NIPER PhD Joint Admission Test 2018 – NIPER Institute will conduct Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for admission to Ph.D course in various disciplines for all seven NIPER’s. Candidates can check all the detail for NIPER JEE 2018 for Ph.D Programme like application procedure, eligibility criteria, selection procedure & other relevant Information from this page given below.

Latest: NIPER PhD 2018 Application Form have been released. Register first to fill the application form from the link given below.

NIPER PhD Joint Admission Test 2018

National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) is an Indian pharmaceutical industry is one of the fastest growing industrial sectors and is playing a key role in the supply of affordable and quality medicines. Recognizing the need for further strengthening of this sector, Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Govt. of India, established National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPERs) as centres of Excellence for imparting higher education and carrying out cutting edge research in pharmaceutical sciences.

Events Dates
Online registration begins on 12 Apr 2018
Online registration ends on 15 May 2018
Last date for receipt of filled in registration forms 28 May 2018
Admit card issue date 01 Jun 2018
NIPER JEE Entrance Exam 10 Jun 2018
Result declaration of Written exam 18 Jun 2018
Interview for PhD at NIPER Ahmedabad 16 & 17, Jul 2018
Declaration of result at NIPER Ahmedabad website for PhD 18 Jul 2018
PhD joint counselling( 2 pm onwards) 18 Jul 2018
Orientation & Commencement of classes 23 July 2018

NIPER PhD 2018 Registration / Application Form

You must first register yourself on clicking the link (Go to Registration/Login for NIPER Joint Entrance Examination 2018 either Masters or PhD), by providing a valid e‐mail address and mobile number. Choose the email id which you access frequently, as all communications to you from the NIPER Office will be sent to this address (DO NOT USE ANYBODY  ELSE’S e‐mail ADDRESS).

Apply Online:

Data Required Before Filling Registration form Online: Before you login to portal using Application ID and Password, keep the following information ready:

  • Personal information (name, date of birth, your personal mobile number, parent’s name, etc.).
  • Address for Communication (including PIN code)
  • Eligibility degree details ( Marks , College address, Postal Code)
  • GPAT / GATE/NET  Rank and Score
  • Choice of examination Center
  • High quality image of your photograph as per section 2.
  • Good quality image of your signature as per section 2.
  • Scan copy of GPAT/GATE/NET as a PDF.
  • Your  Net‐banking  login and password to make the application fee payment  via  online net‐banking mode. In case you are making the payment through debit card/credit card have the following information like debit card/credit card number, password, CVV number ready with you.

Eligibility Criteria

The Doctoral research programme of the Institute is classified into the following three disciplines:

Chemical Sciences

Department Eligibility Criteria
Medicinal Chemistry M.S. (Pharm.) (Medicinal Chemistry/Natural Products);
M. Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry);
M.Tech. (Pharm.) (Bulk Drugs/Process Chemistry);
M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry);
Natural Products M.S. (Pharm.) (Natural Products/Medicinal Chemistry/Traditional Medicines);
M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry/Pharmacognosy);
M.Tech. (Pharm.) (Bulk Drugs/Process Chemistry)
Pharmacoinformatics M.S. (Pharm.)  (Pharmacoinformatics/Medicinal  Chemistry/Natural Products);
M.Tech.  (Pharm.) (Bulk Drugs/Process Chemistry);  M.Tech. (Bioinformatics); M.Sc.  (Organic/Physical/Pharmaceutical  Chemistry/Biochemistry/Biophysics  /Biotechnology / Bioinformatics / Microbilogy)
Pharmaceutical Technology (Process Chemistry)* M.S. (Pharm.); M.Tech. (Pharm.);
M.Sc.  (Organic Chemistry).

Biological Sciences

Department Eligibility Criteria
Pharmacology Toxicology M.S. (Pharm.)/M.Pharm./M.Tech. (Pharm.) (Medicinal Chemistry/ Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Natural Products/Pharmacology & Toxicology/ Regulatory Toxicology/ Formulation/ Biotechnology/Pharmaceutics/Pharmacoinformati cs); M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Sc. (Pharmacology/ Biotechnology/ Nanotechnology/ Computational Sciences/ Biochemistry/ Toxicology/ Zoology/P hysiology /Life Sciences/ Microbiology/ Organic Chemistry /Pharmaceutical Chemistry); M.D. (Pharmacology), M.V. Sc. (Pharmacology/ Pathology/ Biotechnology), MCA.
Biotechnology M.S. (Pharm.)/M.Pharm./M.Tech. (Pharm.) (Medicinal Chemistry /Pharmaceutical Chemistry/ Natural Products/ Pharmacology & Toxicology /Formulation /Biotechnology/ Pharmaceutics /Pharmacoinformatics); M.E. /M.Tech./M.Sc. (Biotechnology /Life Sciences /Computational Sciences; Biochemistry /Botany /Zoology /Physiology /Life Sciences /Organic Chemistry/ Pharmaceutical Chemistry); M.V.Sc.; MCA.
Pharmacy Practice M.Pharm.-[Pharmacy Practice/ Community Pharmacy/Hospital Pharmacy/Clinical Pharmacy]
Pharmaceutical Technology (Biotechnology) M.S.(Pharm);M.Pharm; M.Sc.(Life Sciences); M.Tech (Pharm.)(Biotechnology)

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Department Eligibility Criteria
Pharmaceutical Analysis M.S.(Pharm.)-[Pharmaceutical Analysis;
M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutical Analysis);
M.Sc. [Organic/Analytical Chemistry]
Pharlmaceutics M.S.(Pharm.)-[Pharmaceutics/Biotechnology/ Pharmacology];
M.Tech.-[Biomedical Engineering/ Biotechnology/Chemical Engineering]
Medical Devices M.S. (Pharm.)  (Pharmaceutics/Biotechnology/Pharmacology);  M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutics/Formulations);  M.Tech. (Pharm.) (Biotechnology); M.Tech.  (Biomedical  Engineering/Biotechnology/Chemical  Engineering).

Scheme of Examination

Permission granted to the candidates to appear in online test and interview is merely provisional. Final consideration of the candidature is subject to fulfillment of the eligibility criteria to be verified at the time of Interview.

There will be one objective type question paper containing 170 questions of 85 marks, for each of the following areas i.e.  Chemical Sciences; Biological Sciences and; Pharmaceutical Sciences.   The question paper will be of the level of M.S. (Pharm.); M.Pharm.; M.Tech. (Pharm.); M.V.Sc.; M.D. and M.Sc. (in relevant discipline) level.

Each discipline will also have questions from general Pharmaceutical Sciences and general aptitude. Duration of the examination will be 2 hours.

  • There will be negative marking in the entrance examination. 25% marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • The qualified candidates in each discipline shall have to appear for interview which will carry 15 marks

Exam Centres

Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Thiruvananthapuram, Pune,agra, Vijayawada, Coimbatore, Patna, Ranchi, Raipur and Bhubaneshwar.

Based on the performance in the online test, list of candidates to be called for interview will be displayed on the website Interview will be held on 16-7-18 and 17-7-18 at NIPERAhmedabad. No TA/DA will be paid for attending online test and interview. Candidates have to make their own arrangement for stay during online test and interview.

Admission Procedure

Admission to the Ph.D. Programme will be based on the combined merit obtained by a candidate in the entrance examination and interview. Interview of the eligible candidates for the Ph.D. Programme will be conducted based on the merit in the entrance examination.

The candidates have to report to the institute for Interview on scheduled date and time. Candidates will be allowed to participate in Interview, only if they are carrying requisite documents as mentioned in “Documents to be submitted” of the brochure and have to show proof of having passed the qualifying degree examination.

Document to be Submitted at the time of Interview

The candidates will be required to submit the following documents in original and a set of photocopies of   these certificates at the time of interview, failing which, the candidature shall be summarily rejected:

  • Matriculation Certificate as a Proof of Age and Correct name.
  • Mark sheet of all the Semesters/years of the qualifying degree.
  • Admit card of NIPER JEE written test.
  • GPAT/GATE/NET score card, wherever applicable.
  • Award letter (if any) of NET-JRF of CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR etc.
  • Caste Certificate, if applicable.
  • Certificate of Disability, if applicable.
  • Medical Certificate from a Registered Medical Practitioner of a Government Hospita lto be provided in the format given in information brochure.
  • Sponsorship Certificate from the employer in case of Government/Industry sponsored candidates.
  • Affidavit to be provided by the candidate against ragging in the format given in information brochure.
  • Undertaking to be given by the parents of the candidate. Format given in information brochure.

NOTE: All the documents required to be submitted should be self attested by the candidates.

Fee Details

Besides below given fee structure, the candidates will be required to deposit US $ 2150 p.a. (non-refundable) towards project expenditure along with admission/ semester fees. Any other fees, charges or dues at the same rate as payable by the Indian students of the same academic category and level payable in US $.

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For more details on NIPER JEE 2018, download information brochure.

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