National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) is a National level Institute in Pharmaceutical Sciences with proclaimed objectives of becoming centre of excellence for advance science and research in pharmaceutical sciences. Previously, there was only one NIPER at Mohali. Later, the Govt. of India (Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers) has started 6 such institutes under the aegis of this Ministry.
NIPER-Hyderabad is one among them which started about 4 years back. This institute offers a 2 year Post Graduate degree course; MS (Pharm) in 4 disciplines (Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Analysis and Pharmaceutics) with a total intake of 75 students. Ph.D programme in this institute commenced from academic year 2011-12 in 4 disciplines (Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Analysis and Pharmaceutics) with an intake of 3 students each.
Also from the academic year 2012-13, NIPER-Hyderabad started to offer 2 year Post Graduate Degree course; M.B.A(Pharm) in Pharmaceutical Management with a total intake of 21 students.
It is located at the former R&D Centre of IDPL, Balangar, Hyderabad. Presently, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad a premier CSIR Research Laboratories, is the Mentor Institute for NIPER, Hyderabad.
NIPER-Hyderabad put special efforts to update the knowledge of students and expose and experience with various advanced
techniques which are essential for Drug Discovery Research.
In this regard, NIPER itself is procuring the requisite lab equipments besides the facilities extended by IICT (Mentor Institute).
Many of the NIPER students do dissertation work in National Research institutes and reputed Pharma industries.
NIPER-Hyderabad conducts several National / International Seminars / Workshops with a regular time interval.
This will enable the NIPER students to get an exposure to the advanced research in a Pharmaceutical Sciences.
NIPER also invites experts from various industries and academia to deliver a talk on special topics. Besides above,
NIPER takes special care to develop the students’ communication skills / personality development / aptitude skills.
NIPER-Hyderabad is in forefront in placement activities with minimum 75% in every academic 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 year of 2011.
NIPER-Hyderabad is being developed as a National Centre to cater to the needs of pharmaceutical academia and the industry.
Very soon, it is likely to become the Centre of Excellence for Advance Studies and Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Hence, the Govt. has awarded the status of “Institute of National Importance” to it.
This institute will play an important role in the Human Resource Development for the ever growing Indian Pharmaceutical industry,
which has been in the forefront of India’s science based industries with wide ranging capabilities in this important field of drug manufacture.
Objectives of NIPER Hyderabad
- Enhancing creativity, motivation & drive and inculcating professionalism
- Bringing synergy between academic, R&D, technology and industry through training and exposure for such environment.
- Bridging collaborations between pharmacy, biotechnology, information technologies and preparing for meeting global challenges.
- Preparing professionals to suit to the need of pharmaceutical industry
- Developing and practicing e-learning for the professionals and training for teachers, researchers, regulators in the respective fields
- Creating a world class institute of teaching and research in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Expand research activities in new avenues and emerging segments
- Explore national and international collaboration in pharmaceutical sciences