Cabinet nod for 6 new NIPER
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.