National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research -Guwahati was established in 2008, is an Indian public Pharmacy research university, and a part of the seven schools, under India's Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.
The institute was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Union Minister for Fertilizers and Chemicals and Steel, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan on Sept 16 2008 in the presence of several distinguished personals, like the Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri Tarun Gogoi, Hon'ble Union Minister of State for Chemicals Shri Bijoy Krishna Handique, Hon'ble Health Minister of Assam Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma, Hon'ble Union Secretary for Pharmaceuticals Shri Ashok Kumar and Principal of GMCH DR. M.M. Deka, among others.
The institute offers Masters and Doctoral degrees in pharmaceutical sciences. As an Institute of National Importance it plays an important role in the Human Resource Development for the ever growing Indian Pharmaceutical industry, which has been in the forefront of India’s science-based industries with wide ranging capabilities in this important field of drug manufacture.