Biotech Training Programs
An industry focused training program along or after a biotechnology degree helps in adapting students to the needs of the biotech industry and enhances their career prospects. We have been receiving many queries from students on this subject. Some of the industry-oriented biotech training modules are given here.
Biotech Industrial Training Program
The Department of Biotechnology facilitates biotechnology training for postgraduate students (MSc/MTech) in the industry. The students are selected for practical hands-on training in various biotech industries for a period of six months. This scheme is being implemented through the Biotech Industrial Training Program (BITP) of the Biotech Consortium India Ltd (BCIL), New Delhi. The objective of BITP is to provide practical exposure to candidates who wish to start their career after post-graduation but do not have the requisite experience in biotechnology. This program orients them to the needs of the industry and makes them more relevant and acceptable for placement. Under BITP 2004-05, 95 trainees were placed in 50 reputed biotech companies and in view of the encouraging response both from industry and postgraduate biotechnologists, in the coming year, the program intends to place 120 trainees. The program is launched every year generally in the month of September.
First the requisition from companies willing to impart-training is obtained. Short-listed candidates matching requirements of companies are interviewed by an expert committee and the profiles of candidates found suitable are sent to companies for their acceptance. On receipt of acceptance from companies, the selected candidates are placed for training. For further details, visit www.biotech.co.in
Many of the CSIR institutes offer regular training programs for postgraduate students under MoU with universities and also provide ad-hoc summer training to biotech students. Some of the other training programs offered by the educational institutes/industry are given below.
IBI Biosolutions' industrial training in bioinformatics
Chandigarh-based IBI Biosolutions, a developer of custom software systems for biotech and pharmaceutical research and development offers industrial training in the bioinformatics arena. It offers two training modules of 3 and 6 months each. The aim of the training is to first impart software and bioinformatics skill to the trainee and later to make the trainee use those skills to develop a full fledged bioinformatics project. The courses are designed keeping the industrial requirements into consideration. A trainee spends full time in the bioinformatics lab, which is fully equipped and the learning is through interactive multimedia sessions.
Address: SCO 7, IInd floor, Swastik Vihar, Mansa Devi
Complex, Sector-5, Panchkula -134109
Tel.: 0172-5579292, 2557298
Website: http:// www.ibibiosolutions.com
Biotechnology workshops and training programs by G-Biosciences
G Biosciences, a US-based company involved in the development and manufacturing of proteomics products has introduced "BioScience Excellence", a hands-on biotechnology training program for Indian students. The program aims to provide training of international standards that will prepare the students to compete in a global biotech industry and prepare them for the vast career possibilities in the life sciences field. The program consists of 45 sessions which can be completed in 2 months and is divided into 6 modules: General Biotechnology, Microbiology, Molecular and Genomic studies, Immunotechnology studies, Protein and Proteomic studies, Fatty acids, lipids and membranes and miscellaneous programs. The program emphasizes the importance of hands-on training and provides the fundamental knowledge of the multitude of chemical reagents various techniques employed. The program also offers thesis and dissertation projects and customized schedules for educational institutions.
Address: A-59, Sector # 57,
NOIDA - 201301.
Tel.: 0120-5323330, 5323299 & 5321229.
DOEACC course in bioinformatics
DOEACC Society, an autonomous body of Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology has introduced bioinformatics courses at various levels-O, A and B Level. Although the B level course is presently being offered only at the DOEACC Kolkata center, the O and A levels of training is available at 12 locations of DOEACC across India. These bioinformatics courses are in line with the DOEACC computer courses. The syllabus for DOEACC courses has been prepared by an expert committee comprising leading academicians and professionals from across the country.
Address:Electronics Niketan 6 CGO Complex
New Delhi - 110 003 Tel.: 011-24363330/1/2
IBAB's lab course in bio-techniques
Bangalore-based Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) conducts a six-month course in biotech lab techniques. The course aims to fill the demand for reliable technical expertise in the area of molecular biology/biotechnology. These include handling bacterial culture, protein purification and analysis, recombinant DNA technology, microarrays, etc and increases the competence of the students through small research projects towards the end of the course. IBAB also conducts several short-term courses in biotechnology and bioinformatics ranging from one day to a few days.
Address: Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied
Biotechnology G-05, Tech Park Mall, International Technology Park, Whitefield
Road, Bangalore -560 066
Tel.: 080-28410029, 28412769
IIT Delhi offers summer training in biotechnology
The Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, IIT Delhi conducts a short-term practical training course in biotechnology. The duration of the training program is about 50 days and takes place in the month of May/June. The course aims to provide exposure to some of the modern experimental tools and protocols of biochemical engineering and biotechnology to MSc (Biotechnology), BTech (Chemical/ Biochemical Engineering) students. There is also a provision of project work for the candidates.
Address: Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Hauz Khas. New
Delhi -110 016
Biotech training programs from Best Biotek
Bangalore-based Best Biotek Research Labs, an ISO-9001:2000 certified biotech training lab, has designed many biotechnology-training programs ranging from proficiency courses to advanced diploma courses in industrial microbiology, enzymology, protein chemistry, molecular biology, analytical techniques like HPLC and GLC etc. The duration of the courses vary from 15 days to 6 months.
Address: # 221, 2nd Floor, 9th Main, 5th Block, Jayanagar,
Bangalore - 560041
Tel.: 080-569030 79/ 26632175
JIVAS conducts professional courses in biotechnology
Jain Institute of Vocational and Advanced Studies (JIVAS), Bangalore, a division of Jain Group of Institutions is offering a range of job-oriented courses in biotechnology. JIVAS offers a host of professional courses that are relevant to the needs of educational, research and industrial establishments. It offers a range of courses like PG diploma in bioinformatics, biotechnology, medical microbiology and immunology. The institute also offers a host of projects and crash courses in molecular biology and genetic engineering, fermentation technology, HPLC, PCR, ELISA among others and on job training in the fields of immunology, plant biotechnology and industrial microbial technology.
Address: 127/3, Bull Temple Road Chamarajpet, Bangalore –
Tel.: 080-26604993, 26525246
Modern biotechnology training module by Magene
Magene Life Sciences, a biotechnology research and bioservices oriented company located in the Genome Valley, near Hyderabad provides an integrated, interdisciplinary basic as well as advanced training course for students in biotechnology. The basic three-week course is designed to include hands-on-training, GLP and introduction to modern biotechnology. The advanced module of tow weeks duration is offered to post graduates for hands on training to support their core capabilities for further research.
Address: Research Center, Pudur Post, Raval Kole X Roads,
Medchal Mandal, Hyderabad, India
Tel.: 8418-222384, 225449
STG certificate/diploma courses in bioinformatics
The Software Technology Group is a US based technology driven company, which offers software consultancy and training solutions to organizations and professionals worldwide. It offers advanced diploma in bioinformatics to Indian students. The curriculum focuses on biotech, pharma, agritech, bioinformatics services provider and IT companies. It has also introduced a certificate course in bioinformatics for PU and undergraduates.
Address: 32 & 31/1, Khaleel Plaza, RV Road, Basavangudi,
Bangalore – 560004
Tel.: 080-26574553, 26574554
Part time PG Diploma in clinical research by ICRI
ICRI, a clinical research institute, offers a part time PG diploma in clinical research. The program is offered at its New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore campus. The one-year course focuses on ICH - GCP guidelines, bioethics, regulatory requirements and clinical research methodologies. Workshops are conducted for students along with exercises wherein data on toxicology, bioavailability, bio-equivalence is made available to the students for inferences, graphs and calculations.
Address: D-41, III Floor Defence Colony,
New Delhi -110 024 Tel.: 011-51632063/51634541
Fax: 011-51634963. Website: www.icriindia.com
Academy for Clinical Excellence offers courses in clinical research
The Academy for Clinical Excellence (ACE) provides training in clinical research.
ACE offers certificate courses in Foundations of Clinical Research and GCP, Ethics Committee, Protocol Design, Regulations in Clinical Research, among others. The institute also offers PG Diploma in Clinical Research consisting of six modules.
ACE has hosted ACRP (Association of Clinical Research Professionals) certification exams that will be held twice a year. ACRP conducts three types of exam- For Clinical Research Associate (CRA), For Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC), For Clinical Research Investigator (CRI). After passing these exams, one can be certified as CCRA (Certified Clinical Research Associate), CCRC and CCRI. Major CROs and pharmaceutical companies encourage certification, as it tends to enhance professional standing and increase company's marketability.
Address: Academy for Clinical Excellence, Bombay College of
Pharmacy, Kalina, Santacruz,
Mumbai - 400 098
Tel.: 26664568 / 26671032; Fax: 26671032
University of Pune certificate course in CRCDM
The University of Pune in association with Synergy Network has been offering certificate course in Clinical Research and Clinical Data Management (CRCDM). The course is a culmination of a series of International workshops conducted by the Bioinformatics center, University of Pune. The certificate course will be covered in two modules within six months of duration. Leading names in CROs and hospitals are supporting the course by providing teaching and practical resources.
Address: Course Co-ordinator, CRCDM, Bioinformatics Center,
Pune University, Pune – 411 007
Tel.: 020-25690195 / 25692039, 09371176025
Unipune's Advanced Diploma in Bioinformatics
The Bioinformatics Centre, University of Pune offers an advanced diploma in Bioinformatics (ADB), which was one of the first formal bioinformatics training courses in India. More recently, the Centre has established the mirror of the S-Star.org alliance for the e-learning resources in Bioinformatics. As a part of HRD, the staff at the Centre has been regularly participating in national and international workshops/ conferences/ meetings. The Advanced Diploma in Bioinformatics is a full time course of 12 months duration consisting of two semesters.
Address: Director, Bioinformatics Centre, University of Pune,
Pune - 411 007
A variety of distance learning programs by BII
Delhi-based Bioinformatics Institute of India offers a PG diploma in bioinformatics and a range of distance learning programs in biotechnology arena- Bioinformatics, Intellectual Property Rights, Pharma, bioMedical and Health care Informatics, Biotechnology, Agriculture and Cheminformatics. These include industry diploma in proteomics and genomics, PG diploma in IPR, pharma business management, pharma regulatory affairs, medicolegal systems, telemedicine, biotechnology business management among many others.
Address: C-56A/28, Sector - 62, NOIDA - 201 301
SIES offers PGDBBM
The South Indian Education Society College of Management Studies (SIES COMS), one of the oldest educational societies in India, is offering Post Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology Business Management (PGDBBM). This 21-month (four semester) course is aimed at providing an understanding of management issues and challenges in the biotech business and developing knowledge and skills required for managing this business.
Address: SIES College of Management Studies (SIESCOMS), Sri
Chandrasekarendra Saraswathy Vidyapuram, Plot 1-E, Sector V, Nerul,
Navi Mumbai – 400 706
Tel.: 022-2770 8376 / 77 / 85 Fax: 022- 27708379
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MS University offers Post MSc diploma
The Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology Centre of the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda offers a one-year course in Post MSc Diploma in Genetic Engineering and Bioprocess development. The Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, supports the course. It is aimed at providing specialized training and skills to both in-service candidates from industry as well as fresh students in specific areas of genetic engineering and bioprocess development and allied areas of application value.
Address: Bioinformatics Centre. Department of Microbiology
and Biotechnology Centre, MS University of Baroda, Baroda - 390 002, Gujarat
Tel.: 265-2794396/2750498 Fax: 265-2792508
Sri Shivaji College offers certificate course in fermentation technology
Sri Shivaji College, Barshi affiliated to Solapur University is offering a certificate course on fermentation technology. The University Grants Commission has recognized this one-year course being started at the Department of Microbiology. The students can acquire an additional qualification while perusing their graduation.
Address: Prof Deokar S D, Head, Department of Microbiology,
Sri Shivaji College, Barshi – 413411, Dist; Solapur, Maharashtra
Tel.: 02184 222382
Short-term and diploma programs at Edubiotech
Edubiotech, a training division of IBX (Integrated Biotechnology Extension) is involved in education, research and technology with core specialization in clinical diagnostics, protein chemistry, organic chemistry and bioinformatics. It offers short-term, certificate and diploma courses or project, the duration of which ranges from a month to four months.
Address: # 9, Lingaraju Complex, 3rd Floor, Gandhi Bazaar,
Basavanagudi, Bangalore-560 004.
Tel.: 080-56692555, 51287053
SS Group of Educational Institutions offers diploma in Bioinformatics
SS Group of Educational Institutions offers short-term diploma and PG diploma in Bioinformatics and other allied subjects in correspondence / weekend modules. The fees varies between Rs 5000 to 15,000.
Address: # 3015, KR Road, BSK 2nd Stage, Bangalore – 560 070
Programs at Sangene Biotech
The programs at Bangalore-based Sangene Biotech are conceived after bench marking with the various industries and research organization to cater the needs of industries and institutions. The courses have been designed and implemented keeping in mind the requirements of the students and also to create a platform to bridge the gap between the industry and institution interface thereby introducing professionalism and career orientation in these courses.
Sangene Biotech has one of the finest laboratory facilities on par with any research institute, with a latest advanced sophisticated equipments to work on all the aspects of Bioscience like Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Microbiology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Plant Tissue Culture, etc with separate spacious labs creating an ambient atmosphere of true learning.
The class schedules are flexible based on the needs on the students and keeping in mind the diverse group of students.
The courses offered include certificate courses and diploma programs of a duration of 15 and 45 days respectively, in Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, Recombinant DNA Technology, Clinical Microbiology, Plant tissue culture Techniques and other subjects. It also offers a 6-month PG Diploma and research projects for a duration of 1-6 months.
Address: # 16, 2nd Floor, 2nd Cross-, Krishna Reddy Colony,
Domlur Layout, (Airport Road)
Bangalore - 560 071. India Tel.: 080-57681610
Tele Fax: 080 - 57681610
Mobile: 98443 57929, 98455 13138
IICT, C-DAC and JNTU offers Advanced Course in Bioinformatics
The Center For Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in collaboration with Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT, Hyderabad) and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU, Hyderabad), jointly conduct an "Advanced Course in Bioinformatics" (ACB). It is a unique course in several aspects like excellent faculty, hands-on experience on Super Computing facility, placement assistance, guest lectures by eminent scientists from India and abroad.
Address: Indian Institute of Chemical Technology,
Tarnaka, Hyderabad - 500 007
Tel.: 91-40-27193134: Fax: 91-40-27193227
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Rishi Biotech offers diploma courses in bioinformatics
Rishi Biotech, a viable biotechnology company, offers regular advanced diploma (three months duration) and PG Diploma (six months/one year) courses in Bioinformatics, Chemi informatics, Biomedical informatics, Immuno Informatics, Clinical trail Management, Data WareHousing. Besides it also conducts corporate training and certificate programs.
Address: Rishi Biotech, 417, Paradise Towers, Near McDonalds,
Gokahle Road, Thane (W)- 400602
Institute for Intellectual Property Studies' course in IPR
Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal's (SVKM) Institute for Intellectual Property Studies (IIPS) offers Post Graduate Diploma in Patent Law and Practice, which started in 2000. This course provides a holistic view of the fundamentals of patents, its drafting, filings, protection and strategies to derive optimum benefits arising from the patents. It also provides an understanding of how to identify intellectual property, knowledge resources, protect future earnings and avoid litigation losses.
Keeping in mind the growing importance and need, IIPS also offers a four-month short-term Certificate course in IP which will cover all areas of IP including patent, copyright,and trademarks.
Address: Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal's Institute Of Intellectual
Ground Floor, AJ College of Commerce, SVKM Campus, NS Road No. 1, JVPD Scheme, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai 400 056.
Tel.: 91-22-2613 25 29/ 2610 11 32 Fax: 91-22-2613 25 32