PharmacovigilanceSahaswi Group of Institutions

With an emphasis on Pharmacovigilance, there appears huge need for adequately qualified and trained professionals who could understand and take up post-marketing surveillance roles in drug companies. Thus, there occurs a need for a team of drug safety officers. Clearly, this need is proportional to the number of new drugs being launched every year which is always increasing. IGMPI has stepped forward to tap this growing need as a professional opportunity for those keen on entering this industry.

The Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmacovigilance has been structured by experts from the industry themselves and thus comprehensive coverage and understanding of the industry and its functional areas are promised. The goal of the Post Graduate Diploma Programme is to familiarize the participant with the updated theoretical and practical aspects of Pharmacovigilance. The diploma course has the following tempting features which are definite to benefit one to all participants of the course.

  • Better industrial training and skills,
  • Better knowledge of the industry,
  • Practical and professional training about the Industry regulations and work processes and
  • Good hold on the framework of PV industry leading to availability of best employment options.

Pharmacovigilance as a career option:

Pharmacovigilance is regarded as a great career option for interested aspirants as it reflects a well-defined and growing career path. There is a faster career growth leading to managerial as well as director roles eventually along with a quite decent salary package. Here, in this article, we have highlighted different curriculum and career aspects of Pharmacovigilance. For someone willing to initiate his/her career in Pharmacovigilance, the entry-level job is that of a Drug Safety Associate (DSA). All DSAs get involved in developing various cases, checking for Minimum Safety Information (MSI), reconciliation and then following up processes, along with data entry of all information available in the document and medical coding.

Eligibility Criteria for Pharmacovigilance

For aspirants to undertake a professional career in Pharmacovigilance, the minimum eligibility conditions for applying for the course are as follows:

  • Graduate or postgraduate degree in Chemistry (subject) with securing at least 50% marks in aggregate
  • Graduate or postgraduate degree in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Graduate or postgraduate degree in Medicine

The process of selection for the course is completely based on merit. Students are granted admission only if they have cleared a written examination followed by a personal interview.

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