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Courses for Biotechnology Students

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Biotechnology Entrepreneurs Students Programme (BEST)

Biotechnology Entrepreneurs Students Programme, BEST has been Initiative of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) for entrepreneurship.

The objective of BEST is to locate bright scholars pursuing master’s and doctoral studies in Life science courses across Indian Universities and equip them with the skill and knowledge that is required to set up business enterprises so that they would consider entrepreneurship as a career choice and not limit their scope to mere employment. Establishment of such business enterprises has the potential of employment generation in the country resulting in exponential growth of the biotech Industry.

Conceptualized and instituted by the DBT in 2008, BEST is an innovative scheme that allows student teams to showcase scientific ideas in life sciences that has merits of commercialization and scaling up.

BEST 2009, managed and conducted by Association for biotechnology Led enterprises, ABLE, was a resounding success. Consequently, the DBT, mandated ABLE to conduct BEST for the next three years. ABLE conducts the programme in close partnership with the DBT, Industry and the Academia

There is online submission of concept notes. In 2010, 188 teams from institutions all across the country showed the interest. Two rounds of screening resulted in short listing of 20 teams (eighty participants) that attended a four day residential entrepreneurship workshop from the 29th July to the 1st of August at the Royal Orchid Resort, Bangalore.

The workshop was mentored by Mr. Stephen Sammut, Senior fellow, Wharton, US and Prof. Venkat Chandroo of ISB, Hyderabad. As many as 24 speakers and panelists contributed their time and effort in imparting training the participants in elements of entrepreneurship that would help them make a business plan and pitch before a jury panel.

A unique feature of the workshop was the participation of two of the winning teams of BEST2009 that had gone on to register companies to come and share with the audience their real and relevant experiences in their entrepreneurial journey.

Finally, the workshop culminated in an eminent jury panel chaired by Dr Natesh, senior Advisor DBT, and co-chaired by Dr.Vijay Chandru, President, ABLE, picking up six winning teams out of the 20.

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) awards three prizes of Rs 5 lakh, Rs 3 Lakh, and Rs 2 Lakh for the first, second and the third top teams of BEST competitions every year.

In 2010, in addition to the usual three prizes from DBT, ABLE decided to award an additional set of three prizes, of Rs 5 Lakh, Rs 3 lakhs and Rs 2 lakh for three more teams. Hence there are two sets of prizes, namely two first prizes of Rs 5 Lakh each, two second prizes of Rs 3 Lakh each, and two third prizes of Rs 2 Lakh each.

ABLE, partners with DBT to foster entrepreneurship amongst university students. This is done by conducting  the  entrepreneurship  program  BEST,  now  in its  2nd  year,  by  inviting  business plans from student teams from  all  across  the  country and  conducting  a  bootcamp mentored by industry experts. Besides cash incentives, the winning teams get a platform to pitch their business ideas at Bio Invest

(1) PG Diploma Courses in Molecular & Biochemical Technology (1 year)

Sri Venkateshwara College, (University of Delhi New Delhi) Exam by Sri Venkateshwara College

Seats – 20

Contact: Dr. A. Sankara Reddy, Coordinator & Principal, Sri Venkateswara College, Benito Juarez Road, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi – 110 021 [email protected] 

(2) PG Diploma Course in Clinical Biochemistry & Biotechnology (1 year)

Utkal University Bhubneshwara, Exam by Utkal University Dr. G. B. N. Chainy
Coordinator, International Centre for Applied Biotechnology, Utkal University, Vani Vihar,
Bhubneshwar – 751 004 Or Registrar, Utkal University Or Vice-Chancellor, Utkal University [email protected] 

(3) Post Graduate Diploma programme in Patent Law and Practice, scheduled to commence in July 2002.

The last date for receipt of completed applications is May 15, 2002. The Institute also offers the course in India’s IT capital Hyderabad.

For complete details /application form please visit the website  

or contact:

Dr. Dwivedi, Dean, Institute of Intellectual Property Studies (IIPS). Or

Gita, Programme Coordinator

Tel: 613 2529 / 610 1132. E-mail: [email protected]  [email protected]


Courses related to Biotechnology Field

No. Course University / Institute Comments
1 Technician Training Certificate Course in Lab. Animal Science Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow-226001, U.P. StateNational Laboratory Animal Center Sponsored by DBTDuration – 30 Days
2 Training programme on Advanced technique of plant tissue culture for Mid-Career Scientists Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow-226016, U.P. State.   Plant Tissue Culture Dept. Sponsored by DBT
3 Certificate Course in Soil Conservation Central Soil & Water Conservation Research & Training Institute, Dehra Dun-248195. U.P. State. Sponsored by ICARDuration 5-1/2 Months
4 Modern Tools in Immunology for Post Graduate /Ph.D Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Lucknow-226001, U.P. State.            Immunology, Immunotoxicology, Preventive Toxicology Depts. Sponsored by DBT
5 Certificate Course in Blood Banking Technology & Immunohaematology for Doctors & Technicians Institute of Immunohaematology, K.E.M. hospital, Parel, Mumbai-400012, Maharashtra State Sponsored by ICMR
6 Certificate Course in Advanced Immunohaematology Institute of Immunohaematology, K.E.M. hospital, Parel, Mumbai-400012, Maharashtra State. Sponsored by ICMR
7 Short term Training on In vitro and Cryopreservation of germplasm National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi-110012.            National Facility for Plant Tissue Culture Repository. Sponsored by DBT
8 Ongoing collaborative teaching programme between NCL and Uni. of Pune National Chemical Laboratory, Pune-41100, Maharashtra State.            Biochemical Engineering & Plant Tissue Culture Divisions. Sponsored by DBT
9 Training Course on Sewage Treatment for Engineers, Plant operators. National Environemntal Engg. Research institute, Nagpur-440020, Maharashtra State. NEERI, Nagpur Sponsored by GPD
10 Training for Nuclic acid Probes for higher level scientists National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Calcutta-700010, West Bengal State.   Virology Dept. Sponsored by DBT
11 One Week programme for Agri. officers on Spices Production Technology National Research Centre for Spices, Calicut-673012, Kerala State. Institute. Sponsored by ICAR
12 Training in Animal Tissue Culture for Postgraduates Punjabrao Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola-444014, Maharashtra State. Animal Genetics and Breeding Dept. Sponsored by PKV, Akola
13 Training in Plant Tissue Culture for Postgraduates Punjabrao Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola-444014, Maharashtra State. Botany Dept. Sponsored by PKV, Akola
14 Post M.d./M.S. 1 year Certificate Course in Medical Biotechnology All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi Exam by AIIMSProf.Y.D.Sharma
Coordinator (Post MD/MS), Department of Biotechnology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar,
New Delhi – 110 029
15 Post M.d./M.S. 1 year Certificate Course in Medical Biotechnology Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh Dr. S. Majumdar
Dept. of Experimental Med. & Biotechnology, PGI Med. Edu. & Res.,
Chandigarh – 160 012
16 Post M.d./M.S. 1 year Certificate Course in Medical Biotechnology Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh Exam by SGPGIProf. S. S. Aggarwal
Head, Department of Medical Genetics, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Raebareli Road,
Lucknow – 226014 (U.P.)
17 PG Diploma Course in Clinical Biochemistry & Biotechnology (1 year) Utkal University Bhubneshwar Exam by Utkal UniversityDr. G.B.N. Chainy
Coordinator, International Centre for Applied Biotechnology, Utkal University, Vani Vihar,
Bhubneshwar – 751 004
18 PG Diploma Courses in Molecular & Biochemical Technology (1 year) Sri Venkateshwara College, (University of Delhi), New Delhi Exam by Shree Venkateshwara CollegeDr. A. Sankara Reddy
Coordinator & Principal, Sri Venkateswara College, Benito Juarez Road, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi – 110 021
19   SIFS INDIAFORENSIC SCIENCE INSTITUTE2443, Hudson Lines, Kingsway Camp, Delhi-09Telephone: +91 11 47074263, 09953546546Mobile: +91 987150 2343

E-mail: [email protected]


20 Courses in –BioinformaticsImmunoinformaticsPattern Recognition in BiologyMedical and Clinical Informatics        Chemioinformatics & Rational drug design

Agro informatics

Ayurvedic informatics

Clinical Research

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International Center for Stem Cells, Cancer and Biotechnology (ICSCCB), Pune, India

Programs in Stem Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine


Courses starting on:  22 July 2014

Application deadline:  31 May 2014 (if the seats get filled before this date then we will stop taking further applications)

1. Post Graduate Certificate in Stem Cell Biology & Molecular Medicine (PGC-SCBMM)
(Six Months, Full-time, Regular Program)

Number of seats:  6

2. Dissertation project, 4-6 Months:
Number of Seats:   6
Venue:                     ICSCCB, Baner Road, Pune, India
Laboratory Fees:    Rs. 40000 (Rupees Fourty Thousand)
Food and Accommodation is not included.

Apply by email to [email protected] with your CV and recommendation letter from HoD or Program Director of your degree program.


Dr. Sheo Mohan Singh
Director, ICSCCB,
R.H. No. 2, Ujwal Regalia,
Near Prabhavee Tech Park, Baner Road, Pune – 411 045, India

Tel: +91-9545089202
Email: [email protected]   or  [email protected]


Project Dissertation Programme at CCMB, Hyderabad for M.Sc Final Year Students


LaCONES (Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species), Annexe I, CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad , a laboratory equipped with facilities for Modern Biology, invites application for a project dissertation programme for students who have completed their first year of M.Sc./ M.Tech (in any area of Biology).

Education : M.Sc./ M.Tech (in any area of Biology)


  • Post graduate applicants should have completed their first year and should be in the third semester or first half of the second year.
  • Only students who are willing to spend a minimum period of 4 months to a maximum of six months, without any break, would be eligible for the programme.
  • Candidates willing to undertake field work would be preferred.
  • Name of the selected candidates would be posted on the CCMB website by November 5, 2013. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

Selected candidates may please note that the programme is free and LaCONES would not provide any financial aid for transport and stay may be provided in the hostel during the programme.


Training Programme At Regional Centre of Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development

Selection criteria:

Selection will be made on the basis of academic merit and the feasibility of the proposed work.
Students from the NE region shall be given preference for the training program.


  1. Send an abstract of the proposed work (not less than 300 words), clearly highlighting the relevance of the work.
  2. Send your recently updated CV, with details about your academic qualification, educational qualification (high school onwards), awards (if any) and information about any other relevant training programs undergone.
  3. The format of the training program, available at, can be downloaded in either .doc or .pdf format and be sent along with the above mentioned documents to the RCIBSD, either through post or email.
  4. Mention “Application for Practical Training Programme at RCIBSD” on top of your envelop (when send through post) or in your subject line of the email.

Send your applications at:

Regional Centre of Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (RCIBSD)
NH-31A, 5th Mile, Near Metro Point, Tadong,Gangtok, East-Sikkim, Sikkim – 737102 India.
Email us @: [email protected]


View latest opportunities:

Training Programme at Regional Centre of Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development

BIORESOURCES EDUCATION & TRAINING PROGRAMME, Short term Practical Training Programme of Regional Centre of IBSD, Gangtok, Sikkim, India

The Regional Centre of Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development, (An autonomous
Institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India) has been established to carryout basic and applied research on sustainable development and utilization of bioresources of the North-eastern region for their socio-economic upliftment.

At present the institute undertakes research and development activities on plant, microbes
bioresources and bioresources database development of the Sikkim region. In order to exploit the bioresources of the region, institute needs to train new researchers through human resources development programme. This training programme will be helpful to motivate and encourage in terms of scientific research & developmental activities for sustainable development and utilizationof the bioresources of the region.

About Training:

  • Training will be offered as a short term (3-6 months) Practical Training Programme on sustainable development and utilization of bioresources under the area of specialization of the supervisor.
  • A limited number of trainees shall be allowed to access the research facilities of IBSD under the supervision of the institute’s scientists.
  • The Practical Training Programme will be maximum of 6 months and minimum of 3 months.
  • To know about the scientists and area of specialization refer to original notification.

Short Term Training Course on Multi-omics Approaches to Alleviate Abiotic Stress in Post Genomic Era:Methods and Application in Microbiological Research (September 11-24, 2013) Organised by School of Edaphic Stress Management National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management Malegaon, Baramati, Pune, Maharashtra – 413 115

This training programme is designed to deliver and sensitize young faculties and research scholars to basic knowledge in the sphere of “Omics” based technologies besides its potential applicability in the area of microbiological research to alleviate abiotic stresses in Agriculture. The training schedule is enunciated in such a way that the trainees will secure hands on experience with multi “Omics” techniques and their application in microbiological research for microbial mediated abiotic stress management. The National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management (NIASM) is a deemed to be University of its kind, focusing on cutting edge multidisciplinary research in area of abiotic stresses and provides policy support for its management in Agriculture through mitigation and adaptation technologies.

Eligibility : Permanent faculty member of Universities/SAUs/ICAR/CSIR/DBT/ DST/research institutes not below the rank of assistant professor/ scientist or equivalent having a minimum of two years of research or teaching experience in the field of MicrobiologyBiotechnologyBiochemistryBotany and related disciplines of Agriculture and allied sciences. A total of 20 candidates will be selected for this course. A screening committee as per the stipulated guidelines of the DBT will make the final selection of the participants for aforesaid training course.

How to Apply? The participants should send the application in the given format through proper channel duly recommended by the competent authority to the Director, National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Malegaon Khurd, Baramati-413115; Pune (MH). The applicant may also send an advance copy of their filled application by e mail at [email protected] and [email protected], latest by 16th August 2013. The last date for receipt of applications complete in all respects is 25th August 2013. Application form can be downloaded from NIASM website

For details please contact to: Dr. Kamlesh Kumar Meena,
Senior Scientist (Microbiology)

Course Director School of Edaphic Stress Management

National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management

Malegaon, Baramati-413115, Pune (Maharashtra)

Phone: (02112) 254057: Mob: 09730289659, Fax: (02112) 254056

Email: [email protected], [email protected]


Harihar Biotech is a Plant Biotechnology Company, especially focusing on developing technologies for crop variety improvement, through micro propagation. They also provide Agri-focused technology development knowledge for the growth in agriculture sector in India.

Animal Biotechnology Division 

(1) Project Training in Animal Cell Culture

Description :

Sterlization , Understanding Cell Lines , ATCC, rasing cell lines, Drosophilla Neuronal Cell Culture, Common steps in culture – sterlization , passage numbers, Cancer Cell Lines etc. Molecular Biology techniques like PCR, Restriction Digestion, Competent Cell prepration , DNA isolation etc.

  • Duration : 2 Months
  • Seats : Five Only
  • Place : Agra Campus

Plant Biotechnology Research Division 

(2) Project Training in plant biotechnology

Plant Tissue culture, Protocol establishment for new plant species, Callus Culture , Agrobacterium mediated gene transfer, PCR , Microbe Culture, isolation and caracterization of bacteria , Commercial production of Biofertilizers, Identification of Thermo tolerant Bacteria, Molecular methods (rRNA) to characterize microbes. etc.

  • Duration : 3-6 Months
  • Seats : Ten Only
  • Place : Agra Campus

Qualification : B.Sc / M.Sc Biotechnology / Microbiology

Fee structure:

The fee structure is as given below

Plant Molecular Biology / Bioinformatics / Microbiology – 2 months to 6 months (Rs. 7000/-  to Rs. 140000/-)

Animal Cell Culture – 2 months (Rs. 14000/-)

How to apply:

Interested Students can apply either online by filling the online application form or you may download a registration form and can physically mail us on the address mentioned on the form along with application fees

BioAxis DNA Research Center (BDRC)

BDRC Biotechnology Training programs goal to train all the interested individuals to function as independent researchers/experts in a multidisciplinary environment of Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Forensic Science, and clinical Research. To achieve this goal we have assembled a team of expert Scientists and Researchers specializing in Bioinformatics / Biomedical, Molecular Biology ,Biotechnology, Biostatistics/Statistics and Forensic Science. Through a combination of experts from versatile Life Science backgrounds, Law & order officials, BDRC didactic coursework, Seminars and Research experiences, trainees are exposed to make important contributions in the development of true collaborators in the teams of Biotechnologists, Bioinformaticians, Forensic Scientists and Clinical Research professionals instead of merely a specialist in setting sample sizes and performing data analysis of simple experiments. Biotech training in India is attending demand because of high promises in R&D ahead. Institutes providing biotechnology training and projects are back into focus creating awareness of practical implication of life sciences among students. BDRC is one of the leading institute in biotechnology and bioinformatics training in Hyderabad, Lucknow. From various universities students seeking their final semester/final year Biotechnology project in India rely on us for quality hands on training and project in Biotechnology, bioinformatics and related disciplines.

Above are short duration courses of 30 -90 Days..


Interested Applicants may apply for Biotechnology projects in India without training for the Month of January and June every year. This option suits best to any interested aspirant who has sound knowledge of Biotechnology laboraory skills or bioinformatics skills. BDRC training division has well equipped Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology laboratory for Biotechnology training in Hyderabad, secunderabad, Lucknow and Bhubaneswar. Every year more than 1000 students complete their final semester projects, PhD Projects, Mphil thesis in biotech, microbiology, genetics, bioinformatics at BDRC Labs India. Last date of Application is 15th of October for January intake and 15th of April for June intake. Selection to this programme will be done only after personal interview of the applicant.

Complete list of Projects can’t be disclosed because of the confidential Reasons. It only may be made available after the registration to the programme.

Eligibility: Final Year students/Interested Professionals

Total Number of vacancies for January: 120

Total Number of vacancies for June: 90

2 Months, 3 Months, 6 Months


For the completion of the registration procedure in any of the courses you need to fill the registration form given in the website ( ) and post us the following documents:
Print out of the registration for



College recommendation letter (if any) Along with a DD of following amount and detail

BioAxis DNA Research Centre

12-13-1249, 1st floor

Beside Andhra Bank, opp. Apollo Clinic

Tarnaka Main Road, Secunderabad-500017, India



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