International Students Cell

International Students Cell of Alard College of Pharmacy was established in 2018-19 to provide information and guidance about academic opportunities abroad to students. The cell functions in three domains: Incoming International Students cell, Outgoing International Students Cell and Guidance Cell for Higher Studies

The role of Incoming International Student Cell is to take responsibility and provide guidance to foreign students and faculty about rules, and regulations, curriculum, accommodation facilities, induction into campus, introduction to Indian and local culture, etc. The Cell shall also help the international students in resolving issues arising during their stay in Pune.

The Outgoing International Student Cell is designed to help students who wish to go abroad for higher studies by providing networking guidance with the international Alumni. Institution also provides admission and immigration guidance facilities to students wishing to pursue post-graduation abroad by holding counselling sessions with established admission counsellors. Through this cell, our student Ms. Poushali Ghosh cracked GRE exam in 2018 and got admitted into the MS-Pharmacology programme at University of Canberra, Australia after completion of B.Pharm at our institute in 2018.

Under the Guidance Cell for Higher Studies, students are provided with information of various schemes/scholarships/fellowships announced by the Indian government under student exchange program with foreign countries. Counselling sessions sessions to provide guidance on successfully cracking various entrance/eligibility exams of foreign universities are conducted wherein speakers from Foreign universities visit college annually to provide admission guidance and eligibility criteria.

Dr Stephen Kerr, Prof and interim Senior Associate Dean, from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Boston, USA visited college on 17th May 2018 to explore possibilities of Student exchange programmes. This session was organized in collaboration with IDP Education India Pvt Ltd, Pune represented by Mr Sandip Patil. Mr Shishir Kumar Upadhyay, Senior international Advisor (South Asia) HR from MCPHS, Boston, USA visited college again in 2018 to provide guidance to students regarding pursuing Post Graduation Studies in MCPHS.


Ms Heather Wallick - formerly Assistant Director (Admissions and Financial Aid for the Graduate Program), Harvard Law School, USA and presently the CEO of Wallick Global Consulting visited college on 26th September 2018 and interacted with students regarding pursuing post graduate studies and opportunities for students in USA

HR from MCPHS, Boston, USA visited college again in 2018 to provide guidance to students regarding pursuing Post Graduation Studies in MCPHS.


Our Achievers Abroad:



Mr. Priyank Shenoy completed B.Pharm in 2010 from ACP, Pune. He further pursued PhD (Faculty of Medicine) from the University of Queensland, Australia. He also worked as Animal House Technician at the Centre for Integrated Preclinical Drug Development (UQ Centre for Clinical Research), the University of Queensland, Australia. He has recently joined MIPS as a Research Fellow with Dr Nicholas Veldhuis and Dr Daniel Poole.

The Journal Nature Nanotechnology has published hi sground breaking research on chronic-pain medicine to be patented by Takeda Pharmaceuticals Corp. ltd.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41565-019-0568-x

Pousali is a 1st year Master of pharmacy student at University of Canberra, Australia. She has been appointed as M Pharm student representative of Canberra Student Pharmacy association(CaSPA).
As the 1st year M.pharma representative, Pousali's role is to connect CaSPA better to her classmates and help them recognize the importance of participating in the events run by CaSPA and NAPSA. She noticed her Masters cohort are not as involved in the club, and during her term, her main goal is to make sure that everyone is involved in something so they can showcase their skills in the various events that are held.

Ms. Rajavi Patel, graduated from ACP, Pune in 2012, presently working as Senior regulatory affairs specialist at Bausch Health Companies, USA