In this paper, we propose an IND-CCA2 secure code based encryption scheme in the standard model, built on the Niederreiter encryption scheme. The security of the scheme is based on the hardness of the Syndrome Decoding problem and the Goppa Code Distinguishability problem. The system is developed according to the construction similar to IND-CCA2 secure encryption scheme by Peikert and Waters using the lossy trapdoor functions. Compared to the existing IND-CCA2 secure variants due to Dowsley et.al. and Freeman et. al. (using the κ repetition paradigm initiated by Rosen and Segev), our scheme is more efficient as it avoids κ repetitions. This can be considered as the first practical code-based encryption scheme that is IND-CCA2 secure in the standard model. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.