Biocon Academy Certificate Program in Faculty Development

Biocon Academy introduces Faculty Development Program (BA-FDP), a first-of-its-kind initiative to empower Biotech Faculty from various educational institutes by helping them upgrade their knowledge of emerging industry-specific technologies.

This unique program is aimed at the faculty who are teaching biotechnology to Undergraduate and Post Graduate students of Science or Engineering streams. It will enable faculty members to enhance their pedagogical skills to relate the scientific principles to the practices in the industry.

This 2-weeks full-time program, delivered at the Biocon Academy, will include classroom sessions with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from Biocon as well as industry assignments and training at Biocon’s state–of–the-art labs. The course has been designed to expose academicians to the latest equipment, technologies and processes being deployed by the industry.

The course will comprise 20 interactive lectures delivered by SMEs from Biocon and 24 hours of experiential learning at Biocon’s high-end and world class manufacturing facilities, quality and research labs.

Courses and Curriculum

1 Introduction to Biotech market and segments, departments in Biopharma and functions Overview of life cycle of a drug and development
2 Cell line selection and characterization Media selection and optimization
3 Introduction to biosimilar Introduction to monoclonal antibodies
4 Fermentor and Microbial Fermentation Bioreactor and Mammalian cell culture
5 Downstream processing-Bioinstrumentation Introduction to Quality Unit
6 Qualification and Validation cGMP
7 Introduction to Quality Management System Introduction to QbD
8 Introduction to Quality control microbiology OOS and Failure investigation
9 Visual Communications / Design of Experiment Process and method development
10 US regulatory pathway Indian regulatory pathway