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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1) What exactly is Clinical Research?

    Clinical Research is the science of studying yet-to-be-approved Medical Drug/Medical device/Vaccines/Testing kits on humans. Every drug/Medical device/Vaccines/Testing kits have to go through Clinical Trials & this step is very critical to get approval by the concerned authorities. After successful Clinical Trials & approval by the authorities the intervention is available to us in the form of Tablets, Syrups, and Capsules etc. This Science involves an overlapping knowledge base and the right gelling of Medical Sciences, paramedical sciences like physiotherapy, nursing, Life sciences, Pharmacy, Microbiology & Biotechnology, computerized Data Management, Information Technology etc. As of date, we in India regard the Clinical Research Field to become the Single Largest Industry in terms of skilled manpower requirements and revenue generation in the forthcoming years
  • 2) Pl tell me in detail about Shivrath Center of Excellence.

    SCOE is an Academic Institute offering training programs in the field of Clinical Research in India. As of date, we have are based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. We are the 1st Public Private Partnership model Organization having a tie-up with a Government body i.e. GSBTM (Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission) and affiliation to Gujarat University for all of our  programs. SCOE has a multi-tier Management team consisting of Industrialists, Academicians, Researchers & Senior members in our  Management
  • 3) What is GSBTM?

    Gujarat State Bio-Technology Mission is a Government of Gujarat body which is involved in setting up the Policy framework, providing Financial & Legal assistance etc. for field of Bio-Technology (compassing Biotechnology, Life sciences, Clinical Research, stem cell research etc.). GSBTM has a strong role in evolving Government Policies & framework for the Clinical Research segment in Gujarat - be it in Education, Research or Business enterprise. It comes under the Department of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi & has been operational since 2004-2005.
  • 4) I hope these programs are recognized by some University?

    Shivrath Center of Excellence in Clinical Research is affiliated with one of the most renowned university - Gujarat University and Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission (GSBTM, Govt. of Gujarat) and hence all of its programs are recognized and certified by GU & GSBTM

  • 5) What are the job prospects after pursuing the program?

    Clinical Research is a rising, recession-proof Industry with many MNCs investing in India due to cheaper labour and proven brains. The discipline offers lucrative career in many areas after undergoing the requisite training.
  • 6) I do not plan to take up a job but I am looking at some courses for helping me setup a hi-tech Business in the near future - thus I hope that this field has some future in terms of Business opportunities also?

    Clinical Research is a techno-savvy industry– be it in terms of operations, devices or manpower skills. As there are multiple disciplines within the Clinical Research umbrella, this Industry offers varied opportunities for promising professionals to demonstrate their entrepreneurial spirits.

  • 7) Pl tell us something about the faculty at your Institute?

    We do not promote the conventional teaching patterns. The full time as well as visiting faculties carry rich educational background and sound industrial experience. This is to ensure that the faculties share a wonderful interaction and practical case study discussions.

  • 8) Are there any opportunities outside India after pursuing the program?

    Sure – these courses would form a launching pad for an enriching international career. These Courses prepare you to undertake growth in clinical research avenues. In addition to this, the Pharmaceutical industry in the developed countries are highly advanced & hungry for a huge pool of talented & qualified manpower – these courses could help you to explore opportunities in the international arena.
  • 9) What are the courses offered by your Institute?

    Pl visit the Programs listed on our website to have details on the tailor made courses offered

  • 10) I am a working professional and looking for part time sessions. Is there any facility at Shivrath?

    Yes we offer both, full time as well as part time programs to encourage the participants to learn while they earn and improve their prospects in a competitive scenario

  • 11) What is the enrollment criterion?

    Application form is available onsite which can be filled and posted on our mailing address. Alternatively, you can send a cash or DD of Rs 500/- in the name of Shivrath Center for Excellence on our mailing address (available in contact us information) and we will send you the Application Brochure. We will screen your application w.r.t eligibility criteria and ask you to appear for an Aptitude test following which; a Personal Interview will be conducted if you exceed the eligibility score in the Aptitude test
  • 12) How is the course evaluation and grading procedure? I hope it includes the practical evaluation and not solely based on theory?

    There will be ongoing evaluation during the curriculum and a final exam of each of the Modules at the end of Semester. We have a series of evaluations spanning various forms (written tests, presentation by students, role plays, assignments, group discussions etc.) and the total score is given based on the theory as well practical examinations

  • 13) Well I know that this is not a self-development program, but are there any avenues wherein my soft skills can get polished?

    In Clinical research industry, communication is a vital key to growth and success. SCOE hopes to create a versatile Clinical Research Professional at the end of each of our Educational Programs. Thus overall enhancement of personality and a command over language is an area that is amply stressed upon during all our internal evaluations
  • 14) Can I avail educational loans for undergoing your courses?

    SCOE can guide and assist you towards getting an Educational Loan from Bank. However, the students have to directly deal with the Bank for loan services.

  • 15) Can I expect a refund of the fees paid, in case I change my mind?

    We would suggest that you fix your career goals & then decide on the right Institute & their courses. We do not encourage refunds under any circumstances. Also, our registrations are not transferable.
  • 16) Is your infrastructure at par with other nationally acclaimed Institutes?

    We have a computerized library, Wi-Fi campus, air conditioned lecture halls & training room for student’s discussion. We request you to personally visit our Institute such that our claims are felt by you
  • 17) I have not heard of your institute till date – No advertisements, No, mass mailing etc!!

    Unfortunately the mandate from our Promoters (be it the government bodies, the industrial organizations or the academicians) do not allow us to splurge lavishly in these marketing exercises. We have a long term goal to built a strong & robust educational & research Organization of International repute over a period of time rather than a commercially rich enterprise in the shortest possible time.
  • 18) Do you conduct/promote workshops, conferences for the technical knowhow of participants?

    We have successfully conducted few workshops, conferences in collaboration with Industrial tycoons so that the professionals and participants can have technical updation of the field and have in person interaction with the experts

  • 19) Do you allow projects/training in Industry?

    Yes we do some tie-ups with some reputed Indian MNC’s in the field of Clinical Research – you would certainly come to know the names of these Organizations once you register with us for one of our programs. You are allowed to undergo either practical exposure or in house training based on the program you are enrolled in

  • 20) Do you have tie-ups with consultancies for job placement/placement assistance?

    We provide placement assistance. It is our endeavor to ensure that each of our students is comfortably placed in job-roles they best fit into. At the same time the final decision & terms of reference of the relationship would be as understood between the student & the concerned employer.
  • 21) Are your certifications recognized by the University?

    All our educational programs have been created after due & deliberate consultations with GSBTM (Govt. of Gujarat) & Gujarat University, our Industrial promoters, Researchers & Academicians. Our certifications are approved & recognized by GSBTM & Gujarat University.
  • 22) What is the fee structure?

    SCOE is a not-for-profit Educational & Research Institute with Government backing. We have a social & societal responsibility for promoting Education & Research in the country – with initiation from the state of Gujarat. In a nutshell, all our courses are absolutely affordable and participant-friendly. The fee per semester is 40,000 Rs/- for Masters Program (four semesters) and for PGD program it is 45,000 Rs/- per semester (two such semesters) which is quiet practical compared to the private Institutes.