National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Hyderabad PhD Admissions 2022

Are you searching for admission to the Ph.D. program at NIPER, Hyderabad? The institute has released its official notification for the session starting in 2022 for admission to the Ph.D. program. In this article, details of the Ph.D. program at NIPER Hyderabad, research areas, eligibility criteria, application procedure, and admission process are explained.

The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad has invited applications for motivated students with bright academic records for admission to Ph.D. programmes for the upcoming 2022 session.

Research Areas

  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Process Chemistry
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Pharmacoinformatics
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Natural Products
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceutical Management

Duration of PhD Programme

Students can submit their thesis after completing a minimum period of 3 years and a maximum period of 5 years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible for the Ph.D. programme at NIPER, Hyderabad, candidates must have obtained either a master's degree such as M.Sc./M.Tech. in any branch of Life Sciences/Biotechnology/ Chemistry or allied subjects, or M.S.Pharm./M.Pharm. or an MBBS degree.
  • They must have a keen interest in drug discovery and development.
  • They should have secured a minimum of 60% marks or an equivalent CGPA of 6.75 out of 10 in the qualifying examination.
  • At least 60% marks in the 12th standard board examination are also mandatory.
  • The minimum marks criterion is relaxed for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy) candidates, i.e., 55% marks.
  • Candidates who are appearing in their qualifying examinations or awaiting results can also apply. Such candidates need to submit proof of passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission.
  • Candidates must have qualified for any national-level fellowship examination such as CSIR-UGC (JRF)/DBT (JRF)/ICMR-JRF/DST-INSPIRE or equivalent. Please note that the GATE/GPATE/ JGEEBILS/TIFR/IISc are not valid fellowship examinations for NIPER, Hyderabad. The fellowship granting agency will govern the terms and conditions, including the fellowship amount, etc. which will further be subject to the rules and conventions of the Institute.

Age Limit: The maximum age limit should not exceed 28 years. It is, however, relaxed for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy)/Physically Handicapped/Women candidates.

How to Apply

The candidates wishing to pursue a Ph.D. should visit the official website of NIPER, Hyderabad and check the official notification and read the eligibility requirements carefully before applying. They must satisfy the above-mentioned eligibility conditions. The applications can be submitted directly by email. Candidates will have to update their CV and send it directly through email to and It is necessary to mention the research area in which the candidate is desirous of carrying out his/her research. Apart from this, soft copies of certificates and other relevant documents must be attached to the email.

Required Documents

The following are the required documents that need to be attached with the email:
  1. Updated CV
  2. Marksheets and certificates
  3. Proof of date of birth
  4. Reservation category certificate, if applicable.
  5. Fellowship examination qualification certificate

Selection and Admission Process

Applications that will be received well within the time frame will be screened, and the candidates who will fulfil all the essential qualifications and be found suitable will be called to attend an interview. The interview will be held at NIPER, Hyderabad, either online or offline. Incomplete applications without fulfilling essential qualifications will be rejected.

The candidates who will be declared successful in the interview will be required to join the Ph.D. program at NIPER, Hyderabad. All documents defining eligibility must be verified before admission. If an applicant is found to be ineligible, their candidature will be cancelled at any point during the admissions process. Candidates have the option of registering with NIPER Hyderabad or MoU universities.

Key Dates

Last date of receiving applications: February 20, 2022
Dates of Interview of Shortlisted candidates: March 1st -4th, 2022

Contact Details

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)
Balanagar, Hyderabad - 500 037,
Telangana, India
Phone: +91 40 23073741 / 40, 23074750 (Extn No: 2001 to 2044)
Official website:

Official Notification:

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