Center for Higher Learning
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Kolkata (NIPER-K) was created as a centre of excellence for higher education, research and development in pharmaceutical sciences. This followed establishment of NIPER, Mohali, which is the first national level institute in pharmaceutical sciences with a proclaimed objective of becoming a centre of excellence for advanced studies and research in pharmaceutical sciences. NIPERs are conceived to provide leadership in pharmaceutical sciences and related areas not only within the country, but also to the countries in South East Asia, South Asia and Africa. NIPER is a member of Association of Indian Universities and Association of Commonwealth Universities to become a globally recognized brand. Research done at NIPER Kolkata has led to 49 scientific publications in reputed international peer reviewed journals. In recognition of this significant input to country's drug industry covering drug development and research, the institute started Ph.D. programs in three academic disciplines of pharmaceuticals.