The Regional Pharmacy Institute (RPI) was established at Agartala during 1979 with the financial assistance of NEC (North Eastern Council) to cater Diploma course in Pharmacy (D.Pharm) throughout the North Eastern States with an intake of 60 (Sixty) capacity. Subsequently the Institute had upgraded into Bachelor in Pharmacy (B.Pharm) course in addition to D.Pharm course with the renaming of RPI as Regional Institute of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology (RIPSAT) during November, 1997 with an intake capacity of 30 (Thirty) capacity. The participating states are Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. Seat Distribution by NEC are done accordingly

Diploma Course
Arunachal Pradesh – 03, Manipur – 15, Mizoram – 15, Nagaland – 02 and Tripura – 25

Degree Course
Arunachal Pradesh – 04, Assam – 04, Manipur – 04, Meghalaya – 03, Mizoram – 03, and Tripura: 12.

Both the Diploma and Degree in Pharmacy are approved by Pharmacy Council of India (P.C.I.), All India Council for Technical Education (A.I.C.T.E) and affiliated to Tripura Board of Pharmacy Education (TBPE) and Tripura University respectively.
RIPSAT is located at Agartala, the capital city of Tripura, one of the north-eastern states of India. It is at Kunjaban near the Malancha Nivas", home of Manikya Dynasty at Agartala. It is completely run by the Government of Tripura. The site is adjacent to Agartala Government Medical College and about 8.0 kms away from the Agartala airport. The scenic beauty of the Campus on completion itself will be attractive beyond comparison with any other similar Institute. The site offers wide scope of development in terms of infrastructure and the dedicated services of the employees (teaching and non-teaching) have created an environment of real education.