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Biocon Academy opens enrollment for biosciences programme

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The admission process for Batch 6 will be on till October 31, 2015 and classes will commence on January 11, 2016

Biocon Academy, a Centre of Excellence for Advanced Learning in Applied Biosciences set up by Biocon in 2013, has opened enrollment for Batch 6 of its flagship ‘Biocon-KGI Certificate Program in Biosciences.’ The admission process for Batch 6 will be on till October 31, 2015 and classes will commence on January 11, 2016.

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. The academy’s ‘Biocon-KGI Certificate Program in Biosciences’ is a 16-week, full-time certificate programme that offers a broad-based international curriculum encompassing industrial processes, production, quality assurance, regulatory affairs and product development.

Both freshers and biotechnologists with some initial experience can enroll for this programme to sharpen their skills and advance their learning. Interested candidates can apply online through the Biocon Academy website ( Students with a BE / B Tech in Biotechnology or Industrial Biotechnology; M Sc in Biotechnology/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Biology; and B Pharm with a CGPA of 7.5 on a scale of 10 (71 percentage) and above are eligible to apply for the course.

Online applications will be screened by academic experts and shortlisted candidates will have to successfully clear the interview stage to be selected for the course. Biocon offers a scholarship that covers up to 75 per cent of the course fee for selected candidates.

SS Easwaran, Academic Director, Biocon Academy, said, “The biosciences programme is a bridge from academia to the biotechnology industry for biosciences students as it enhances education outcomes through experiential learning methods. Till date, 120 young biotech professionals have benefited from the intensive 16-week course and have readily found employment with reputed global biotech/ pharma companies. The feedback from employers is also extremely positive.”

Dr Meghana Joshi, Program Director, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), said, “The Biocon-KGI programme is an extension of the programmes conducted by KGI in the US and offers a good opportunity for biosciences students in India to develop a deeper understanding of the biotech industry and the overall business of science. Early in their career, students benefit both from the varied background and experiences of the faculty as well as the mentorship of subject matter experts from Biocon.”

EP News BureauMumbai

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