KGI brings Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw on board
Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), a leader in applied life sciences and pharmacy education, has added Biocon Chairperson and Managing Director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw to its Board of Trustees. KGI's Board of Trustees consists of 26 leaders in the industries of biosciences, healthcare, and education. Mazumdar-Shaw is a pioneer of the biotechnology industry in India, and through a growing partnership with KGI, she established Biocon Academy, a Center of Excellence for Advanced Learning in Biosciences, in 2014. The program develops high-quality biotech talent that addresses the needs of the biotechnology sector in India.
In collaboration with KGI, Biocon Academy's flagship certificate programme in biosciences is an 18-week programme that includes classroom sessions in the areas of drug development, research and development, and quality and regulatory affairs. All sessions are delivered by renowned faculty from KGI, along with experiential learning sessions at Biocon through subject matter experts. MazumdarShaw's commitment to affordable healthcare extends beyond business. Her philanthropic initiatives are directed at making a difference to the lives of marginalized communities. She is making an enduring impact on society through Biocon Foundation's initiatives in the area of primary healthcare, education, and community development.