Course Details

Eligibility Criteria

Education Qualification

  • M.Sc. Biotech with Microbiology as one semester paper (Fresher or Experienced)
  • M.Sc. Microbiology (Fresher or Experienced)
  • B. Pharm/ M. Pharm with Microbiology as one semester paper (Fresher or Experienced)
  • Minimum CGPA/Percentage Required:

  • CGPA: 6.85 and above on a scale of 10
  • Percentage: 65% and above

Program Fee:

Biocon Academy is an Advanced Learning Educational Initiative which takes forward our commitment to affordability and greater access. The BITS-Biocon Certificate Program Applied Industrial Microbiology is being made available to students at a 40% cost, of the program.

The Biocon Merit Scholarship to all students selected through a rigorous process, will enable students to pursue this one-of-its kind program at an affordable cost.


Biocon Scholarship
60% Of the cost of the Program to all selected students.

Students Share - INR 48,000 + Tax

Course ModulesDownload FAQ’s

  • This module is aimed at establishing the basic understanding of all the participants about various concepts such as understanding the Contamination and contamination control , Role of a microbiologist, Instrumentation and microbiological methods and Sampling- Methods & Practices.
  • This module covers Quality Systems (ICH Q10), Quality Risk Management System (ICH Q9), Good Documentation Practices, Overview on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Concepts of Qualification, Validation & Calibration, Method Development & Validation.
  • This module provides insights of Process Templates, Personal & Surface Monitoring <USP 1116>, Generation of Process and Facility Air, Microbiology Examination of Air <USP 1116> Pharmaceutical water and its generation <USP 1231>, Water Testing for Bioburden & Specific Microorganisms <USP 61, 62>
  • This module covers Sterilization Methods for Pharmaceutical products <USP 1211>, Autoclave Validation and Filter Validation <PDA Tech Report 48, 26>, Sterility Testing <USP 71>, Sterility Testing Failure and Investigation, Endotoxin – origin and impact, Endotoxin Testing <USP 85>
  • Hands on experiments around:

    Day 1: Media Preparation, Sterilization, Plating (pour)

    Day 2: Enumeration Methods – Serial Dilution, Plating (pour), Membrane Filtration, Plating

    Day 3: Air Surface Monitoring - Passive and Active Methods

    Day 4: Culture Purification (streak), Preservation (slant) and Sterility Testing (open funnel method)

    Day 5: Microbial Identification – Staining Methods

  • This module include Overview of food spoilage contamination and food borne diseases , principles of Food Preservation, Microbiological Analysis of food, Principles and Applications of HACCP in Food Industry, FSSAI & BIS standards and regulations, Microbiological Analysis of Carbonated ad Alcoholic Beverages.
  • This module handles with Introduction to in-vitro Diagnostics (IVD), Safety and Specimen Management, Conventional and Rapid methods for Microbial Detection, Immunological and Molecular Biological Methods for detection and identification, Microbial identification and Anti-biotic Sensitivity Testing, Laboratory methods in basic Virology

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