National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) is a higher education institute located in Mohali, Punjab. The Government of India has declared NIPER as an 'Institute of National Importance'. It is an autonomous body set up under the aegis of Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India. This institutes focuses on education and research in the pharmaceutical sciences. NIPER offers Masters and Doctoral programs in various fields of the pharmaceutical sciences.