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Dr B Suresh elected president of PCI for fourth consecutive time

Peethaambaran Kunnathoor, Chennai
Thursday, August 9, 2018, 08:00 Hrs  [IST]

B_SURESH.jpgThe 104th central council meeting of the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) has elected Dr B Suresh as the president of the PCI for the fourth consecutive term. This is the first time an election for the post of PCI president was held through ballot and the competition was between a vice-chancellor and a pro-vice chancellor.

The opposite candidate was Dr. P Yeole, who is the pro-vice-chancellor of Nagpur University in Maharashtra. Dr. Suresh is the vice-chancellor of the JSS Deemed University in Mysore.

Out of  the 77 central council members, 64 members participated in the election. The central council meeting and the presidential election were held in the PCI office in New Delhi on August 7.  Sources from PCI informed Pharmabiz that 48 members voted in support of Dr. Suresh while 16 members polled for Dr.Yeole.

Dr. Suresh became the president of the central council for the first time in 2003. He is the first academician elected to the post of PCI president when he was acting as the president of the Tamil Nadu State Pharmacy Council in 2003. Later, in 2008 and in 2013 he was unanimously elected to the top post.

It was during his tenure as president that the Pharmacy Practice Regulations (PPR) 2015 were notified by the PCI. Recently the union health minister, Dr J P Nadda referred to it in Parliament while replying to a question on Pharm D course. Similarly, Dr Suresh was instrumental in launching the international pharmacy education program, Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) in India.

The committee under him constructed a new building for the PCI in Noida near Delhi which is yet to be inaugurated.


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Mohit Jul 4, 2020 12:15 PM
Pharmacy students exam decision ??
Mohit kumar Jun 13, 2020 6:33 PM
Sir ma doaba college of mohali campus me padta hu..sir hum ny 6th sem ky exam deny ha or hamry sabi due clear ha..but college valy humsy 7th semester ke fees mag rehy ha. College valy bol rehy ha ke ager 7th ke fees submitted nehi karo gy toapp ko 6th ky exam nehi deny dengy sir lock down me humry pass paise bilkul nehi ha..plz sir humri help kro.college valy bhoat tang kr rehy aa
Dr Chetan P Nemade Feb 22, 2020 12:33 PM
The question is, if a candidate is so deserving that he is elected as president for the 4th time consecutively, then why during his tenure many universities were permitted to run Pharmacy courses in a situation when they do not have even bare minimum infrastructure, sufficient staff, or classes? For example, how come PK University, Dt. Shivpuri, MP, got permission from PCI, where there were never more than 4 staff members in the whole pharmacy department?? No practicals were ever held. No examination standards were followed.
Evangileen Jan 26, 2019 4:29 PM
Sir, in 2010 you said that you might be introducing fellowship programmes for Pharm D graduates. Till now i.e,2019 there is no result on that. So kindly carry forward about this issue.
Subhransu sahu Nov 15, 2018 12:25 PM
How sir am a student..me n my all Frnds applied B pharmacy in berhempur University.So we all student face the big problem..that is PCI not Approved The B PHARMACY IN BERHEMPUR UNIVERSITY...SO PLZ SIR I REQ U PLZ APPROVE THE PHARMACY..THEN WE GRATEFUL TO U
jitendra Kumar singh Sep 1, 2018 2:56 PM
Dear Sir,
I am very sad to inform you that CDSCO has announced recruitment for Drug Inspector post, Pharmacy is not mentioned in there eligibility criteria. We pharmacy people are very unfortunate to elect such pharmacy president, who didn't have any response against it.
Jaypal chavan Aug 10, 2018 9:07 PM
My vote is given Dr. P. Yeole
Komal anil ragit Aug 9, 2018 11:21 PM
Congratulations air
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