The survey included 460 colleges in the country of which 220 were shortlisted for the ranking which included government as well as private pharmacy colleges all over India.
The ranking was done on the basis of input-process-output methodology.
Significantly, government run institutions dominate the list probably because their alumni help in placement of the new graduates and also because of the funds available for providing good infrastructure which was found to be lacking in the private institutions.
Goa College of Pharmacy is more than 100 years old and was earlier functioning as Escola Farmaceutica de Goa under the Portuguese regime.
Presdently, Goa College of Pharmacy offers Diploma, Bachelor and Master’s degree in Pharmacy and has 150 seats.