National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Hyderabad is an "Institute of National Importance" with proclaimed objectives of becoming Centre of Excellence for advanced research in pharmaceutical sciences. NIPER-Mohali was the first institute established in the year 1998 under the aegis of Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, the Govt. of India. Later, the DOP established 6 new NIPERs across the country including NIPER-Hyderabad which started functioning from 19th October 2007, from the premises of erstwhile R&D Centre of IDPL, Balanagar, Hyderabad.
The main objective of the institute is to offer following programmes.
- M.S. (Pharm.),
- M.Tech. (Pharm.),
- M.B.A (Pharm.), and
The institute started with 3 disciplines via Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology & Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Analysis in the year 2007. Subsequently 4 new courses were added - Pharmaceutics (2009), M.B.A (Pharm.) (2011) and Regulatory Toxicology and M.Tech. - Process Chemistry (2013). PhD programme in this institute commenced from academic year 2011-12 in 4 disciplines (Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Analysis and Pharmaceutics).
NIPER Hyderabad has excellent Lab facilities to update the knowledge and expose the students to various advanced techniques essential for Drug Discovery Research. Many of the NIPER students do dissertation work in National Research institutes and reputed Pharma Companies. NIPER-Hyderabad regularly conducts several National / International Seminars / Workshops with a regular time interval. This enables the NIPER students to get an exposure to the advanced research in Pharmaceutical Sciences. NIPER also invites experts from various industries and academia to deliver talks on several topics of importance. NIPER also takes special care to develop the student's communication, personality and aptitude skills by organising special lectures by experts.
(Filmed this documentary on NIPER Hyderabad in the year 2014)
One of the objectives of NIPER-Hyderabad is development of Human Resources for the ever growing Indian Pharmaceutical Industry. NIPER-Hyderabad is on the forefront in placement activities with almost 80% students getting placed in various pharma companies every year. It maintains about 1:8 faculty student ratio. Some of the faculty members have received prestigious awards like OPPI Young Scientist Award from Organization of Pharmaceutical Procedures of India for 2010, 2011, 2012 and IDMA Young Pharma Analyst Award from Indian Drugs & Manufacturers Association (IDMA) for the years 2011 and 2014. NIPER-Hyderabad is being developed as a National Centre to cater to the needs of pharmaceutical academia and the industry.