Raghavendra Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (RIPER) is synonymous with high quality of education. The institute was established by a group of pharmacy teachers in the year 2002 under Raghavendra Educational and Rural Development Society (RERDS) with Reg. No.198 /2001.
RIPER started in the year 2002 with Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) followed by Diploma of Pharmacy (D.Pharm) and has attained enormous growth by offering Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) in various specializations such as Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology and Pharmacy Practice and and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D). It is our pride to inform that we are conducting Pharm.D (Doctor of Pharmacy) Programme (Six years integrated course) and Pharm.D (Post Baccalaureate) by giving exposure to the students at various National Hospitals.
RIPER is one of the largest premier pharmacy institute in the country, approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi and affiliated by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur (JNTUA), Andhra Pradesh, India.
RIPER is conferred with Autonomous Status according to the 2 (f) and 12 (B) as per University Grants Commission (UGC) for a period of six years w.e.f. 2016-2017 to 2021-2022. The college is accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi for under graduate course (UG) and National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with “B” grade.
RIPER was ranked 20th in India according to National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF), released by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, New Delhi in the year of 2016.
The infrastructure available makes the college a conducive academic learning that provides students with quality education in a clean, comfortable environment. The college is functioning as self – financed institution in its own lush green and noise free campus, located on the highway to Chennai from Anantapur, just adjacent to Sri Krishnadevaraya University (SKU), Anantapur.
The Admission intake, Procedure, Academic regulations are followed as per respective regulatory bodies of Govt. of India / Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.
The institute location i.e Anantapuramu (Anantapur) is proximal to many historical places for tourism like, Puttaparthi Prashanthi Nilayam, Lepakshi, Nandhi Hills, Belum Caves, Mantralayam Raghavendra Swamy Matt, Yaganti, Kadiri, etc.