• Organization TypeIndependent/None
  • Staff10,000+
  • HeadquartersIndia
  • Founded1935

Cipla Ltd.

Cipla Limited, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells pharmaceutical products in India. It offers active pharmaceutical ingredients; and formulations in various therapeutic areas, such as women’s health, cardiovascular, children’s health, dermatology and cosmeceuticals, diabetes, HIV-AIDS, hepatitis, oncology, infectious diseases and critical care, malaria, neurosciences, ophthalmology, osteoporosis, respiratory, and urology. HISTORY Cipla was born out of Dr. K.A. Hamied’s vision to harness Indian expertise for self-sufficiency in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry in India. Dr. K.A. Hamied was an exemplary visionary who donned various hats; he was a chemist, an entrepreneur and pioneer, an active participant in India’s independence struggle, a close ally of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Zakir Hussain and various others, a legislator in the Bombay Presidency, head of various associations, Sheriff of Bombay, proactive supporter and sponsor of institutes of scientific excellence in India. Be it the commencement of bulk drug production in India, the landmark Indian Patents Act of 1970, the several ‘firsts’ in India and the world, its historic international stance on the price and availability of antiretroviral drugs for HIV treatment in 2000-2001, its free-of-cost Palliative Care Centre for terminally-ill cancer patients, Cipla, under the leadership of its current Chairman Dr. Y.K. Hamied, has stood for fearlessness and compassion. It is not for nothing that we say ‘None Shall be Denied’. Apart from its various national and international milestones, the story of Cipla’s growth and expansion, its ups and downs, successes and challenges is also one that deserves to be chronicled. According to Dr Y K Hamied, Cipla was ranked 56 in the 1960s. It is with this view that the Cipla Archives project has been launched recently. They treat their proud legacy with the seriousness and the sense of responsibility it deserves. They want to share Cipla’s story, celebrate its rich history, remind ourselves of the lessons learned, and reflect on the evolution of the pharmaceutical industry in India and at Cipla’s role in shaping it. The Cipla Archives will bring together and house a treasure-trove of documents, photographs and oral history interviews, among other material. As the project progresses, they hope to make information available through this website. With this initiative and related activities, they not only hope to showcase Cipla’s history but also contribute to the development of business archives in India, and serve as a forum for debates and discussions on the history and historiography of science and the pharmaceutical industry in India.
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Staff at Cipla Ltd. have experience in


  • development
  • market research
  • reproductive health
  • private sector development
  • health systems


  • goal global
  • test


  • india
  • united states
  • mauritius
  • uganda
  • malawi


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas


Contract Awards

Supply of Antiretroviral Drugs (Lot 4)

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Supply of Antiretroviral Drugs (Lot 15)

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Procurement of Pharmaceuticals

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Procurement of Various Pharmaceuticals

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Procurement of Anti-Malaria Medicines

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Procurement of Medicines

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Procurement of Pharmaceuticals-Artesunate/Mefloquine 100mg/200mg Tablets FDC

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Supply of Lopinavir and Ritonavir Pellets in Capsule

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Company Offices

  • India (headquarters)
  • CIPLA Ltd., Mumbai Central