Corporate supporting industry with Academic Institutions
As the leading Biotech Company, Biocon is in a position to lead the way in providing the Biotech industry, the best professionals with the right orientation and training. By collaborating with leading academic institutions globally to bring world class training programmes for biotech students in India, Biocon Academy aims to become the Centre of Excellence for Advanced Learning in Biosciences that leads the way in transforming the industry and the community.
Biocon Academy offers high quality innovative programmes focused on the Business of Biosciences with the aim to empower experienced professionals from the field of Life sciences and to develop fresh biotech graduates into Biosciences professionals. Industry focused Certificate Programmes at Biocon Academy offer international course content from KGI which has been customized after assessing industry needs. The curriculum of the flagship programme - the Biocon-KGI Certificate Programme in Biosciences, is designed to bridge the gap between academic knowledge and its application in the industryscenarios. Exposure to the international course material, mentored learning from experienced faculty and interaction with domain experts from the industry help shape the students for a global career in Biotech.
Biocon Academy has achieved 100% placement for all students passed out so far from its Academy in leading Pharma and Biopharma Companies.
• Certificate Program in Biosciences
• Certificate Program in Bioscience Management • BITS Biocon Certificate Program in Applied Industrial Microbiology
• Certificate Program in Clinical Development • Faculty Development Program
Indrashil Institute of
Science & Technology (IIST) Life Sciences Finishing School (LSFS)
Indrashil Institute of Science and Technology (IIST), an education initiative of Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd, is running a ‘Life Sciences Finishing School’ at its Kadi campus in Gujarat. The finishing school provides short term courses to make graduates industry ready and assist in availing employment opportunity in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. The initiative is in alignment with the Skill India initiative of Government of India. The Finishing School is a start-up venture supported by Gujarat CSR Authority and Gujarat University. The courses are designed to impart much needed practical hands on training, regulatory compliance and knowledge to make a fresh graduate employable with right kind of skills to meet the challenges of the life sciences industries.
The main idea of a finishing school programme is to enhance employability of the labour pool through a complementary education and training framework that aims at supplementing, rather than substituting, formal education. It is also intended to bridge the gap between knowledge based conventional education and specific expertise that market/industry prefers for better output. The course is designed to have 3-months Academic (lecture and practical) and one month training in Industrial premises. Reputed faculties from industry and academia are inducted as the teaching faculties of the finishing school. Separate faculties are assigned to assist in practical and hands-on training programs. The finishing school is mentored by renowned scientist Prof J.S. Yadav, Ex. Director – Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad.
Short term courses
• Certificate Courses in Industrial Microbiology • Quality Assurance & Quality Control
Academy for Clinical Excellence (ACE)
The Academy for Clinical Excellence (ACE) is a pioneering clinical research training institute in India established in February
2002. ACE is an initiative of Pfizer India Ltd. in partnership with
Suven Life Sciences Ltd. and Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) Maharashtra State Branch (IPAMSB). The academy is located in the Bombay College of Pharmacy premises. Currently the academy is under the sole supervision of IPA Maharashtra.
ACE has a Curriculum Panel
(CP) and an Executive Curriculum Committee (ECC) comprised of dedicated experts drawn from various pharmaceutical companies, Contract Research Organisations (CROs), and academia to develop training courses and to conduct courses. For each batch, there is a capacity of 30 students. The academy ensures job opportunities in a number of fields.
Reliance Institute of Life Sciences (RILS)
Reliance Institute of Life Sciences is a not-for-profit organisation, focusing on competency development in biotechnology, not only for Reliance Life Sciences but also for the industry. It runs several competency development programmes for companies that form the life sciences initiative.
The programmes typically involve two months of academics and ten months of practical training. It has collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and the University Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai in academic content development and faculty support for these programmes. RILS also runs two one-year advanced diploma programmes in Biotherapeutics and Clinical Research. Students earning a diploma are hired by Reliance Life Sciences and other organisations. Through the Institute, employees of the life sciences initiative have the opportunity, subject to conditions and admission through competitive selection process, to pursue masters and doctoral programmes at the Mumbai University, and doctoral programme at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
Dr Reddy’s Institute of Life Sciences (DRILS)
Dr Reddy’s Institute of Life Sciences (DRILS) is a notfor-profit institute that aims to conduct innovative research in unifying areas of chemistry, biology and chemical biology. The institute’s goal is to create and foster a research culture where chemists and biologists work together to generate original ideas, and generate experimental data which can lead to novel therapies for human disease and an improvement in quality of life.
DRILS became functional as an autonomous entity in 2007 as the result of a partnership between the Andhra Pradesh state government, private industry and the University of Hyderabad. The facilities are spread over an area of 130,000 square feet. The institute is located in the southeast corner of the campus of the University of Hyderabad.
The biology department at DRILS is focused upon achieving a comprehensive understanding of biological signaling mechanisms through innovative experimental approaches and novel hypotheses.
The department of chemistry activities at DRILS spans basic and applied research. The institute partners in collaboration with other disciplines within DRILS, academic and industrial partners across the globe. The institute offers PhD as well as Post-doctoral programmes. Scientific research forms the foundation of DRILS achievements. The institute has established a highly accomplished team to give new dimensions to its scientific ambitions.
• Young Engineers’ Programme (For engineering graduates)
• Young Manufacturing Professionals’ Programme (For engineering graduates and science postgraduates)
• Young Clinical Research Professionals’ Programme (For pharmacy, pharmacology and medical graduates)
• Young Quality Management Professionals’ Programme (For science postgraduates)
• Young Scientists’ Programme (For engineering graduates, science postgraduates and fresh Ph.D. degree holders)
• Young Medico-Marketing Professionals’ Programme (For engineering graduate, science postgraduates and for management postgraduates)
• Young Laboratory Technicians’ Programme (For science graduates)