Seven B. Pharmacy students– Rachana Subhash Kelkar, Deepika Ratanlal Patel, Rehman Irfan Jirait, Rupali N. Madapura, Vrishali Salian, Malvika Rangu Chandnani and Deep Raithatha, and two M. Pharmacy students– Shachi Vipulkumar Bheda and Khushboo Patel were awarded gift cheques of Rs. 25000/-each by Sundeep Prabhu, vice president sales and marketing, Schott Glass India Pvt. Ltd during a special award ceremony.
The winners have also been offered an exclusive tour of Schott Glass India’s pharmaceutical tubing plant in Jambusar district, Gujarat.
After the successful launch of the scholarship programme last year wherein Schott awarded financial aid of Rs. 25,000 each to six candidates from Mumbai, the number of recipients was increased to nine. “Due to a very encouraging response from students and faculty, we decided to expand the programme both geographically and in number of students supported. We feel proud that a second time in a row, this year, most scholarships have been bagged by young women pursuing B. Pharmacy and M. Pharmacy,” said Prabhu.
“With the increased demand for patient services and the growing number of prescriptions filled each year in India, we feel it is our responsibility to recognize the outstanding academic performance, dedicated commitment and community service of the most promising pharmacists of India,” Prabhu shared. “We feel honoured to encourage qualified individuals to fulfill open positions in the field of pharmacy and to leverage their skills during their academic progression through this programme.”
The process of selecting candidates for the Schott Fiolax Scholarship Programme 2016 was completed in December 2015, in which nine meritorious students were shortlisted from various colleges in Mumbai and Gujarat. The screening process took a total of six months to complete, with more than 100 applicants who were able to clear the challenging eligibility criteria of passing 2nd year with more than 70 percent in case of B. Pharmacy students and on the basis of outstanding research for M. Pharmacy students.