Thank you very much for your productive comments and encouraging suggestions in response to our e-newsletters so far. It is always pleasurable to share the good happenings at our end with all of you and to receive your words of appreciation, support, guidance and blessings. Now, we are very glad to share with you KTVR Vijaydeepa Group's 4th e-newsletter.
This newsletter features our group's new venture - an Educational and Training Centre for the Clinical Research (Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology) industry with the Classroom and Online Courses provided by Cliniminds, India's largest player in this discipline and also one of the most respected training academies in the world. KTVR Vijaydeepa Group is proud to bring Cliniminds, which has presence in many states in India, to Tamil Nadu & Puducherry, starting from Coimbatore. We will also be starting a Cliniminds centre in Chennai soon.
We have attached our press release as well as a few press clippings about this new venture of ours, for your kind reference and perusal. As usual, we welcome your valuable feedback and seek your extensive support in our new venture.
Classroom & E-learning – in Tamil Nadu & Puducherry
Coimbatore Press Club
July 29, 2010
KTVR Vijaydeepa Group was founded in the year 1980 by Late Shri. K. T. Venkatarama Reddy, who started his career as a poor agriculturist but later metamorphosed himself into an entrepreneur, builder, healthcare promoter and educationalist. The group consists of Vijaydeepa Constructions (P) Ltd., KTVRGroupHospital, KTVRKnowledgePark for Engineering and Technology, Prathipa’s Archidesigns, www.ratedprofiles.com, etc.
Dr V Janarthanan, Managing Director, KTVR Group Hospital said “KTVR Vijaydeepa Group will be launching Educational and Training Courses in Clinical Research (both classroom & e-learning) offered by Cliniminds, in Coimbatore on 14-Aug-2010. Cliniminds is India’s largest and one of the most respected Clinical Research education and training institutes in the world, headquartered at New Delhi. Cliniminds Coimbatore centre will cater to students from Tamil Nadu & Puducherry areas. KTVR Vijaydeepa Group will also set up a Cliniminds centre in Chennai shortly”.
Dr J Vijay Venkatraman, Head – Cliniminds, Tamil Nadu & Puducherry and Director, KTVR Group Hospital said “Indian doctors and healthcare professionals have been contributing a lot to the development of science and technology worldwide, particularly in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. However, guidance and enlightenment about newer avenues for such professionals has been lacking in India. With India becoming a favoured destination for Clinical Research, formal education in this discipline is of high demand. To tap this under-explored treasure of career opportunities for all graduates having a science background in this part of the country, KTVR Vijaydeepa Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Cliniminds. Starting with this, we aspire to march towards our long-term goal of supporting original research and development in India.”
Dr J Vijay Venkatraman, who is also Consultant Diabetologist, Diab-at-ease Clinik added “By the year 2014, over 50,000 clinical research professionals would be required to meet the demand of the clinical research industry. Cliniminds would offer wide range of job oriented training and educational programs with strong placement support. Students from medical, dental, homeopathic, pharmacy, biotechnology, biochemistry, microbiology and other life sciences background are ideal candidates for these unique courses. Apart from Clinical Research, courses in Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory Affairs, Biostatistics, SAS, Clinical Data Management, Clinical Trials Management, Medical Writing, etc would also be provided both in the Classroom as well as E-learning mode. The duration of these courses vary from 3 months to one year.”
Cliniminds, headed across India by its Director Mr Kamal Shahani, offers over 25 programs in the field of clinical research. Cliniminds has technical collaboration with ManonmaniamSundaranarUniversity, Tamil Nadu to offer wide range of clinical research programs. All Cliniminds programs are certified / accredited by the Pharmaceutical Society of India. Cliniminds is ISO 9001:2000 approved institution. Over 1,200 students have completed Cliniminds programs till date and have been placed in all major pharmaceutical companies and contract research organsiations. Cliniminds also provides training to the National Institutes of Health, United States of America for its Indian clinical research sites.
According to Dr J Vijay Venkatraman, who has a good deal of experience of working for leading players in the Pharmaceutical industry like Accenture and ICON Clinical Research as a Pharmacovigilance Physician & Trainer, the major advantages of Cliniminds programs are:
·Practical industry training / internship provided to the students
·Excellent placement support
·Top faculty from industry and academia
·World class E-learning Clinical research education and training software
·Cliniminds seamlessly delivers live classroom lectures across all its centres through Cisco WebEx videoconferencing technology. This allows students to receive the best training from the wide range of senior industry trainers irrespective of their location.
·Scholarship programs are offered for the deserving students.
·Approved by HDFC Bank for educational loans.
Dr S Sundaramurthy, Director, KTVR Group Hospital, said “Classes at Cliniminds Coimbatore centre would be starting from the middle of August 2010. Cliniminds Coimbatore centre is located in the heart of the city at KTVR Gardens, 2nd Floor, 219, Marudha Konar Road, Velandipalayam, Coimbatore – 641 025.”
The following services are available at the Coimbatore centre: