Clinical Research is a systematic study to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of medications or medical devices by monitoring their effects on large groups of people. Clinical research has become a multi-billion and multidisciplinary industry.

A number of factors favor India as a clinical research hub. There are numerous governmentfunded medical and pharmaceutical institutions with state-of-the-art facilities, which can serve as ideal centers for multi-centered clinical trials. India has proven ability in generic drug production. India is the third largest producer of generic drug globally. India boasts of welltrained and qualified manpower, well versed in English.

The research and the development process in India can be done at a more affordable price. More importantly, there is vast drug naive cases, which can be utilized, due to the prevalence of a large variety of diseases, including widespread cases of cancer and diabetes, India is viewed the world over as the ideal location for clinical research trials for the pharmaceutical industry.

Padmashree Institute of Clinical Research (PICR) is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, involved in developing this course. The course came out of an industry and high skilled educated academic manpower. At Padmashree Institute of clinical research the course was started to deliver to the need of corporate expectation. The course has been designed to infuse new set of manpower to drive the integrated and multidomain clinical research industry.


This course aims to provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the issues involved in the “ Study design, conduct, monitor, document, audit, analysis and interpretation” of clinical trials of health interventions. It will be suitable for students working in high, middle and low income countries. The various clinical research study modules of Diploma, Adv Diploma and PG Diploma courses taught in Single platform. M.Sc students may choose from a number of advanced modules which will have an opportunity to expand and deepen their conceptual and practical skills. The main disciplinary perspectives will come from informed consent process, ethics, clinical studies, Clinical Data Management, Data Analysis, Pharma covigilance, Regulatory affairs and epidemiology. Students will be trained to develop skills to scrutinize information, to critically analyze and carry out research and to communicate effectively.

Ms. Sumana Naik A. M.Pharma.
Lecturer in Pharmacy

Ms. Sumana Naik received her B.Pharma., and Her M.Pharma received from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru. Her area of interest in preclinical testing in the field of polyherbal formulations effect on Alloxan induced diabetic rats. Ms Sumana Naik having a publication in her credit.

Dr. Prabhu. BM M.Sc., M.Phil., PhD
Associate Professor

Dr. Prabhu BM Received his B.Sc., degree from University of Mysore, His M.Sc., in Zoology from Mysore University and his PhD (Neurophysiology) from NIMHANS, Deemed University, Bangalore. His postdoctoral fellowship was in the field of toxicology and behavioural study at neuroscience research lab, Arkansas State University, USA. During his training he developed some novel technique in culturing superior cervical sympathetic neurons and dorsal root ganglia neurons of new born rat pups. Dr. Prabhu is an Author and Co-author for more than 10 papers at national and international journals.

Dr. Suresh Babu SV M.Sc., ADCR, Ph.D

Dr. Suresh Babu SV Joined the PADMASHREE Group of Institutions in the year 2010; he is a Principal of Clinical Research Department. His area of interest in GLP and Conduct of clinical studies with investigational agents. He also involved in coordinating with the development of preclinical testing and clinical agreements with collaborators. He also supervises a staff that files and manages a diverse and extensive collection and implements collaborative research and development agreements for these investigational drugs or agents. Before coming to PADMASHREE Group of Institutions, Dr. Suresh Babu spent 13years in National Institute of mental Health and Neurosciences, Deemed University, Department of Neurochemistry, Clinical Biochemistry unit, Bangalore. He worked particularly in Neurological disorders, inherited metabolic disorders and proven expertise in analysis of amino acids by HPLC in biological fluids. Dr. Suresh Babu SV received his undergraduate degree in biology from JCBM College, Sringeri, Mysore University, Post graduation in M.Sc., Medical Biochemistry at KMC, Mangalore and a Ph.D. in Neurochemistry from NIMHANS, Deemed University, Bangalore. Dr. Suresh Babu is an Author and Co-author for more than 14 papers at national and international journals.

Ms. Malarkodi SM M.Sc., M.Phil.
Assistant professor

Ms. Malarkodi SM received her B.Sc., Biotechnology degree from Bharathiar University, M.Sc.,Biotech was received from Bharathidasan University. Her area of interest in the field of Bioinformatics – Drug designing (Study of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics), Molecular diagnostic techniques, SOP writing, ISO certification, Documentation, Medical Writing, CDM, Assessment of SAEs. During her training she developed many ELISA based assay kits/products and also proven expertise in protein purification

Dr. N.S.N. Rao M.Sc., Ph.D

Dr. N.S.N Received his M.Sc., in Statistics degree from Karnatak University, Dharwad and PhD from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Later he worked in the Department of Biostatistics as Professor. His area of specialization in analysis and reporting of clinical and epidemiological studies, with extensive experience in cluster analysis. Dr. N.S.N. Rao is an Author and Co-author for more than 12 paper at national and international journals.

Duration of Course:
2 years (4 Semesters)

A recognized bachelor's degree in any Health Science subject with minimum of 50% marks or Life Sciences graduates with Chemistry/Biochemistry/Organic Chemistry as one of the main subject during their graduation.


  • Graduates: 1,200
  • Post Graduates: 600
  • 35 acres campus
  • 3 major buildings
  • Green & Eco friendly campus
  • Projects from KFIST, DBT, KBITS being currently carried out
  • 96 faculty members
  • 10:1 student to faculty ratio



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