If you have been following the PDA Letter, you are probably aware that PDA began offering a series of PDA Education courses through its partner company, EduOriens Skill Development, in India this year (1). In March, PDA offered the first course in the series which covered basic aseptic technique. This course set the stage for the entire program with 57 students in attendance.
The majority of these students hailed from leading Indian pharma/biopharma manufacturers and most worked in operations, plant management and quality functions. Their enthusiasm was infectious, and all were excited to learn about the latest in aseptic processing. All found this progressive learning program to be engaging.
During classroom sessions and in the corridors during breaks, students participated in group discussions, shared experiences and exchanged viewpoints. Many were excited to see how they could apply lessons learned from the course to make procedures easier to follow at their companies.
One student expressed: “I was impressed by the quality of the trainers and also the fact that the attendees were from a variety of companies representing a range of functions. It was also a good platform to network with the other students.”
Another student said, “for me, with my vast role and responsibilities, learning about the basics of aseptic processing was very useful.”
PDA Education offered more advanced courses in India in August. For more information, click here.
[Editor's Note: For a perspective from three of the course instructors, see, “PDA Aseptic Processing Course Instructors Go Global,” below.]
- “PDA Expands Course Offerings in India.” PDA Letter 54 (May 2019) 17.