Last Updated on January 26, 2021 by The Health Master
Intake of students in medical devices courses at National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) Mohali, Guwahati and Hyderabad has been increased to strengthen manpower resources for medical devices sector in the country.
The government is also planning to explore every prospect of revenue generation in the existing seven NIPERs in the country to help them evolve into self-sustaining premier institutions.
At present, there are seven NIPERs across the country at Mohali, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Rae Bareli, Guwahati, Hajipur and Kolkata.
The Government of India has termed NIPERs as Institutes of National Importance.
The Centre also has plans to strengthen industry-academia linkages which can also be leveraged to commercialize patents which are held by NIPERs.
The Union minister for chemicals and fertilizers D V Sadananda Gowda and Minister of State (MoS) for chemicals and fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya had held a review meeting last year in the month of September to monitor functioning of NIPER Mohali and Rae Bareli through video conferencing.
The meeting was also attended by Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) secretary Dr P D Vaghela and other senior officers.
NIPERs across the country play an important role in the development of upcoming bulk drug and medical device parks and the Centre has renewed its focus on drug discovery for diseases like TB, malaria, kala azar, cancer, diabetes, obesity, drug repurposing and drug development.
NIPERs across the country are today being developed as centers of excellence as R&D is the thrust of the present government with priority to support the MSME sector through extension of services like testing, consultancy and incubation centers.
NIPER Mohali has been ranked 3rd and NIPER Raebareli at 18th by NIRF in the pharmacy sector.
NIPERs are national level institutes in pharmaceutical sciences with the objective of becoming centres of excellence for advanced studies and research in pharmaceutical sciences.
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