Cliniwings: Creating Industry-Ready Clinical Research Professionals By Bridging The Gap Between Clinical Industry & Pharmacy Academia

  Naresh G,   Founder & CEO

Naresh G

Founder & CEO

The Indian clinical trials market size was valued at $1.93 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate(CAGR) of 8.2 percent from 2022 to 2030. The globalization of clinical trials, adoption of new technology in clinical research, growing disease variation and prevalence, and increasing research and development promoting outsourcing are the key factors estimated to drive the market. Clinical Research (CR) is purely part of pharmaceutical companies which involves in the ‘testing and observation of new interventions (medications, medical devices, diagnostic & surgical procedures & treatments) in the human beings for its safety, efficacy & effectiveness in order save & increase the patient’s life’ but in the academics of Pharmacy, there was no subject, especially for clinical research.

Pharmacy students used to learn about drug synthesis, analysis and formulation, and animal studies, but none of the syllabus covers clinical research(Human testing) and its associated departments which are mandatory for drug approvals and commercialization. Thus, it is a necessity for every pharmacy graduate to know about clinical research because being the most suitable candidate for the Clinical Research profession, one will have the best career scope and growth with a handful of salaries. Also, graduates can just work in front of the system and get good packages based on their skills there is no need to work in the by standing hours.

However, entering this field as a pharmacy fresher is difficult because many don’t have basic knowledge & skills about CR. Keeping in mind all these factors and the benefits the clinical research profession can offer to the pharmacy graduates in terms of their career growth, Naresh G (Founder & CEO) incepted Cliniwings in 2022 in Hyderabad. As an ISO 9001:2015 & MSME Certified Clinical Research Training Institute managed by ex-NIPERians & Industrial Clinical Pharma Experts, this institute has created a niche for itself in the industry due to its excellent teaching methodologies, experienced faculty members, and top-notch placement assistance that it offers to the students within a short period of time.

“Cliniwings was intended to mentor & train M. Pharmacy, B. Pharmacy, Pharm D & any life science students on concept & interview-oriented skills to get jobs easily in reputed Clinical Research Organizations (CROs). Thus, our mission is to fill the knowledge gap between the academy & clinical research industry with our advanced certification programs and guide pharmacy graduates in their career aspirations. We provide an online & offline certification course on concept & interview-oriented skills development, which helps the pharmacy freshers to get the job easily in a reputed organization & to grow quickly in the organization”, says Naresh.

Industry-oriented Courses
Cliniwings provides an advanced DIPLOMA and PG DIPLOMA certification training program (offline & online) in Clinical Research (CR), Clinical Data Management (CDM), Pharmacovigilance (PV), Medical Writing (MW), Regulatory Affairs (RA) and Health Economics and Outcomes Research. With each of these courses, students get to learn the concept and interview-oriented skills from the basic to advanced level with very less training charges compared to other institutes. Some of the key benefits of these courses from Cliniwings are resume preparation & correction, interview skills development sessions,free advanced material, six mock interviews, six mock online tests, references to interviews, placement support, course completion certificate, affordable fees, and offline & online availability.

“This course is an extension to your academics with lifetime validity. If you take this course, your resume will be short-listed very easily because CROs are looking for candidates for those who have taken these
courses from reputable institutes like Cliniwings. This course will help you to increase your practical knowledge and help you to answer any kind of HR & technical questions in the interviews. Also, our expert faculty members enable students to have a clear understanding of various intricacies involved in the clinical research area”, adds Naresh.

Exemplary Placement Assistance
Cliniwings follows an industry standard syllabus so that every student can grasp the subjects clearly, and the certification that it provides post the successful completion of the course is valid across the world. Over the last one year alone, more than 200 students from the institute have been placed among the top CROs. The secret sauce of such high-profile placements is the one to-one and group mock interviews that it conducts for students every 15 days as part of its courses. Additionally, Cliniwings also maintains close contact with HRs of top companies in the industry who notify the institute whenever there are job openings within their organizations. The resumes/CVs of every student who scores at least 4/5 & 5/5 rating in these mock interviews are referred to those esteemed organizations.

Team of Expert Professionals
Cliniwings is completely run by ex-NIPERians, which is one of the most sought-after nationalized institutes for pharma education in India. All its faculty members have completed their master’s in pharma and even possess at least 10-12 years of experience in the field. Each of them focuses mainly on imbibing technical and interview-oriented skill development among all students. Also, careful attention is paid to each student to ensure that every student clearly understands the concepts and thus gets the necessary exposure to critical business functions. This has been a key enabler for the students to get placed in many reputed pharma and clinical research organizations.

Owing to such fine practices and a student-centric approach, Cliniwings has achieved significant growth since its inception. From having a mere six students in its first batch at the time of its establishment, the institute today boasts of successfully running its 25th batch along with an enrollment of 60 students for each batch. To date, Cliniwings has had 800+ students enrolled for its courses within 1.5 years since inception, and over 400 students among them have successfully completed their certification programs as well.

Explaining the future roadmap, Naresh says, “Going forward, we aspire to become the top-most institute in India in terms of clinical research training for pharma students. We will also be starting our offline classes in Pune and Mumbai soon. Keeping in mind our industry’s holistic development, we are ready to even visit any interested colleges & institutions to conduct seminars/ workshops and even teach their students as a visiting faculty on various industry-specific topics”.

Naresh G, Founder & CEO
Having completed his B. Pharmacy from Osmania University and MS in Pharmacology & Toxicology from the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER), Naresh incepted Cliniwings in 2022, prior to which he successfully handled critical research-oriented roles at ICON and BRESMED in Clinical Research & HEOR over six years. Some of his core areas of specialization include Clinical Research, Real World Evidence, Systematic Literature Reviews, and Health Economics & Outcomes Research.

•Year of Inception:2022
•Location:LB Nagar, Hyderabad
•Core Subjects:Clinical Research, Clinical Data Management, Pharmacovigilance, Medical Writing, Regulatory Affairs & Health Economics and Outcomes Research
•Mode of Teaching:Both offline and online

Student Testimonials:
•“My association with Cliniwings has been a wonderful experience. Cliniwings has several strengths, and one such strength is its highly experienced faculty members who provide immense support to the students. The course offered here helps the students to gain both industry knowledge and interview oriented skills, I got placed within three months”, says a M. Pharmacy student who successfully got placed in a reputed CRO.

•“I’m lucky to be a part of Cliniwings and its amazing lectures! The course was very well designed, practical, and a value-add for anyone who is aspiring to have a career in the Clinical Research space, I got placed within two months”, says a Pharm D student who got placed in a reputed CRO.

•“Hello, I’ve been here for a couple of weeks, so I found myself becoming more confident and skilled than I was before. The classes are very informative and interactive. Joining Cliniwings was one of my best choices. I got placed within three months”, says a B. Pharmacy student who got placed in a reputed CRO.