Cabinet nod for 6 new NIPER

New Delhi: The Government today decided to set up six new National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPERs) to meet the shortage of skilled manpower for the pharma sector.

The new institutes will come up at Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Hajipur, Guwahati and Rae Bareli.

The Union Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, approved the establishment of the new institutes at a cost of Rs 633.15 crore, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni told reporters here.

The decision will facilitate the establishment of full fledged NIPER campuses for imparting higher post-graduate level education as well as undertake R&D projects, she said.

It will also help in meeting the requirement of highly skilled manpower of the pharmaceutical industry and focus on R&D, Soni said.

The Government had set up NIPER at Mohali under NIPER Act, 1998.

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