Department of Biotechnology jointly with Department of IT, BT and S & T Government of Karnataka is supporting Biotech Finishing School. Twelve Biotechnology Finishing Schools have been set up in the Karnataka state with appropriate course content and duration to equip graduates and post-graduates students with necessary employable skills to make them industry-ready. One year programme has been designed to meet mandatory requirements for a post-graduate diploma in specific areas. Students are selected through online entrance test and personal interview. Selection process is very stringent and all selected students are paid fellowship. The course involves theory lectures and internship in industry
Biotech Industrial Training Programme
Biotech Industrial Training program (BITP) was initiated in 1993-94 for providing 6 months industrial training to fresh M.Sc./M.Tech biotechnology students. The program has been extended to B.E./B.Tech biotechnology students from 2007. The program is being implemented through Biotech Consortium India Ltd., New Delhi. BITP provides industry-specific training to Biotech students for skill development and enhancing their job opportunities in biotech industries engaged in R & D, quality control & analysis, production & manufacturing, marketing, regulation and IPR. This program has completed 20 years and has become increasingly popular among students. There is a stringent process for screening and selection through online test and interview by expert committee comprising of representatives from academic and industries. About 25-30% students trained under this program are offered permanent placement.