Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (DPSRU), is the first Pharmacy University of India, established by an Act 7 of 2008 of State Legislature of Delhi as a State University vide Notification No. F. 2(412)/2008/SB/Vol. II/71 dated 21.01.2010 and is empowered to award degrees as specified by the UGC under section 22 of the UGC Act 1956 through its own departments and constituent colleges in regular mode vide notification No. F.9-19/2015/(CPP-I/PU) dated 22nd September 2015. Delhi Government legislation on 17th October, 2008 (Delhi Act 07 of 2008) and made functional from 2015-16. The University is situated in the University campus besides the old block. The University is recognised by UGC under section 2f. Life Sciences Sector Skill Devlopment Council (LSSSDC) declared Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University as accrediated vocational training partner. NBA has accredited D.Pharm, B.Pharm and M.Pharm (Pharmacology) at DIPSAR, the contituent college of the University.
The Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research is one of the departments of Directorate of Training and Technical Education (DTTE), was founded in 1964 as a Department of Pharmacy at Kashmiri Gate Polytechnic for imparting Diploma in Pharmacy. This department was later on shifted to Pusa Institute where B.Pharm course was introduced in 1972 and M.Pharm in 1979. The department was elevated to the 'College of Pharmacy' and it moved to a bigger campus at Pushp Vihar, New Delhi. This College of Pharmacy was upgraded and named as 'Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research (DIPSAR)' vide gazette notification of July 2004, under DTTE, Government of NCT of Delhi and it was affiliated to University of Delhi. With the establishment of DPSRU, the institute (DIPSAR) is now a constituent college of DPSRU, both located in Pushp Vihar, New Delhi.
To have effective monitoring, the University holds regular meeting of Academic Council, Finance Committee and Board of Governors. The University is also starting "Incubation Center" to roll out startups. In addition to academics various extra curricular activities are organised within and outside the campus of the University, Some of such activities include celebrations of Lohri, Makar Sankranti, 68th Republic Day, National Voter's Day, Vasant Panchmi, Annual Sports Day and National Science Day.
The University has developed a reasonably good infrastructure in the form of classrooms, labs, library, playgrounds, guest house, faculty house, hostels etc to provide quality educatio to students. Having around 1000 students and around 150 staff members. It has being developed as State of Art, well equipped Centre of Excellence and is producing top class pharmaceutical scientists, pharmacists, health professionals thereby significantly contributing towards the development of World and India in particluar.