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National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Guwahati: Ranking, Courses, Eligibility, Cutoff, Placement, Scholarships

Last updated on August 26th, 2021 by Nikita Joshi

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Guwahati was established in the year 2008 and is the first national-level institute in pharmaceutical sciences. It is an autonomous body established under the Department of Pharmaceutical, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India. The Government of India has declared NIPER Guwahati as an ‘Institute of National Importance’.

This deemed institute provides various courses such as MS (Pharma.), M.Pharm, MTech and research programs like PhD.

NIPER Guwahati Key Points

  • NIPER Guwahati overall ranked 11 by NIRF 2020 in the Pharmacy category.
  • NIPER Guwahati admission for Masters and PhD programs is done based on NIPER JEE entrance exam and GPAT entrance exam.

NIPER Guwahati Ranking & Awards

  • Ranked 11 by NIRF 2020.
  • Overall ranked 668 in India and ranked 10330 in the world by UniRank.
  • Overall ranked 8 in Guwahati, ranked 15 in the region of Assam, ranked 594 in India, ranked 4308 in Asia, and ranked 10771 in the world by EduRank 2021.
  • Awarded “Medical & Health Care Research Institute of the Year” from 3D Printing World Awards, Trinity Media, Mumbai in 2019.
  • The college got the third prize in Controlled Release Society International Symposium, Mumbai in 2020.

NIPER Guwahati Courses

NIPER Guwahati offers various courses in pharmaceutical sciences and this institute specializes in master’s degree and research level programs like PhD. It offers specialization in various disciplines. The details of the courses and their specialization are as follows:

Program / Duration Details
MS (Pharm.)
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: BPharm/ BVSc/ MBBS with 60% marks
  • Selection Criteria: GPAT/ GATE/ NET/ NIPER JEE Master’s Exam Score
MPharm (2 years)
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: BPharm degree
  • Selection Criteria: GPAT/ GATE/ NET/ NIPER JEE Master’s Exam Score
MTech (Pharm)
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: BPharm/ MSc/ BTech degree
  • Selection Criteria: GPAT/ GATE/ NET/ NIPER JEE Master’s Exam Score
PhD
  • Duration: 3 to 5 years
  • Eligibility: MS (Pharm)/ MPharm/ MTech (Pharm)/ ME/ MTech/ MSc degree OR MVSc degree with 60% marks
  • Selection Criteria: NIPER JEE PhD Entrance Exam/ NET/ GATE followed by Personal Interview

NIPER Guwahati GPAT Cutoff

NIPER Guwahati takes admission for the Master’s program based on the qualifying marks scored in the GPAT entrance exam. The cutoff marks for admission in Master’s program in the GPAT entrance exam are as follows:

Category GPAT Cutoff Marks
2021 2020 2019
General 359 – 186 163 141
OBC – NCL 185 – 152 131 117
Scheduled Caste (SC) 185 – 114 103 95
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 183 – 87 76 74
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 185 – 155 104

NIPER Guwahati Placements

NIPER Guwahati has a Placement Cell that helps the students to get job opportunities through campus placement. There is a procedure followed by the Placement Cell for inviting the recruiters and sending the details of the students who opted for the placement to the organization/company. Later on, after the confirmation by the company, the company will conduct the test and group discussions to shortlist the students. After the first round, shortlisted candidates will be called for the interview and the company will announce the result on the same day once the selection process is done.

NIPER Guwahati has an impeccable record in campus placement. In the academic year 2019-20, 60% of students were placed in various companies. As well as 82% students in the academic year 2018-19, 100% students in the academic year 2017-18 were placed in the campus placement. The top recruiter of the NIPER Guwahati are Novartis, USP, iMedGlobal, Intox Quality Toxicology Services, APCER, Sai, Sciformix, Sphera, Sun Pharma, Docplexus, and BVG.

NIPER Guwahati Scholarships

All students of the institute are eligible for scholarship as per the terms and conditions laid down by the senate.

Students can get the scholarship for not more than four semesters in the case of MPharma, MTech (Pharma) and MS (Pharma) programs and not more than four years in the case of the PhD program.

Scholarships will be renewed on a semester basis for all the students in the institution.

Scholarship can be terminated at any time during the course if the progress of work or conduct of students is found unsatisfactory.

Institute offers a limited number of seats for sponsored candidates by Public or Private Sector undertakings, Government Departments, Research and Development Organizations holding the basic degree with minimum 6.75 GPA out of 10 point scale with condition that the candidate must be Public or Private Sector undertakings, Government Departments, Research and Development Organizations with minimum 2 years of experience.

NIPER Guwahati FAQs

Ques. Does NIPER Guwahati offer a Bachelor’s degree?

Last updated on July 29th, 2021

Ans. No, NIPER Guwahati does not offer any Bachelor’s degree. This institute specializes in Master’s degrees like MS, MPharma. and MTech as well as research level programs like PhD.

Ques. How many seats are there for masters and PhD programs in NIPER Guwahati?

Last updated on July 29th, 2021

Ans. For the Master’s program, there are 97 seats in MS (Pharma), 12 seats in MPharma, 16 seats in MTech (Pharma) and 21 seats in PhD programs including all disciplines.

Ques. What is the admission procedure for NIPER Guwahati?

Last updated on July 29th, 2021

Ans. A candidate needs to have Bachelor’s degree for a Master’s program and a Master’s degree for the PhD program from a recognized university/college in the relevant field and candidate must have qualified GPAT or NIPER JEE entrance exam to take admission in NIPER Guwahati.

Ques. Does NIPER Guwahati provide the offline mode of application?

Last updated on July 29th, 2021

Ans. NIPER Guwahati does not provide the offline mode of application. A candidate needs to apply online only for admission in the NIPER Guwahati.

Ques. What are the facilities provided by NIPER Guwahati?

Last updated on July 29th, 2021

Ans. NIPER Guwahati provides various facilities to the students like laboratories, Central Instrument Facilities, Central Library, Hostel, Transport and many other facilities that help the students to learn and gain practical knowledge.

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