• One morning he received an invitation from Professor Liu of Nanjing Pharmaceutical University to be a visiting Professor with them in the summer of 2005. He had become so used to travel to the U.S.A., Canada and Europe that this one generated a great deal of excitement. An oriental country where the language was non- European, people were shaped differently and their color was yellow, the eyes only half open, was completely unknown. He flew
  • In 1984 he went as visiting professor of the Delhi University posted to work at Hamdard Research Centre. The job was to make a Health University at Hamdard. Hakim Abdul Hamid, the founder, whom he had known for a long time was devout educationist and a philanthropist and encouraged him to establish a top grade Pharmacology Department where advanced research could take place. Funds were plenty and equipment of all kinds could be procured. Not
  • In 1982 one morning he received a call from Dr. Iqbal Narain the Vice-Chancellor of the Banaras Hindu University. He wanted him to take up the position of the Professor and Head of Department of Pharmaceutics in the University. His Alma Mater inviting him to take up a position there after aI gap of 37 years, was both a thrill and a challenge. The oldest Department in the country that had been established in 1932
  • In 1978 he moved to Tripoli (Libya) for a 4 year assignment to establish the Pharmacology Department of the Medical Faculty. This University was located near the Mediterranean sea and one could watch the ships passing through and going to the port. It was a challenging assignment where Dr Dandiya had to break the language barrier and instruct in English and manage the teachers recruited from various countries. eg. Poland, Canada, Egypt, India and Bangladesh.
  • It was a very special happening. The Congress was held in 1974 in Paris, a French city. The next one after that again in Quebec (Canada) a perfect French speaking city, where English was not understood. It was not welcome at all. His  colleague Dr J.S Bapna also went with him  and he met a hostile reception as soon he arrived in the city travelling all the way by road. Although he  had spent 3
  • For many years considerable research work in Neuro-psychopharmacology was going on in Paris. J.R Bolssier and P. Simon with whom he had worked in Paris in 1972 for 3 months had done remarkable work in this area both in experimental pharmacology and clinical trials, so for him the CINP conference at Paris in 1974 had a special attraction. Dr. S.K. Kulkarni, his former student had also worked in this laboratory as a postdoctoral scholar. The
  • PRAGUE 1970: By 1962,  Dr PC Dandiya   had become an active pharmacologist, attended meetings at many places in India and abroad, but his  connection with the Collegium International Neuro-psychopharmacolgium (CINP) had to wait for a few years. Although the CINP had been founded in 1957,  he was elected a fellow only in 1969 and the first CINP annual conference that he  attended was in 1970 in Prague. While in Prague he met H.E. Lehmann,
  • When he went to the UK in1970 for a conference, he met a young man Paul Janssen who happened to belong to Belgium. At his invitation PCD went to visit his research laboratory in Beerse (Belgium).He  had gone there for two days but everything around was so interesting that it ended up staying for 15. Janssen had discovered a number of anthelmintics and had just introduced haloperidol a new neuroleptic in the market and this
  • He was fortunate in going to other universities later. Of the many, he will like to mention the University of London (U.K.) in 1976. The six months he was there as a visiting Professor was memorable in as much that they did excellent research work in spite of working in very crowded laboratories. The Professors there did not have impressive office rooms and great looking secretaries yet the quality of work there was superb. Dr.
  • UNIVERSITIY OF TORONTO In 1959, a Colombo Plan Fellowship took him to Toronto where he studied at the University of Toronto for 3 years. It was an old university that had been established in 1827 and the Department of Pharmacology was created in 1887 when the Faculty of Medicine came up. It was a famous department in North America. Henderson the Professor was a founder of the subject of “Experimental Pharmacology” and he worked there
  • At the age of 16 he left his home in the princely state of Jaipur in Rajasthan and sought admission to the newly created B. Pharm. Course at the Banaras Hindu University in 1943. No other University had that kind of facility so there was some sort of curiosity as well as an excitement about neo-education started by M.L. Sehroff a strict disciplinarian. All classes in the University started at 8.00 a.m. but the Department