NIPER awards degree to 270 students during 8th e-convocation
Hyderabad: Dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak, the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) held a virtual convocation on July 24, 2020; wherein a total of 270 students including M.S. Pharm. (189), MBA Pharm. (57) and PhD (24) of academic years, 2017-2019, and 2018-2020 were awarded degrees in this 8th e-convocation.
He further added that Hyderabad is an important contributor in creating vaccines globally and suggested that newly graduated students should work hard to create affordable medicines.
As per a recent TOI report, the Minister stated, "We have more than 800 life sciences companies and this sector currently employs 120,000 pharmaceutical professionals. The new Pharma City will help us to create 1,70,000 jobs for pharma professionals like you."
The occasion was graced by Dr. P.D.Vaghela, Chairman, Apex Council, NIPERs & Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals, Government of India who congratulated Dr. Shashi Bala Singh Director, NIPER Hyderabad and the Shri K. Satish Reddy, Chairman, Board of Governors, NIPER Hyderabad for the consistent performance in NIRF ranking; and elaborated on the key role played by the Indian Pharmaceutical industry during the Covid-19 pandemic in providing life-saving drugs to India and the World, adding that the students will have bright opportunities in the ever-vibrant Indian Pharmaceutical Industry.
Further, Shri K. Satish Reddy detailed about several transformational changes which the Pharmaceutical Industry is undergoing in this pandemic situation and has mentioned the several challenging opportunities the students will have in this changed scenario. He has congratulated the students of NIPER Hyderabad for successfully completing their studies and wished them good luck for their future endeavors.
Meanwhile, Shri Rajneesh Tingal, JS, Department of Pharmaceutical described the significant progress made by NIPER Hyderabad in its brief journey of 12 years and made a mark among the Pharmaceutical Institutes by bagging good ranks in NIRF.
Addressing the gathering, Director of NIPER-H, Dr. Shashi Bala. Singh walked through the 12 years of journey of the institution.