National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, in S.A.S Nagar, which is widely known as NIPER – Mohali, is a university under the government of India which makes it a public university. NIPER is a university under the establishment of the Central Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers amongst other six universities of similar subjects.

NIPER offers various courses in the field of pharmaceutical sciences and masters and doctoral degrees in the same. This institute plays a very significant role in Human Resource Development for the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry, which is ever-growing. It has been in the front foot of India’s science and technology-based industries with a wide range of capabilities in drug, medicine, and chemical manufacture and development.

The visitor of NIPER is the president of the Republic of India and the member of the parliament governs, frames, and reviews the policy architecture of NIPER along with the academicians and entrepreneurs. NIPER is also represented by the director, who is the chief academic and executive officer.

NIPER aims to be a brand that is globally renowned in the areas of education and research in pharmaceutical sciences for the benefit of the people of India and other countries, as well as the growth of the pharmaceutical industry. Their mission is:

  • Impart quality education in the areas of the pharmaceutical sciences
  • Promotion of innovative and translation research
  • Study of national and international pharmaceutical policy issues
  • National and international collaborative research and linkages
  • Collaboration with industries related to pharmaceuticals to meet global challenges
  • Create specialized centers to cater to the needs of pharmaceutical industries and other research and teaching institutes
  • Conducting programmes on drug surveillance including the study of sociological aspects of drug use and abuse
  • Community pharmacy and pharmaceutical management
  • Continuing education programmes


National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research in Mohali held the second rank by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) pharmacy ranking in India in the year 2019. There are various courses of masters and doctoral level that are offered, including M.S. (Pharm), M. Pharm., MBA (Pharm), and Ph. D. and there are at least 13 main courses that are provided by NIPER, which are as follows:

  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmacoinformatic
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Clinical research
  • Traditional medicine
  • Biotechnology
  • Natural Products
  • Pharmaceutical Management
  • Regulatory Toxicology
  • Pharm. Technology (Formulation)
  • Pharm. Technology (Process Chemistry)
  • Pharm. Technology (Biotechnology)
  • Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, and
  • Toxicology.


NIPER has a qualitative academic vivacity and significance; there are various important companies that visit the campus for placements. Companies like AstraZeneca, Syngene, Biocon, Abbott, GSK are some of the companies that visit the campus yearly. The mode of selection and requisite is very simple, which is percentage depending on their norms. The Institute also can arrange special measures for students for placement.

Notable alumni

Several significant people belong to the pharmaceutical and biotechnological space and as well as otherwise, and some of them are:

  • Sandeep Sundriyal
  • Ravinder Malik
  • Uma Ranjan Lal
  • Mangesh Damre
  • Amit Kumar Mittal
  • Vajinder Kumar
  • Kailas S. Khomane
  • Prasanthi Medarametla
  • Sarvan Kumar Radhakrishnan