Biocon Academy partners with Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani - a leading Institute of Higher Education and a deemed University under section 3 of the UGC act, to deliver a first of its kind ‘Certificate Program in Applied Industrial Microbiology’.

The Program is aimed at improving the employability prospects of fresh science and pharmacy graduates specialized in microbiology as well as enhancing the skills of experienced scientific talent. It provides deep understanding of various aspects of Microbiology through an Intensive curriculum comprising 8 modules, delivered by the renowned faculty from BITS. The live experiments at the state-of-the-art Quality Control Labs of Biocon further accentuates the learning of the students.

Microbiological Quality is one of the Critical Quality Parameter (CQP) of industrial biotechnology, pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage manufacturing and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) industries. It comprises of critical components viz. Checking quality of raw material, in-process material, utilities, environment personal and Quality Control of finished products, thereby finding application in varied industries such as Biopharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, vitro diagnostic (IVD) , Pharmaceuticals, Food Production & Safety, Testing Laboratories, Bio-agriculture, Bio-industrial, Contract Research etc.

Essentially, the trained microbiologists plays a very important role in different industries and thus, offers immense career opportunities in research and development and in the manufacturing processes of Biomolecules, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, and other industrial segments of relevance.

With a customised curriculum, modules encompass vast topics like Environmental Monitoring, Process Monitoring from GMP perspective, Food and Diagnostic microbiology etc. This course is aimed at providing high end, specific training to the microbiologists, biotechnologists and pharmacists, to make them readily employable and reduce the time taken by the industry to train them on these applications.

The BITS-Biocon Certificate Program in Applied Industrial Microbiology

This 8 week full-time Certificate Program in Applied Industrial Microbiology delivered by renowned Faculty from BITS and Biocon Academy, is designed to have classroom sessions to impart function specific knowledge as well as inculcate the application know how of various techniques used in microbiological analysis through industry assignments and functional training sessions.

In addition to honing the technical skills, this program also sharpens the professional skills of the candidates and provides an opportunity for holistic development.

A unique learning opportunity from BITS Faculty

  • Face-to-Face interaction with renowned subject matter experts from BITS, Biotech industry and academia
  • Mentorship by industry experts and experienced faculty from Biocon Academy
  • 3 hours of classroom sessions, Case study discussions, quiz, presentations

Application know how of various techniques used in microbiological analysis

  • Functional visit to Biocon’s Quality Control Department
  • Post Classroom session and GMP training
  • Hands on training at state of the art facility

Student facilities

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.

Campus placement

When it comes to campus placement, Biocon Academy has an impeccable record since its inception. Our 100% placement record over more than half a decade bear testimony to the same. A transparent recruitment drive is conducted with no additional charges from the students.

We have a well-structured placement team comprising of individuals who have years of industry experience. All companies including Biocon Group of companies are given equal opportunity in terms of selecting candidates. Our recruitment drives are transparent allowing students to explore multiple organizations before finding their right fit.

Transport Facility

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.


Healthy food maketh a healthy man! Hence, the lunch offered to our students is of top quality, home-like and 100% safe. 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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For more information, download the brochure.