Dear Friend,

I am glad to meet you once again through the first issue of KTVR Vijaydeepa Group newsletter in this New Year! I take great pleasure in wishing you a very Happy Pongal and prosperous year ahead!

This newsletter issue focuses on the specialised courses in Pharmacovigilance, Clinical Research, Bioanalytical Techniques, Biostatistics, SAS and Clinical Data Management offered by Cliniminds, India's Largest Clinical Research Training Institute, at Cliniminds Coimbatore Centre, which is a joint venture of KTVR Vijaydeepa Group with Cliniminds, New Delhi.

Please do scroll below, have a look at the contents and kindly suggest these training and placement services to suitable candidates whom you might know. In case you need any further information in this regard, do call 94422-25311 or e-mail I look forward to meeting you through our next newsletter issue.

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Dr V Janarthanan, MS, FICS, FAIS,
Laparoscopic & General Surgeon.

Managing Director,
KTVR Group Hospital.
Coimbatore - 641 011.


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Cliniminds Coimbatore Centre launches

100% placement-supported Training Courses In

Pharmacovigilance, Bioanalytical Techniques,

Clinical Data Management, Biostatistics & SAS






                        Cliniminds is India’s largest and leading Clinical Research education and training institute, headquartered at New Delhi, with established presence in 15 cities in India and in Europe. KTVR Vijaydeepa Group ( has entered into an agreement with Cliniminds to provide its classroom and e-learning courses in Clinical Research at Coimbatore, for the benefit of students and professionals in this part of the country. Cliniminds offers a wide range of job-oriented training and educational programs with strong placement support. Students from Medical, Dental, Veterinary, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and BSc, MSc graduates with Life Science background are ideal candidates for these unique courses.


                        Mr Kamal Shahani, Managing Director of Cliniminds, has 22 years of experience in the Clinical Research industry in global leadership roles in leading pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations. Dr J Vijay Venkatraman, Diabetologist & Director, Diab-at-ease Clinik at KTVR Group Hospital, who also has considerable experience of working as a Physician in the Clinical Research & Pharmacovigilance industry is the Head for Cliniminds Tamil Nadu & Puducherry region.


                        KTVR Vijaydeepa Group is glad to state that courses in wet laboratory (Bioanalytical Techniques) are not provided by any other training institute in Tamil Nadu. Similarly, comprehensive training in Pharmacovigilance and dry laboratory courses in Biostatistics, Clinical Data Management & SAS with placement in multinational companies are unique offerings from Cliniminds. Some special features of Cliniminds’ courses are industry internships, high quality videoconferencing lectures, top faculty from industry & academia, world class e-learning software, scholarship programs offered for the deserving students and tie-up with many banks for educational loans. Cliniminds has technical collaboration with Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli. Cliniminds also provides training to the National Institutes of Health, USA.


                        Cliniminds’ courses are recognized by the Pharmaceutical Society of India. Cliniminds is also the only institute in India whose courses are accredited by SwAPP (Swiss Association for Pharmaceutical Professionals). Cliniminds’ students are provided 100% placement support. Cliniminds has an excellent placement record for the last 5 years in leading clinical research organizations, pharmaceutical companies, bioanalytical laboratories, corporate hospitals, site management organizations and other R&D facilities. Cliniminds has trained and placed more than 1500 clinical research professionals in the industry.


                        Here are the details of the specialized courses that Cliniminds Coimbatore Centre offers in both Dry Laboratory as well as Wet Laboratory training for various students:



Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research & Pharmacovigilance


The objective of this program is to provide complete understanding of the Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance process and to provide working knowledge to the students, which would enable them to work in the industry with minimal training. In the first phase we would provide a comprehensive practical knowledge to the clinical research processes, drug development process, regulatory affairs, essential documentation, roles and responsibilities, ethics, monitoring, conduct and management of trials and various other related issues. In the second phase, extensive training on Pharmacovigilance (PV) is provided. Pharmacovigilance is the science of collecting, monitoring, researching, assessing and evaluating information from healthcare providers and patients on the adverse effects of medications, biological products, herbals and traditional medicines with a view to (1) Identifying new information about hazards associated with medicines and (2) Preventing harm to consumers.


This course will focus on Basics of Clinical Research, Drug Discovery & Development, importance of Pharmacovigilance and Global Pharmacovigilance regulations, medical evaluation of drug adverse events such as causality assessment, expectedness assessment, case narratives, MedDRA coding, case processing preparation of safety reports, etc. The course will be conducted in a 6-month weekend classroom mode with one month of project work, to enable working professionals to take up a career in Pharmaceutical R & D with excellent career growth potential.


Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Siddha & Unani graduates are the most eligible candidates for this course and a subsequent illustrious career in Pharmacovigilance. The average pay scale for these trained candidates starts from 2.5 lakhs to 5 lakhs per annum according to today’s industry standard. Cliniminds offers 100% placement support. Since there are numerous positions opening up in Pharmacovigilance on a daily basis, the opportunities are abound.  



Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Data Management, Biostatistics & SAS


This 6-month weekend course aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the Clinical Data Management, Biostatistics & SAS in Clinical Research as well as understanding of the key enterprise Data Management & SAS tools used in the CRO industry. The course focuses on CRF Design, Database Design, SOPs, Quality Assurance, Audits, etc.


MBBS, BDS, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Unani, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Graduate/Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics, Life Sciences, Pharmacology, Medical Laboratory, Nursing, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and all professionals working with Pharmaceutical companies, CROs and hospitals are eligible.


Teaching methodology: Weekend Classroom Contact Program; Printed Training Modules; Online E learning System and Hands on training on Clinical Data Management & SAS software in actual Clinical Research environment. Cliniminds offers 100% placement support.


Cliniminds has collaborated with Quartesian LLC, a leading international Clinical Research and Data Management company, headquartered in the USA, for specialised training and internship in the field of Biostatistics, Clinical Data Management and SAS in its Bangalore campus. Students will be trained full-time in Quartesian for 3 months by the experts. Students also have the option to pursue the internship at Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, a world-class clinical research site in Chennai, which has over 2 lakhs of patient records for hands-on statistical analysis utilising various tools and software used in the industry.


The average pay scale starts from 2 lakhs to 3 lakhs per annum, per industry standard.



Post Graduate Diploma in Bioanalytical Techniques


This course has been designed to provide hands on training on quantification of drugs in biological matrix using sophisticated instruments like HPLC & LCMS/MS especially for the Bioequivalence & Bioavailability Studies. This programme has been developed to provide an in-depth practical training to the students to enable them to become Research Scientist / Research Associates in Pharmaceutical/Clinical Research Industry and analytical laboratories to quantify drugs using sophisticated instruments like LCMS/MS.


Duration:  6 months (3 Months Classroom at Coimbatore + 3 Months Internship at Delhi)


Eligibility:  MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BAMS, BUMS, BPT, B.Pharma, Graduate/Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry, Life Sciences, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, etc.


Bioanalytical Techniques will focus on Method Development and Validations using LCMS/MS & HPLC, Sample Analysis under regulated environment, Monitoring of BA / BE studies for USFDA, EMEA and Health Canada submissions, GLP & GMP Guidelines, etc.


Cliniminds has collaborated with Fortis Bioanalytical laboratory, Delhi for internship in Bioanalytical techniques. After completing the first 3 months of weekend classroom training in Coimbatore, students will be sent for full-time internship for 3 months to Fortis Laboratories and will be trained in the LCMSMS & HPLC, Sample Analysis & all other bio analytical techniques by Fortis scientists. Cliniminds offers 100% placement support. The average pay scale starts from 2 lakhs to 3 lakhs per annum as per industry standard.



The admissions for the above-mentioned courses is ongoing at Cliniminds Coimbatore Centre. The closing date for the January 2011 batch admissions is 25-Jan-2011. Classes will commence in the last week of January 2011. Limited scholarships are available. Bank loans can be facilitated.



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