The wave of globalization has propelled the expansion of Indian pharma sector. India is amongst the top 10 countries of the world, in terms of volume and value of Pharmaceutical products. Enthusiastic and entrepreneurial efforts have turned Gujarat into the hub of Pharma industry.
The innovative and translational approach of the Indian scientists resulted in paradigm shift from industrial age to knowledge enriched economy. Pharmaceutical education has played a vital role in human resource development, catalysing the growth of life sciences and healthcare industry.
The visionary augmentation of the department of pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India has led to the establishment of six new NIPERS in 2007.
NIPER Ahmedabad was initiated with three specializations Biotechnology, Natural Products and Pharmaceutics and over the period of time three more specialisations Pharmaceutical Analysis, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology and Toxicology were added in 2010. Subsequently in 2011, to cater the needs of Medical device industry in India, another feather was added to the cap of NIPER Ahmedabad in the form of specialisation in Medical Devices.
NIPER Ahmedabad aspires to be an internationally recognized premier centre of excellence in teaching, research and entrepreneurial training. The interdisciplinary courses and cultural diversity at NIPER Ahmedabad sparks the spirit of innovative research and all-round development of its students. The location of the institute ensures a symbiotic association with Pharmaceutical industries, Medical centres and technological universities.
NIPER Ahmedabad would serve as a good launching platform to revamp the pharma education and research, to initiate the new era of pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences.