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PDA India Chapter

Vishal Sharma

President: Vishal Sharma

Vienni Training and Consulting LLP


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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.


Upcoming Chapter Events


PDA Asia Pacific Events

PDA Signature Events




Vishal Sharma
Cofounder - Director
Vienni Training and Consulting LLP


Dr. 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


Pravin Arora
Associate Vice President- API Operations
Sun pharmaceuticals 

Pankaj Shitole
Senior director 

Cipla Limited 

Dr. Sumitra Pillai
Vice President- Head R&D

Slayback Pharma, India

Past Chair

S G Belapure
Senior Technical Advisor

Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance

Chapter Founding Members

Mr. Amit Sharma, Associate Vice President-Sales; Sartorius Stedim India Pvt Ltd
Mr. Davinder Singh; CIPLA
Ms. Ivy Louis, Founder-Director; VIENNI Training & Consulting LLP
Mr. Krishna Chandran; Deputy General Manager-Sales; Sartorius Stedim India Pvt Ltd
Mr. Sanjay Singh, Senior Vice President- Operations, Aurobindo Pharma Limited
Mr. Sanjit S Lamba, Managing Director; Eisai Pharmatechnology & Manufacturing P. Limited
Mr. Srinivasan Raman; Associate Vice President; Biocon Biopharmaceuticals
Dr. Sumant Baukhandi; Managing Director; GMP Pharma Institute Private Limited
Mr. Umesh Baikunje; Vice President Technical Operations; Stempeutics Research P. Ltd
Mr. Vishal Sharma, CoFounder-Director; VIENNI Training & Consulting LLP


Get Involved

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


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


For opportunities to sponsor the chapter or exhibit at a chapter event, please contact the Chapter Treasurer.


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.

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