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Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research - PGDCR

Online Clinical Research Course | Online Clinical Research Training Program | Online Courses

Online Clinical Research Course | Online Clinical Research Training Program | Online Courses


The pharmaceutical and biotech industry is experiencing a sea change worldwide with more impetus on innovation and personalized medicine. The business models are maturing to the next level of niche busters and towards a coexistence of novel and the age old blockbuster strategies.
With the economic drift and emerging economies like India, China, Brazil and Russia, the pharmaceutical and biotech industry is shifting research and development towards these regions especially in the phases of clinical development.
Further, indigenous pharmaceutical and biotech companies in these regions are increasing their R&D efforts both for innovative molecules as well as the generic market.


Consequent to this scenario, a large number of clinical research management organizations have recently developed which include a range of full service CROs, early phase CROs, SMOs, companies with selective specialized services like data management, clinical research consultancies, KPOs etc. This has created a demand for skilled workforce in the clinical research industry as stressed in many business reports.


James Lind Institute, through a variety of high quality clinical research training courses,is committed to developing emerging professionals for the clinical research industry who are equipped with the most relevant and latest knowledge and expertise.


The Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research (PGDCR) Course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the core areas of the clinical research process and enhance your skills and knowledge to the level expected of a Clinical Research Associate / Professional.
The Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research (PGDCR) Course curriculum is fully reviewed and endorsed by the Clinical Research Industry and the academia thus imparting students the edge that they require to make an entrance in the clinical research industry. It also empowers the professionals working in the clinical research industry with the skills and knowledge to move to higher cadres in the management hierarchy.


Course Structure

    TOTAL CREDITS: 22

    program curriculum


Course duration

Self Paced 6 months (Maximum duration 18 months)

A student enrolled in the Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research Course (PGDCR) is expected to study online for a minimum of fifteen hours per week.


Course Assessment

Course assessment involves online multiple choice questions for each lecture, followed by assignments for each study module.


Overall academic performance in the program is measured on a 4 point Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) scale. More information about this is available here: Evaluation System


Eligibility Criteria

The minimum eligibility criteria for Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research Course (PGDCR) would include either of the following:

  • MBBS/BHMS/BAMS/BPT/MPT/BDS/BMLT/Bachelor in Naturopathy & Veterinary Science /MD/MS.

  • Graduate/Postgraduate degree in Pharmacy/ Pharmaceutical Sciences.

  • Graduate/Postgraduate degree in Life Sciences (Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology).

  • Graduate/Postgraduate degree in Chemistry/Biostatistics/ Bioinformatics.

  • Graduate or equivalent degree in Nursing/Allied Health.

  • Students in their final year of graduation for the above courses may also apply.


  • Candidates without any science background who have some work experience in clinical research / allied areas, may be eligible for the program upon recommendation of their supervisor. Please contact our admission counsellors for more information.


Fee Structure

Course fee for all JLI courses is very reasonable. Please use our Course Fee Calculator below to know the course fee applicable to you.



If you are not sure about the fee applicable to you for Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research, please send an email to admissions@jli.edu.in or chat with our online counsellor.

For more details about the admission procedure please click here.


Academic Support

Throughout the course, the students can interact with the faculty and other students via the “Online Campus Tutoring Centre” to discuss any coursework related issues.


Each student enrolled in the Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research Course (PGDCR) is also assigned a mentor throughout the course who will be a senior professional from the industry. Students are in close contact with the “Student Success Team” during this clinical research course and thereafter as alumni. To know more about the “Student Success Team”, click here.


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