• Novartis India offers 54 students drawn from ~100 leading Indian universities hands-on experience with the multifaceted world of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology and direct contact with experts in the field 
  • Three winning students(two young women and a young man) to participate in the International Novartis Biotechnology Leadership Camp taking place at the Novartis Campus in Basle, Switzerland from August 23 to 26, 2015
Mumbai, July 11, 2015 – Two aspiring MD’s Pavithra Krishnan from Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital, Bengaluru and Manthan Mehta from Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai along with Sharmishtha Sharma of the India School of Business, Hyderabad took top honours at the recently concluded Novartis Biotechnology Leadership Camp (BioCamp) that took place in Hyderabad from July 6 – 8, 2015. The three participants were selected after an intense three-day program to represent India at the International BioCamp being held at the Novartis Campus in Basle, Switzerland from August 23 – 26, 2015. 
 
The inaugural address was delivered by Dr Srinivasa Rao Maddury, Senior Consultant Cardiologist and Interventional Cardiologist, CARE Hospitals, Hyderabad who spoke at length on the importance of heart and heart care especially in relation to LCZ696 that has received approval from the US FDA ahead of priority review.
 
Other speakers included Anu Acharya, CEO mapmygenome.com who shared her entrepreneurial experience in preparing a business plan; J. Sai Deepak, Assistant Partner, Saikrishna & Associates who focused on the legal aspects of being in the pharmaceutical industry and Suresh Ramu, CEO Cytespace, who spoke on the entrepreneurship that lies in every individual. The valedictory address was delivered by Arijit Sarker, Director, Google India, whose informative talk about the future of technology and medicines was electrifying.
 
Speaking on the occasion, Ranjit Shahani, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Novartis India Limited said, “Novartis Biotechnology Leadership Camp engages with some of the brightest young minds in the country and has built great momentum. Participants are exposed to central facets of the pharmaceutical industry through interacting with leaders in their field. BioCamp is a great learning experience and there is tremendous value that accrues to the students and to us. CCI Newswire

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