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‘I have a strong inclination to conduct research in the medical field’

Manasvi Shukla, first year student of School of Biosciences, Apeejay Stya University, expresses her strong desire to conduct her own research work in the healthcare sector.

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Having a strong inclination towards the medical field, Manasvi enrolled herself for a PG Diploma Programme in Clinical Research with Apeejay Stya University (ASU). In an interview, she talks about her plans to do a PhD and make significant contributions via her research work. 

What inspired you to choose this course? What do you aim to achieve?

There are two types of people in this world. One are the kind who accept the world as it is, and the other, who strive to bring a change. In the last 50 years, science and medicine have gone through a series of drastic changes. However, anyone working in this field will tell you that medical breakthroughs are not miracles. And there is an increasing need for more and more research in this industry. At the same time, clinical research is the combination of human effort and intelligence. It is the field of research carried out on humans and for humans. All these fascinate me a lot and I have a strong inclination to study, conduct research and work in the medical field. I have also completed my graduation in Life Sciences from Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University and Masters in Science (Zoology) from Baba Mastnath University, Rohtak.

Why did you choose Apeejay School of Biosciences?

After deciding the course, I was searching for colleges that can provide me an in-depth industrial exposure during my study period. I came across the School of Biosciences at ASU, and I knew this institute would be the perfect place for me to learn in depth about Clinical Research. The best part is the School lays equal emphasis on both theory and practical. It provides six months classes and six months training sessions. Most importantly, the School has an excellent teaching faculty that is highly qualified and well experienced in its field. Plus, it also holds a 100% placement record with alumni working at top pharmaceutical and biotech companies. 

What is your next plan – to go for a PhD or join the job market? 

Before opting for a PhD, I would like to work in the industry for a few years as I want to explore this field. Also, it will help me in enhancing relevant skill sets.

Harshita is Assistant Editor at Apeejay newsroom. With a Post Graduate Diploma from Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, Harshita has experienced both the Media and Public Relations (PR) world. She has worked as a Journalist with Careers360 and India Today and was a PR Professional at Value360 Communications. Learner by nature, she is a foodie, traveler and believes in having a healthy work-life balance.

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