The Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, and Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya unveiled the 100 Crore Construction Plan of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) in Hyderabad today. Dr. Mandaviya highlighted that the permanent campus will be a landmark for quality and research, which will inspire the best of minds to enhance their knowledge. The industry and academia would also benefit greatly as along with quality human resources, they can also utilize the latest equipment and collaborate with the faculty and scholars. He informed that the 100 Crore construction plan will begin with the first phase shortly, for which the formalities have been completed.
Union Minister Dr. Mandaviya also inaugurated the NABL accredited Analytical Testing Laboratory and Medical Devices Laboratory in NIPER. Saying that “Medical devices are one of the core focus areas of the government, which has tremendous scope as the sector can truly make India self- reliant” Dr. Mandaviya opined that entrepreneurs would find it extremely useful to have such a testing facility well equipped with all high-end equipment. He added that this is in alignment with the vision of central government’s Startup India scheme, which promotes the cause of entrepreneurship in pharmaceutical R&D. The Analytical Testing Laboratory currently works as an empaneled lab within the prestigious Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP Scheme) and ensures quality control check of medicines. Recalling the successful Covid management for which the country was applauded world-wide, Shri Mandaviya exhorted the faculty and students of the Institute to think beyond journals and convert technology which can benefit the society. The Minister also encouraged faculty to understand the needs and problems faced by the industry and collaborate with them for solutions. Dr. Shashi Bala Singh, Director-NIPER Hyderabad informed that the construction of permanent campus will strengthen the Institute in all aspects. Students will be the greatest beneficiaries as they can devote their time completely in the research as all facilities would be available in the campus.