National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Kolkata
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|Type||Public, Institute of National Importance|
|Location||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
NIPER Kolkata is an Indian public Pharmacy research university, and a part of the seven schools, under India's Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. The institute offers Masters and Doctoral degrees in pharmaceutical sciences. As an Institute of National Importance it plays 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. Under Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, The institute offers a 2-year PG degree course; MS (Pharm.) in 3 disciplines ( Medicinal Chemistry, Natural Products and Pharmacoinformatics).
The institutes run with co-operation from mentor institutes located at the respective places.
Other NIPERs with their mentor institutes are:
- NIPER Mohali (Punjab).
- NIPER Ahmedabad (Gujarat). Mentor institute: B. V. Patel PERD Centre (PERD).
- NIPER Hajipur (Bihar). Mentor institute: RMRIMS, Patna.
- NIPER Hyderabad (Telangana). Mentor institute IICT Hyderabad.
- NIPER Raebareli (Uttar Pradesh). Mentor institute: CDRI Lucknow.
- NIPER Guwahati (Assam). Mentor institute: GMCH Guwahati.
However, counseling for these institutes are held at NIPER, SAS nagar (Mohali), Punjab or at NIPER Hyderabad
The Department of Pharmaceuticals has envisaged an investment Rs 3,000 crore to set up ten more National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) over the next five years in to enhance availability of skilled human resources in the pharma sector.
The proposal to set up ten additional NIPERs is one of the many proposals, worth Rs 12,280 crore, that have been submitted to the Planning Commission by the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) under the 12th Five Year Plan.