Biocon Certificate Program in Faculty Development

Biocon 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.

Program Highlights

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.

Two Weeks Program

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.

Interactive Lectures

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.

Course Details

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

Eligibility, Fees & Application

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant should be a permanent employee of the organization
  • The applicants working in self-financing colleges are also eligible
  • The applicant should have a post graduate degree in life sciences, pharma or biotechnology
  • The applicant should have at least a second class Master’s Degree with minimum 55%
  • The applicant should be teaching Biotechnology/ Life Science/ Pharmacy Programs in a College/ University
  • The applicant should have at least 3 years of teaching experience on the date of submission of the application

Program Fee

Biocon Academy is committed to affordability and greater access in life sciences education, we are subsidising the Biocon Academy Faculty Development Program course fee by 55%.

Course Fee: Rs 7500 (Including all Taxes)


At Biocon Academy, the students have to go through a rigorous curriculum so that by the time their course comes to an end, they are industry-ready and sought after by multiple companies. We encourage them to remain focussed and excel in everything they do. For the benefit of the students, we assist them with a couple of facilities to ensure they just focus on the curriculum.


We understand that commuting to different locations for industry training can get challenging especially when students have to arrange for it themselves. Therefore, for security and hassle-free commuting, students are provided with transportation facilities. Students are requested to adhere to the timings for availing the service.


Students come to pursue studies at Biocon Academy from different parts of the country and upon their request, we provide options of nearby paying guests and hostel accommodations based on the previous student choices. Kindly note that students and their parents/guardians alone are responsible for any decision taken regarding their stay.


Throughout their course, Biocon Academy students are provided with nutritious and sumptuous lunch. Besides, they have access to beverage vending machines for tea, coffee and milk.

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