Manipal: Centre for Pharmaceutical Skill Development (CPSD), MAHE, in
association with Association of Pharmacy Teachers of India – Karnataka State Branch and Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council, organized Manipal Pharmacy Conclave 2022, on December 24, 2022
The Manipal Pharmacy Conclave is a unique skill-sharing initiative in the pharmacy domain and a typical example of skill giving of Corporate Alumnus back to the institutions. 30 Alumnus of MCOPS from top
pharmaceutical industries participated as resource persons and shared their experience and expertise during the Conclave with 200 delegates from pharmacy colleges across the country.
Dr Sharath K. Rao, Dean and Professor, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, inaugurated the event. The Conclave was planned into four sessions. The first session was Pep Talks, in which ten resource
people shared emerging pharmaceutical concepts or technologies with the delegates. The panel discussion was focused various upcoming job roles and skills required in their pharmaceutical industries.
The third session was Initiate, Ideate, and Innovate, in which the delegates were grouped into ten different teams, and unique team building, critical thinking, and problem-solving activities were given and
evaluated by the resource persons. This was followed by a session on CV writing.
In 2021, The World Bank stated, "The development of skills can contribute to structural transformation and economic growth by enhancing employability and labour productivity and helping countries to
become more competitive." Keeping this as a vision, MAHE had established the Centre for Pharmaceutical Skill Development (CPSD) at MCOPS, to develop and nurture skills among pharmacy
students to make them industry ready.