Mahadeva Lal Schroff (1902-1971) Founder-IPCA
Mahadeva Lal Schroff

Indian Pharmaceutical Congress Association was founded by Late Prof. M.L. Schroff in December 1948 with an aim to advance and promote the cause of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Profession of Pharmacy. IPCA, a federation of five National Pharmaceutical Associations (IPA from 1948, IHPA from 1963, APTI from 1966, IPGA from 1973 and AIDCOC from 1995) is the apex body of more than 25000 pharmacy professional members representing Pharmaceutical Industry, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Marketing, Research & Development, Regulatory, Academia and Hospital & Community Pharmacy. The IPCA organizes the IPC every year at various places throughout the country in which professional and academic representative’s get together to discuss matters relating to Pharmacy with an aim to project the image of pharmacist as a health care professional and to create the awareness about the pharmacy and pharmacy profession amongst the public.