Dr Reddy’s focuses on skill development in life sciences

Dr Reddy’s focuses on skill development in life sciences
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Pharma major Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Limited on Monday announced signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council (LSSSDC) and Vishnu Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (VIPER), which will facilitate skill development in life sciences.

(From left) Ranjit Madan, CEO, LSSSDC, and Dr Sripada Chandrasekhar, President & Global Head (HR), Dr Reddy's Laboratories, exchanging an agreement on skill development in life sciences in Hyderabad on Monday Hyderabad: Pharma major Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Limited on Monday announced signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council (LSSSDC) and Vishnu Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (VIPER), which will facilitate skill development in life sciences.

The MoU is expected to pave the way for the entire life sciences industry in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh regions to develop a skilled workforce for technical job roles from as early as 2016.

“Skill intensive industries such as the pharmaceutical life sciences sector, are poised to contribute significantly to India’s GDP growth in the coming years. It is paramount for us to create a strong foundation of highly skilled resources to support this growth,” said Satish Reddy, Chairman, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories and Chairman of the LSSSDC. Our collaboration with LSSSDC and VIPER will go a long way in developing the right talent pool of skills, In line with the future needs of Indian industry, he added.

The agreement is also aimed at fostering market research collaboration between LSSSDC and industry partners that in turn will help align educational courses to industry requirements. It will also collaborate to create pharmaceutical, biotechnology and clinical research occupation standards, as well as establish a competency matrix for job roles in the pharmaceutical sector.

“The partnership is aimed at addressing the shortage of skilled and certified manpower in the industry, and will help in establishing the framework for long-term collaboration between the Council and industry,” Dr Reddy’s said.

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