Director Message


Dr. Manish Nivsarkar
Director
The B. V. Patel Pharmaceutical Education & Research Development (PERD) Centre was established in 1989 by the Gujarat Branch of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association with the help of Indian pharmaceutical companies and the Government of Gujarat, in the memory of late Shri. B. V. Patel, who was the first Drugs Controller of Gujarat and truly considered father of drug legislation in India.

This grant-in-aid institute of Government of Gujarat, which was inaugurated in 1990 by Professor M. G. K. Menon.
The institute is the first leading multidisciplinary institute in the field of pharmaceutical education and research in India and has good infrastructure facilities such as well equipped laboratories, auditorium, seminar room, library, etc., with learned staff members.

The Centre is recognized as a SIRO by DSIR and its Ph.D. programme is recognized by Bhavnagar University, Nirma University, Sardar Patel University and Ahmedabad University. More than forty students have completed their Ph.D. at the Centre and currently about 20 students are pursuing their Ph.D. programe in various disciplines. The Centre undertakes research projects from Government funding agencies like Indian Systems of Medicine (ISM), ICMR, DST, CSIR, GSBTM, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), GUJCOST, etc., and also provides quality services to the industry in the areas of Efficacy and Toxicity studies, Biotechnology, Pharmacology and Phytochemistry, formulation development, impurity profiling, standardization of herbal drugs. The research work at PERD Centre has resulted in the form of peer reviewed publications in reputed international journals. Several national and international patents have been filed from various departments of PERD Centre. In addition to this, the institute regularly conducts need based workshops and seminars for academicians and technocrats from the pharmaceutical industry and so far conducted 91 such programmes, and 7 international symposia. In one of its recent activity PERD Centre has initiated a Bio-Incubation Centre at PERD Centre.

During last decade, PERD has contributed significantly towards advancing pharmaceutical education and research in our country. It has been developed on the public-private partnership and offers excellent interface for academic-industry-government interactions.

PERD has recently added new facilities like Animal Cell Tissue Culture, Stem Cell Culture and Incubator facility with the help of funds from government funding agencies.

I welcome you to visit our site and learn more about the activities of the Centre.

Dr. Manish Nivsarkar