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Pharmacy students set to visit US college

Panaji: Faculty members and students of Goa Pharmacy College would now be able to collaborate with St Louis College of Pharmacy of the United States as a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two institutes was signed and approved by the state government last week.

“We have signed two MoUs with them. St Louis College sends its students to international rotation. Their professors visited Goa College of Pharmacy in February and approved it as a site for their student programme. Five of their students will be here for a month,” said head of department of pharmacology Madhusudan Joshi of the Goa College of Pharmacy, adding that after due consideration, the state government has approved of students and faculty members visiting the college in the United States.

According to the MoU, there will be a staff programme where each college will accept scholars from the other one. The visiting scholars will be provided with research facilities of the host college. The two colleges will also enter a joint research programme details of which will be determined by a mutual agreement of the two colleges.

Two students, along with professor Joshi, will visit the institute in October 2017 for an advanced training in hospital and clinical pharmacy. “In the event of research collaboration leading to patent rights, copyrights and other intellectual property rights, a separate written agreement must be entered into each case in accordance with the policies of both the colleges on intellectual property,” the MoU read.

The MoU will also facilitate a cultural inter-change between both the colleges in which research materials and publications will be shared. (TOI)

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