Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmacovigilance

ICRI -country's premier institution in Clinical Research not only introduced India's first book on pharmacovigilance but was the first to launch a specialised 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 outsourcing industry in India has grown by leaps and bounds in the past 8 years, with the number of pharmacovigilance professionals in the country amounting to almost 15,000 people and counting. Ranging from basic case processing activities to complex functions such as signal detection and analysis; the spectrum of pharmacovigilance capabilities available in India has been expanding. With India now being looked upon as the preferred destination for global pharmacovigilance services, it is quite logical to expect our knowledge to be utilized for our country too.

Why ICRI Post Graduate Diploma In 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

    Six months full time programme.


    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

Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology

Module II

Research Design and Methodology

Module III

Statistical Analysis and Interpretation

Module IV

Pharmacovigilance Practice

Module V

Business Principles

Module VI

Information Warehousing

Module VII

Regulatory Affairs

Pharmacovigilance Software.

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