|The Union Cabinet today approved the establishment of six new National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPERs) at Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Hajipur, Guwahati and Rae Bareli at an estimated cost of Rs.633.15 crore.|
This will facilitate the establishment of full fledged NIPER Campuses at these places for imparting higher PG level education as well as undertake R&D projects. This will help in meeting the requirement of highly skilled manpower of the pharmaceutical industry, and focus on R&D.
The Government set up NIPER, an Institute of National Importance at Mohali under NIPER Act, 1998. However, in view of the increased requirement of highly skilled manpower for the pharmaceutical industry, the Government, in principle, decided to set up six new NIPERs at Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Hajipur, Guwahati and Rae Bareli. Accordingly, post graduate courses in pharmaceutical Sciences were commenced at Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Hajipur from the academic session of 2007-08 with the help of Mentor Institutes. PG courses at Guwahati and Rae Bareli were started with the help of Mentor Institutes from 2008.