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Bio­con Academy

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.

Pro­grams

• 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.

Cur­rent Pro­grammes

• 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)

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