PGDCR & M.Sc in Clinical Research

In New Delhi

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Typology Post Graduate Diploma
Location New delhi
  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • New delhi


Where and when

Starts Location
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New Delhi
Agra-Delhi Highway (NH-2), Farah, 281122, Delhi, India
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Starts On request
New Delhi
Agra-Delhi Highway (NH-2), Farah, 281122, Delhi, India
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Course programme

Clinical research is a branch of medical science that determines the safety and effectiveness of medications,devices,diagnostic products , and treatment regimens intended for human use. These may be used for prevention, treatment, diagnosis or for relief of symptoms in a disease.The term clinical research refers to the entire biography of a drug from its inception in the lab to its introduction to the consumer market and beyond. Once the promising candidate or the molecule is identified in the lab, it is subjected to pre-clinical studies or animal studies where different aspects of the drug including its efficacy and toxicity are studied Clinical research has eventually emerged as one of the most lucrative fields in India.
  • Demand for clinical trials professionals is exorbitantly high compared to the supply. As a result, any life sciences, pharmacology or medical graduate, with a P.G. diploma from a good Clinical Research institute, has the potential to take up a highly paying job, compared to his counterparts from other industries.
  • The degree can be in clinical research or clinical research management.
  • Post adoption of the product patent or WTO regime in 2005, India has become the eye-candy of multinationals for clinical trials as the platform for protecting intellectual property has been further strengthened. India also has population with a diverse gene pool. For example, a genetic setup of a person in Tamil Nadu is different from that of an individual in Punjab. Since a drug may work differently in two different races, a company can assess the efficacy of a drug just by testing it on individuals at two different geographies in India, rather than doing clinical trials in two different corners of the world.
    As per a recent McKinsey study, Indian institutes currently train only about 1,000 professionals every year in clinical research. However, by 2010-11, India will need the services of 50,000 professionals to cater to its requirement of clinical research professionals.
    Over last 15 years, India has caught up with international standards in terms of best of hospital facilities, reliable, well-trained and motivated investigators and we have an abundance of medical professionals well-versed in English language. Our communication networks and IT infrastructure is enviable. In spite of this, India offers significant cost advantage as well.

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