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“India should work for predictive and preventive medicine and bring these in the syllabus of Pharma students” This was stated by Dr Lalji Singh, CSIR Bhatnagar Fellow and former Director of CCM, Hyderabad. Dr Singh was the chief guest on the occasion of First Convocation of National Institute of Pharmaceutical and Educational Research, Rae Bareli which was held on December 15, 2010 in CDRI, Lucknow. Dr Singh further stated that India is not one population but around 4365 kind of human variations are found in India. Each community, caste, sub caste and tribal community has different genetic set up hence one medicine can not be good for all of them. He said that Vaishya community in Hyderabad lack a gene due to which if anesthesia is given to them they die or may take very long time recover. Similarly some communities in Africa are resistant to HIV infection. Dr Lalji Singh informed that IN USA alone more than 25000 people die every year due to adverse effect of the drugs. Drugs whose clinical trials have been done abroad are given to Indians which may not be god for them and may cause serious adverse effects. In India, Pakistan, Indonesia and Malaysia some people have a defective gene due to which they may die due to silent cardiac arrest. But this defective gene is not found else where in the world. This gene mutation in Indians and other countries occurred around 33000 years back. Many vaccines which are successful in western world sometimes don’t work in India and this is due to the different genetic set up Indians have got. Therefore according Dr Singh our traditional system of Medicine which has been used and thus tested for thousands of years in India can be the best way of treating the various diseases in India.

Addressing the convocation, Sri Arun Jha , IAS and Joint Secretary in the department of pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Govt. of India said that NIPER Rae Bareli is searching for the suitable land so that Institute can be setup expanded in the future. He wished these students who got degrees today will serve the country and will make the NIPER flag fly very high.

Dr T.K.Chakraborty, Director, CDRI which is mentor Institute, gave a brief report about the CDRI and drug research and especially the various world class facilities are available in CDRI to work for the drug development. He informed that recently IMTECH, which is one of the CSIR lab in Chandigarh has transferred the technology of the production of Streptokinase to a company by charging US$150 million. He also talked about the future scenario of the drug development in the country and challenges ahead.

Speaking on this occasion Dr D.K.Dixit, Project Director, NIPER Rae Bareli said that NIPER, Raebareli has launched a crusade towards excellence in pharmaceutical education and research and human resource development keeping in mind the future needs of the country. We are steadily progressing towards this goal as exhibited from the number of students that have joined various pharma companies and engaged in research & technology development of the country. The Institute has successfully completed two years since its inception in 2008. The first batch MS (Pharm.) course students have come out after completion of the course and second batch students are working on their project work while students of third batch have started their first semester studies. The infrastructure and facilities of the Institute’s labs are being upgraded and the faculty has been strengthened to deliver best education in pharmaceutical sciences.

Dr S.K.Puri, Registrar of the NIPER, Rae Bareli announced the names of the 10 students who were awarded degree of M.S.(Pharma) in Medicinal Chemistry and 10 students M.S.(Pharma) degree in Pharmaceutics. Sri Arun Jha, IAS awarded Gold medal to Mr Vimal Kant for securing highest marks in the medicinal chemistry area and Chetan Rathi got the gold medal for securing highest marks in the Pharmaceutics area. Madan Lal Soni, Hardik Chandasama and Nidhi got the silver medal for securing highest marks in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutics are.


National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Punjab is the first national level institute for pharmaceutical sciences with proclaimed objective of becoming a centre of excellence for advanced studies and research in pharmaceutical sciences.

The Government of India has declared NIPER, Punjab as an “Institute of National Importance”. The Institute was conceived to provide leadership in pharmaceutical sciences and related areas not only within the country but also to the South Asia and Africa. Keeping in mind the demands and needs from Pharma Industry, the Union Cabinet accorded approval in August 2007 for setting up of 6 new NIPERs, as IITs, all over the country.

NIPER, Raebareli was established in the 2008 under the aegis of Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers as a centre of excellence for higher education, research and development in pharmaceutical sciences. The Institute offers courses in two disciplines viz. Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutics. In future, the number of M.S. programmes would be increased and Ph.D. programmes would also be initiated in various disciplines of pharmaceutical sciences. The classes for first and second semester are conducted at NIPER, Raebareli while third and fourth semester involving project work are completed at Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow.

NIPER, Raebareli is functioning in a beautiful campus and taking very confident steps to achieve its objectives. To encourage students for updating their knowledge and awareness about latest development in pharmaceutical sciences, NIPER, Raebareli has taken up strengthening and upgradation of laboratory and library facilities. Several instruments have been installed and some are under way of installation. Besides, Institute has well equipped computer lab, enthusiastic faculty and support staff to take care of various activities.

Apart from providing quality education in pharmaceutical sciences, NIPER, Raebareli also organises campus interviews for the placements of the students with attractive pay packages in renowned pharma companies.

Objectives of NIPER, Raebareli

· Enhancement of creativity, motivation and inculcate professionalism.

· Bring synergy between academics, R&D organizations and industry through training and exposure to such environment.

· Facilitate collaborations between pharmacy, biotechnology, information technology and prepare for meeting global challenges.

· Prepare professionals to suit the needs of pharmaceutical industry.

· Expose the students and scholars to high-tech areas such as drug design and molecular modeling.

· Harness natural products, local skills and knowledge in health care.

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