Chitkara University launches new masters (M. Sc.) program in Pharmacovigilance

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Chandigarh: Chitkara University announces the launch of its new 2 year master program in Pharmacovigilance. The 2-year Master degree program in Pharmacovigilance is aimed at creating skilled and competent Pharmacovigilance professionals who can work effectively at different levels in Pharmacovigilance departments of leading Pharma companies and Clinical Research Organizations (CROs) worldwide.
The program lets the students learn from the industry experts to get internationally compliance Pharmacovigilance training based on defined Pharmacovigilance Competency Frameworks (PCF). The curriculum includes in-depth study of Pharmacovigilance related processes, complimented with hands on training on ICSR processing, Quality management, aggregate report (PSUR/PBRER/ PADER etc.) writing and compliance management, and in turn help students develop internationally accepted competencies to become world-class pharmacovigilance professionals.
With new drugs being made every day, a career in pharmacovigilance has good prospects. There is no shortage of jobs in this field as high-quality pharmacovigilance practice makes for good business dealing. Students in this field can get jobs in various pharmaceutical companies and earn attractive and handsome packages. A job holder in this field can easily get the starting salary of Rs.3.5 – Rs.8 lakhs per annum.
The pharmacovigilance students will have the opportunity to work as Medical Safety Writers, System Specialists, Quality Analysts, Quality Reviewers and Scientists as they grow up the career ladder in Pharmacovigilance. They would have the opportunity to work in Pharma Companies, Clinical Research Organizations, Hospitals, Healthcare BPOs/KPOs.
Speaking on this occasion, Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Vice Chancellor of Chitkara University said, “We are happy to announce M.Sc. program in Pharmacovigilance. Gaining practical real time experience has been the hallmark of education programs at Chitkara University. Continuous interaction with industries including leading Pharmaceutical companies and CROs nationally and internationally and other government organisations for academic, conferences and placements is a special feature during this program”.