The Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, has sanctioned the DBT Skill Vigyan program in biotechnology and Life Sciences, which will be executed in Kerala through the Kerala Biotechnology Commission, KSCSTE. KBC, KSCSTE is collaborating with 15 state academic and research institutions to provide student training, technician training, and faculty training programs. The three month student and technician training programmes offer monthly stipend and certification from the sector skill councils under the Govt. of India. The faculty training programmes offer 14 day hands on training in cutting edge areas of biotechnology.

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Online applications invited for faculty training programme under DBT-Skill Vigyan to be conducted by CEPCI, Kollam (Last Date : 15.07.2024)

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FACULTY TRAINING PROGRAMME

The Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, has sanctioned the DBT Skill Vigyan program in biotechnology and Life Sciences, which will be executed in Kerala through the Kerala Biotechnology Commission, KSCSTE. KBC, KSCSTE is collaborating with 15 state academic and research institutions to provide student training, technician training, and faculty training programs.

The Faculty Training Programme is conducted by the Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) in collaboration with seven partnering institutions. The program is designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of faculty members and scientists in the field of Biotechnology. It provides hands-on training in advanced and emerging areas of biotechnology, equipping participants with the latest tools and techniques to apply in their research and teaching endeavors.

Partner Institutions:

  1. College of Horticulture, Kerala Agriculture University, Vellanikkara, Thrissur
  2. Cochin University of Science &Technology (CUSAT), Cochin
  3. Business Incubation Centre - KUFOS, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS), Cochin
  4. Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amrita Viswavidyapeetam, Amritapuri, Kollam
  5. KSCSTE - Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI), Palode
  6. Rubber Research Institute of India, Kottayam
  7. Cashew Export Promotion Council of India Laboratory & Research Institute, Kollam

Courses offered:

Sl No Partner Institution Course(s) Duration: 14 days No. of Faculty to be trained in a year
1. Amrita Viswavidyapeetam, Amritapuri, Kollam a. Hands-on training in LC-MS of biomolecules 20
b. Hands-on training in advanced gene cloning and protein Expression/purification 20
c. Phage applications and antimicrobial resistance 20
2. Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT), Cochin Cell culture techniques for biotechnology applications - Focus on neurobiology and cancer 20
3. Business Incubation Centre - KUFOS, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS), Cochin Training on Development of sustainable packing techniques of fishery food products 20
4. Cashew Export Promotion Council of India Laboratory & Research Institute, Kollam. Advanced Techniques In Biotechnology 20 x 2
5. KSCSTE-Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI), Palode Gas Chromatographic Techniques in Aromatic Plants Research 20 x 2
6. College of Horticulture, Kerala Agriculture University, Vellanikkara, Thrissur Techniques in Molecular Biotechnology and Bioinformatics 20 x 3
7. Rubber Research Institute of India, Kottayam Hands-on Training Programme in “Recent Advances in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Techniques 20

Total No. of faculty to be trained per year: 260

Details of Course coordinators of Faculty Training Programme

Sl No Partner Institution Course(s) Duration: 14 days Course Coordinators & Contact details
1 Amrita Viswavidyapeetam, Amritapuri, Kollam a. Hands-on training in LC-MS of biomolecules

b. Hands-on training in advanced gene cloning and protein Expression/purification

c. Phage applications and antimicrobial resistance

Dr. Bipin Nair
Dean & Professor,
Amritha School of Biotechnology,
AmrithaViswavidyapeetam, Amritapuri, Kollam
Email: bipin@am.amrita.edu
Mob: 9895036316
2 Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT), Cochin Cell culture techniques for biotechnology applications - Focus on neurobiology and cancer Dr. Baby Chakrapani P S
Director, Centre for Neuroscience
and Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology
Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin
Email: chakrapani@cusat.ac.in
Mob: 9495109908
OR
Dr. Sarita G Bhat
Professor
Department of Biotechnology Cochin University of Science and Technology.
Email: sgbhat@cusat.ac.in
Mob: 9846033486
3 Business Incubation Centre - KUFOS, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS), Cochin Training on Development of sustainable packing techniques of fishery food products

 

Dr. Radhika Rajasree S.R.
Professor and HoD (FPT)
Coordinator- KUFOS Business Incubation Centre,
Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS), Cochin
Email: radhikarajasree@kufos.ac.in/
radhiin@gmail.com
4 Cashew Export Promotion Council of India Laboratory & Research Institute, Kollam. Advanced Techniques in Biotechnology Dr. Siju Senan
Senior Scientist,
Biotechnology Department, CEPCI Laboratory& Research Institute , Kollam
Email: sijusenan@gmail.com
Mob: 9447559308
5 KSCSTE-Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI), Palode Gas Chromatographic Techniques in Aromatic Plants Research Dr. K. B. Ramesh Kumar
Senior Scientist, Phytochemistry and Phytopharmacology Division
KSCSTE-Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute
Palode, Thiruvananthapuram
Email: kbrtbgri@gmail.com;
Mob: 9446376431
6 College of Horticulture, Kerala Agriculture University, Vellanikkara, Thrissur Techniques in Molecular Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Dr. Deepu Mathew
Assistant Professor
Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, Kerala Agricultural University
KAU Post, Thrissur
Email: deepu.mathew@kau.in
Mob: 9446478503
7 Rubber Research Institute of India, Kottayam Hands-on Training Programme in Recent Advances in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Techniques Dr. C. Bindu Roy
Principal Scientist
Plant Pathology Division
Rubber Research Institute of India, Kottayam
Email: binduroy2008@gmail.com /binduroy@rubberboard.org.in
Mob: 9446375352

STUDENT TRAINING and TECHNICIAN TRAINING Programmes

The Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, has sanctioned the DBT Skill Vigyan program in biotechnology and Life Sciences, which will be executed in Kerala through the Kerala Biotechnology Commission, KSCSTE. KBC, KSCSTE is collaborating with 15 state academic and research institutions to provide student training, technician training, and faculty training programs.

The student and technician training programs will offer a three-month, hands-on, stipendiary training experience to individuals at the entry level, including Plus 2 students, graduates, and postgraduates, specializing in various biotechnology fields. These programs have been developed in collaboration with four prominent sector skill councils under the Government of India's purview: the Life Science Sector Skill Development Council (LSSSDC), Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI), Food Industry Capacity and Skill Initiative (FICSI), and Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC). The curriculum for these programs is in alignment with the Qualification Packages (QPs) established by the sector skill councils, which are tailored to meet industry requirements.

Training Partners

Knowledge Partners

LSSSDC-Life Science Sector Skill Development council
FICSI-Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative
ASCI- Agriculture Skill Council of India
HSSC – Healthcare Sector Skill Council

STUDENT TRAINING PROGRAMMES     [Duration: 3 months]

Sl No Certification programme Coordinating Institute Knowledge Partner No. of Students to be trained Eligibility Criterion Stipend
1. Biopharmaceutical/ Biotechnology (LFS/Q0512) Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amrita Viswavidyapeetam, Amritapuri, Kollam LSSSDC 20 Masters in relevant discipline/ M. Pharma Rs. 10,000/- per month
2 Microbiologist – Quality Control (LFS/Q0308 ver.3) MES College Marampally LSSSDC 20 B.Sc. in relevant subject such as Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Immunology, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Microbiology Rs. 5,000/- per month
3. Lab Technician: Research and Quality Control: Wet Lab (LFS/Q0509-SI001, ver.3) Sree Narayana College, Kollam LSSSDC 20 class 12 pass Biology/ Biotechnology Rs. 3,000/- per month
4. Lab Technician – Research and Quality Control: Wet Lab (LFS/Q0509-SI001, ver.3) St. Thomas College, Thrissur LSSSDC 20 x 2 class 12 pass Biology/ Biotechnology Rs. 3,000/- per month
5. Food Microbiologist (FIC/Q7603) Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amrita Viswavidyapeetam, Amritapuri, Kollam FICSI 20 Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology Rs. 5,000/- per month
6. Sea Food Products Packaging (FIC/Q7001) Business Incubation Centre - KUFOS, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) FICSI 20 Preferably class 12 pass Biology/ Biotechnology Rs. 3,000/- per month
Total Students to be trained per year 140

LSSSDC-Life Science Sector Skill Development council

FICSI-Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative

TECHNICIAN TRAINING PROGRAMMES   [Duration: 3 months]

Sl No Certification programme Coordinating Institute Knowledge Partner No. of Students to be trained Eligibility Criterion Stipend
1. Lab Technician and assistant Advance training in bioprocess technology (LFS/Q0219) Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amrita Viswavidyapeetam, Amritapuri, Kollam

LSSSDC

20 x 2 Graduation in Biotechnology/biochemical/chemical preferable or biological science or applied science or a closely related field Rs. 5,000/- per month
2. Lab Technician – Research and Quality Control: Wet Lab (LFS/Q0509- SI001, Ver 3.0) Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT), Cochin

LSSSDC

20 class 12 pass Biology/ Biotechnology Rs. 3,000/- per month
3 Lab Technician – Research and Quality Control: Wet Lab (LFS/Q0509- SI001, Ver 3.0) Mar Ivanios College, Nalanchira, Thiruvananthapuram

LSSSDC

20 x 2 class 12 pass Biology/ Biotechnology Rs. 3,000/- per month
4. Lab Technician – Research and Quality Control: Wet Lab (LFS/Q0509- SI001, Ver 3.0) KSCSTE - Malabar Botanical Garden & Institute of Plant Sciences (MBGIPS), Kozhikode

LSSSDC

20 x 2 class 12 pass Biology/ Biotechnology Rs. 3,000/- per month
5. Associate Clinical Research Management (Pharma, Biologics and Medical Devices)- Site Management (LFS/Q3501-SI001, Ver 2.0) St. Joseph’s College, Iringalakkuda, Thrissur

LSSSDC

20 B. Pharm preferable/B.Sc. in any subject /Clinical Research Certification Rs. 5,000/- per month
6. Plant tissue culture (AGR/Q8101 V1.1) M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation Community Agrobiodiversity Centre Wayanad

ASCI

20 class 12 pass Biology/ Biotechnology Rs. 3,000/- per month
7. Mushroom Production and Value Addition

(AGR/Q7803 V.1.0)

ASCI

20 class 12 pass Biology/ Biotechnology Rs. 3,000/- per month
8. Organic Grower (AGR/Q1201)

ASCI

20 class 12 pass Biology/ Biotechnology Rs. 3,000/- per month
9 Aquatic Animal Health Manager (AGR/Q4911) National Centre for Aquatic Animal Health (NCAAH), Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT), Cochin

ASCI

20 Bachelor’s Degree in Aquaculture Rs. 5,000/- per month
10 Genetic Counselor (HSS/Q8704) St. Joseph’s College, Iringalakkuda, Thrissur

HSSC

20 Graduate (recognized system of medicine, bachelor's degree in any subject) or Graduate Nurse or Post Graduate (Social work or Psychiatry or Sociology or Social Science or Public Health) Rs. 5,000/- per month
Total Students to be trained per year 260

LSSSDC - Life Science Sector Skill Development council
FICSI - Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative
ASCI -Agriculture Skill Council of India
HSSC – Healthcare Sector Skill Council

Total No. of students to be trained per year: 400

No. of Students to be trained under LSSSDC: 260
No. of Students to be trained under ASCI: 80
No. of Students to be trained under FICSI: 40
No. of Students to be trained under HSSC: 20

Details of Course coordinators of Student Training Programme

Sl No. Partnering Institution Course(s) Course Coordinators & Contact Details
1 Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amrita Viswavidyapeetam, Amritapuri, Kollam a) Biopharmaceutical/ Biotechnology (LFS/Q0512) b) Food Microbiologist (FIC/Q7603) Dr. Bipin Nair Dean & Professor, Amritha School of Biotechnology, , AmrithaViswavidyapeetam, Amritapuri, Kollam Email: bipin@am.amrita.edu Mob: 9895036316
2. MES College Marampally Microbiologist – Quality Control (LFS/Q0308 ver.3) Dr. Umesh B.T. Associate Professor & Head, Research & PG Department of Bio Sciences, MES College, Marampally Email: umesh_bt@yahoo.com Mob: 9447424893
3 Sree Narayana College, Kollam Lab Technician: Research and Quality Control: Wet Lab (LFS/Q0509-SI001, ver.3) Ms. Greeshma P assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, SN College , Kollam Email:greeshmapallath@gmail.com Mob: 9048038175
4 St. Thomas College, Thrissur Lab Technician – Research and Quality Control: Wet Lab (LFS/Q0509-SI001, ver.3) Dr. GeethuElizabath Thomas Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, St. Thomas College , Thrissur Email:  geethuelizabaththomas@stthomas.ac.in Mob: 9447797920
5 Business Incubation Centre - KUFOS, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) Sea Food Products Packaging (FIC/Q7001) Dr. Radhika Rajasree S.R. Professor and HoD (FPT) Coordinator- KUFOS Business Incubation Centre, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS), Panangad-682506, Cochin, Kerala, India. Email: radhikarajasree@kufos.ac.in radhiin@gmail.com Mob: 9840927503

Details of Course coordinators of Technician Training Programme

Sl No.

Partnering Institution

Course(s)

Course Coordinators & Contact Details

1

Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amrita Viswavidyapeetam, Amritapuri, Kollam

Lab Technician and assistant Advance training in bioprocess technology (LFS/Q0219)

Dr. Bipin Nair
Dean & Professor, Amritha School of Biotechnology, , AmrithaViswavidyapeetam, Amritapuri, Kollam
Email: bipin@am.amrita.edu

Mob: 9895036316

2

Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT), Cochin

Lab Technician – Research and Quality Control: Wet Lab (LFS/Q0509- SI001, Ver 3.0)

Dr. Baby Chakrapani P S
Director, Centre for Neuroscience
and Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology
Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin
Email: chakrapani@cusat.ac.in
Mob: 9495109908
OR
Dr. Sarita G Bhat
Professor
Department of Biotechnology Cochin University of Science and Technology.
Email: sgbhat@cusat.ac.in
Mob: 9846033486
3

Mar Ivanios College, Nalanchira, Thiruvananthapuram

Lab Technician – Research and Quality Control: Wet Lab (LFS/Q0509- SI001, Ver 3.0

Dr. Lini N.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biotechnology
MarIvanios College
Trivandrum
Email: lininirmala@gmail.com
Mob: 8129172238
4

KSCSTE - Malabar Botanical Garden & Institute of Plant Sciences (MBGIPS), Kozhikode

Lab Technician – Research and Quality Control: Wet Lab (LFS/Q0509- SI001, Ver 3.0)

Dr. N. S. Pradeep
Principal Scientist
KSCSTE-Malabar Botanical Garden & Institute for Plant Sciences
G A College PO, Kozhikode 673 014, Kerala, India
Email: drnspradeep@gmail.com
Mob: 9496669365
5

St. Joseph’s College, Iringalakkuda, Thrissur

a. Associate Clinical Research Management (Pharma, Biologics and Medical Devices)- Site Management (LFS/Q3501-SI001, Ver 2.0)

b. Genetic Counselor (HSS/Q8704)

Dr. Naijil George
Assistant Professor,
Department of Biotechnology,
St. Joseph's College,
Irinjalakuda - 680 121,
Thrissur Dist., Kerala, India.
Email: naijilgeorge@gmail.com
Mob: 9744680831
6

M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation Community Agrobiodiversity Centre Wayanad

a. Plant tissue culture (AGR/Q8101 V1.1)
b. Mushroom Production and Value Addition (AGR/Q7803 V.1.0)
c. Organic Grower (AGR/Q1201)
Dr. Joseph John
Scientist,
MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, Community Agro Biodiversity Centre, Wayanad
Email: joseph@mssrf.res.in
Mob: 9496279650
7

National Centre for Aquatic Animal Health (NCAAH), Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT), Cochin

Aquatic Animal Health Manager (AGR/Q4911) Dr. Valsamma Joseph
Professor  & Director
National Centre for Aquatic  Animal Health,
Cochin University  of Science and Technology
Fine Arts Avenue
Kochi 682 016, Kerala/India
Email: valsamma@cusat.ac.in
Mob: 9846047433

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