Biotechnology Skill Enhancement Programme at St Aloysius

St Aloysius College has been selected for the second phase of programme renamed as 'Biotechnology Skill Enhancement Programme' on Fermentation and Bio-processing'. Interested students can apply for the same.

Addressing reporters in Mangaluru, St Aloysius College Principal Fr Dr Praveen Martis said that the Biotechnology Finishing School (BTFS) is a programme supported by the Government of Karnataka's Department of IT, BT and Science and Technology. The objective of the programme is to provide industry specific skills to students.

As part of the programme, the Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research in Biotechnology of the college provides opportunities in the field of fermentation and bio-processing domain. The students will be trained on fermentation, upstream and downstream processing, production/manufacturing, quality control/quality assurance and facility management and applications of fermentation. In addition, regulatory requirements of different countries and CGMP requirements for the production area of bio-pharmaceuticals will also be covered.

Trainee graduates in the past five years have 100% internship placement with over 80% job placements in various companies, he said.

The one-year course is divided into academic training of six months and a six-month internship in industries by industry experts and in-house faculty experts followed by a fellowship of Rs 10,000 per month.

Eligible candidates must have a Bachelors/Master's degree in Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Bio-informatics or any other Life Science related courses or BE/BTech in Biotechnology or Bio-informatics, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Agriculture and Veterinary or four-year degree course in any branch of Life Sciences with a minimum of 50% marks. 50% of the seats are reserved for resident students of Karnataka.

February 10 is the last date to apply online. For details, visit: .

Registrar Dr A M Narahari, BiSEP Coordinator, Dr Jiji George, Backup Coordinator Dr S N Raghavendra and Biotechnology PG department Head Sushma Patrao were present at the press meet.

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