Pharma Times

Pharma Times

August – September 2021
July 2021


May – June 2021
April 2021
March 2021


February 2021
July 2021


January 2021
December 2020

Digitization in Pharmaceutical Industry

October November 2020
September 2020
January 2021
August 2020

ϓ Scintigraphy in Pharmaceuticals

July 2020
June 2020 
May 2020

Prof. Harkishan Singh

August 2020

ϓ Scintigraphy in Pharmaceuticals

April 2020


March 2020


February 2020


January 2020


April 2020


December 2019


November 2019

Project Management

October 2019


September 2019

Lipid-Based Delivery System

December 2019


August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
August 2019
April 2019
March 2019

Personalized Medicines

February 2019
January 2019
April 2019
December 2018 
November 2018

Digitization in Healthcare

October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018

Dissolution Sciences & Application

May 2018 
April 2018


March 2018


February 2018


January 2018


December 2018 
December 2017


November 2017

Supply Chain Management

October 2017


September 2017


August 2017

Antimicrobial Resistance

July 2017


June 2017


May 2017

Regulatory Affairs

April 2017


March 2017


February 2017

Intellectual Property Rights

January 2017


December 2017


FAQs Pharma Times

1.  What is Pharma Times?

Pharma Times is the newsmagazine of Indian Pharmaceutical Association. It is a scientific journal and in addition to featuring general articles of professional interest, it also publishes proceedings of the Central Executive Council of IPA, the Annual Report and Accounts of the Association, reports on branch activities, proceedings of IPA Convention, notifications of IPA and other information such as articles, advertisements, announcements etc. 

2.  How do I submit an article or news item to Pharma Times?

Read carefully and follow the Instructions to Contributors reached by clicking on the link provided both here and on the Pharma Times page. Send in your contributions as a type-written document prepared in MS Word to : 

The Editor,
Pharma Times,
Kalina, Santacruz East,
Mumbai-400 098.
Tel. no. 91 22 26670744, 91 22 26671072.
Fax. 91 22 26670744

Alternatively, the contribution can also be sent as a MS Word document to

3.  Whom do I contact if I need help?

Email the Pharma Times Editorial Office at:
or phone 91 22 26670744, 91 22 26671072

About Pharma Times

Pharma Times is the monthly newsmagazine of Indian Pharmaceutical Association. In addition to featuring general articles of professional interest.
Pharma Times also publishes proceedings of the Central Executive Council of IPA, the Annual Report and Accounts of the Association, reports on branch activities, proceedings of IPA Convention,
notifications of IPA and other information such as articles, advertisements, announcements etc.

Pharma Times is distributed complimentary to IPA’s member base of over 10,000, spread across the length & breadth of the nation. It is also sent to all the affiliated associations of IPA including International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations (FAPA), Commonwealth Pharmaceutical Association (CPA), American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), International Pharmaceutical Students Federation (IPSF) & World Health Organization (WHO). 

Pharma Times is indexed by the search engines – Scopus & Embase of the premier scientific publication house Elsevier.

Dr. Alka Mukne is the current editor of Pharma Times.
Editorial Team
Dr. Alka Mukne

Editorial Assistants
Kishori Kedia, Nivedita Hegdekar, Seline Dantes, Snehal Shenoy, shubhangi Kamalia, Soham Yande, Shrey Gohil, Neha Dabholkar, Aditi Modi.  

Advisory Board

Dr. A. I. MehtaDr. A. K. Kapadia
Dr. B. SureshDr. C. Gopalakrishna Murty
Dr. J. A. S. GiriKaushik Desai
Dr. Mukund YelvigiPrafull Sheth
Dr. Rao V.S.V. VadlamudiShashikant Joag
Subodh Priolkar


Dr B.N. SinhaDr. Divakar Goli
Hemanta Kr. SharmaDr. Jayant Dave
Kalhan BazazM.P. George
Dr. N. ShivaprasadDr. P. Khadgapathi
Dr. Premnath ShenoyPuneet Gupta
Dr. P. N. MurthyRaj Vaidya
Rajesh BhandariDr. R. N. Gupta
Sanjay JainDr. Shailendra Saraf
Shyamal KalaniSripati Singh
Dr. Subhash MandalDr. S. P. Manek
Prof. T. V. Narayana

Subscribe To Pharma Times


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Inland (Single copy)Rs. 275
Inland (Annual Subscription)Rs. 3,000
Subscription for 3 yearsRs. 7,250
Subscription for 5 yearsRs. 12,000
Overseas (Single copy)US $ 50
Overseas (Annual Subscription)US$ 450
Agency Discount10%

Send your cheque / D.D drawn in favour of “Pharma Times” to :

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Note : Claims for missing copies cannot be considered unless received within three months of publication.


It is our endeavor to provide greater value-added service to our members. A step in that direction is two new newsletters brought out by IPA. Pharma Professional, our monthly newsletter by Cygnus provides the latest in national and international news in a crisp, defined format, along with focused profiles of products and niche therapeutic segments.

GBR News Letter – Interview with Dr. Rao.

LSSSDC Newsletter April – June 2021

LSSSDC Newsletter March – 2021

Commonwealth Pharmacists Association’s Newsletter January 2021

LSSSDC Newsletter September – 2020

LSSSDC Newsletter March – 2020

LSSSDC Newsletter Sept – 2019

IPA SF Reports

Report on Pharma Times Conclave 2019

Letter sent to Shri. J.P. Nadda, Hon’ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare requesting to develop strict regulations and policies for disposal of pharmaceuticals (31.01.2019)

Report on IPA Awards Function 2018

Letter sent to President, Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi, regarding suggestions on draft of exit exam for Diploma in Pharmacy (31.12.2018)

AAiPS Distinguished Young Educator & Researcher Award 2019

Letter sent to Shri. J.P. Nadda, Hon’ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare requesting to include Pharmacists in the National Program for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, CVD and Stroke (NPCDCS) (01.11.2018)

FIP President calls for urgent action on sustainability policies

World pharmacists Day 2018 promotes pharmacists as medicines experts

FIP appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Survey by IPS – FIP on the Role of Pharmacists in the Pharmaceutical Industry

IPA President, Dr. Rao Vadlamudi elected as President of Commonwealth Pharmaceutical Association 2017 – 2019


Founder of IPA

Prof. M.L.Schroff, established United Province Pharmaceutical Association (UPPA) at Banaras Hindu University in 1935. The United Provinces Pharmaceutical Association (UPPA) was renamed as Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) in 1939 and the publication of Indian Journal of pharmacy started. The IPA headquarters was shifted to Bombay on 1st January 1953. The Pharma Times started in 1963 as professional monthly publication of IPA. The Indian Journal of pharmacy was named as Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Bi-monthly publication) in 1979.The First Indian Pharmaceutical Congress was organized at Calcutta in December 1948 with Prof. M.L. SCHROFF as its First President. For 58 years, the IPC was organized by IPA & Its Branches. From 2007 onwards each of the Federation Associations started hosting IPC on rotation by convention (APTI-IPGA-AIDCOC-IHPA-IPA)

The Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) founded in 1939, is the oldest premier association of pharmaceutical professionals in India, with a member base of over 13,000, spread across the length and breadth of the nation. IPA operates in India through 20 state branches and more than 46 local branches. The members represent various facets of pharmaceutical profession viz., industry, regulatory, community and hospital pharmacy practices and education. As a member of the Drug Technical Advisory Board, India, IPA is actively involved in advising the government on matters of professional importance. IPA is affiliated with international pharma associations like FIP, FAPA, CPA, AAPS, AAiPS and is working with international bodies such as WHO and WHPA for carrying out various collaborative professional activities that include organizing training programmes for professionals from industry, academics, regulatory and practice. IPA makes representations to the authorities on matters of professional interest and works constantly towards upgrading the standards of pharmacy professional services offered by the pharmacists. IPA’s major objective is to position pharmacists as one of the important healthcare providers in our country.

Every year IPA honour eminent personalities in the field of Pharmacy with various awards like:
IPA–IRF Life Time Achievement Award,
IPA – Eminent Pharmacist Award,
IPA–ML Khorana Memorial Lecture Award,
IPA-M.Venkateswarlu Award,
IPA – Fellowship Awards,
IPA – ACG Innovation & Best Packaging Awards,
IPA–Best State & Local Branch Awards,
IPA–IJPS Best Research Paper Award,
Prof. M.L Khorana Medal for highest % in B.Pharm ,
Prof. M LShroff Medal for highest grade in B.Pharm,
IPA-Davinder Pal, National Elocution competition prizes ,
IPA-All India Pharma Quiz & GPAT competition prizes,
IPA-IRF Scholarships to poor and needy students.

Member Benefits

Enroll as IPA members and enjoy exclusive member benefits.

  • Be a part of the most elite group of the Pharma professionals in India and gain from their experience and expertise.
  • Have access to the latest in national and international news in a crisp, defined format, along with focused profiles of products & niche therapeutic segments, in our monthly newsletter “Pharma Professional” brought out by Cygnus.
  • Take advantage of the many training programmes, seminars, symposia, conferences and workshops organized by IPA, at a concessional rate and update yourself on the latest in technology, trade and regulations governing the various facets of Pharma industry.
  • Network with the bigwigs of the Pharma world at the IPA seminars and conferences and further your career.
  • Avail of complimentary copies of our monthly newsmagazine – Pharma Times for your entire membership term.
  • Get subsidized subscriptions for our research based scientific publication – Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (IJPS).

Regulatory Affairs Division

The objective of the Regulatory Affairs Division is to participate in the legislation related activities which govern all aspects of drugs, Research, Quality Control, Sales Manufacturing and Distribution of drugs etc. in both proactive and reactive manner. To effectively discuss all draft amendments of primary legislations dealing in drugs namely, Drugs and Cosmetic Act, and offer suggestions to the Drugs Controller – General (India), Government of India, New Delhi.

To effectively share the information in Pharma Times, or by means of special bulletin or circular letters. To actively associate with National Authorities for International Harmonization of drug legislations.

Office Bearers

Dr. Subhash C. MandalChairman
Mr. Harepally Amruth RaoVice-Chairman
Mr. P.B.N. PrasadHon. Secretary
Dr. Mukti Pada RanaTreasurer
Mr. Sujit KumarJoint Secretary
Mr. A. Krishna DevMember
Dr. Tulsi ChakrabartiMember
Mr. M.G. KekatpureMember
Mr. Amresh TumbagiMember
Mr. Arun MishraMember
Kapil KhambholjaMember
Mr. Jitendra RoyMember
Mr. H.N. MahantaMember
Aritra ChatterjeeMember
Rahamthulla ShaikMember