Dr. Lokhande Vasant Yashwant
Dear budding Pharmacists,
Heartily, welcome you all in the one of most renowned educational hub - Sawkar Institutes. Samarth educational Trust, Arvind Gavali College of Pharmacy, Satara, located at region of Sahyadri hills, surrounded by seven mountains and geographically pleasant climate in association with Kaas Plateau - Valley of flowers of Maharashtra near the confluence of the river Krishna and its tributary, the Venna.
At the outset, I congratulate all for selecting Pharmacy, a noble profession as a Career. As you aware that current century is witness of rapid changes and competition scenario in every facet of the life. 'Education' is not exception to these changes. Scientific studies revealed that traditional 'Teacher-centric' methods of teaching-learning make the student more passive learner, dependent, reducing their creativity & interest in learning & make them 'examination-oriented'.
'Student-centric' approach makes student more active & participatory learners. Students are trained to face difficulties & find remedies of their own & therefore student become more self-reliant & thus creative. The role of teacher in this approach is 'facilitator'. Such kind of learning experience although find difficulties in initial level, but in later part & through practice it becomes much simpler, easy, & enjoyable to the learners.
'Education is the process of understanding & developing our self and make revolutionary transformation in social life'. We need to acquire optimum knowledge & skills along with to develop right attitude which is required during actual practicing of the profession.
The amount of knowledge & skills you have acquired during formal education (course) will decide that what position you will get in the profession; whereas, later development after getting post/position in the organization is largely dependent on your 'attitude'. As far as later part is concerned, very few efforts, if any, are taken in the most of educational institutes. Fortunately, we offer platform for development of knowledge, skills as well as right attitude. Moreover, we impart instructions which are 'Objective' & 'Outcome-based' for student's each & every activity. We have well developed mechanisms to assure by the learner that what has been achieved & what is left.
Apart from these changes, we have given high priority to democratic values & transparency; we promote creativity & innovation. We consistently act by getting feedbacks from all stakeholders on the final goal of as how to make technical education affordable and rich in quality education to the ordinary element of the society'.
I hope that you will not only 'Nurture & Develop' during your stay at the campus but this journey of 'Development' should be filled with full of comfort & enjoyment and will be great job creator after this journey with us
Thanks a lot !