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M.Sc. (Clinical Research)

Why take this course?

Clinical Research is one of the fastest growing industry with ample number of opportunities for professional advancement. Clinical Research involves testing of new medications, medical devices, diagnostic products, treatment procedures and its effectiveness in curing the human diseases. The field demands huge number of skilled professionals.

What will I experience?

  • Hands on experience in different aspects of the clinical research
  • Exposure to methodology of clinical trials and clinical data management
  • Blend of practical and theoretical training and real-time exposure in hospital facilities
  • Student presentations, lectures from the industry experts, group discussions, workshops and field visits

What opportunities might it lead to?

This program prepares the students to gain theoretical subject knowledge as well as practical knowledge which will help students in facing the challenges in their research work. The fascinating program provides immense opportunity to grow in their desired career path. Some of the job roles that one can opt for:

  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Site Coordinator
  • Clinical Research Manager
  • Clinical Trial Analyst
  • CRO – Clinical Operation, PV, CDM
  • Hospitals – Clinical Operations, Research Nurse
  • IT Sectors – CDM, PV, Biostatistics
  • Pharma Industries – Clinical Operations, QA, QC
  • Cosmetic Industries – Clinical Operations, QA, QC
  • Medical Device Companies – Clinical Operations, QA, QC
  • CDSCO – Regulatory Authority
  • Medical Writers
  • Drug Development Associate
  • Pharmacovigilance Executive
  • Drug Reviewer and many more

Degree Awarded

Master of Science

Course Commencement

June 2020



Any graduate in Life Science, B.Sc. (Clinical Research), B.Tech/ B.E Biotechnology, B.Sc (Forensic Science), Medical Science (B.D.S, M.B.B.S), Paramedical courses (B.Sc. Nursing, B.Pharm).

Study Campus

  • School of Sciences
  • #34, 1st Cross
  • J C Road
  • Bangalore - 560027
  • P +91 80434 30100

Admissions Office

  • JGI Knowledge Campus
  • # 44/4, District Fund Road
  • Jayanagar 9th Block Campus
  • Bangalore - 5600 69
  • P+ 91 80 46650124

Curriculum Structure & Teaching

Semester 1
  • Clinical Research
  • Regulation & Ethics in Clinical Research
  • Site Management Organization (SMO)*
  • Perspectives in Clinical Evaluation
  • Pharmacovigilance - I

Learning Lab
- Pharmacovigilance – I

*A Site Management Organization (SMO) is an organization that provides clinical trial related services to a contract research organization (CRO)

Semester 2
  • Clinical Trial Management
  • Biostatistics-I
  • Preclinical Evaluation of Drugs
  • GMP and GLP *
  • Pharma Regulatory Affairs
  • Molecular Mechanism of Drug Action
  • Organisational Study #

# Organisational study will be done in the Hospitals or related industry
* Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)

Semester 3
  • Pharmacovigilance –II
  • Advanced Medical Writing
  • Statistical Computing and Graphics
  • Biostatistics –II
  • Central Lab and Medical Therapeutic Area

Learning Lab
- Pharmacovigilance -II
- Advanced Medical Writing
- Statistical Analysis System
- Application of Biostatistics

Semester 4
  • Advanced Clinical Data Management
  • Project/Internship

Learning Lab
- Advanced Clinical Data Management

Teaching and Assessment

A variety of engaging teaching methods like workshops, lectures, projects and seminars, are conducted from time to time at Jain (Deemed-to-be University). Our highly knowledgeable professors always make themselves available to students outside of the classroom, even beyond office hours and help the students to bring out the best in them. The faculty make it a point of connecting with their students to create a fulfilling academic experience. This allows to build a closer student-professor relationship.

How are you assessed?

On this course you will encounter a balance of formal examinations and varied methods of coursework assessment including:

  • - Internal tests
  • - Assignments
  • - Seminar presentation
  • - Class tests
  • - Preparatory theory and Practical examination
  • - End term theory and Practical examination