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PDA India Chapter

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The India Chapter Welcomes you to participate in the activities of creating a world class platform.

The India Chapter intends to:
  • Be recognized as the association for pharmaceutical professionals dealing with the advancement of science and technology.
  • Be a forum for sharing knowledge and best practices.
  • Be able to develop expertise used in the biotech and pharmaceutical research and operations across the geography.
  • Be the Voice-of-Industry and bridge the gaps between the industry needs and the regulatory expectations in the geography.

As an arm of the international community of scientists leading the way in the advancement of pharmaceutical technology, our endeavor is to cover current "hot" topics in the industry. To make this real, we welcome suggestions from our members.

All the events conducted are open to members. To be added to the mailing lists for notification of future events please send your contact details to the Chapter Secretary.

For any question, comment or suggestions please contact the Chapter Officers. A list of the Chapter Founding Members can also be found on this website.

Members at Large
  • Dr. Karthik Ramani, Biocon Biologics India Limited
  • Pankaj Shitole, Cipla Limited
  • Pravin Arora, Sun Pharmaceuticals
  • Vishal Sharma, Vienni Training & Consulting LLP
Past Chair
  • Mr. Vishal Sharma, VIENNI Training & Consulting LLP
Chapter Founding Members
  • Mr. Amit Sharma, Sartorius Stedim India Pvt Ltd
  • Mr. Davinder Singh, CIPLA
  • Ms. Ivy Louis, VIENNI Training & Consulting LLP
  • Mr. Krishna Chandran, Sartorius Stedim India Pvt Ltd
  • Mr. Sanjay Singh, Aurobindo Pharma Limited
  • Mr. Sanjit S Lamba, Eisai Pharmatechnology & Manufacturing P. Limited
  • Mr. Srinivasan Raman, Biocon Biopharmaceuticals
  • Dr. Sumant Baukhandi, GMP Pharma Institute Private Limited
  • Mr. Umesh Baikunje, Stempeutics Research P. Ltd
  • Mr. Vishal Sharma, VIENNI Training & Consulting LLP

Chapter Events

Get Involved

Members of the India Chapter may please send their intent to volunteer with the Chapter to the Chapter Secretary or fill the Volunteer Opportunities form online.

PDA/PICS India Chapter Annual Meeting - Bengaluru, 2023

PDA India Chapter Annual Meeting 2023

PDA/PICS India 2015 - Ahmedabad

PDA/PICS Ahmedabad

PDA/PICS India 2015 - Hyderabad

PDA/PICS Hyderabad

PDA India Chapter Inaugural Events - Speakers and Honored Guests

PDA India Chapter Inaugural Events - Speakers and Honored Guests

PDA India Chapter Inaugural Event - Mumbai, June 6, 2013

PDA India Chapter Inaugural Event - Mumbai, June 6, 2013

PDA India Chapter Inaugural Event - Hyderabad, June 4, 2013

PDA India Chapter Inaugural Event - Hyderabad, June 4, 2013

India Chapter Founding Meeting

India Chapter Founding Meeting

Chapter Resources

By being a member of PDA India Chapter, one can:

  • Keep abreast of new industry and regulatory developments through participation in Exhibitions, Chapters, Interest Groups, Online Membership Directory and Scientific Discussion Groups
  • Enhance involvement with volunteer-ship
  • Committees, Task Forces, Advisory Boards and Chapter Leadership
  • To be the Voice Of the Industry
  • Answer job-related questions and overcome challenges
  • Improve technical skills and thinking for all members
  • Stay inspired to grow and think creatively

As a member, you can:

  • Join a chapter committee;
  • Write an article for the journal (PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology);
  • Speak at an event;
  • Become a member of an Interest group;
  • Become a member of Task force;
  • Become a member of an Advisory board.

Chapter Officers

  • Rustom Mody

    Sr. Vice President, Head R&D (Biologics)


    Sun Pharmaceuticals

  • Rishikesh Jaiwant

    SR Director Manufacturing & Operations



  • K. Raghuram Chandra Rao

    Asst Vice President – Quality


    Gland Pharma Ltd

  • Dr. Sumitra Pillai

    Vice President- Head R&D


    Slayback Pharma, India

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