Established under the Act of Parliament, the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER, Guwahati) was inagurated on 16th September 2008, as a centre of
excellence for higher education, research and development in
pharmaceutical sciences, Gauhati Medical College & Hospital being the mentor Institute.
The Institute, making a beginning with M.S. (Pharm.) and M. Pharm., offers courses in Pharmacology and Toxicology and Clinical Pharmacy Practice respectively
from the academic year 2008-2009. The Institute is offering the Biotechnology course to the aspirants from the academic session 2010 - 2011. NIPER, Guwahati is also offering Ph.D in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the academic session 2011 - 2012. The Institute admits students for
these courses through a common entrance test conducted by NIPER,
Mohali, after clearing GPAT.
The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) is an Institute of national importance and was established under the Act of Parliament and hence no other recognition is necessary.