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Message from VC of Gujarat University

Gujarat University has a pivotal existence since past six decades in the state of Gujarat as an Institution of Higher Education. It has been a leading light in the advancement of knowledge as many universities of the state have taken birth from it. More than 350 Colleges have been providing with its affiliation. Apart from these it has 34 post graduates departments in the campus which offer more than 50 different post graduates, diploma and certificate course. During the last five years this university has also created history by introducing more than hundred new innovation courses at graduate level and post graduate levels. These course deal with most contemporary areas like forensic science, climate change, biodiversity management, forensic accounting, port management, financial markets and insurance, SEZ management to name a few.

To add one more feather to its cap, Gujarat University is coming up with one more innovative program - M.Sc. in Clinical Research. This is a comprehensive two year post graduate program for medical, paramedical and life science graduates and post graduates. The unique feature of this program is that it not only aims at increasing academic knowledge of Clinical Research but it will also train the students fully into the operational areas of Clinical Research.

Contract Clinical Research is a nascent development in the past decade in and outside India. India has become an eminent outsourcing hub for Clinical Research. This Industry now has an urgent and huge demand for highly competent and skillful professionals to cope up with the surprisingly unexpected demand of outsourcing to India. Earlier Reports state that up to 30% global Clinical trials will take place outside U.S and Western Europe. India has emerged as one of the most favorable destinations for these trails. Also, it is now national challenge to make the best out of this scope and opportunity available to our students. With the advancement of biomedical Research, Clinical Research has paved its way for dealing and finding effective ways for precise treatment, diagnosis, cure and prevention of occurrence of disorders in masses. Our University is one of the first ones to provide a platform to few aspiring candidates for whom sky is the limit, in the area of Clinical Research. These professionally trained Students will not only find lucrative employment in India but unlimited horizons are open for them in countries like Japan, U.S, Europe, Australia, China etc. in Clinical Research is an innovative endeavor of Department of Microbiology, Gujarat University, in collaboration with Shivrath Center of Excellence in Clinical Research (A joint venture with Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission, Govt. of Gujarat). It is an established academic organization for proving excellent training to its participants in the discipline. The joint initiative is to set benchmark with respect to qualified training by the eminent and experienced professional from the CR Industry to provide hands on practical exposure to the booming candidates willing to embark their career in a field with immense scope for growth and privileged salary packages.

Our vision to invite bachelors and master degree holders with potential and aptitude towards research in drugs, devices, vaccines and to mould them in to personnel perfectly fitting to the international requirements and global needs of regulatory affairs, operations in clinical research, medical writing, project management, business development-which are a few of the vital sub-disciplines in clinical research.

I invite all young hardworking graduates and post graduate to join this exciting course which will open up new vistas of employment for them.