National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER), SAS Nagar, Mohali, was set up in terms of provisions of NIPER Act, 1998 to nurture and promote pharmaceutical education & research at Post Graduate level. The NIPER Act, 1998 was subsequently amended by The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (Amendment) Act, 2007. The Amendment Act, 2007 inter-alia empowered the Central Government to establish similar institutes in different parts of the country.
In terms of the amended NIPER Act, 2007 the Central Government established New NIPERs at Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Guwahati, Raebareli and Hajipur. Notifications, were published in the Gazette of India.
The students are selected for admission through All India Common Admission Test conducted by NIPER, SAS Nagar, Mohali in association with the new NIPERs. At present these NIPERs impart Ph.D and PG level education and grant degree under the NIPER Act, 1998.