Gunupur in the Industrial District of Rayagada is a nerve centre for Technical Education..... with many of Odisha’s most reputed Engineering,Diploma Engg., MCA, MBA Pharmacy colleges situated here. An adobe of peace & natural beauty, adorned with the most famous Jagannath Temple. This peaceful town is Lying amidst natural valley and hills and hillocks by the bank of River “Vansadhara”. A fertile land with rich vegetation that produces major share of the states rice and vegetable crop. A semi hill station free from Industrial pollution and communal tension.Gunupur is well connected by both rail and road route. Around 150 buses connect Gunupur directly with Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Berhampur, Visakhapatnam, Jeypore, Bhawanipatana etc. The Gunupur railway station is connected to PALASA on Chennai - Howrah Main route and to all the north - eastern states through RAYAGADA.
GIST is having two departments i.e. UG (B.Pharm) and PG(M.Pharm) . Both the Department are approved by AICTE, NEW DELHI and affiliated to BPUT, Rourkela. The PCI has also approved this Institute to conduct B.Pharmacy Course from the session 2004-05. The B.Pharm course is imparted semester pattern ,the Course duration is 4 years full time and M.Pharm course is also imparted Semester pattern. The course duration is 2 years full time.