Post Graduate Diploma Advance Clinical research & Pharmacovigilance (Awarded by ICRI)


ICRI -country's premier institution in Clinical Research not only introduced India's first book on pharmacovigilance but was the first to launch a specialized programme in this sector. Being the leader, today employers from leading IT companies such as TCS,Accenture,HCL,Quintiles to name a few not only prefer ICRI graduates but get a better pay over other candidates.

The pharmacovigilance and clinical research industry have grown multifold, creating jobs across India with a requirement of more than 50,000 clinical research professionals required in India and more than 200,000 vacancies across the globe!

Why ICRI Post Graduate Diploma In Advance Clinical Research & Pharmacovigilance Programme?

  • According to a McKinsey report, with the global clinical trials being increasingly outsourced to India, there will be a requirement for over 50,000 jobs in clinical research in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and contract research organizations over the next couple of years in india and more than 200,000 jobs worldwide!

  • Starting salaries in this field for trained professionals can range from Rs 3.0 - Rs/- 5 lac a year with an opportunity to travel and work abroad.

  • ICRI has been a pioneering institution to introduce this programme since 2004 where more than 7,000 students have passed on our award winning PGDACRPV programme making it the largest no of students in India to pass on this programme.

  • Global Companies such as Ranbaxy, Dr Reddy’s Labs, Biocon, Dabur, Wockhard, Merck, Astra Zeneca, including many such as GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Roche, Novartis, Pfizer prefer ICRI Graduates.

  • PGDACRPV Programme is blend of academic and industry training - 7 months of academic teaching and 3 months internship ensure each of our ICRI candidates are job ready ensuring them a job before course completion.

  • Explore options in the booming pharmacovigilance and clinical data management industry and get to work for top multinational companies such as Accenture,PPD,Quintiles,HCL,Wipro etc.

  • Additional SAS software training provided to ICRI students.

  • Duration

    Ten months full time programme.  This programme is developed on a 7+3 format i.e. 7 months of academic teaching and 3 months of training/internship.


    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 a UGC recognised university.


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Course Modules

Module I

Key stages in drug development

Module II

Introduction to clinical research

Module III

Principles of Clinical research

Module IV

Designing of clinical trials

Module V

Regulatory requirement for new drugs

Module VI

Bioethics in clinical research

Module VII

Drug safety in clinical trials and Pharmacovigilance

Module VII

  1. Management of the clinical trial projects.
  2. Audits and Inspections.
  3. Clinical research project outsourcing.

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