Maharajah's College of Pharmacy is constitute of MANSAS (an educational trust established in 1958 by the great philanthropist and beloved Rajah Sahib of Vizianagaram, late Dr. P.V.G. Raju)is founded in 2004. it is sprawled in a beautiful, lush green, serene campus in a ten acre area, near PhoolBaugh in Vizianagaram. The college runs D-Pharmacy, B-Pharmacy and M-Pharmacy courses. MAHARAJAH'S COLLEGE OF PHARMACY provides a rigorous education blending liberal arts and professional programs of study. Our teaching and scholarship are motivated by the need to be informed by, and to contribute to, the world's scientific and humanistic enterprises. Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni all contribute to the learning process.
MAHARAJAH'S COLLEGE OF PHARMACY is committed to attracting a diverse body of students and staff. All members of the College community are encouraged to achieve excellence in their chosen fields and to share the responsibilities of citizenship and responsibilities of citizenship and service in the global community.
The town vizianagaram is 60 km from visakhapatnam and is on the Howrah-Chennai rail line. The college is 5 km from Railway Station and RTC Complex.
On the 4th of March 2020 Ms. Sanchaita Gajapati Raju took over as the first female Hereditary Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the MANSAS Trust and the first female Hereditary Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Simachalam Devasthanam in Visakhapatnam.
Sanchaita Gajapati Raju is the grand daughter of Shri PVG Raju and the eldest surviving daughter of Late Shri Ananda Gajapathi Raju & Smt Uma Gajapati Raju. She hails from a distinguished political family of the Royal House of Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh. Her grand father, the erstwhile Maharaja of Vizianagram Shri PVG Raju, was Member of Parliament for five terms & Member of the Legislative Assembly for Four Terms and a highly respected Philanthropist . Her father late Shri Ananda Gajapathi Raju was a Cabinet Minister in Andhra Pradesh State and then served two terms as Member of Parliament from the Bobbili Parliamentary Constituency. Her mother Uma Gajapati Raju was a Member of Parliament from the Visakhapatnam Constituency.
Sanchaita Gajapati Raju is a qualified lawyer and was enrolled with the Delhi Bar Council. After her graduation she has also worked with a media company involved in the production of critically acclaimed, National Award winning and Emmy nominated documentaries and TV shows.
She stepped out of the profit world to set up SANA- Social Awareness, Newer Alternatives in 2011, a registered not for profit Trust, which within a short span of its inception has been acknowledged for path breaking work in the field of providing clean drinking water and sanitation to the marginalized sections of Indian society. Sanchaita has been recognized for her use of holistic, innovative and pioneering approach to social intervention using cutting edge technology. Her commitment to uplift the life of the underserved community and give back dignity to the marginalized has been recognized when her social intervention model won the Google Global Impact Challenge which carried a grant of Half a Million USD. With this grant money, as well as support from the District Administration of Visakhapatnam, local CSR funds & the IT giant Oracle on board; she scaled up her initiative to give drinking water and bio-toilets using renewable energy and technology to all girls schools in the tribal & rural regions of Visakhapatnam & Vizianagaram. Today this initiative has a footprint in over 40 sites.
Sanchaita has been invited to speak about her social work in the grass roots at prestigious national and International forum including IIT, Roorkee and Wipro. In April 2015 she was invited to address the Women in the World Summit, hosted by The New York Times at the Lincoln Center in New York. Sanchaita also addressed the WITW summit in New Delhi in November 2015. In 2016 she was selected as one of the 50 Women of Pure Wonder by the Vodafone Foundation and featured in their book on this subject.
Sanchaita was invited by the DG UNESCO to address the UNESCO conference on Sustainable Development Goals and presented her innovative and holistic model of social intervention and accessing communication, in Paris on the 26th September 2016. And was also invited to Kabul Afghanistan by the USAID.
Sanchaita is committed to and has been promoting the use of recycled water as an integral part of the water security policy of any government. Her NGO SANA showcased this commitment through a pilot project with the Delhi Jal Board at the Keshopur Sewage Treatment Plant to convert sewage waste into safe drinking water. This Toilet to Tap initiative, the first of its kind in Delhi, was commissioned on the 9th of July 2015. It produces 70,000 liters of safe drinking water every day. With this innovation Delhi now joins the select few cities from across the world who endorse recycled water for drinking.
In 2019, Sanchaita has embarked on a new social initiative on the future of farming in the urban and peri urban context and is setting up a demo farm with Cornell University, USA as her knowledge advisors for this initiative.
Sanchaita Gajapati Raju was invited in her capacity as a leading social entrepreneur to participate in the GES 2017 held in Hyderabad inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi, Hon’ble EAM late Smt Sushma Swaraj & the advisor to the American President Ms Ivanka Trump. Sanchaita was also chosen among the young leaders of India to participate in the Town Hall discussion with President Obama and The Obama Foundation in December 2017. In July 2018, Sanchaita was invited to speak at the Sixth Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas on Capacity Building in Affordable Waste Management chaired by the Hon’ble Minister for External Affairs Late Smt Sushma Swaraj with Hon’ble Minister for Drinking Water & Sanitation Sushree Uma Bharati. Sanchaita was also invited to speak at the Jaipur Lit Fest in 2016, 2019 and 2020, and at the Pravasi Diwas in Varanasi 2019.
In April 2019 Sanchaita was invited by the US State Department to visit the USA as part of the for the prestigious International Visitors program. In June 2019 Sanchaita was invited by ORF & the Govt of Morocco to speak at CyFyAfrica in Tangier. Sanchaita Gajapati Raju has recently joined mainstream Politics as a member of the BJP and has been appointed as a National Executive Member of the BJYM and a media panelist from Delhi.
Twitter : @sanagajapati
Facebook, Instagram & ShareChat @SanchaitaGajapati
Maharajah Alak Narayan Society of Arts and Science [MANSAS] is an Educational Trust founded by Dr. (late) P.V.G Raju, Raja Saheb of Vizianagaram in the hallowed memory of his father Maharajah Alak Narayan Gajapati with a view to confound socio-academic inequalities in the Vizianagaram principality executing a trust deed on 12-11-1958 duly established Maharajah's College and other educational institutions in and around Vizianagaram.
The Trust is a charitable one published under Section 6 a (1) of A.P Charitable and Hindu Religious Institutions and Endowment Act 30 of 1987 and registration properties were approved by the Assistant Commissioner, Endowment Department Anakapalli in his R.Dis.No.B 4/4025/72,dated 19-5-1973.The object of the Trust is to manage the properties of educational institutions under it and to promote and advance the cause of education in general, besides awarding scholarships to deserving students enabling them to undergo special training in science and industries in and out of India.
The Trust has made an uncompromising contribution to the nation by presenting the stalwarts like Sri V.V. Giri, former President of India, Prof. Swami Gnanananda, a renowned nuclear scientist, Major K.V.Krishna Rao and many more. The Trust presently houses 13 Educational Institutions offering the disciplines of science, humanities education, law, management, pharmacy and engineering leveling from elementary to post graduation.
The great contribution of the Pusapati family to the growth and enhancement of the educational culture in Vizianagaram is well known phenomenon. The MANSAS organization which has brought fourth many an educational institution for the intellectual growth of the society being ably run by two stalwart sons of his great visionary Raja Saheb Dr.PVG Raju. The leader of his sons is Dr. P.Anand Gajapathi Raju, Chairman of MANSAS, who is a multifaceted man with exceptional qualities as a person as well as scholar. He is the man of intellectual integrity and humanism. He aspired to have clean politics to develop the nation a supreme power, both economically and socially.
He confides that roots for cherishing this lies in education. With a great vision of this he took the active role in politics and won 1983 elections and adorned ministry of Education and Health. During his tenure he tried his best to bring the education to the door step of the deserving people irrespective of economical and social positions by abolishing the capitation fee system in education. Further, he won the election in 1985 and 1991 as a Member of Parliament from Bobbili Constituency and brought the glory to the membership by his acumen imbued with political ideology.
After the demise of his father ,he has taken the reigns of MANSAS as a Chairman and been flowering it an epicenter of education by introducing engineering education and other professional courses under Trust and endeavoring to fulfill his father wishes. Culmination for his services to the cause of education has come in the way of conferment of Honorary Doctorate from Inter American University of Humanistic Studies, Florida, USA. He has been awarded with another Doctorate in Economics from Andhra University in 2009 towards the recognition of his contribution and works on economic policies in society.
Dr. P.V.G.Raju, Raja Saheb of Vizianagarm, is a man saving his soul by righteousness, virtuousness and with humanism. He is a prince turned democrat and a democratic prince. He believes in a principle that mere accession to throne may not make one a prince or a ruler but only when one is true to one's conscience in providing the proletariat the spirit to sustain, the power to prosper and the needs to lead a socially comfortable life. He strictly conformed to his principle and it does reflect in his philanthropic works.
Despite his feudal background, he has chosen socialism and unswervingly strained his nerves to realize his cherished dreams or eradicating socio-economical inequalities to build a culturally, socially, economically and academically strong nation. He is such a noble personality that well before the idea of abolition of estates gained the momentum, he pleaded the government to abolish estates even without paying any compensation to the holders and became the first Indian ruler of this kind. As a part of realizing his socialistic ideals, he endowed almost all his properties to the educational trust MANSAS founded in the hallowed memory of his father Maharajah Alak Narayan Gajapathi who incorporated in the place of the traditional motto of Vizianagaram estate - "ever loyal", his own motto of real independence lies in virtual obedience or submission to one's own conscience. He cherished to establish a Tribal University in the vicinity of Vizianagaram besides establishing Medical and Engineering colleges to make it an epicenter of education. Conscious of his heritage 'Noblesse Oblige' he endowed the trust with almost all his properties worth hundreds of crores in the present value.
Besides his philanthropic work, Dr. Raju is deeply and equally interested in the working of "atma" as well as "atman" - as a true disciple to his spiritual mentor, the saint Swami Gnananda and elevated himself to the heights of Rajarishi.
The Library and information centre, Maharajah's College of Pharmacy Library is one of the best Pharmacy college library in the state. It is committed to achieve the highest standards in the provision of information resources and services in order to advance the teaching, learning and research of the college. It started its function with a vision to serve the information needs of its users and it mainly holds books related to pharmacy and allied subjects. It has a huge collection of classics and latest books on Pharmaceutical Sciences and equipped with internet facility. The college library which caters to all subjects for more than 8000 volumes is one of the largest collections of books on pharmacy in the state and continuously enriched with recent publications. The library has rich collection contains textbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries, yearbooks, general books, competitive books, M.Pharm thesis and dissertations. The library also subscribing more than 25 National and International Journals, Magazines and 6 News Papers (English, Telugu).
The library has subscribing full text Online Databases like Bentham Science Pharmacy collections and having the membership of DELNET (Development Library Network). Digital Library is established to access E-journals. Pharmacy related subject CD’s are available in the library. Besides this, it provides various services such as lending of books, maintenance of back volumes of science journals, reservation of books, photocopying, CD and internet facilities ect.