The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER, Rae Bareli) has been created as a centre of excellence for higher education, research and development in pharmaceutical sciences.
The Institute, marking a beginning with M.S. (Pharm.) in 2008, offers courses in Medicinal Chemistry, and Pharmaceutics from the academic year 2008-2009. The Institute admits students for the M.S(Pharm.) through a common entrance test conducted by NIPER, Mohali. In future the number of M.S. programs would be increased and Ph.D programs would also be started in its various disciplines of pharmaceutical sciences every year.