The Objective of the (PGDCT) is to provide individuals/students/professionals from Pharmacy, Medical, Nursing, Life Sciences. R&D, clinical Research and Academic Fields, A basic to understand of various clinical trials processes. They main objective is to train & develop clinical research professionals by imparting quality education to them.
Importance of clinical research:
In 1995 India signed as a member country of World Trade Organization (WTO), General Agreement of Tariff and Trade (GATT), Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and Trade Related Investment Measures (TRIMS). India implemented product patent regime in 2005. As part of WTO/GATT/TRIPS. Pharmaceutical industry has the right to patent products as well as processes throughout the world including India. This has led to significant Growth in pharmaceutical industry and increased stakes of multinational companies in Indian soil.
In the light of these changes, Clinical Research has emerged as a leading knowledge based industry of the new millennium; Clinical research is carried out on healthy volunteers and patients with diseases to ensure that the drug, which is marketed, is safe and effective. It takes approximately 10-12 years and US$900 million to introduce a new drug to the market.
Being a signatory of GATT/TRIPS, India is being looked as a favorable destination for conducting global clinical trials; India offers many advantages that comprise of:
- Lower drug development cost
- Abundance of patients with genetic diversity
- Wide spectrum of diseases
- Trained medical professionals
- Skilled manpower and IT enabled infrastructure at a lower cost
- Proficiency in English language
An estimate of total market of clinical trials conducted either directly or through Contract Research organizations (CROs) in India by 2011 is projected as US $ 1.8 billion by major pharmaceutical Companies. This in turn offers huge employment opportunities for the Pharma/life sciences graduates and post graduate students. Clinical Research is highly specialized and regulated profession therefore it requires specific skill sets to carry out various operations, as per global norms. We are committed towards developing India as hub for global clinical research by catering to the ever-growing training and compliance needs of the profession, through specialized training courses.