University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

About University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences


Vision of the Institution
To emerge as a global leader in pharmaceutical education & research with focus on innovation and training.

Mission of the Institution

  • To contribute to society through the pursuit of education, research, dissemination and application of knowledge.
  • Encourage new ideas to strengthen the education and research ecosystem so as to result in innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Devise suitable curricular and co-curricular activities for all round growth of students.
  • Create a state-of-the-art academic ambience nurturing critical thinking.
  • Ensure dissemination of latest and updated theoretical knowledge coupled with well-designed practical training to the students.
  • Inculcate the values of professional ethics, discipline and zeal to excel in the students.
  • Rendering professional services for the benefit of society by adopting entrepreneurial approach, international standards and ethical values.
  • Producing quality professionals & innovative pharmaceutical products.

University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University is a premier institute of pharmaceutical education and research assigned NIRF Rank 2 in the country. The institute set up in the pre-independent India, at Lahore, in 1944 has a prestigious and long history. The institute hosted Pharmaceutical Sciences Oration by a Nobel Laureate, Prof. Ben Feringa and other mega events including global alumni meet to commemorate its Platinum Jubilee Year in 2019.

Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) approved B. Pharmacy (4 year) program and M. Pharmacy courses in 6 disciplines: Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Analysis, and Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance are offered at UIPS. The doctoral (Ph.D.) degree is offered in all emerging areas of pharmaceutical sciences. Currently, 227 B. Pharm., 140 M. Pharm., > 50 Ph.D are registered at UIPS.

Senior visionaries set high standards and commitment for research and teaching at UIPS. The institute proudly banks on one of the best and largest faculty, on board of any Pharmacy institution, in the country. Stanford University, USA, listed 8 faculty of UIPS among the top 2% scientists across the globe in the field of Pharmacy & Pharmacology. The faculty has been honoured with prestigious awards like Amrut Mody Research Foundation Award, Ranbaxy Research Award, Lifetime achievement awards, UNIDO Scientific Adviser, DBT Technology award, OPPI awards, BRICS Technology award, Best Teacher Awards, US-Fullbright fellowship, Commonwealth & BOYSCAST fellowships to name a few. Professor Emeritus of UIPS, Late Professor Harkishan Singh, an iconic figure and a pharmacy legend, was bestowed with Padma Shri, in 2017.

More than 1800 graduates, almost 1300 Postgraduates and 255 Ph.Ds are the proud alumni of the institute. We are proud of our best-placed, world renowned alumni occupying highest positions of Presidents and CEO in multinational and national pharma industry, research organizations, CSIR labs, academia and drug control administration. Students of UIPS perform excellently in National tests like GPAT and other professional and social contests, and a usual of 100% employment.

UIPS has been accorded SAP/DSA, COSIST, CAS & DST-FIST by various national agencies. We are the only pharmacy institute in the country assigned UGC-NRC program. Mission of the latter is to empower pharmacy teachers across the nation by sharing knowledge, infrastructure, and expertise available at UIPS. The institute has trained > 700 professionals under the program.

The Institute has well-equipped laboratories, advanced and sophisticated instruments, Central Animal House with breeding facility, Medicinal Plants Garden, Museum, Cell Culture Lab and BSL1 Microbiology Lab.

The synergistic three tier-tie of UIPS-industry-medical institutions (PGIMER, Chandigarh) helps transfer ideas from laboratory to the market and the clinician's desk. We have successfully discovered several new molecules and series of molecules, transferred 11 indigenous technologies to the Industry and 6 products conceived and developed at UIPS are in the market. The literary and research wealth of the institute includes 63 text books, 55 monographs including 26 listed in Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India, and > 3500 research publications. Institute has to its credit 56 granted and 48 filed patent applications.


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