Pharmaceutical industry is the vast industry comprising of the manufacturing of new products of drugs, processing, quality checking, gathering information about drugs medicines and pharmaceuticals. In the new millennium due to technological innovation and improved communication, drastic changes are taking place. Harmonization of pharmaceutical education has to be made as per global agenda that will encompass the developments that have taken place in basic, medical, pharmaceutical sciences in serving the needs and expectations of society In this changing scenario the relevance of traditionally offered product and industry centered pharmacy education must be reviewed and professional courses has to taken by the pharma personnel in order to keep up the pace with global demand of the industry.
With the globalization of the pharmaceutical industry, increased use of medicines and public awareness of safety issues have come forth with the challenges in four areas of operations—organizational alignment, operations management, data management, and risk management. . India is the fourth largest producer of pharmaceuticals in the world and there is a surfeit of drug brands-more than 6,000 licensed drug manufacturers and over 60,000 branded formulations emerging as a preferred hub for clinical trials.
Any pharmaceutical company to progress has to lead the company through the complex environment and need to understand the profound strategic implications of these changes i.e. to visualize them across the key functions of the business: discovery, marketing, finance, and business development. To cope up with the changing scenario pharma industry requires the professionals trained in the particular field like pharma business management, regulatory affairs, clinical trials and safety & risk management With the aim of training and updating the knowledge with changing regulation of pharma professionals BII has introduced programs entitled as Industry Program in pharma and clinical trials areas the list of programs is mentioned below.