddeppa. Sunkara Apr 12, 2018 8:11 AM
Dr Gupta has done lot to the profession of Pharmacy and was instrumental in bringing various amendments in Pharmacy laws . He has done good service to the profession through key roles in various committees. He deserves and most appropriate person to receive the award.
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