Master of Science - Clinical Research

This is the full-time program comprising lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, computer knowledge, personality development, documentation and practical training/internship.The multidisciplinary curriculum will comprise core modules related foundation course in:

  • Basic and paramedical sciences, biostatistics.
  • Advanced computer education in clinical research.
  • Elementary epidemiology.
  • Different types of epidemiological studies.
  • Research design.
  • Research methodology.
  • Ethical review procedure.
  • Ethics in clinical research.
  • Ethics in special conditions like organ transplants.
  • Vaccine trials and genetics studies.
  • Drug development.
  • Drug safety.
  • Drug regulatory affairs.
  • Pharmacovigilance, advances in clinical trials.
  • Clinical trials in practice.
  • Reporting and reviewing clinical trials.
  • Trial designs.
  • Good clinical practice.
  • Drug management, data monitoring, and analysis, medical writing, medical marketing.

First Year

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • General Pharmacology
  • Clinical Research
  • Systemic Pharmacology
  • Elementary Biostatistics
  • Hos. Orientation Program
  • PDP/ Computer Education
  • Educational Visits

Second Year

  • Clinical Research
  • Applied Pharmacology
  • Applied Biostatistics
  • Hos. Orientation Program
  • Educational Visits
  • Training/ Internship/ Dissertation


MBBS / BDS / B.V.Sc / B.Sc. Life Sciences / B.Sc. in respective field; with at least 55% marks for General Category and at least 50% marks for Reserved Categories.

Career and Placement

Clinical Research as a profession is an unmet need in India. The country is poised to be one of the favorable destinations for clinical research in coming years due to its large research and development potential. There is an acute shortage of trained manpower in this field.

From the projections made for the pharmaceutical industry, it is indicated that its present number of clinical research professionals is grossly inadequate and at least 30,000 to 50,000 skilled professionals will be required by 2010. McKinsey & Company and the Confederation of Indian Industry have estimated that India’s clinical research sector would grow to rupees 5000 crores by 2010, a tenfold increase from the present meager business of rupees 450 crores only.

Clinical research has emerged as a leading knowledge based industry of the new millennium. Qualified professionals can look forward to rewarding careers as Investigators, Clinical Research Coordinators, Clinical Research Associates, Assistant Project Managers, Data Managers, QA/ QC Managers, Head-Business Development etc.

Sharda University Placements

Some Organizations which recruit our students are:

  • Panacea Biotech
  • Fortis Health care
  • Wipro
  • Sharda University
  • Apothecaries
  • APC Pharmaceuticals
  • Sir Gangaram Hospital

Guidelines for Admissions

  • Pre-qualification examination criteria for the Under Graduate programmes is Class 12th from any of the recognized boards of India. For foreign nationals, the pre qualification for the Under Graduate programmes is a certificate equivalent to Class 12th examination of the country and meeting the equivalence criteria of ‘Association of Indian University’.
  • Pre-qualification criteria for the Post Graduate programmes is graduation from any recognized university in India. For foreign nationals, the pre-qualification criteria for the Post Graduate programmes is degree awarded by a University in a particular country and meeting the equivalence criteria of ‘Association of Indian Universities’.
  • Applicants who have appeared for their final year graduation examinations in year 2015 may also apply for admission to Post Graduate programme.
  • The University reserves its rights to judge the capability of a candidate through GD/PI before final admission.
  • TOEFL/IELTS is compulsory for foreign nationals who do not have English as primary language in teaching and examination.
  • To qualify for admission in Sharda University in its Under Graduate programme, the applicants must complete 17 years of age on 31st December of the academic year in which they are seeking admission.
Program taught in:
  • English

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