NIPER-Hyderabad conducted second convocation saw awarding the M.S (Pharm) degrees to 131 candidates for two batches - 2009-11 and 2010-12 academic years. Gold medals were presented to toppers in each discipline while book prizes of worth 10,000 rupees presented to each of five merit candidates in each batch.
Vishwa Mohan Katoch, Secretary to Govt. of India, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Director General, Indian Council of Medial Research was the chief guest and it was presided by Dilsher Singh Kalha, Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Govt. of India, and Chairman, Steering Committee, NIPER, Hyderabad.
Mr. Dilsher Singh Kalha complimented NIPER Hyderabad for creating a brand name for itself in a short time. Dr. Vishwa Mohan Katoch, congratulated the students and mentioned that the Ministry of Chemicals Fertilizers was promoting these institutions as Centres of excellence for high education, research and development in pharmaceutical sciences. The creation of the specialized institutions is expected to provide a highly competent human resource for strengthening the Indian pharma industry in getting quality products at affordable prices.
J. S. Yadav, Director Mentor Institute, IICT Hyderabad explained the importance of pharmaceutical industry and the role of NIPER-Hyderabad in providing human resource of right calibre. Later, an Animal house facility was inaugurated by the guests. Ahmed Kamal, Project Director, NIPER-Hyderabad and faculty were present.