Bulk drugs Park, NIPER for AP, says Union Minister
After laying the foundation stone for Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET), Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar said the Central government is planning to sanction a bulk drug manufacturing park for Andhra Pradesh out of three in the country.
The Centre is also in favour of establishing a branch of National Institute for Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) at Visakhapatnam, he added.
CIPET–Vijayawada would be dedicated to research in agricultural plastics while it would discharge its mandate of imparting the much-needed training in a variety of disciplines of plastics engineering and finding applications for the material, he added.
NIPER – A preview
(NIPER) 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. The Government of India had also declared NIPER as an ‘Institute of National Importance’. NIPER is an autonomous body set up under the aegis of Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India. This institute is conceived to provide leadership in pharmaceutical sciences and related areas, not only inside 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.
What NIPER will bring
Imparting of quality education in Pharmaceutical sciences
Promoting innovative and translation research
Collaborative research at national and international arena
Extensive study of national and international policy issues surrounding pharmacy
Conducting programs on drug surveillance
Community pharmacy and pharmacy management
Awards and Accolades
NIPER had won some of the prestigious awards and accolades that include the coveted Thomson Reuters Innovation Award, OPPI Award in Pharmaceutics and Innocentive Award in the area of Formulation Development.