Registration No. EC/NEW/INST/2020/531 Approval date: 12-Mar-2020 for two years.

ETHICS COMMITTEE REGISTERED WITH Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation Directorate General Of Health Services Ministry of Health &Family Welfare, Government of India

Registration of Ethics Committee Relating to Clinical Trial or Bioavailability and Bioequivalnence Study

Ethics Committee Registration No. ECR/1361/Inst/PB/2020 issued under New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2019. Approval Date: 20-Mar-2020

Contact Us

Dr. Thakur Gurjeet Singh
Member Secretary, IHEC
Chitkara University, Punjab
IHEC Coordinator
Dr. Ravinder Singh

Chitkara University Research and Innovation Network (CURIN)
Chitkara University, Punjab Campus, Chandigarh-Patiala National Highway, Rajpura-140401

What is IHEC ?

INTO Institutional Human Ethical Committee are multidisciplinary and multisectorial bodies generally comprising of 8-12 members depending on the institutional requirements. IHEC provides advice to the researchers of all ethical aspects of the project proposals received by it in objective manner. The objective of constituting IHEC is to monitor ethical conductance of research on all aspects of the welfare and safety of the research participants after ensuring the scientific soundness of the proposed research through appropriate Scientific Review Committee. IHEC committee ensures technical appropriateness of the proposed studies.


The composition of the present IHEC members, according to the ICMR guidelines, is as follows: -

As per revised Schedule Y of Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940, amended in 2005, the ethics committee approving drug trials should have in the quorum at least one representative from the following groups:

  • Chairperson
  • One - two persons from basic medical science area
  • One - two clinicians from various Institutes
  • One legal expert or retired judge
  • One social scientist/ representative of non-governmental voluntary agency
  • One philosopher/ ethicist/ theologian
  • One layperson from the community
  • Member Secretary

The Ethics Committee (EC) can have as its members, individuals from other institutions or communities with adequate representation of age and gender to safeguard the interests and welfare of all sections of the community/society. If required, subject experts could be invited to offer their views, for instance, a pediatrician for pediatric conditions, a cardiologist for cardiac disorders etc. Similarly, based on the requirement of the research area, for example, HIV, genetic disorders etc. it is desirable to include a member from specific patient groups in the Committee.

Scheduled IHEC Meeting

  • March, 2021

Form Submission Deadline

  • 20 February, 2021

For form submission, PI/Supervisor/researchers shall be responsible to check the submission dates and deadlines updated on IHEC home page and submit the form timely.
No personal requests shall be entertained.