NIPER PhD Joint Admission Test 2018 – NIPER Institute will be conducted 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.

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.

Interested Candidates can apply for NIPER PhD Joint Admission Test 2018. Before going to apply candidates must check all the details carefully.

Tentative Schedule of NIPER PhD Joint Admission Test 2018 is given below.

Event Dates
Date of commencement of online registration May 2018
Last date for online registration May 2018
Last date for deposit of fee for online registration May 2018
Last date for receipt of filled in registration form in
NIPER, SAS Nagar along with required documents
Jun 2018
Admit Card available from Jun 2018
Online NIPER Joint Entrance Examination Jun 2018
Declaration of Result Jul 2018
Interview of Ph.D at S.A.S Nagar Jul 2018
Declaration of Interview Result Jul 2018
Ph.D Joint Counselling Jul 2018
Orientation & Commencement of Classes Jul 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 – Link will be available here..!!!

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

Last Year Eligbility Criteria is given below.

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 / Pharmacoinformatics);
M.E./M.Tech./M.Sc. (Pharmacology / Biotechnology / Nanotechnology/
Computational Sciences / Biochemistry / Toxicology / Zoology / Physiology / 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 / Pharma ceutics / 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 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.

As per last year, 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

Scheme of marking: 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 (Expected)

  • Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Thiruvananthapuram & Pune

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 tentatively in the month of Jul 2018 at NIPER, S.A.S. Nagar. 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 Sec 9 “Documents to be submitted” of this 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 Hospital.
  • Sponsorship Certificate from the employer in case of Government/Industry sponsored candidates.
  • Affidavit to be provided by the candidate against ragging.
  • Undertaking to be given by the parents of the candidate.

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

Candidates can also refer the Last Year Information Brochure of NIPER PhD Joint Admission Test.

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