Success Stories: National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research

Success Stories: National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research

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National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) tops the list of pharmacy schools across India in the nationwide rankings by the union ministry of Human Resource Development.
NIPER is indeed a centre of excellence for advanced studies and research in pharmaceutical sciences.
No less than the Government of India has declared it as an ‘Institute of National Importance’.
An autonomous body just like the IITs and IIMs in the country, this landmark comes under the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India. The institute not only provides academic leadership not only in India but also South East Asia, South Asia and Africa.
Situated 250 kilometres north of Delhi at S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali), Punjab, it is spread over 130 acres. NIPER is particularly known for promoting innovative and translation research, national and international collaborative studies to meet global challenges. It also conducts programmes on drug surveillance. Its ‘thrust areas’ of research are tuberculosis, malaria, diabetes, Leishmaniasis and immunomodulation.
Kinds of courses
The institute offers various postgraduate and doctoral level degrees in pharmacy, including M.S, M. Pharm, M. Tech, M.B.A and Ph.D. You can choose from various disciplines, including pharmaceutical management, clinical research, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, biotechnology, pharmacy practice and so on.
Distinctions
The institute has various patents to its credit on subjects like hexapeptides, nanoparticles, anticancer efficacy, catalytic processes, microbicidal agents, and so on. Importantly, the president of India is its visitor. Several of its faculty members have won several awards from such companies as Ranbaxy, Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producer of India, Department of Biotechnology, Chemical Research Society of India, Thomson Reuters Innovation Awards, and so on.
Admissions & scholarships
You have to clear the Niper JEE to get admitted. There are scholarships of Rs 8000 a month for M.S students and 28000-30000 a month for PhD students. Loans are also provided for those who don’t qualify.
For more details, go HERE.

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