The Institute of Clinical Research (ICRI), a private clinical research education provider, launched its Hyderabad campus on Thursday. It will offer a two-year MSc and a one-year advanced postgraduate diploma in clinical research.

The Begumpet campus, fifth in the country after Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Ahmedabad, will accommodate about 400 students. It will admit 100 students in the MSc course and 60 in the diploma course.

The fee for the master's programme is Rs 2.4 lakh per annum and Rs 1.3 lakh for the diploma course. ICRI will also offer a regular two-year MBA in medical tourism and hospital management and a post graduate diploma in clinical research for working professionals during weekends.

SK Gupta, dean and director general of the institute, said ICRI chose Hyderabad due to the presence of scientific institutions and drug development companies.