Ministers Gowda and Mandaviya review NIPER Mohali and Rae Bareli

New Delhi, September 2, 2020: The Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda and Mansukh Mandaviya MoS, Chemicals & Fertilizers held a review meeting on the functioning of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) Mohali and Rae Bareli through video conferencing.
Speaking at the meeting Gowda said that NIPERs have an immense role to play in the development of the upcoming bulk drug and medical device parks.
Focus should be made on drug discovery for various diseases like TB, malaria, kala azar, cancer, diabetes, obesity etc.
Drug repurposing and drug development could be other areas, he added.
NIPER like Mohali should develop their own Centers of Excellence as R & D is the thrust of present Government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi .
He also said that support to Industry especially to MSME sector through extension of services like testing, consultancy and incubation centers is the need of the hour.
Every prospects of revenue generation must be explored and NIPERs should evolve into self-sustaining premier institutions.
There is need to strengthen industry-academia linkages which can also be leveraged to commercialize patents which are held by NIPERs.
Mansukh Mandaviya said that research work that can have large impact on well-being of the people should be given priority and expedited.
Director NIPER Rae Bareli, Dr. S.J.S. Flora who is Director in charge of NIPER Mohali gave a brief presentation on the various issues which were related to NIPER Mohali and Rae Bareli.
He said that NIPER Mohali has been ranked 3rd and NIPER Rae Bareli at 18th by NIRF in the pharmacy sector.
He also apprised that the NIPER joint entrance examination will be held on September 28, 2020 with all safety precautions and the academic session may start from October
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) is a national level institute in pharmaceutical sciences with the objective of becoming a centre of excellence for advanced studies and research in pharmaceutical sciences.
At present there are seven NIPERs across the country at Mohali, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Raebareli, Guwahati, Hajipur and Kolkata.
The Government of India has declared NIPER as an ‘Institute of National Importance’.

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