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Biocon Academy celebrates 100 percent placement of students

August 21, 2015

Bengaluru based Biocon Academy, a Centre of Excellence for Advanced Learning in Applied Biosciences set up by Biocon in 2013, announced the graduation of its third and fourth batch of 30 students each. The academy has successfully developed high end talent of young biotech professionals through an intensive 16-week ‘Biocon-KGI Certificate Programme in Biosciences’ and all of them have been placed at reputed global biotech and pharma companies, including Biocon and Syngene.

The average score of the students stood at 3.310 CGPA on a scale of 4. During the current placement drive, over 10 biotech companies recruited the students for various functions such as Production, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, Research & Development and Marketing. A talented pool of 60 aspiring biotechnologists (from Batches 3 & 4) received their certificates from Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chief mentor, Biocon Academy during the graduation ceremony held at Biocon Park, Bangalore on Friday, August 14.

On the occasion, Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, said, “We are extremely proud of the young talent being developed at Biocon Academy for the biotech sector. The professional success of these students will inspire many other young biotechnologists to pursue their passion for science. It is very encouraging to see the impact made by the Academy in such a short period. We are now developing new programs which will further enhance biotech learning and prepare them to seek opportunities to excel in the biotech world.”

Biocon Academy leverages the technical expertise and industrial leadership of Biocon along with the strong academic excellence of its international education partner Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in California, US, to make biotech students industry-ready.

Dr Shelly Schuster, president, Keck Graduate Institute, said, “It is indeed a proud day today for the students who have successfully completed the Biocon-KGI Certificate programme in Biosciences. KGI & Biocon Academy, through this intensive and profound engagement are providing high quality academic training to biotech graduates.  We are immensely proud of these students who are the future leaders of pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and will also be the brand ambassadors for KGI and Biocon Academy.”

Eight students of Biocon Academy’s third and fourth batches were presented with ‘Gold Medals’ for academic excellence, while 19 students, who demonstrated extraordinary talent in other areas during group projects, class assignments, etc., were conferred the ‘Kudos Awards.’

Proud Eight Gold Medallists of Biocon Academy:

1

Prachi Kabra

5

Nidhi Parikh

2

Avika Roy

6

Stephy Thomas

3

Surbhi Lodha

7

Ishan Billore

4

Pratiksha Rao

8

Krithika VS

Since its inception, Biocon Academy has successfully developed high end talent of 120 young biotech professionals through an intensive 16-week ‘best-in-class’ ‘Biocon-KGI Certificate Programme in Biosciences’. Biocon Academy is extremely proud to ensure 100 percent placement of all its four batches.

Bengaluru based Biocon Academy, Biocon’s flagship CSR initiative aimed at developing high-end talent for the Indian biotech industry, has been set up as a learning initiative to address the skill deficit in the industry. For more information, visit www.bioconacademy.com.

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