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Applications are invited for Post of Director at NIPER

National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPERs) at Ahmedabad (Gujarat) and Raebareli (UP) are autonomous institutes of national Importance under the aegis of Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India created by an Act of Parliament. NIPER Ahmedabad has been ranked as No. 10 and NIPER Raebareli as No. 13th in the country under ‘Pharmacy’ category in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), 2021 released by the Ministry of Education.

Post : Director – (i) NIPER- Ahmedabad and (ii) NIPER- Raebareli

Duration : Term of five years subject to maximum of 65 years of age

Expectation :  Director as institutional head will be responsible for the Institution building of the NIPER towards achieving the mandate/ functions outlined in NIPER Act, 1998, as amended from time, including imparting education at undergraduate, PG, Doctoral and post-doctoral level, R&D, and other professional works of the institution. Takes accountability for the delivery of results expected under provisions of NIPER Act, 1998, as amended from time to time.

Salary / remuneration : Fixed salary of Rs 2,25,000 in Level 17 per month as per 7th CPC. Other benefits and allowances at par with Central Government employees.

Education : Ph.D and Masters in Pharmaceuticals related areas of Science and Technology. Professional experience At least 20 years research experience including teaching and published work in journals of repute. Should have worked for at least 10 years as Professor (on regular pay scale) either in India or abroad or Scientist at Research Institutes of repute [Scientist G (on regular pay scale), (Level-14 (Rs.1,44,200 to Rs.2,18,200), as per 7th CPC or holding a proven leadership position at Pharmaceutical Industry in R&D.

Administrative experience : Proven leadership/ administrative experience.

Personality : An innovative thinker who can critically assess the NIPER’s current position and offer a compelling vision for the future to build an innovation ecosystem. The candidate should be energetic with futuristic outlook. An intense focus on institutional building in a holistic sense is a desired attribute. Communication: Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; Partnering and Advocating: Promotes ideas and develops partnerships to advance the Organization’s work; active engagement with the academic, research, student, industry, government and citizen bodies; Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement: Continually seeks to improve the knowledge, skills and work processes of oneself and teams’ Strategic thinking: Makes informed and coherent decisions aligned with broader goals and strategies. An open-minded individual who has a strong record of promoting diversity and connecting with people of different backgrounds and beliefs.

Age : Not be more than 60 years of age as on closing date of receipt of applications.

Application format & mode
Application comprises of
1. Forwarding application indicating interest.
2. CV (format is hosted on Department of Pharmaceuticals (, NIPER Ahmedabad website ( and NIPER- Raebareli website (
3. Self-attested documents to support the claims of age, educational, professional & administrative eligibility qualifications, achievements, etc. (in hard copy).
4. Two separate notes on (i) Vision for NIPERs & (ii) Justification of candidature.

Application in the prescribed format should reach on or before the last date by hard copy by speed/ registered post and electronically to the email id: Email copy is mandatory. Postal copies are to be sent to:
The Director (NIPER),
Department of Pharmaceuticals,
Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers,
Room No. 304, B-Wing, Janpath Bhawan,
New Delhi-110001.
Tel: 011-23324930

Last date to receive application : 30 days from the date of publication in Employment News

In service candidates In-service candidates have to route application through proper channel, with vigilance clearance certificate from the competent authority. Advance copy should reach before the last date of receipt of application.

Selection Procedure
The Search cum Selection Committee will consider applications received in response to this advertisement as well as nominations in prescribed procedure (receive, scrutiny, shortlist and interview). The Committee will recommend a panel of not more than 3 names to the Council, in order of merit. The Director will be appointed with the approval of Visitor (Hon’ble President of India) as per provisions of the NIPER Act.

Present and past Directors of CSIR, DBT, DST Institutions and Chancellors/ Vice-Chancellors of Central Universities and National Institutions having pharmaceutical science discipline may forward nominations addressed to the Chairperson, Search cum Selection Committee at email id: in with a caption: Nomination of candidate for the post of Director NIPER-Ahmedabad and/ or Director, NIPER- Raebareli.

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