To bring awareness among the students of various programmes in IMU, the Intravarsity Club recruits two Envoys Committees from each programme to take lead in events organised by the Club. The Envoys Committee will organise events based on their respective programmes, with the primary aim of uniting all programmes at IMU. In this context, the “1st Make Your Medication” Workshop 2016 was organised by the Envoys Committee of the Intravarsity Club on behalf of the pharmacy programme, spearheaded by Foong Keng Wah and Yeoh Tze Wei with the guidance of Dr Nagashekhara Molugulu and their team on 18 November 2016. Held at IMU’s Pharmaceutics lab, the workshop was organised with the intention of giving IMU students experience in the pharmacy profession. The objectives of the event were to give students the opportunity to gain understand the various processes and components involved in manufacturing of medications and to bring awareness of the various quality control tests that are performed on the finished dosage form products that are tested in pharmaceutical industries. With this in mind, this workshop which was successfully organised by the Envoys Committee of Intravarsity Club in collaboration with the Pharmaceutical Technology Department of IMU, focused on the manufacturing of tablets, quality control testing and preparation of suppositories. 21 participants from different programmes such as Pharmacy, Medical Biotechnology, Biomedical Science and Medicine took part in this knowledge-filled event. Students were given a chance to have hands-on experience in making of tablets and suppositories which are commonly used medications in healthcare treatment. The workshop was headed by Dr Bala Venkata Sivaram Nallamolu along with Dr Farrukh Zeeshan and Dr Prashant Kesharwani of Pharmaceutical Technology Department, School of Pharmacy, IMU.
Quite a substantial amount of positive feedback was received from the participants stating that they were quite satisfied with the event. Not only were the lecturers praised for being knowledgeable but they were also complimented for being kind and helpful. The organisers were lauded for organising the e event as the participants thought that it was really informative and beneficial to them. The participants actually enjoyed the tableting session very much, as they get to see the tableting machine and they were quite impressed with the machine mechanics.