Dubai Pharmacy College for Girls

Dubai Pharmacy College for Girls, the first pharmacy education institution in the Gulf region, was established in 1992 to meet the growing needs of healthcare professionals. The beginning of a long journey to excellence and continued development was set forth by the astute visionary Haj Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Lootah under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Saeed Ahmed Khan.

The institution is committed to provide accredited pharmacy education at undergraduate and graduate level to female students based on Islamic values, advancement of pharmaceutical knowledge through research and community service in order to serve pharmacy profession, scientific community and public

Program’s offered are a four year Bachelor and a two year Masters. The M.Pharm program with two specializations namely Clinical Pharmacy, and Pharmaceutical Product Development are hospital and pharmaceutical industry oriented respectively. In collaboration with Professionals Regulatory Affairs, certificate course is provided for Continuous Professional Development.

Stepping Stones

In 1992, the first batch of 27 students were enrolled to the Degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm.) program.

In1995, a tie‐up with the Dubai Hospitals Authority (DHA) and Global Pharma gave our students the opportunity to participate in educational internship programs. Our recent venture with one of the biggest players among pharmaceutical companies, the Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries’ Julphar, offers students professional practice experience to enhance their skills.

In 1998, the Bachelor’s received full accreditation from the Commission of Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE. This recognition represents worldwide recognition.

In 2004, First educational institution to be awarded the Dubai Quality Appreciation Program (DQAP), a testament to the College’s excellence.

2008: signs MoU with SEHA – Abu Dhabi Health Services for clinical pharmacy hands on experience.

In 2013 was a proud moment in the history of the institution as we got initial accreditation from the CAA, for the Master of Pharmacy programs with two specializations in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice, and Pharmaceutical Product Development.

In 2014, the college was honored the GCC Pharma Outstanding Education Award in the GCC Pharmaceutical Congress to be among the top 5 institutions in pharmacy education.

In 2018, Prof Saeed Ahmed Khan was awarded the ‘Middle East Education Leadership Award’.

Student Affairs

The only institution which has partnership with International Pharmaceutical Student Federation (IPSF) lays emphasis on well-rounded personality development. Student affairs provide opportunities in inculcating the values, creativity, leadership, teamwork and integrity.

Community engagement initiatives maximize the student experience. We provide on-campus counseling services, career center that connects students to the workplace.

Multiple Facets

1st Pharmacy College in the GCC region

Institute formed with an aim to educate Muslim girls in the Middle East region.

Professional Practice Experience/Internship in Dubai Health Authority and Abu Dhabi Health Services.

Diverse student body with more than 30 nationalities.

Extra-Curricular Activities

DUPHAT – Dubai International Pharmaceuticals and Technologies Conference.

Community Engagement (Breast Cancer, Diabetes, Health Awareness, Clean-up Drive, Global Day).

International Pharmaceutical Students Federation (IPSF) Activities.

Safety and Security

Students are provided on campus services such as Residential Halls, Central Library, Auditorium, Dining Halls, IT Facilities and Health services to name a few. In addition a Career Services & Guidance unit is also present to handle students’ career progression pathways. DPCG ensures that we provide a calm and safe environment for the student.

Other Amenities

The College awards four scholarships to meritorious students each year who are newly admitted to the program. The scholarship remains with the students all four years if they maintain good academic standing.

Also, it is an honor to have more than 1000 alumni who are well placed in diverse career opportunities of pharmacy practices –community and hospital pharmacies, pharmaceutical industries, insurance sectors, multinational pharmaceutical companies and academia.

The Eye of the Institute

Prof. Saeed Ahmed Khan, who has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Delhi, is a founding member and Dean who supports and develops the College so that students and faculty have the best possible experience.

Words of Trust

“DPC provides a Pro-learning across the board approach, wherein your talents are supported and shortcomings are reformed in a positive and constructive manner. Their exceptional programs and teaching methodologies backed by practical skills, world class faculty, multi-cultural environment and industry interface have given me the confidence to be self-assured and steady towards my career objectives”.

– Saba Islam Khan (Class of 2009) – Quality Assurance – Transzone, UAE.

“DPC was very help-fulfill in each stage of my life and supported me with help and encouragement, and this supporting is continued until now with my PHD studying. My advice is to work hard, live your life, enjoy what you are doing, respect and appreciate your teaching faculty. I will not forget Doctor Khan and his kindness and support. The most valuable and amazing times spent with my colleagues”.

-Saba Mohsen Mohamed (Class of 2002) – Head of Pharmacy Department, Armed Forces – UAE

For more details

Name: Dubai Pharmacy College

Location: Muhaisnah 1 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates