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What are the different courses offered by ICRI – Institute of Clinical research India

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One of the best institute to offer post graduate level courses in the country, ICRI has gained accolades of fame and honor in the past years. Earning a name and reputation with their best of quality work and dedication, ICRI stands proud to serve the best to the students.

Established in 2004, the Institute of Clinical Research India (ICRI) is one of the best institutes in India for Clinical Research and healthcare. Based in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore, the institute was the first one to introduce India's first Ph.D. Clinical Research programme in the country. ICRI offers a unique curriculum which combines academic and pragmatic learning to the students. Among accolades or accomplishments, ICRI to conduct first international and national conference in clinical research

Thus, let’s have a brief look at the courses one can opt while applying at the Institute of Clinical research India.

M.Sc. in Clinical Research- 2 year Course

With an objective of developing students via rigorous field experiments and academics, for the positions at managerial level, MSc in Clinical Research is one of the best courses offered by ICRI. The most sought after course has a comprehensive curriculum that enhances the bright future of the students. The combination of clinical research, data management, medical writing, pharmacovigilance syllabus and also with a management module and soft skills gives a push in the corporate ladder much faster. The two-year courses allow 3 months of internships with a listed hospital or pharma company who is partners with ICRI. With advance course comes advance techniques of teaching, thus the course includes the following methodologies:

  • Case studies analysis
  • Workshops for skill enhancement
  • Industrial Visits
  • Projects
  • Classroom Lectures

Eligibility Criteria

One should have a graduate or postgraduate degree in the following courses to stand eligible:Pharmacy, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Microbiology, Nursing, Ayurvedic, Physiotherapy, Medicine, and Homeopathy. 

MBA in Healthcare Management- 2 Year Course

A UGC Recognised course, MBA in Healthcare Management is a 2-year full-time course at PG level as the first year is totally assigned for basic knowledge about the health care industry and its elements in general. It is an ideal course if one wishes for the administrative positions or are looking for the mid-career senior level jobs in the area of healthcare. As the health care is spreading its wings in all directions, managerial skills, customer care and other related topics have become a must-know today.

Eligibility Criteria

One should either have a graduate or postgraduate in the following courses to stand eligible:

MBBS, BHMS, BDS,  BPT, BAMS,  Nursing and the working professional from the healthcare sector. For this specific course, the admission process is a detailed one which included group discussions and personal interview conducted by ICRI.


Explore Here: Courses by ICRI in Clinical Research and Healthcare Management


MBA in Pharma Marketing & Management- 2 Year Course

A high-in-demand and vital, MBA in Pharma Marketing & Management is a course providing knowledge about the pharma industry, supply chain management, management of pharma business and in general the pharma sales. With rigorous and quality field work and academics, the two-year course is designed for the managerial positions and the later one year is for an internship with one of the pharmaceutical companies.

Eligibility Criteria

One should either have a graduate or postgraduate in the following courses to stand eligible:

Life Sciences, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Dentistry, Homeopathy, Ayurvedic, Veterinary Science


Ph.D. in Clinical Research

A Ph.D. in clinical research helps students to discover possibilities open for senior level positions after completing the graduation and post graduation in the same field.

The thesis prepared during the course are then presented to the research committee in the college.

The 2-year duration course has an additional 3 months of academic training for students from the non-clinical research program to cover the basic and foundation of clinical research.

Eligibility Criteria

One should either have a graduate or postgraduate in the following courses to stand eligible:

Life Sciences, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Dentistry, Homeopathy, Ayurvedic, Veterinary Science


PG Diploma in Pharmacovigilance- 6 Month Course

A short duration course of 6 months, Pharmacovigilance (PV) is the pharmacological science is related to detection, assessment, comprehending and prevention of adverse effects. Also known as the monitoring and evaluating of responses to pharmaceuticals, the curriculum of the programme is designed according to the prerequisites of the industry.

Career Prospects for the ICRI'ians

As mentioned earlier, the graduates of ICRI have no problem in getting placed in governmental or non-governmental organizations. A special branch known as the corporate training ensures that the graduates of the ICRI have an industry-ready market and are well aware of the rules and regulations pertaining to the clinical drug testing around the world. Also, there are several training modules that ensure that students who want to participate in further studies outside the country, get a chance to enhance their SOPs and get great jobs and colleges out of the country.

The ratio of students that get placed after graduating from the ICRI is staggeringly high. Also, these students get placed at high posts in well-recognized organizations. Some of the organizations that have the ICRI alumni as part of the elite crew include,

  • Fortis Research Center
  • Excel Life Science
  • Max Neeman International
  • DHLI
  • Astron Hospital and Research center
  • BioXcel, and much more.



  • ICRI lets study for a variety of subjects in the field to equip students professionally and academically and trains them for the vast global job market.
  • A unique curriculum of the ICRI combines practical and academic learning with its scheme of the internship with the global companies like DR Reddy’s labs, Ranbaxy, Novartis and Glaxo SmithKline to name a few.
  • More than 90% of the trainees of the ICRI are picked up by the reputed companies for the permanent positions
  • As a result of the courses which cover a wide variety of subjects, ICRI graduates are also hired by IT companies like WIPRO, TCS & HCS.
  • ICRI boasts to have launched India’s first book on clinical research and pharmacovigilance.
  • Major corporate training workshops have been conducted by the ICRI at companies such as Apollo hospital, Dr.Reddy’s, , IPCA LAB and Panacea Biotech.
  • ICRI has partnered with leading organizations such as UKIERI, Singh health, DIA, and AHA, for various research and training initiatives.
  • Most of the working professionals in clinical research & pharmacovigilance industry are ICRIians, therefore you will be the most preferred candidate for any top job in the field.
  • ICRI has the distinction as it is the first such institute which has launched a D. in Clinical Research and the first national and international conference in clinical research in India.
  • Starting salary of ICRI’ians is 4 to 7 lacs
  • 100% Placements with ICRI

Concluding the course offered by ICRI, all programmes in the list are some of the best course available in the country. They are designed with great precision and thought process, keeping in mind the importance and relevance in today’s times. One can guarantee a soaring career after completing a degree in any of the above courses.

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