The Institute of Pharmacy was established in the year 2003 under Nirma University to develop competent professionals in the field of pharmaceutical sciences.
In a short span of period, it has become one of the leading institutions in the country, offering pharmaceutical education at the undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral levels.
The Institute has shown its presence at the national level by being ranked 5th in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India in the year 2016 and for subsequent years also, institutes has maintained its ranking in the top 20 institutes.
The Institute has received grants of more than Rs 45 million from various government agencies, such as BRNS, RSSDI, DST, DBT, ICMR, SAC-ISRO, AYUSH, GSBTM and GUJCOST for research and development. The DST-FIST grant worth Rs 5.5 million for the purposes of infrastructure development was awarded to the Institute for the years 2015-2020.
The Institute houses state-of-the-art instruments, like Freeze dryer, Laminar air flow unit, BOD incubator, Gel Documentation System, Thermal cycler, Bio Monocular Inverted Microscope, Convulsiometer, Analgesiometer, Langendroff’s assembly, Rotary tablet machine, Refrigerated centrifuge, Florescent microscope, Twin Chamber Type Incinerator, Automatic Titrator, Photo stability Chamber, Brookfield viscometer, Mini spray drier, supercritical fluid extractor and chromatogram, HPTLC, HPLC, MPLC, GC, Fluorescence Spectrometer, Raman Spectrometer, UV Spectrophotometer, FTIR, ELISA, PCR, Electrophoresis, Texture Analyser, Automated Dissolution Apparatus, Extruder-Spheronizer, Multiple diffusion Assembly, High Pressure Homogenizer, Particle Size Analyser, Microwave synthesizer and stereotaxic apparatus with Microdialysis. The Institute also has software like Sybyl X, iWorx, Gold Suit, eCTD, Design Expert, etc.
The Institute also has a cell culture facility which provides all the basic and advanced equipments required for the culturing of mammalian cells. The facility enables students to work with primary and secondary cell lines. The expertise of in-house faculty members and regular interactive sessions with national and international experts through workshops, conferences make the most of it for the young-minds of the Institute and other organizations in advancing their research.
The Institute has a two-storied animal house facility registered with the Committee for Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA), Government of India. Besides, there is also a medicinal plant garden “Nirma Herbal Wealth”, having an area of 3356.5 sqm with around 150 genera and 500 plants.
Meaning in English -“From ignorance, lead us to truth”
The Motto of the University has been taken from Brhadaranyaka Upanishad – I.III.28. The second line of the Pavamana Mantra explains how to lead life towards knowledge from ignorance which obscures our mind in understanding the reality. As the only remedy from darkness is light, the only remedy from ignorance is knowledge.
Striving to excel in pharmaceutical education, research & innovation to develop outstanding professionals catering to the health care needs of the human kind.
The institute aims to develop employable students, researchers and entrepreneurs by inculcating critical thinking, problem-solving ability, ethical values and leadership skills. Institute provides a vibrant environment for continuous learning by strengthening industrial collaboration for developing competent professionals.
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या कुन्देन्दुतुषारहारधवला या शुभ्रवस्त्रावृता
या वीणावरदण्डमण्डितकरा या श्वेतपद्मासना।
या ब्रह्माच्युत शंकरप्रभृतिभिर्देवैः सदा वन्दिता
सा मां पातु सरस्वती भगवती निःशेषजाड्यापहा
Meaning – Salutations to Devi Saraswati, Who is pure white like Jasmine, with the coolness of Moon, brightness of Snow and shine like the garland of Pearls; and Who is covered with pure white garments, Whose hands are adorned with Veena (a stringed musical instrument) and the boon-giving staff; and Who is seated on pure white Lotus, Who is always adored by Lord Brahma, Lord Acyuta (Lord Vishnu), Lord Shankara and other Devas, O Goddess Saraswati, please protect me and remove my ignorance completely.
श्लोक अर्थ – जो विद्या की देवी भगवती सरस्वती कुन्द के फूल, चन्द्रमा, हिमराशि और मोती के हार की तरह धवल वर्ण की हैं और जो श्वेत वस्त्र धारण करती हैं, जिनके हाथ में वीणा-दण्ड शोभायमान है, जिन्होंने श्वेत कमलों पर आसन ग्रहण किया है तथा ब्रह्मा, विष्णु एवं शंकर शङ्कर आदि देवताओं द्वारा जो सदा पूजित हैं, वही सम्पूर्ण जड़ता और अज्ञान को दूर कर देने वाली माँ सरस्वती हमारी रक्षा करें।
Institute of Pharmacy follows outcome-based education to develop the requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes and habits of students. The purpose of the teaching-learning process at the institute is student – centric. Thus, the institution endeavors to promote student-centered learning.
Curriculum and course up-gradation is a continuous process. Its purpose is basically to enhance the learning of students. Therefore, we modify and upgrade the curriculum and courses from time to time to provide the latest knowledge and skills to our students.