India's premier institution in Clinical Research and Healthcare launched India's first research intensed Phd programme. The Phd programme is mentored by the best in the industry and academia. With only 10 students a year ,this is a programme for a selected few!
The global pharmaceutical market is estimated at US$ 427 billion and Research & Development cost is estimated at US$ 60-65 billion annually. Two thirds of this amount is spent on Drug Development, i.e., approximately US$ 40 billion. Clinical Trials involve almost 70% of time and money of new Drug Development. Cost of conducting Clinical Trials for a new drug is approximate US$ 200-250 million. The Clinical Trials market worldwide is worth over US$ 45 billion and the industry has employed an estimated 2,10,000 people in the US and over 70,000 people in the UK and they form one third of the total Research & Development staff.
Students have several areas of research to choose from in the Clinical Research Field. The PhD opens up many doors for the student to take up suitable teaching assignments as well as senior positions which get opened up for the student in the Clinical Research industry.
Subsequently the student has to identify a guide/mentor and work with the mentor to develop a synopsis which if accepted by the research committee becomes the topic of the thesis. The thesis and the PhD have to be done in accordance with the UGC guidelines 2009(these are available on the UGC website).The student must meet with the guide regularly at least once a week. The minimum period of time for the thesis to be completed is two years but the student can take more time for which an additional fee is payable. The thesis is to be presented to the research committee and defended .Student has the possibility of suggesting a guide but the guide has to be approved by the University and must meet the norms specified by UGC.
The 2 year PhD programme has a component of one semester of classes in Research methodology which are held regularly at the ICRI New Delhi campus. For students who come from non clinical research programme will undergo on additional 3 months of academic training which will cover the basic aspects of clinical research.India's premier institution in Clinical Research and Healthcare launched India's first research intensed Phd programme. The Phd programme is mentored by the best in the industry and academia. With only 10 students a year ,this is a programme for a selected few!
Masters in Life Sciences / Microbiology / Biotechnology / Pharmacy / Medicine / Nursing / Physiotherapy / Dentistry / Homeopathy / Ayurvedic and Veterinary Science.
The student must pass university test and interviews with minimum 50% marks in graduation from an UGC recognised university.