History of DPCG

History of Dubai Pharmacy College for Girls

The great visionary and philanthropist Hajj Saeed Bin Ahmed Al-Lootah founded Dubai Pharmacy College for Girls in September 1992. It was created under the umbrella of Dubai Institute of Environmental Research, with the goal of establishing itself as a state-of-art institute in pharmaceutical education and research.

  • 1992:  Dr. Mizra Beg, Director (DIER) was in charge. Dr Saeed Ahmad Khan was appointed as the Head of Educational Unit.
  • 1992-’93: First batch of 27 students (16 girls and 11 boys) were enrolled.
  • 1993: April: Prof. Fawzi Taha Ktob from Alexandria University took charge as the Dean.
  • 1994-’95: To provide internship to students DPC tied-up with Dubai Govt. Hospitals and Julphar Pharmaceutical Industry; for internship program for the students.
  • 1996: April: Submission of the Form-A to the Ministry of the Higher Education and Scientific Research for the Accreditation process.
  • 1996 Oct: Prof.J.S. Qadry was appointed as the Dean of the College.
  • 1996 Dec: Graduation of the First Batch of Pharmacists.
  • 1997, 8th  Oct: A team of experts from U.S.A visited the College to evaluate various facilities. A report was submitted to MOHE&SR.
  • 1998, 22nd  Dec: Got the approval and accreditation from the Ministry (MOHE&SR) as per its decree No (151) of 1998. The decree has authorized the College to award its graduates an approved degree of B.Pharm. Along with accreditation and deemed University status.
  • 2001,7th  Feb: Delegates from MOHE&SR visited the college again. Encouraging report was given. They also stressed that the college should start a Pharm.D.Degree program.
  • 2001, Aug: Prof. Sobbi Ali Said took over as Dean
  • -Dr. Saeed Ahmad Khan was appointed as Chief Academic Officer
  • -Revised and updated syllabus and curriculum.

  • 2004: Awarded the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award for being the Best Teaching Institute in the UAE.
  • 2007, 10th Feb: Dr. Saeed Ahmad Khan was appointed as the Dean.
  • 2007: Initiated the open lecture series ‘Pharmatalk- Share and Inspire’, providing a platform for sharing best practices.
  • 2007: Introduced advanced courses; Pharmacogenomics, Pharmaceutical Technology, Instrumentation Techniques, Clinical Testing Methods, Alternative and Complementary Medicines and Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacoepidemiology.
  • 2007: Initiated Journal Alert Forum (JAF) to bring in awareness of E Journals, which resulted in periodical seminar presentations.
  • 2008: Renovation of total infrastructure of the college, administration offices, faculty and staff offices, lecture rooms, the computer labs with all facilities.
  • 2008: Major curriculum revision was done with the inclusion of newly revised assessment methods.
  • 2008: New Administration Units and Committees were formed.
  • 2008: Training in Global Pharmaceutical laboratories for student of the fourth year.
  • 2011: DPC Newsletter, a monthly publication, was initiated with the aim of sharing experience and information covering news, events, faculty achievements and creative talents of students.
  • 2013: This year is a proud moment in the history of Dubai Pharmacy College for Girls (DPCG) as the Masters Program got initial accreditation from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, UAE;for two specializations: Clinical Pharmacy, and Pharmaceutical Product Development.
  • 2015: Certificate course introduced in Drug Regulatory Affairs 
  • 2016: Awarded the GCC Pharma Outstanding Education Award.
  • 2016: Re-accreditation for BPharm program by the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE
  • 2017: Introduced additional Certificate courses – Pharmacy Licensing and Pharmacovigilance
  • 2018: Selected among 10 best valuable institutes in the UAE. 
  • 2018: Masters program  was fully accredited by the Ministry of education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE. 
  • 2018: Education Leadership Award for Dean, Prof Saeed Ahmed Khan
  • 2018: New research lab and labs for MPharm were designed in the DPCG extension in adjacent building.
  • 2018: The infrastructure of the library was enhanced to include newly built study rooms to facilitate student learning.
  • 2019: MoU with University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom to provide students in DPCG to pursue postgraduate/doctoral studies.
  • 2019: DPCG signed an MoU with Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE - Dubai)