NIPER is a Pharmaceutical research university. This institute is situated in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal. It is said to be of national importance as it is one of the seven National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research. NIPER Kolkata was ranked in pharmacy ranking in 2020 at the 27th position in India. It was created in 2007 under the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizer, as a center for higher education in pharmaceutical sciences. NIPER Mohali is the first national-level institute in pharmaceutical sciences and is followed by the other institutes. Its main objective is to become a center of excellence for advanced studies and research in the field of pharmacy. All of the NIPER institutes provide leadership in areas like Africa, and Southeast and South Asia in the pharmaceutical industry. In order to become a globally recognised brand, all institutes of NIPER are members of the Association of Indian Universities, as well as the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
Their mission is:
- Focusing on providing high-quality standards of education in the field of Pharma Sciences.
- Promoting new researches that can be translated and are unique in the market.
- Focusing on research works of national and international policy sciences related to the pharmaceutical field.
- Coming up with new centres to cater to the requirements in the pharmaceutical industry and perform other researchers in this field.
NIPER is known to hold a very significant place when it comes to academics. NIPER Mohali is the first national-level institute in pharmaceutical sciences and was ranked at the 2nd position by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2020. Various Master and Doctoral level courses are offered by this institute, such as M.S. (Pharm), M. Pharm., MBA (Pharm), Ph. D., etc. Other than these courses, two special courses on rare diseases are also offered which is a very unique course. The Government of India has declared this institute as one of the most important institutes across the country. This institute facilitates and takes care of every aspect related to the field of Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, and Fertilizers that are supplied across the country.
It is one of the important institutes that are listed amongst the members of the IUAC universities. Most of the students are placed across several reputed organizations and MNCs. Also, many pharma companies across the world hire candidates from this university. Because of such a great reputation, this institute is ranked high amongst the other institutes in India and continues to maintain the same consistency over the period of years.
Many students are offered placement by reputed and recognised MNC’s every year. Various pharma companies visit the campus. Most of the students get easily absorbed in the pharmaceutical industry or research institutes. Some students even pursue higher studies abroad. The students achieve their placements according to their options in companies or national as well as international institutions for employment. Around 81% of the students get placements in this field.