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The Director

The Director

Prof Gopal

Prof. Gopal Natesan

Director, Faculty of Pharmacy

Nirma University

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Ph. 079-71652712

Director’s Message

We started our journey in 2003, offering undergraduate programme. Since then, we have expanded through offering postgraduate programme and PhD . Recently, we initiated Postdoctoral Fellowship programme and Executive Diploma Programme in Pharmaceutical Management. Over the last sixteen years, around 1000 students graduated from the Institute with Bachelors (BPharm), Masters (MPharm) and PhD programmes. We are one of the leading institutes in the country as per the National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF). This year, we ranked 28th at all India level by NIRF.

We are committed to high-quality education and research in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Based on the inputs from the stakeholders, we prepare students to face the challenges of the contemporary world and to meet the demands of the pharmaceutical industry. We encourage industry visits, training and projects; and special summer training activities in the Pharmacy domain.

Nirma University encourages the faculty to pursue sponsored research in pharmaceutical and health care fields with an aim to strengthen the collaboration with industry and research organizations. All our faculty members are PhD with research and or industry experience.

We have received research grants from major funding agencies like the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), AYUSH and GUJCOST. We also received a grant from DST- FIST for infrastructural development. We regularly organise National and International conferences, workshops and training programmes for the benefit of health care professionals.

Our Institute also conducts a number of placement related activities like mock interviews, personality development sessions and language training programmes for the overall development of students. Besides these, the Institute is making a special effort to support students to participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities which include sports, games, drama, one-act play, quiz and other competitions. We ensure the best learning and academic experience for pharmacy aspirants.

Welcome to Institute of Pharmacy, Nirma University, Ahmedabad.


Prof. Gopal Natesan

Director, Institute of Pharmacy