Post Graduation in Clinical Research ( PGCR)

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Post Graduation in Clinical Research ( PGCR)

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The Medical Research Department at Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute, Mira Road undertakes and promotes Scientific & Ethical research studies for new & better outcomes in patient treatment, care and in healthcare sector.

Government Accreditation:
  • NABH Accreditation for clinical trials 1st in Maharashtra and 2nd in India.
  • Ethics Committees registered with DCGI.
  • Biomedical Research Committee registered with Department of Health Research ICMR.


Clinical Research is related to the effectiveness & testing of medications, diagnostic products, medical devices & treatment procedures for any disease’s prevention, diagnosis & treatment. The medical research department at our hospital, undertakes & promotes scientific & ethical research studies better outcomes in the healthcare sector.

The Post-Graduation in Clinical Research courses at our institute not only equips candidate to understand Clinical Research but also helps them understand it practically. Immaterial of what calamity, for that matter even in covid-19 pandemic, the need of Clinical Research is felt more and more. Any nation stands unique only through Research and Innovation. Young and intelligent minds must pursue Clinical Research as career as it is intellectually and financially satisfying.

Course Feature: 
  • Hands on Training by Industry Experts
  • Tailored Individual Student Mentoring 
  • Conduct International Clinical Trials in Course Period 
  • State of the Art Infrastructure & Facility
  • Assistance for preparation for Research Protocol, Publication and Medical Content.

What we offer ?

Unique case module-based syllabus: 
  • Module I – Basics of Clinical Research & Stakeholders in Clinical Research
  • Module II – Basic Pharmacology in Clinical Research & New Drug Development
  • Module III – Ethics in Clinical Research & Ethical Guidelines
  • Module IV – Regulations in Clinical Research (Indian & Global) 
  • Module V – Clinical Research Methodology
  • Module VI – Clinical Trial Monitoring, Audits & Inspections
  • Module VII– Clinical Data Management
  • Module VIII – Drug Safety & Pharmacovigilance
  • Internship 

    Candidate enrolling for our courses need not invest time for internship post completing the course. Our institute provides internship opportunities within the campus of the Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute. With the hospital facilities to conduct the clinical trials, Specialist Doctors (who are Investigators and can undertake any complex clinical trial), dedicated Research Associates, Research Medications, National & International Clinical Trials, state-of-the-art facility to undertake any clinical trial, govt accredited Research Committees, NABH Assessors at site, our institute has all resources available to give best exposure to our candidates. Each Student will be assigned few Clinical research projects since beginning of course itself and will be provided ‘Internship certificate’ at the end of course. 

    Hands on Training:

    We don’t believe in only theory classes or internship at the end of classes. Both must happen simultaneously to understand the subject matter thoroughly; hence we encourage hands on training at the same time. During course student will be exposed to ‘live –Clinical Research Operation’ process. It will help student to correlate classroom learning to practical Clinical Research operations.

    Students will get opportunity to have following hands-on trainings:
    • Opportunity to work with centralized Medical Research Department. Clinical Trials of all specialties, all clinical trials phases, various indications are happening in centralized Medical Research Department.
    • Opportunity to receive direct training from Sponsors, Contract Research Organization, Medical Monitors and Principal Investigators
    • Opportunity to learn communication skills to deal with external vendors required for Clinical Trials (Monitors, Clinical Research Associate, Interactive voice response system Representatives, Interactive Web Response representatives, Drug Controller General of India Office personnel, NABH Personnel, Ethics Committee Personnel)
    • Opportunity to directly report Clinical Trial Safety Information to Head of Institute, DCGI and Sponsors
    • Opportunity to participate in Site Visits of Qualification, Selection, Initiation Monitoring, Assessment, Audit, Close Out and more
    • Opportunity to understand functioning of committees like Institutional Ethics, Biomedical Research, Investigator Initiative Study Research, Scientific 
    • Opportunity to directly network with CRO Sponsor so that it is easy to get good placements.
    • Clinical Trial Start up activities including Informed Consent Process 
    • Data Management - electronic data entry software
    Placement Assistance:

    We will train our students as per the industry standards and help them become successful Clinical Research Professionals.

    • Soft Skills for a Clinical Research Professional
    • Customizing Resumes and preparing students for Job interview
    • Personal Assistance for Job Placement of student across Hospitals, Pharmaceutical companies, Contract Research Organizations (CRO), Site Management Organizations (SMO), Research Hospitals

    Education & Career

    Career Opportunities in Clinical Research

    Health Sector (Gov & Pvt), Government Research Organisations, Indian Council Medical Research, Department of bio-technology-givernment of India, Contract Research Organisations, Site Monitoring Organisations, Multinational Pharma Companies.


    Joining Instructions

    Eligibility & Selection Process

    • Life Sciences / Bio Sciences Graduates (Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotech, Biology, etc)

    • Pharmacy Graduates

    • Medical Graduates (MBBS, BAMS, BDS, BHMS)

    • Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing Graduates

    Application & Selection Process

    Step 1: Verification of Educational Background

    Step 2: Aptitude Exam

    Step 3: Theory & Interview Exam

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    I hereby declare that the information given in this application is true and correct.

    Dr.Vijaykumar Gawali

    Contact: 9320199122