Prof. Devang J. Pandya

Batch 2007 (M. Pharm. from LMCP)

LM College of Pharmacy is like an Akshaypaatraof knowledge, not only regarding Pharmacy but regarding life itself, which is showing no signs of emptying at all, and is in fact continuously growing, even after almost 75 years. I am still to rationally understand why I feel a huge void within myself if I don’t visit the institute at least once a year, and why the void is filled with peace and satisfaction the moment I step insidethe campus. It is most probably due to the selfless efforts poured into myself by the institute. Getting admission in M. Pharm. here was in itself a dream come true, and getting the opportunity to represent the institute and state in Indian Pharmaceutical Association’s National Elocution Competition just within months was like an icing on the cake. All my Pharmacognosy teachers honed my subject-specific skills, giving me everything they had for my betterment. I always received full support from teachers of other departments as well. On top of all this, I was able to keep myself fit due to the daily Table Tennis and Badminton routine here. Thus, “Holistic Development” were not merely fancy words at LMCP; they were the actual experience. Whatever I learnt and felt in LMCP, I attempted to transfer to my own students and academic environment once I became a teacher, which has contributed immensely in making me reach and sustain where I am today. Proud to be a small speck in the galaxy of stars produced by this institute since decades…