Biocon Certificate Program in Faculty Development

Biocon Academy Certificate Program in Faculty Development

Biocon Academy introduces Faculty Development Program (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 faculty who are teaching Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Pharmacy to Undergraduate and Post Graduate students of Science, Engineering and Pharmacy 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 Biocon Academy, will include classroom sessions with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from Biocon Group as well as industry assignments and training at Biocon Group 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 Sessions/Visits

The course will comprise 20 interactive training sessions delivered by SMEs from Biocon Group and 24 hours of experiential learning at Biocon’s high-end and world class manufacturing facilities, quality and R&D labs.

Course Details

Overview of life cycle of a drug and development
Biotech Industry market segments & functions
Cell line selection and characterization
Media selection and optimization
Fermenter and Microbial Fermentation
Bioreactor and Mammalian cell culture
Biosimilars & Monoclonal Antibodies
Downstream processing – Bioinstrumentation
Introduction to Quality Unit
Qualification and Validation
Quality Management System
Quality Control Microbiology
OOS and failure investigation
Process and method development
AI & ML in Drug Discovery
IPR's in Biopharma and Biotech
National & International Regulatory Pathway
Clinical Development & Pharmacovigilance

Eligibility, Fees & Application

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant should be a full-time employee of an educational institution
  • 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 a minimum 55%
  • The applicant should be teaching Biotechnology/ Life Science/ Pharmacy Programs in a College/ University
  • The applicant should have at least 1 year 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, hence we are subsidising the Biocon Academy Faculty Development Program course fee by 55%.

Course Fee: Rs 10,000 (Inclusive of all Taxes)


At Biocon Academy, the candidates go through a rigorous training so that by the time their course comes to an end, they are updated with industry specific trends and application know-how. For the benefit of the candidates, we assist them with a couple of facilities to ensure they just focus on the training.


We understand that commuting to different locations for industry training can get challenging especially when candidates have to arrange for it themselves. Therefore, for security and hassle-free commuting, we are providing transportation facilities from Biocon Academy to Biocon Labs/Facilities. Candidates are requested to adhere to the timings for availing the service.


Candidates 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 students' choices. Kindly note that candidates alone are responsible for any decision taken regarding their stay.


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

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