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Biocon Academy, BITS-Pilani Launch New ‘Quality Control Microbiology’ Program

Biocon Academy, a CSR initiative of Asia’s leading biotechnology company, has announced the introduction of a new and unique program in Quality Control Microbiology (QCMB) in collaboration with the Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani, designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of aspiring microbiologists, pharmacy, and biotech graduates.

The program enhances the employability prospects of students in biosciences as it is designed to offer experiential learning by combining the real world insights with class room learning on various aspects of Microbiology through an intensive curriculum delivered by the faculty of BITS Pilani and Biocon Academy, said the company in a statement.

The admissions are open now till 15th Feb, 2016, and the course will commence from next month at Bengaluru. Commenting on the program, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chief Mentor, Biocon Academy said, “We are glad to partner with BITS Pilani in the journey of enabling the right skill-sets, competencies and efficiency of bioscience professionals in the field of Microbiology. We hope this collaboration and the QCMB program benefits the biotech ecosystem.”

The 8-week intensive Quality Control Microbiology program consists of live experiments at the state-of-the-art Quality Control Labs of Biocon to further accentuate the learning of the students.

The module covers various aspects like Fundamentals of Microbiology, Quality Control, Environmental Monitoring, Microbial Enumeration, Sterility Testing, Bacterial Endotoxin Testing, Isolator Systems and Rapid Methods in Quality Control Microbiology.

The program is also open for experienced professionals in the world of biosciences who are passionate and eager to enhance their skillsets & knowledge in the field of Quality Control in Microbiology.

Eligibility: Ideally meant for science and pharmacy graduates specialized in microbiology and experienced professionals too

Total number of seats: 15

Duration of the Program: 08 Weeks

Faculty of BITS Pilani and Subject matter experts from Biocon

Curriculum: The 8-week intensive Quality Control Microbiology program consists of classroom learning, mentorship by experts and live experiments at the state-of-the-art Research and Quality Control Labs of Biocon.

Pedagogy: Labs-led / Learning by doing methodology.

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