Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India, established
in 1966, by the leading personalities like Prof. M.
L. Schroff, Prof G.P. Srivastava and others of pharmacy
colleges of those days is an organization whose heart beats
for the pharmacy profession. Earlier teachers' aims were to
do the best for their own students; Later, all the teachers
came under the umbrella of APTI; where the teacher's contribution
could be utilised both at micro levels with multi dimensional
professionalism. Teachers now not only give class room instructions
but also become educators in the true sense by being counselors,
motivators, guides, researchers, advisors, consultants to
Pharma Companies, etc, so as to create quality pharmacists
of technological era.
The Association with its publications is a good sounding
board for bouncing avantGarde ideas of the members in the
academic field. These can be newer teaching methodologies,
fabrication of tools, Computer Aided Drug Design (CADD) and
other computer applications, industry-academic interaction,
academia-hospital interaction, etc. We are proud of the fact
that many of the goals have already been reached but still
more are to be achieved. The effort of the association has
been highly appreciated.