- Mode: Full time
- Duration: 5 Years
The MSc program in Clinical Research- is an intensive 2 year, full-time program focusing on the scientific, ethical and operational issues related to clinical research. Four semesters will be completed in 24 months. First three semesters include classroom based, face to face teaching, tutorials and practical. The final semester includes 6 months of internship cum project work (dissertation). The student needs to complete 11 compulsory core courses (modules), 4 elective courses (modules) in 18 months and submit an internship completion certificate to be awarded the MSc degree.
PhD in Clinical Research -The students who complete the Master's program with a CGPA of 8 and above will be eligible for the PhD program. A formal application needs to be submitted which will be screened & enrolment will be finalized by the PhD screening committee. The PhD program is 3-year full time and project based. The research topic for PhD will be developed under the guidance of mentors from PHFI and AcSIR. The students are free to choose any topic of their interest ranging from basic sciences to community-based studies. The student can be allocated to any of the CSIR laboratories in India depending on the thesis topic.
The MSc & PhD (in clinical research) programme will be jointly conducted by PHFI and AcSIR and the degrees will be awarded by Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)
All candidates should submit the application form for the integrated MSc & PhD program in the prescribed format. The application consists of the registration form, proof of academic credentials, work experience, contact details of 3 referees and statement of purpose. The applications will be short-listed based on their academic qualifications, relevant experience and statement of purpose. This will be followed by a face to face or telephonic interview. The selection of candidates will be executed by a specially constituted screening committee represented by Public Health Foundation of India and the Academy of Scientific and Innovative research. Decisions taken by the selection committee will be final. The selection into the 5 year program does not guarantee entry into PhD program. Selection for PhD will be made strictly on the basis of merit and performance in the MSc program. team of specialist faculty from diverse streams, from Public Health Foundation of India and Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research would be engaged in teaching. The students will also be exposed to lectures delivered by invited faculty of national and international acclaim. Guides will be identified from both the organizations for mentoring during the internship and project work. . the course utilizes a variety of teaching/learning techniques, which includes lectures, group discussions, student presentations, hands-on practice in statistical soft wares in computer labs, basic sciences laboratory, workshops and field visits. During the internship the students will get an opportunity to engage in research related activities that could be based in a community, hospital or a laboratory.
The final selection of the candidate is based on qualifications, relevant experience, statement of purpose and interview. The weightage for each component will be as follows:
Qualifications - 30%
Relevant experience - 30%
Statement of purpose - 10%
Interview - 30%
Decisions taken by the selection committee will be final.
Applicants with graduate qualifications in: medical and allied fields like dentistry, AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy), pharmacy, physiotherapy, nursing and veterinary science.
Applicants with graduate qualifications in: biological and life sciences (microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, zoology), basic sciences (chemistry), occupational therapy and bio-statistics.