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National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education and Research

  • 15 May 2020
  • 2 min read

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A large number of multi-faceted research proposals have been submitted by various National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPERs), towards the containment, identification and treatment of Covid-19 to relevant agencies for approval.

  • Also, these institutes are working on several projects. For example, NIPER Guwahati has come up with a “hands-free object” for touch-less opening of doors, drawers & elevators.

Key Points

  • National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPERs) are the institutes of national importance under the aegis of the Department of Pharmaceutical, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.
  • The seven institutes are functional at Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Hyderabad (Telangana), Hajipur (Bihar), Kolkata (West Bengal), Guwahati (Assam), Mohali (Punjab), and Raebareli (Uttar Pradesh).
  • The Institute is conceived to provide leadership in pharmaceutical sciences and related areas not only within the country, but also to the countries in SouthEast Asia, South Asia and Africa.
  • NIPER, Mohali is a member of Association of Indian Universities and Association of Commonwealth Universities.
    • Association of Indian Universities (AIU), formed in 1925 as Inter-University Board (IUB), is an association of all universities in India. It is actively engaged in the growth and development of higher education.
    • The Association of Commonwealth Universities is an international organisation dedicated to building a better world through higher education in over 50 countries across the Commonwealth.
  • Thrust Areas of Research:
    • Tuberculosis
    • Malaria
    • Diabetes
    • Leishmaniasis (disease caused by the protozoan Leishmania parasites)
    • Immunomodulation (therapeutic interventions aimed at modifying the immune response)

Source: PIB

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