About the college

Institute of Jalpaiguri has passed a long way till today; it was established by the British rulers in 1932 and was a medical school named Jackson Medical School. The independent Government turned down the medical school in 1949, with the abolition of LMF course and established the Pharmacy Training Center on 5th September, 1949. Later in 1954 Diploma in Pharmacy course was started in the Institute. Dr. B.C. Roy, The them farsighted Chief Minister of West Bengal realized the importance of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and hence the first Pharmacy Institute of India was established at Jalpaiguri in the year 1949. In his entire endeavor he got full help and cooperation from Dr. Charu Chandra Sanyal, one of his most beloved students, who was not only and eminent physician but a man with profound knowledge on local medicinal plants. Long after, in 2003, the four years Bachelors in Pharmacy course was introduced in this institute.

Since the beginning, this pioneer institute has produced very successful, brilliant and dynamic Pharmacists over the years. Our degree students too have succeeded in spreading out the name and fame of this institute, in this very short tenure; which our diploma students are doing since long. Many of our students has proved their credibility and efficiency in different areas of this profession and are holding numbers of responsible positions Nationally and Internationally in almost every nook and corner of the field.

Present Status

Institute of Pharmacy, Jalpaiguri is managed by the Government of West Bengal directly and is affiliated to The West Bengal University of Health Sciences. The courses of this institute are approved by Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).