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NIPER JEE 2018 Notification – eligibility, application, dates




National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research JEE for PG Programs in Pharmacy 2018

NIPER JEE 2018 Notification - Applications are invited for registration in the prescribed form through online mode only for the Entrance Examination for Admission to M.S. (Pharm.); M.Pharm. M.Tech. (Pharm.); MBA (Pharm.) and PhD Courses of all seven NIPERs for the 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


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


Also See : Latest Entrance Exams


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 examand 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

Seats Details

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


Availability of Disciplines

  • 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)


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


Exam Scheme

  • 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

  • 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 www.niper.gov.in
  • 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.


Application Procedure

  • Applicants shall register online on www.niper.gov.inor www.niperahm.ac.inas 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 2018
  • 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 ExamNational 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/-


Important Dates

  • Date of Commencement of Online Registration: 12th April 2018
  • Date of Closing Online Registration: 15th May 2018
  • Date of Computer Based Test (CBT): 10th June 2018

NIPER Mohali

Email admissions@niper.ac.in, Website www.niper.gov.in