K.L.E. College of Pharmacy was established in 1968 in the pleasant environs of J. N. Medical College, Belagavi with the aim of providing quality education in Pharmaceutical sciences. The courses started with, Diploma in Pharmacy (1968) followed by B.Pharm (1975), M. Pharm (1988) and PhD Programme (2000) eventually the Pharm-D Programme (2014).
College of Pharmacy came under the K.L.E. University as one of the constituent units, established in the year 2009-2010 and has NAAC ‘A’ grade accreditation (For 2nd Cycles).
The Pharmacy curriculum is approved by Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the UG programme is accredited by the NBA (National Board of Accreditation), AICTE, New Delhi
Dr. Sunil S Jalalpure, Principal and Dean, Faculty of the Pharmacy, KLE University is supported by well-qualified and trained staff in every department.
The college regularly conducts workshops, seminars and symposia. In the process, the college is recognized as a quality improvement programme (QIP) centre by AICTE. Workshops are conducted annually for pharmaceutical science teachers from the regions of Karnataka, Goa, and Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and other states of India.
The college has signed an MOU with Rhodes University South Africa, Oman medical college, Muscat, University of Illinois (UIC) and University of Missouri (UM) at Columbia, Goa College of Pharmacy Goa for exchange of faculty and research students to conduct innovative programmes in post graduate and post doctoral research. UIC and UM mainly concentrate on PG diploma in clinical research and Nano medicine.
As part of its future plans, the institution is working towards international accreditation. A state-of-the-art Cell and Molecular Biology Lab, Bio-Informatics division, is envisaged to enhance the college to be on par with other international institutions