Training Programmes In Biotechnology

Skill Vigyan Programme (Skill Development Programme) in Biotechnology: 

This programme has been implemented with an objective to provide hands-on-training in tools and techniques in Biotechnology and allied areas to generate skilled manpower. This programme has been designed for providing skill training under four categories (i) Skill training for students (ii) Technician training (iii) Faculty training and (iv) Entrepreneurship training. The Programme has been initiated in partnership with Science & Technology Councils of States and Union Territories through Hub & Spoke model.

At present, the programme has been implemented in six states viz., Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Odisha, Punjab and Uttarakhand. The proposals of other 5 States viz., Karnataka, Telangana, Gujarat, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh are under consideration. Efforts are being made to partner with all states and UTs to implement the Skill Vigyan  programme across the country. A total of 15 Certificate/Diploma courses have also been implemented in institutions located in various parts of country for imparting skill training in specialized areas.

Success stories

  • 15 advanced level certificate/Diploma courses introduced for Skill Development
  • Skill Vigyan Programme under DBT-State Partnership has been implemented in 6 States.
  • 110 students admitted in 15 skill development courses supported by Department during 2018-19 session

Biotech Industrial Training Programme

The mandate of Biotech Industrial Training program (BITP) is to bridge the gap between formal education and industry needs in Biotechnology sector by providing 6 months’ industrial skill training to fresh M.Sc./M.Tech biotechnology students. The program has been extended to B.E./B.Tech biotechnology students from 2007. This gives practical experience in specific domains to the biotechnology graduates. BITP provides industry-specific training to Biotech students for skill development and enhancing their job opportunities in biotech industries engaged in R & D, quality control & analysis, production & manufacturing, marketing, regulation and IPR. The programme is mutually beneficial to students and industry as the students get first hand exposure to industrial work-culture and required skills while the industry get a chance to evaluate its prospective employees. There is a separate provision for placement of students from North-East Region under this programme.

At present, the program is being coordinated by Biotech Consortium India Ltd., New Delhi. There is a stringent process for screening and selection through online test and interview by expert committee comprising of representatives from academic and industries. About 25-30% students trained under this program are offered permanent placement.

Success stories

  • 2985 (B.Tech./MSc./M.Tech. Biotechnology) students have been provided ‘hands-on’ training in biotech industries during last five years leading to better job opportunities.

Contacts Concerned Officer for more information

Programme Head Dr. Sundeep Sarin, Scientist G
Email sundeep[at]dbt[dot]nic[dot]in
Phone No. 011-24362931
Programme Officer Dr. Manoj Singh Rohilla, Scientist E
E-mail manojsrohilla[dot]dbt[at]nic[dot]in
Phone 011-24363726
Attached Officer Dr. Sneh Lata Singh, Scientist C
E-mail snehlata[dot]singh[at]dbt[dot]nic[dot]in
Phone 011-24360295