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Program Administration and Faculty


The Theory part (Part – I) of the program would be offered by the “Bioinformatics and  Clinical Research” Group of the AU-KBC Research Centre, and the Program Coordinator Dr. G. Ramesh Kumar would have the over all Administrative responsibility for its    conduct.


The Academic responsibility for the design and conduct of the Program would rest with the Medical Director / Academic Coordinator Dr. V.T.S. Sriram, M.D.(Pharmacology), who is a medically qualified person with direct experience in all aspects of Clinical Research, and heads the Auroville HealthCare Research and Development Private Limited, Chennai.


The theory part of the program would be conducted at the AU-KBC Research Centre, MIT Campus of Anna University Chennai, Chromepet, Chennai-44.


The onsite training (Part-II) would be conducted at the premises of AHERF,Greams Road, Chennai-28. During the  internship part (Part-III), the candidates can be posted to any of the following locations of the Apollo Hospitals: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Madurai and Mysore.


The academic course coordinator would be Mrs. Jayanthi Swaminathan from AHERF and she would be responsible for imparting the various aspects of onsite practicals / training/ visits to the hospitals pertaining to the clinical research course program for 2 months onsite training (Part-II). In part III, she would take up oversight of candidates internship for successful completion as trainee clinical research coordinators in clinical trials of various indications as per need for a period of 6 months.


The Joint Program would be advised and guided by a Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) comprising of Experts from AUKBC and AHERF, and headed by the Chief Advisor Dr. M.D.Nair. The JCC would be responsible for the proper conduct of program through out its duration.


There would be a Faculty Committee (FC) consisting of experts who would be teaching the different topics and who would review the progress periodically. Other than AU-KBC Centre and Anna University, the faculty would be drawn from institutions that are directly involved in Clinical Research and related work such as Hospitals, Medical Colleges, CRO s, Pharmaceutical companies, National Laboratories, Universities, Life Sciences laboratories etc. Experts would also be invited from outside the Chennai region to train the participants in specialized topics if needed.


At the end of the program, candidates who have successfully completed all the three parts of the program, as well as paid the full fees, would be issued a certificate signed by representatives of AU-KBC and AHERF that would also reflect the level of performance of the candidates.