DBT – SKILL VIGYAN: Department of Biotechnology

The Department of Biotechnology, GoI is supporting skill development programme in multidisciplinary areas of Biotechnology. The objective of skill development programme is to provide high-quality hands-on training of tools and techniques to biotechnology students in multidisciplinary areas of Biotechnology to make the young biotechnologist ready to take-up jobs in industries, hospitals, medical colleges, R&D laboratories, diagnostic laboratories. DBT has initiated new Skill Vigyan Programme for providing high-quality hands-on training in tools and techniques in multidisciplinary areas of biotechnology for entry-level students (10+2 and Graduates in Biotechnology) in partnership with State Councils of Science & Technology in respective States. Department has adopted a hub and spoke model for implementation of Skill Vigyan Program.

State Councils have identified the partnering institutes in their States for imparting skill training to Biotechnology and Life Science students and Faculty Training for updating the latest development in the subject.

This program has been designed for providing skill training under four (04) categories

  • 1. Improvement in education which includes Special Education and Employment strengthening Vocational Skills among children, women, elderly and the differently-abled and livelihood enhancement projects.
  • 2. Safeguarding environmental sustainability, ecological balance, protection of flora and fauna, conservation of natural resources and maintaining a quality of soil, air and water.
  • 3. Engagement in Incubators or Research and development projects in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine
  • 4. Engagement in conducting research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine aimed at promoting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • 5. Rural development projects.

The training modules will be conducted for duration of 3 - 6 months. The linkages have been developed with concerned sector skill councils for certification of training.