NIPER-Guwahati is the fifth institute to be included in the list of the premium institutes under the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India. NIPER-Guwahati started functioning from the month of September, 2008.
The institute was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Union Minister for Fertilizers and Chemicals and Steel, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan on Sept 16th 2008 in the presence of several distinguished personals.
The foundation stone for the permanent campus at Changsari, Guwahati was laid on 30th May 2015 by Shri Ananth Kumar, Hon'ble Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, in the presence of Shri Tarun Gogoi, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal , Hon'ble Minister of State (i/c) for Youth Affairs and Sports, Smt. Bijoya Chakrabarty, Hon'ble M.P., Guwahati and several distinguished personnel from Govt. of India and Govt. of Assam.