As you may be aware that the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC) has been established primarily with the objectives of regularly updating the Indian Pharmacopoeia (an Official Book for setting standards of drugs in the Country) by publishing new edition(s) and its agenda, from time to time; National Formulary of India (a Reference Book for rational use of generic medicines) and other related tasks such as preparation, certification and distribution of Reference Substances. The Commission also functions as the National Coordination Centre (NCC) for Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI) for ensuring the safety of patients/drugs in the Country.

One of the important mandates of IPC is to provide quality training to Govt. Drugs Analysts/Analysts/Bench Chemists/Scientific Officers/Enforcement Personnel etc. from time to time. Further, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has, of late, allowed this Commission to undertake an exercise for capacity building for drug testing facilities in the country.

In this reference, 09th one-week  Advance Training Programme on “High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and Dissolution Test Apparatus” used for Drugs & Pharma Analysis for Government Drugs Analysts working in Central, State and Regional Drug Testing Laboratories is organizing by Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, Ghaziabad from 29/04/2019 to 03/05/2019.

A total of 44 Participants from 15 different states i.e. Arunachal Pradesh, Orissa, Bihar, Delhi, Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Meghalaya, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, West Bengal and Tamilnadu had participated and the details are as follows:

The inauguration ceremony of this training programme was conducted on 29th April 2019 at Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission. The Secretary-cum-scientific Director of Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission had inaugurated the training programme by the lightening of Lamp along with the other Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission Scientists.

Dr Robin Kumar, Principal Scientific Officer, Dr A. K. Teotia, Principal Scientific Officer, Dr V. Kalaiselvin, Principal Scientific Officer, Dr Anuj Prakash, Senior Scientific Officer were also present during the seminar. Dr S. Dey, Ex-Deputy Drugs Controller, CDSCO, North Zone, Ghaziabad and Consultant, Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission proposed welcome address and motivated the participants. He also narrated the importance of the training programme.

The Chief Guest Dr G. N. Singh, Secretary-cum-Scientific Director, IPC addressed special welcome to all the participants who came very enthusiastically from across the country. He also motivated the participants and narrated that each and every moment of the training programme should be used effectively. He inspired all the participants to use their experience and knowledge and interact with\\also with IPC scientists in order to contribute toward the development of monographs for an upcoming volume of Indian Pharmacopoeia.

Agenda of the training programme contains multiple presentations from the experts all over the country and hands-on training on HPLC and Dissolution test apparatus has also been included in the schedule for better understanding the mechanism of analysis.

The ceremony was concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Dr Meenakshi Dahiya, Sr. Scientific Officer and Training In-charge, Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, Ghaziabad.

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