Chitkara University and Zydus Cadila Healthcare Limited Forge Strategic Alliance

Published on October 12, 2023 | 199 views

Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh, has embarked on a pioneering journey of collaboration with Zydus Lifesciences, a division of Zydus Cadila Healthcare Limited, a global pharmaceutical powerhouse. The two esteemed institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that symbolises a transformative leap towards bridging the chasm between academia and industry, fostering innovation, and cultivating the talents of future professionals.

Zydus Cadila Healthcare Limited is a global pharmaceutical company with a diverse portfolio of healthcare solutions. The company is dedicated to improving people’s lives through innovative and high-quality medicines. Zydus Cadila Healthcare Limited is renowned for its commitment to research and development, manufacturing excellence, and uncompromising quality standards.

The MoU signing ceremony took place with great enthusiasm and optimism. Dr. Ajay Sharma, Registrar of Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh, and Bharat Bhushan Rattan, Senior Human Resources Manager at Zydus Cadila Healthcare Limited, affixed their signatures to the agreement. This historic event was graced by the presence of Dr. Nitin Verma, Professor and Principal of Chitkara School of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh, and Ankit Verma, Human Resources Executive at Zydus Cadila Healthcare Limited.

This partnership promises to usher in a new era of academic-industry collaboration, with a primary focus on enriching the educational experience for Chitkara University’s B. Pharmacy students. Under the ‘Institute to Industry (i2i) Inspire Program,’ students will gain invaluable practical insights and hands-on experience in the realm of pharmaceutical manufacturing and production. This strategic collaboration underscores the shared commitment of both institutions to provide industry exposure and internships to students while also creating mentorship opportunities for budding professionals.

Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh, sees this partnership as a profound opportunity to bolster its academic programs and empower students with real-world experiences. The integration of Zydus Cadila Healthcare Limited’s expertise in pharmaceuticals into the university’s curriculum is expected to result in well-rounded professionals who are better prepared to face the challenges of the pharmaceutical industry.

This momentous collaboration reflects the dedication of both Chitkara University Himachal Pradesh and Zydus Cadila Healthcare Limited to nurturing talent, fostering innovation, and driving the growth of the pharmaceutical sector in India. It represents a step forward in realizing the vision of a vibrant and dynamic pharmaceutical industry, powered by well-trained, industry-ready professionals. The ‘Institute to Industry (i2i) Inspire Program’ is poised to set new benchmarks in the realms of academia and industry collaboration and promises to leave a lasting impact on the future of pharmaceutical education.