Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, CMD, Biocon
The Academy has successfully developed high-end talent of young biotech professionals through an intensive 16-week ‘Biocon-KGI Certificate Program in Biosciences' and all of them have been placed at reputed global biotech/ pharma companies, including Biocon and Syngene.
During the current placement drive, over 10 biotech companies recruited the students for various functions like production, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, research & development and marketing.
A talented pool of 60 aspiring biotechnologists (from Batches 3 & 4) received their certificates from Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chief mentor, Biocon Academy during the graduation ceremony held at Biocon Park, Bangalore, on Aug 14, 2015.
Dr Kiran said: "We are extremely proud of the young talent being developed at Biocon Academy for the biotech sector. The professional success of these students will inspire many other young biotechnologists to pursue their passion for science. It is very encouraging to see the impact made by the Academy in such a short period. We are now developing new programs which will further enhance biotech learning and prepare them to seek opportunities to excel in the biotech world."
Biocon Academy leverages the technical expertise and industrial leadership of Biocon along with the strong academic excellence of its international education partner Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in California, US, to make biotech students industry-ready.