Q&A: Clinical Research AdmissionsEditorial Team167|1Last Updated:01:06 pm, May 09, 2012
Our in-house counsellor answers questions sent in by students interested in Clinical Research....
Q: What are the eligibility criteria for admission?
Raj Sharma, Delhi
A: Minimum eligibility criteria for application to a course in clinical research is as follows:
- MBBS/ BDS / BHMS / BAMS / BPT / BUMS / Bachelor in Naturopathy & Veterinary Science.
- A graduate / post graduate in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Sciences.
- Graduate / Postgraduate in Life sciences (Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology).
- BE / B Tech in Biotechnology, Medical Engineering.
- A graduate or equivalent degree in Nursing.
Q: When can I apply for a course in clinical research?
Priya Patel, Mumbai
A. This depends on the institute. You will need to get in touch with the institute directly. Courses range from three months to two years depending on the course.
Q: Do I have to appear for an entrance exam in order to get entry to clinical research course?
A. There are no centralized entrance exams, but one has to appear for a written test which is institute specific.
Q: What is the selection procedure for ICRI?
Smita Chaudhuri, Delhi
A. In order to get entry to clinical research course, student will undergo the following procedure:
- Written examination
- Personal interview
- Screening of students based on merit
Institute of Clinical Research India (ICRI), Delhi is the country's premier clinical research institute which is exclusively focused on specialized Clinical Research Programmes.
Q:. I have work experience of 2 years in a pharma company, but I am a management graduate, am I eligible for clinical research course?
A. One needs to have medicine or life science background in order to venture into this course.