It is my privilege to serve as Dean for this prestigious Faculty of Pharmacy at The University of Central Punjab, Lahore. Our university is one of the leading universities to develop your career and to make you a precious asset of the country. In order to meet the challenges of tomorrow, the university is trying to provide high standard professional education in a very conducive environment to all our students. Faculty of Pharmacy is home to world-class faculty, dedicated students and innovative researchers working towards improving medications and medication-related health outcomes.
After the recognition of Pharmacy education by Pharmacy Council of Pakistan and Higher Education Commission in 2011, our faculty has made enormous strides in meeting specific needs of both students and community, exploring new frontiers in drug discovery and development, pharmaceutical sciences, and translational clinical research. These labors have led to more than 30 manuscripts in the past three years. Here at the faculty, we value innovation, learning, the advancement of knowledge, research and its applications toward improving the use of medications in society, pharmaceutical care and professionalism. Diversity in all of its forms is the core thought of faculty’s research and development. We continually endeavor to augment our betterment and extend our national and international influence through quality education and research. We welcome your comments and suggestions for the improvement of pharmacy education and research. I will expect you to participate in all healthy and academic activities of the faculty.
I invite you to travel with us to a very illuminated future.
Dr. Mahtab Ahmad Khan
Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy
Faculty of Pharmacy was established at the University of Central Punjab in recognition of the vital role played by the pharmacists in the health care system, to meet the National/ International needs and to develop the pharmacy profession in Pakistan.
The Faculty has established the state of the art infrastructure in accordance with the guidelines of the Pharmacy Council of Pakistan. Initially, the Faculty is offering a five-year Doctor of Pharmacy Program (Pharm.D), which is recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and is accredited by the Pharmacy Council of Pakistan.
The university has also started M.Phil. in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutics). Whereas, postgraduate programs in various disciplines of pharmacy are in progress.
The Faculty of Pharmacy’s mission is to provide a holistic study with intellectual, social, cultural and physical development. Students are encouraged to develop knowledge, values and skills which will enrich their lives and prepare them to provide services to national and international communities. It has the vision to be recognized nationally and internationally for the innovation and excellence in pharmacy education, and contributions to advancing pharmacy practices. Faculty is striving hard to produce highly productive pharmacists, who not only fulfill the needs of the local market but also become an important asset to international communities.