Admission to Ph.D. programme at NIPER

Admission to Ph.D. programme at NIPER

The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) has been created as a centre of excellence for higher education, research and development in pharmaceutical sciences and is the first Institute of its own kind in the country. The Institute has been declared as an Institute of National Importance by Government of India through an Act of Parliament. The Institute is a member of the Association of Indian Univerities.

The Institute admits students for the M.S. (Pharm.), M.Pharm., M.Tech. (Pharm.), M.B.A. (Pharm.) and Ph.D. programmes in its various disciplines of pharmaceutical sciences and management every year.

NIPER-SAS Nagar is inviting applications for direct Ph.D. admission for candidates having their own fellowship from CSIR-UGC NET (NET-LS not eligible) /DBT-JRF examination(‘A’ category only)/DST-INSPIRE Fellowships/ ICMR-JRF examination (those selected for working only in ICMR projects are not eligible) are eligible to apply. Admission of candidates having DST-INSPIRE fellowship shall stand cancelled in case candidate fails to obtain fellowship from DST. NIPER will not provide any fellowship to such candidates from its funds, however the student can claim from the original funding agency which selected them for fellowship. Please note that valid proofs of clearing the fellowship examinations are mandatory for appearing in the interview. The candidate should have good academic background in respective discipline and he/she should be self motivated with an independent, target-oriented and systematic working style. A high degree of creativity and flexibility as well as excellent collaborative skills are desirable. No TA/DA or any other expenses will be paid for appearing in the interview.

Medicinal Chemistry
M.S. (Pharm.) (Medicinal Chemistry/ Natural Products); M. Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry); M.Tech. (Pharm.) (Bulk Drugs/Process Chemistry); M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry);
Pharmacoinformatics : M.S. (Pharm.) (Pharmacoinformatics/Medicinal Chemistry / Natural Products); M.Tech. (Pharm.) (Bulk Drugs/Process Chemistry); M.Tech. (Bioinformatics); M.Sc. (Organic/ Physical/ Pharmaceutical Chemistry/ Biochemistry/ Biophysics / Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/ Microbiology).
Pharmaceutical Technology (Process Chemistry) : M.S. (Pharm.); M.Tech. (Pharm.); M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry).
Biotechnology : M.S. (Pharm.)/M.Pharm./M.Tech. (Pharm.) (Medicinal Chemistry/Pharmaceutical Chemistry/Natural Products/ Pharmacology & Toxicology/Formulation/ Biotechnology/ Pharmaceutics/Pharmacoinformatics); M.E./M.Tech./M.Sc. (Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Computational Sciences; Biochemistry/Botany/Zoology/Physiology/Life Sciences /Organic Chemistry/Pharmaceutical Chemistry); M.V.Sc.; MCA.

Candidate should have passed the qualifying degree with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate or CGPA of 6.75 on a 10 point scale wherever grades are awarded or equivalent as determined by Board of Studies and Research of NIPER (Percentage of marks or CGPA so calculated will be based on the norms fixed by the concerned University / Institution or aggregate marks or CGPA scored by the candidate for all years of the qualifying degree, in case University /Institution has not prescribed any norm for calculating such percentage or CGPA). Passing of GPAT/GATE/NET is an essential qualification.

General Instructions :
FEES AND PAYMENTS Ph.D. (Batch 2020)


Non hostellers will not be required to pay hostel seat rent and electricity charges in each semester. In addition, non hostellers will not be required to pay hostel admission charges at the time of admission. But staying in hostel helps in making rapid progress in their research.

Interested candidates can directly apply via email. Please send a CV with cover letter with name of two referees to with application fee of Rs. 500/- (to be paid online NEFT details for receipt of PHD Direct Application fee).

• Matriculation Certificate as a proof of age and correct name.
• Mark sheets of all the semesters’ years of qualifying degree.
• Original Migration Certificate (Last University/ Institute Attended)
• GPAT/GATE/NET Card wherever applicable.
• Award letter (if any) of NET-JRF of CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR, DST etc.
• Caste certificate, if applicable.
• Certificate of disability, if applicable.

Important dates to remember
Last date of receiving applications : 15th February 2021
Date of interview of shortlisted candidates : 8th -12th March 2021
Admission of selected candidates : 15th March 2021



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