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NIPER JEE 2018 PhD Joint Admission Test

NIPER PhD Joint Entrance Exam 2018 for Ph.D. Program

NIPER Institute is conducted Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for admission to PhD Course in various disciplines for all seven (7) NIPER's for academic year 2018


NIPER Institute
The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) at S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali) was created as a centre of excellence in imparting higher education, research and development in pharmaceutical sciences and is the first Institute of its kind in the country


Important Dates

Date of Commencement of online Registration:                                                2nd week of May 2018

Last date for online Registration:                                                                     4th week of May 2018

Last date for deposit of fee for online registration:                                           4th week of May 2018

Last date for receipt of registration form along with required documents:        2nd week of June 2018

Online Delivery of Admit Card to respective emails/Downloads:                      3rd week of June 2018

Online NIPER Joint Entrance Examination:                                                      4th week of June 2018

Declaration of result (Website www.niper.gov.in):                                            4th Week of June 2018

Interview for PhD at S.A.S Nagar:                                                                     3rd week of July 2018

Declaration of result at NIPER Notice Board/website for PhD:               4th week of July 2018

PhD. Joint Counseling (02.00 pm onwards):                                                     4th week of July 2018

Orientation & Commencement of classes:                                                        4th week of July 2018


 Also See : Admission Notification


Eligibility Criteria

The Doctoral research program of the institute is classified into the following three disciplines
Chemical Sciences: Includes departments of i) Medicinal Chemistry ii) Natural Products iii) Pharmacoinformatics iv) Pharmaceutical Technology (Process Chemistry)

Biological Sciences: Includes departments of i) Pharmacology and Toxicology ii) Biotechnology iii) Pharmacy Practice

Pharmaceutical Science: Includes departments of i) Pharmaceutical Analysis ii) Pharmaceutics iii) Medical Devices

Availability of Disciplines for July 2018

Discipline of Chemical Sciences

Medicinal Chemistry (Offering NIPERs - Hyderabad; S.A.S. Nagar)

Natural Products (Offering NIPERs - S.A.S. Nagar Ahmedabad) –
M.S. (Pharm) (Natural Products/Medicinal Chemistry/Traditional Medicines); M.Pharm (Pharmaceutical Chemistry/Pharmacognosy); M.Tech (Pharm) (Bulk Drugs); M.Sc (Organic Chemistry)
M.S. (Pharm) (Medicinal Chemistry/Natural Products); M.Pharm Pharmaceutical Chemistry); M.Tech (Pharm) (Bulk Drugs); M.Sc (Organic Chemistry)

Pharmacoinformatics (Offering NIPERs - Hajipur; S.A.S. Nagar)
M.S (Pharm) ( Pharmacoinformatics /Medicinal Chemistry/Natural Products); M.Tech (Pharm) (Bulk Drugs); M.Sc/ M.Tech (Bioinformatics); M.Sc (Organic/Physical/Pharmaceutical Chemistry/ Biochemistry/Biophysics/Biotechnology/ Microbiology)

Pharmaceutical Technology (Process Chemistry) (Offering NIPERs - S.A.S. Nagar)
M.S (Pharm); M.Tech (Pharm); M.Sc (Organic Chemistry)

Discipline of Biological Sciences

Pharmacology & Toxicology (Offering NIPERs - Guwahati; Hyderabad; S.A.S. Nagar)
M.S (Pharm) (Pharmacology & Toxicology/Biotechnology/Regulatory Toxicology); M.Pharm (Pharmacology); M.Sc (Pharmacology/Toxicology/Zoology/Biochemistry/Medical Biotechnology/ Microbiology); M.D (Pharmacology); M.V.Sc (Pharmacology/Pathology/Biotechnology)

Biotechnology (Offering NIPERs - Guwahati; Hajipur; S.A.S. Nagar)
M.S. (Pharm) or M.Pharm or M.Tech (Pharm) in (Medicinal Chemistry/ Natural Products/Pharmacology &Toxicology/Formulation/Biotechnology/Pharmaceutics/Pharmacoinformatics); M.E or M.Tech (Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Computational Sciences); M.Sc in Biological Sciences (Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/Botany/Zoology/Physiology/Life Sciences); M.Sc in Chemistry (Organic)/ Pharmaceutical Chemistry/Computational Sciences; M.V.Sc; MCA

Pharmacy Practice (Offering - Hajipur)
M.Pharm. (Pharmacy Practice/Community Pharmacy/Hospital Pharmacy/Clinical Pharmacy)

Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical Analysis (Offering NIPERs - Hyderabad)
M.S. (Pharm) Pharmaceutical Analysis; M.Pharm (Pharmaceutical Analysis); M.Sc (Organic/Analytical Chemistry)

Pharmaceutics (Offering NIPERs - Hyderabad; S.A.S. Nagar)
M.S. (Pharm) (Pharmaceutics/Biotechnology/Pharmacology); M.Pharm (Pharmaceutics/Formulations); M.Tech (Biomedical Engineering/Biotechnology/Chemical Engineering)

Seats Details
The seats available in various NIPERs/departments/disciplines include Institute funded and Govt. project funded fellowships. Details of seats will be displayed on website www.niper.gov.in separately

General Eligibility

  • Candidates should have a minimum CGPA of 6.75 (or 60% marks) for General, 6.25 (or 55% marks) for SC/ST, 5.75 (or 50% marks) for physically handicapped (PH) candidates on a 10 point scale in the qualifying examination and should also have qualified GPAT/GATE/NET
  • Percentage of marks or CGPA will be based on the norms of the concerned university / Institution or aggregate marks or CGPA scored by the candidate for all years of the qualifying degree, in case University / Institution has not prescribed any norm for calculating such percentage or CGPA
  • Passing GPAT/GATE/NET is an essential qualification for all disciplines except for the following category of candidates:

Candidates holding M.D / M.V.Sc

Foreign Nationals
Foreign nationals under various scholarship schemes of the MHRD/Ministry of External Affairs, Govt of India may be considered for admission on the recommendation/ sponsorship of the respective Ministry subject to eligibility criteria

  • Applications from self financing foreign candidates may be entertained directly by the Institute provided the requirements for eligibility under the respective program are fulfilled and their applications are cleared by Ministry of External Affairs, Govt of India
  • The brochure can be downloaded from the Institutional website www.niper.gov.in and filled application form can be sent to the institute with payment of US$ 100
  • Such candidates have to arrange for the clearance from the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt of India before they can be admitted, if selected



Applicants shall register online on www.niper.gov.in as per instructions given on the website.
Instruction for Registration is available on the website. Open the link of Registration/Login for NIPER Joint Entrance Examination 201
Fill the online application form available on the website very carefully
Upload the scanned copy of recent photograph and signature
Pay the registration fees through net-banking / e-Challan / Credit Card / Debit Card along with extra Bank Charges as per rule of Bank
Candidate can download the registration Form after the successful submission of fee
Take Printout of the Registration form , put signatures at the bottom of the registration form and attach the following (i) copy of award letter if any pertaining to NET‐JRF of CSIR/DBT/UGC/ICMR, DST Inspire etc. (ii) Sponsorship certificate from Industry / Government sponsored candidates (as per format given at Annuxer‐2 ) should be sent to Chairman, NIPER Joint Entrance Examination PhD, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, (NIPER), Sector 67, S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali), Punjab-160062, (through speed post/registered post/in person) so as to reach before the schedule date
The Institute will not be responsible for any postal delay

Registration Fee

  • For General/OBC/KM/PH category: Rs. 2000/-
  • For candidates belonging to SC/ST category: Rs.1000/-


Selection Process

Selection of candidates will be done on the basis of their performance in the NIPER Joint Entrance Exam 2018 (NIPER JEE) organized by the Institute


Entrance Exam Pattern

  • The duration of the entrance test will be of 2 hours.
  • The question paper will comprise of 200 multiple objective choice questions asked from the related subjects of B.Pharm and M.Sc.
  • There will be negative marking in the entrance test for wrong answers given by candidates
  • For each wrong response ¼ marks will be deducted from the total

For more detail visit link www.niper.ac.in


National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali

(Ahmedabad; Guwahati; Hajipur; Hyderabad; Kolkata; Raebareli; S.A.S.Nagar), Sector-67, SAS Nagar, Mohali, Punjab-160062, Tel 01722214682, Email [email protected], Website www.niper.gov.in