Trained over 200 clinical research students......India’s largest Site Solutions Organization...Partnered with industry to facilitate over 650 clinical India. Achieving critical yet most effective, affordable and far reaching healthcare capabilities through Research & Education...Full time and part time Clinical Research Courses successfully running at different sites.
Advanced Certificate Course in Clinical Research at PG Level
arrow Advanced Certificate Course in Clinical Research at PG Level
arrow Course Begins in August 2013. Registrations are Open!!
arrow The Course is affiliated with AU-KBC Research Center, Anna University, Chennai

Clinical Research Course

font decreasefont increase SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend


  • To develop a research centre of excellence in the area of clinical research with good standards and values.
  • To train research professionals and equip them with the critical skills needed to develop and promote scientifically valid and ethically appropriate clinical research.
  • To collaborate with the Industry leaders and give hands on experience to acquire expertise in the area of clinical research.

Advantages of AHERF

  • Clinical research Education in Hospital Environment
  • Standardized course content across all centers
  • Stringent selection criteria and panel interview
  • 6 months Internship at AHERF Clinical Trial Unit Unmatched Experience *
  • 100% placement assistance provided
  • Optimal Faculty mix from Academia, Industry and Institutions
  • Comprehensive and wide network within the industry

*Subject to change

Career Prospects

India has become the hub of clinical trials. According to industry reports, India is the second largest pharmaceutical market in Asia growing by more than nine per cent annually. This growth area of the healthcare industry requires 10,000 personnel every year. However, only 1,000 persons are trained and certified annually. As per industry estimates, the requirement will grow to over 50,000 over the next five years. India, however, may not be able to make the most of this multi-million dollar opportunity due to the absence of trained manpower. The current trend promises a tremendous career growth in this field. A course in clinical research will allow the candidate to explore a whole avenue of careers. Where earlier the choices were limited to data entry and monitoring, today the choices span 13 area including clinical monitoring, clinical data management, medical writing, business development and pharmacovigilance.


Our Past Employers are:

  • CROs and SMOs like Quintiles, Jubilante Clinsys, Icon, Paraxel, AHERF, SMO-India etc.
  • Pharmaceutical and biotech companies like Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Biocon, Panacea Biotech etc.
  • KPO units in companies like Wipro, Accenture, TCS etc. for data management
  • Organizations like MEDWrite, GVK Biosciences etc. which offer medical writing services
  • Hospitals like Medanta medicity, Max, Fortis, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre etc.

Program highlights


Hospital Tour and SMO Functionality-KYS - Know your site management organization


This program will be implemented by the training division of Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation. This is structured to ensure that students get an exposure to all the tasks, functions and responsibilities of a Site Management Organization and also the functionality of the hospitals.

The students will benefit from these practicals as they relate to the theory taught in the classroom. This program is specially designed to ensure that the students learn about the structural and functional aspects of the clinical trial activity in an organized manner. This will help the student transition in to the industry easily and reduce the need of induction training on the functional aspects.




After successful completion of the certificate course, the student will be placed full time in one of the AHERF sites for a period of 6* months. There will be a specified framework for these students to follow and take up the internship.
This will help the student appreciate the need to restructure and apply principles for decision making. They will also develop familiarity with the functional and business contexts of research. The student will be assigned to administer specific functions pertaining to conduct of a clinical trial under the guidance and supervision of the qualified personnel to fine tune their expertise.

*Subject to change


Institute Library


The library is well equipped with a wide range of latest text books on Clinical research terminology, clinical trial activity, ICH GCP guidelines, literature on regulatory documents etc. Comfortable arrangements are made for students to enable students to read and refer books, online journals etc.


Computer and classroom facility

Students will be given access to internet and printing facility which will help them to get information from well established websites. International grade facilities for the classroom, including overhead projectors, audiovisual equipment and comfortable furniture to provide a unique and enriching learning experience.


Program Structure


The course content comprises of 16* comprehensive modules taught over a period of 6* months. These have been designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and practical experience necessary for a successful career in clinical research.

*Subject to change


Applied Theory

  1. Hospitals Visits
  2. Case Studies
  3. GCP Training
  4. Industrial Visit
  5. Personality Development Sessions

Admission Procedure


Eligibility: Graduates with a degree in Life Sciences/ MBBS/ BAMS/ BHMS/ BDS/ BPT/ MPharm/ BPharm etc. from any recognized university and with a minimum 60% of marks are eligible. The selection is based on the performance in an interview conducted by the panel of experts. The decision of the panel will be considered final and the selected candidate will be intimated either by email or written communication.
Intake is limited to 25 students per batch.


Course Fee Details

Registration Fees : Rs 500 payable at the time of collecting the application forms and prospectus
Admission Fee : Rs 50,000 + taxes payable at the time of admission
Tuition Fee : Rs 1,25,000 + taxes payable within three month of admission (Rs. 50,000 per month).

The fees mentioned above are excluding taxes. Any taxes as applicable would be paid by the Students.

All payments will be accepted in form of demand drafts at our office. Fees once paid will not be refunded.




The cardinal concern of the training course is to promote the philosophy of emphasizing self learning. We encourage an enquiring and analytical mind which proactively seeks the right knowledge, acquires skills and right attitudes suited to the environment, develop the students for better capabilities and effectiveness. Classroom learning is meant primarily for the theoretical inputs which develop conceptual clarity, knowledge base and sensitivity to the professional environment the student will enter during his internship and subsequent career. The exchange of ideas and opinions are encouraged in the classroom through group discussions and presentations based on the carry home exercises that we give. The contextual and process related aspects which characterize real time clinical trial issues are illustrated and explained so that it reinforces effective management and decision making capabilities involved in a Clinical Trial Process flow at various stages. The method of instruction utilized by the faculty is unique combination of conventional classroom teaching and B-school based interactive methods

  • Formal lectures arranged by the training division of the AHERF
  • Group discussions on selected topics in the filed of clinical research
  • Formal lectures by eminent people from pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, clinical researchers
  • Workshops, seminars and interactive sessions involving debates, role play and case studies

(For further enquiries contact the following between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm)


Ahmedabad Center
Mr. Alex Peter

Plot No. 1A Bhat. GIDC Estate, Gandhinagar – 382 428 Gujarat, INDIA

+91(0)079-66701876 , +91 76988 15042

Email :


Chennai Center
Mr. Sathyanarayana k.

Krishnadeep Chambers-Apollo Annexe, No. 1 Wallace Gardens, Chennai – 600 006, INDIA 
+91 (0)44- 283 31785, +91 98417 44635

Email :


Hyderabad Center
Ms. Chandana Pal
CR Course Coordinator, AHERF Hyderabad 
Apollo Hospitals Educational & Research Foundation, Apollo Health City, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad – 500 096, INDIA
+91 (0)40-651 69361, +91 87908 22033

Email :

Kolkata Center
Dr Karabee Mukherjee
CR Course Coordinator, AHERF Kolkata
Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata, 58, Canal Circular Road, Kolkata -700 054, INDIA
+91 33 2320 3040/2320 2122 Extn: 5621, +91-9804000434
Email :


New Delhi Center
Ms. Sunita Kumari
CR Course Coordinator, AHERF New Delhi 
Apollo Hospitals Educational & Research Foundation 
Nurses Hostel Annexe, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Sarita Vihar, Delhi-Mathura Road New Delhi -110076, INDIA
+91 (0)11- 2682 5612, +91 9560054650
Email :

You can also call us on Toll free Number:1800 425 2339 or Mail at-

Achieving critical yet most effective, affordable and far reaching healthcare capabilities through Research & Education. Full time and part time Clinical Research Courses successfully running at different sites.