This beautifully designed logo represented by a bowl with a serpent, and a hexagon are symbols representing Pharmacy and the benzene ring structure respectively. The tail of the serpent is modified into Rx which means 'take this and pray'. This structure is comfortably placed over a book symbolising education and wisdom. The name of the institution is described artistically with a meaningful footnote.
|1550 BC||Papyrus ebers||the oldest preserved medical documents|
|460-370 B.C||Hippocrates||An ancient Greek physician - Father of Western Medicine|
|384 BCE – 322 BCE||Aristotle||Greek Philosopher|
|300 BC||Theophrastus||Father of Pharmacognosy|
|200 BC||Acharya Charaka||Father of Medicine|
|40-90 A.D||Pedanius Dioscorides||Greek physician, pharmacologist and botanist - compiled De Materia Medica.|
|AD 129 – c. 200/c. 216||Galen||First Pharmacist|
|936-1013 A.D||Abulcasis||First person to prepare medicines by sublimation and distillation.|
|1240 A.D||Emperor Frederick II||Separated the physician profession from that of a pharmacist.|
|1881 – 11 March 1955-||Alexander Fleming||Discovery of Penicillin|
|1902-1971||Dr. M.L. Shroff||Father of Pharmacy in India|
|1954|| Hindustan Antibiotics Limited
|Agreement with UNICEF and antibiotic production started|
|1961||Indian Drugs & Pharmaceutical Limited
|Collaboration with Russia|
|1970||Indian Patent Act 1970||helped development of new processes, cheap alternatives|
|1975||Hathi Committee Report||MNCs: to set up R&D, spend >4% in R&D|
Pharmacy logo is represented by a bowl and serpent, a symbol representing Pharmacy. The serpent signifies wisdom and symbolizes guardianship. The bowl stands for medicinal mixture used for healing. The R part of the symbol stands for the Latin 'recipere' which means 'take this' and it is related to the word ‘recipe’. The X part of the symbol is derived from the symbol for the Roman God, Jupiter. It represents prayer or invocation to Jupiter that the treatment would result in a cure, with the help of the Divine. So RX really means 'take this and pray'. It goes back to ancient Roman times when people believed that if you were sick, it was because you had offended gods and the illness was retribution.
India stands fourth largest in Pharmaceutical value in the world. India files highest number of DMFs and many MNCs are opting India for manufacturing their bulk drugs and brand drugs. Naturally, this offers tremendous scope for quality Pharmacy graduates.