Faculty

Faculty are the main important resource for teaching-learning process. The management of the college gives top priority for the recruitment of well qualified & experienced teaching staff. MNR College of Pharmacy follows all the norms and educational qualifications required as per statutory bodies for the recruitment of teaching staff at various levels. Recruitment for regular posting of faculty takes place through the procedure of advertisement, scrutiny of applications conduct of interviews by the selection committee constituted as per the norms of the Osmania University.

The performances of an academic staff are appraised on the basis of well defined criteria developed by the management of the institution in consultation with the university. Such criteria are commensurate with their responsibilities at the degree programme and other expectations that might have been elaborated at the time of their recruitments. The criteria generally bring out information relating to their teaching responsibilities and outcomes, research activities and extension / outreach activities, besides their participation in advancing the mission of the college.

The academic staff submit their self- appraisal form to the head of the department, who after review and evaluation forward it to the principal. After adding his recommendation and remarks the principal forwards it to the management. The management evaluates such data keeping in view the obligations of the faculty, college and the university to its stakeholders and communicates its commendation, feedback or non compliant status of the concerned faculty and the college for consideration and implementation.

Innovations by the faculty in teaching and learning activities; contributions to teaching and learning are activities that contribute to the improvement of student learning. These activities may include innovations including, however not limited to, use of ICT, in instruction delivery, instructional methods, assessment, evaluation and inclusive class rooms that lead to effective, efficient and engaging instruction.

The college encourages academic staff to improve their skill and expertise; attain higher learning through their participation in continuing professional development/workshop/seminar in the relevant area. The management provides financial and other necessary supports for organizing seminars/workshops/conferences in the colleges. The management also provides financial assistance for the faculty member to attend national and international seminars/workshops/conferences and present their research findings. The colleges have organized conferences and most of the faculty members have attended conferences and workshops with the financial support of the management /other funding agencies.

The faculty members are encouraged to undergo training programs to acquire additional skills through hands on experience. The young faculty members are encouraged to attend staff development programs that enhance their specialist knowledge as well as hone their teaching skills. The colleges encourage their faculty to upgrade their academic and research qualification. It provides an opportunity for the faculty to register and pursue their doctoral degree program along with their regular teaching responsibilities. Such trainings also include cultural, gender and social sensitization, besides communication skills to understand and interact with students from diverse backgrounds.

The faculties are encouraged for continuing skill improvisation and therein upgrade and support these following criteria’s

  • Pharmacy Knowledge: Possess knowledge and comprehension of the core and basic knowledge associated with the profession of pharmacy, including biomedical sciences; pharmaceutical sciences; behavioral, social, and administrative pharmacy sciences; and manufacturing practices.
  • Planning Abilities: Demonstrate effective planning abilities including time management, resource management, delegation skills and organizational skills. Develop and implement plans and organize work to meet deadlines.
  • Problem analysis: Utilize the principles of scientific enquiry, thinking analytically, clearly and critically, while solving problems and making decisions during daily practice. Find, analyze, evaluate and apply information systematically and shall make defensible decisions.
  • Modern tool usage: Learn, select, and apply appropriate methods and procedures, resources, and modern pharmacy-related computing tools with an understanding of the limitations.
  • Leadership skills: Understand and consider the human reaction to change, motivation issues, leadership and team-building when planning changes required for fulfillment of practice, professional and societal responsibilities. Assume participatory roles as responsible citizens or leadership roles when appropriate to facilitate improvement in health and wellbeing.
  • Professional Identity: Understand, analyze and communicate the value of their professional roles in society (e.g. health care professionals, promoters of health, educators, managers, employers, employees).
  • Pharmaceutical Ethics: Honour personal values and apply ethical principles in professional and social contexts. Demonstrate behavior that recognizes cultural and personal variability in values, communication and lifestyles. Use ethical frameworks; apply ethical principles while making decisions and take responsibility for the outcomes associated with the decisions.
  • Communication: Communicate effectively with the pharmacy community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports, make effective presentations and documentation, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • The Pharmacist and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety and legal issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional pharmacy practice.
  • Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional pharmacy solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change. Self-assess and use feedback effectively from others to identify learning needs and to satisfy these needs on an ongoing basis.