Institute of Pharmacy was established in year 2003, is a leading institute in the western region of the country imparting quality pharmacy education at Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Doctoral levels. Institute of Pharmacy – Nirma University has been ranked 18th in India Ranking 2018 by Ministry of Human Resource Development, (MHRD), Government of India in its National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).
Institute of Pharmacy prepares the students to meet the challenges in the area of pharmaceutical manufacturing and research and development. The Institute houses state-of-art research facility and infrastructure to support pharmaceutical education and research. The Institute offers B. Pharm, M. Pharm and Full time and External Ph.D. Programmes in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Institute has adopted Outcome Based Education (OBE) to further advance the development of professional knowledge, inculcate employability skills in addition to development of character and social responsibility.
The Institute has dynamic curriculum, robust and talented pool of faculty members, and state of the art infrastructure in all the departments. It is well known for imparting quality education, doing active research and also in nurturing students for holistic development, achieved through Students’ Engagement Tools like continuous evaluation, blended learning, active use of MOOCs, credit based systems, departmental electives, institute electives, university electives, industrial visits & training, industrial projects, expert lectures, special training in communication skills, personality development, yoga classes and many more.
The institute received more than 4.5 crore rupees grant from external funding agencies like RSSDI, DST, DBT, ICMR, SAC-ISRO, AYUSH, GSBTM, BRNS and GUJCOST for research and development. DST- FIST grant worth 55 lacs rupees for infrastructure development was awarded to the institute. Currently more than 30 students are pursuing full time Ph.D. who are awarded with various fellowships from DST, CSIR, ICMR, Young woman scientist and Nirma University fellowship. The institute also has collaboration with research institutions and industries like- Plovdiv University, Bulgaria, B. V. Patel, PERD Centre, Ahmedabad, Cadila Pharmaceutical Research Centre, Ahmedabad, Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Ahmedabad, Piramal Pharmaceutical Development Services (P) Ltd., Ahmedabad, Ayurlab Herbal Pvt Ltd. Vadodara, Apollo Hospitals International Limited, Ahmedabad, Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Ahmedabad, Beiersdorf, Germany and Brillare Science, Ahmedabad, Eris Life Sciences, Ahmedabad etc..
The Institute houses state-of-art instruments like Supercritical Fluid Extraction & Chromatogram (SFC, SFE), HPTLC, ELISA, PCR, Electrophoresis, FT-IR, Gas Chromatography, Fluorescence Spectrometer, Raman Spectrometer, UV-Spectrophotometer, HPLC with PDA detector, MPLC, Texture Analyser, Automated dissolution apparatus, Extruder-Spheronizer, Multiple Diffusion Assembly, High Pressure Homogenizer, Particle size analyzer Software for docking, Sybyl X, iWorx., Gold Suit, stereotaxic with microdialysis. The Institute also has conventional two-storey animal house facility registered by CPCSEA (IAEC), Government of India with incineration facility. The medicinal plant garden “Nirma Herbal Wealth” covers a total area of 3356.5 sq. meters with more than 145 genera and more than 500 plants. The institute has Class 10000 facility in Pharmaceutical Microbiology laboratory.