NIPER-Ahmedabad has a central computer facility for the students and staff to avail a high-speed Internet facility. A dedicated Internet leased line with 100 Mbps bandwidth is installed to provide uninterrupted Internet service to all students, faculty, and staff. An adequate security mechanism is implemented to protect and monitor against viruses, worms, phishing, and hacking incidents. All the computers are connected through Local Area Network (LAN) and managed switches. Rack servers and workstations are installed to work as application server to host applications like Koha Library Management Software, Dictionary of Natural Products, Tally ERP, various scientific tools etc. Students, faculty, and staff via LAN can easily access these applications. The Computer Centre is also equipped with various open-source operating systems like Linux Centos 7, Ubuntu, etc. along with licensed Operating Systems like Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows 10. Software including SPSS, Electronic Notebook, Schrodinger (QSAR and Molecular Modelling), Microsoft Office 2013, etc. is available for use. All faculty rooms, seminar rooms, classrooms, library, and laboratories are equipped with a Wi-Fi facility. Apart from this, all classrooms, seminar rooms, and the auditorium are equipped with Projector, TV, video conference facility, etc. for the conducive learning environment.
NIPER-Ahmedabad library comprises more than eighteen hundred books (and their e-copy), 851 theses/dissertations, 199 bound journal (volumes), 18 print journals (national & international), and 244 e-journals from publishers like Science Direct, RSC, ACS, Nature, Springer, Taylor & Francis encompassing all disciplines of pharmaceutical sciences and technology. It is also having rich collection of Hindi literatures, motivational books, historical books, literature books, science fiction books, novels, biographies, autobiographies, etc.
The library is equipped with state of art facility such as open-source library management software (KOHA), online public access catalog (OPAC), well managed reading hall, high-speed photocopier, etc. Additionally, the library equipped with Institutional Repository (using Greenstone Digital Library, GSDL Software) to facilitate the access and preservation of research publications by NIPER Ahmedabad.
The Institute has a separate hostel for boys and girls, which are in the nearby locality. The transport facility is provided for the students residing in the hostel. The hostel rooms are The institute has spacious and well-furnished. Each student is provided with basic furniture, including a bed, chair, study table, and a cupboard at the beginning of the academic year. The hostels have sports and other recreational facilities, such as gym, activity room, and common area for interaction, playing and festival celebration, etc. All the hostel rooms have internet connectivity round the clock. The hostels are under 24 x 7 CCTV surveillance. Apart from this day and night security persons are engaged. Hostel mess serves nutritious food throughout the year. Hygiene and cleanliness within the hostel premises are well taken care of by providing round the clock housekeeping services and breakdown maintenance services.
The canteen of NIPER-Ahmedabad is located in the Institute campus, which provides a variety of hygienic and healthy food, snacks and beverages, etc. Keeping in view the requirements of research students, the canteen remains open until extended working hours as well as during weekends. We at NIPER-Ahmedabad strongly believe that research ideas are germinated at places like canteen where students can openly interact and discuss their prepositions and research ideas.
Canteen has a large well-covered shaded sitting area, where the students carry out the off-classroom brain-storming sessions on their innovative ideas. It is also a place for students to celebrate fun-filled events like laboratory parties, birthday celebrations, marriage anniversaries, awards and successes, publications, patents, scholarships, funding grants, etc.
NIPER-A’s Animal House is a state-of-the-art facility and is spread over 2800 square feet with a 50% area dedicated to animal care and behavioural studies. Our animal house facility is registered with CPCSEA (1945/GO/Rebi/S/17/CPCSEA) for educational research and breeding purpose. The animal house can accommodate around 1500 laboratory animals. The strain for rats includes Wistar and Sprague Dawley, while for mice includes Balb C, Swiss albino, ICR, and C57BL/6. The animal house is also equipped with individually ventilated cages (IVC) for rats and mice which were procured from Allentown, USA. The Animal Facility has a “Two-way corridor system” to reduce cross-contamination and for efficient animal house operation. Daily cleaning and disinfection of animal rooms, quarantine areas, corridors, and other areas are carried out. Personal hygiene and sanitation are taken utmost care of. Regular cleaning and sterilization of animal supplies like water bottles, cages, and bedding are performed. Intermittent health monitoring of animals is carried out. Full-time veterinary care is provided for the care and maintenance of animals. Biomedical waste disposal is carried out according to the guidelines. Continuous CCTV surveillance of the entire Animal facility is ensured throughout 24 hrs. The animals are well maintained under controlled environmental conditions like temperature (23+3°C), relative humidity (30-70 %), 12:12 h light and dark cycle with 100 % of fresh air exchange in animal rooms. The macro-and micro-environment around the animals are also maintained for better development of normal behaviour of animals. The facility is equipped with the generation of animal models of neurodegenerative disorders, traumatic CNS injuries, diabetes, and cancer. The recently immunocompromised animal facility is also initiated in Animal House. The facility provides sterile Food and RO water with corn cob bedding to the animals. The Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC) periodically meets to clear projects on laboratory animals of various investigators of the different departments of the Institute. NIPER-Ahmedabad animal house provides different services to industries to perform laboratory animal research and conducts different field workshops to train them in handling the animal.
The sports complex was established at NIPER-A in September 2017. The sports complex includes badminton courts, volleyball court, basketball court, and lawn tennis court. The sports complex is equipped with floodlights to play in evening and night. Our students have used these facilities to sharpen their skills in these sports.
“Healthy mind resides in a healthy body” is a much-clichéd saying. Students participating in sports are more likely to succeed in the classroom. A good physical education program plays a vital role in the all-round development of students. It is an integral part of the total education of any student and is closely related to skill acquisition in other areas. NIPER-Ahmedabad was having an agreement with Ekalavya Sports Academy, Ahmedabad, for using its facilities. After shifting to a new campus at Gandhinagar, new Gymnasium facility is currently being installed for all the students at the hostel premises.
Students of NIPER Ahmedabad participate in a variety of indoor games, outdoor games, and gym activities. Instead of confining a student to research and classroom studies, such recreational activities are primarily encouraged by NIPER-Ahmedabad to promote an all-round personality development.
The personal development club of NIPER-Ahmedabad provides a forum for open discussion on topics relevant to overall personality development and grooming of students. The club conducts activities like group discussions, debating, SWOT analysis, resume building, and other skills required for facing job interviews.
It is a platform to provide exposure to the researchers at NIPER-A with recent updates in scientific Diaspora. Utilizing all the available resources, including the past and recent peer-reviewed journal articles, it acts as a tool that gives insight into approach, opportunity, and application aspects of ongoing research. It provides an opportunity to improve presentation skills, learn and practice critical thinking, share ideas, knowledge, and experience.
Various events, festivals and celebrations
With great enthusiasm from students, faculty and staff members, NIPER-Ahmedabad celebrates all the major festivals and celebrates the occasions such as Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri, Independence Day, Republic Day, Pharmacist Day, Yoga Day and etc.