Biocon Academy aims to address skill deficit and develop high-end talent. (Photo Courtesy: www.kgi.edu)
On January 10, 2014, Biocon Academy, a centre of excellence for advanced learning in applied bio-sciences, announced the commencement of its first flagship program, ‘Biocon KGI Certificate Program in Biosciences', in collaboration with California-based Keck Graduate Institute (KGI).
Ms Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, CMD, Biocon, said, "I would like to extend a warm welcome to our first batch of students for the Biocon KGI Certificate Program. This program will provide a unique opportunity for life sciences students to take advantage of the world-class advanced learning and training program that straddles both theory and project-based learning. I am very pleased to see the quality of the students who have enrolled for this program. Biocon Academy aims to address the skill deficit and develop high-end talent and catapulting the Indian biopharma sector to the next level of growth."
This 16-week, intensive full-time program will be delivered by renowned faculty from KGI and Biocon Academy.
The program's international curriculum encompasses R&D, production as per GMP, quality assurance, regulatory, product development and professional skills, which will enhance the career prospects for fresh biotech graduates as well experienced biotechnologists.
Dr Sheldon M Schuster, president, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), said, "KGI is known for developing innovative and highly focused educational programs for those interested in pursuing a career in life sciences. Built on the KGI graduate-level curriculum, this program will offer students who want to develop the skills they need to work in a complex, global and highly regulated industry. For potential employers, such as Biocon, the creation of this program means having a wider pool of life science professionals who are ready to contribute to their goals from day one."