First batch graduates from Biocon Academy

On May 31, 2014, the first batch of 30 students graduated after successfully completing the Biocon-KGI Certificate Program at the Biocon Academy, held at the Biocon Park in Bangalore


Students at the graduating ceremony

Delivering the keynote address at the event, Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chief mentor, Biocon Academy said, "Biocon Academy is the realization of my dream to enable and energize the younger generation to pursue a career in biotechnology, a field with the potential to bring transformative change."

She further added, "The graduation of the first batch of the Biocon-KGI program sets the benchmark for a very valuable and impactful partnership. It is a partnership between two organizations committed to the ‘Business of Science', a partnership between academia and industry, a partnership between the faculty and students and finally, the coming together of the entire biotech sector to give young minds the opportunity to partake in the journey of transforming India through the power of biotechnology. I encourage all the students to passionately pursue their dream and make a difference in their chosen area of biosciences."

The 16 week full-time intensive program comprised of hands-on professional training in areas like molecular biotechnology, biopharma quality assurance and control, CMC regulations, pharmaceutical development, mammalian cell biotechnology, and professional skills development.

Students including Shruti Rao, Poonam Mathur and Deepthi Ashok Kumar were awarded Gold Medals for Academic Excellence.

And, 12 students were given ‘Kudos Awards' for their notable performance during the program.


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