I am 1st year B. Tech student and I want to in depth about, what I have to do to apply for the internship, if any project should be done then who gives the topic for the project.
And please show me the format of the project as well I want to know when and how to apply for internship. And please suggest me what books should I start reading from 1st year onwards.
– Thank you
Summer Internships and Project Training focuses on giving the candidate hands-on experience in various technologies, processes, and instruments that are used currently in the industries and research institutes. Internships and training in a related field of study make candidates more competitive in the job market. In addition to gaining exposure and experience in the field, they also help the candidate to take a decision on a particular career field whether it is the right field to continue with. This is why most of the universities have given their focus in including training and internships in the course curriculum.
There is the number of research institutes all over India offering summer research internships, dissertation & project training, workshops and seminars for a period ranging from 3-6 months.
List of some of the research institutes offering Biotechnology internships and project training in India
- Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
- Centre For DNA Fingerprinting And Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad
- Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow
- Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
- National Centre For Plant Genome Research (NCPGR), JNU, New Delhi
- Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh
- National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), Lucknow
- National Institute of Oceanography, Goa
- National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
- Institute of Life Sciences, Bhuvaneswar
- National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Gurgaon
- National Centre for Cell Sciences, Pune
- Bharat Immunologicals & Biologicals Corporation Limited, Bulandshahar
You can apply to these research institutes and industries by mailing to the HR about your field of research. They will assign you under a faculty or sometimes you will have the privilege to select the faculty member in whose work you are interested in. You can get the contact details of the faculty members from the institute or company website.
The Summer Research Internship Program by Manipal University is a famous biotechnology internship in India which is an annual event that runs for about 6 weeks over the summer. Opportunities for SRI are available in research areas like Organic Chemistry and Evolutionary & Computational Biology with a stipend amount of Rs. 15000 during the internship.
Govt MoEF&CC Internship by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change occurs twice in a year i.e, Summer internship and winter internship. The period of this Internship will not exceed 3 months. The quantum of stipend to Interns shall be Rs. 10,000 per month.
One of the prestigious long term Biotechnology internships in India is the BCIL-BITP training conducted by DBT and Govt of India. The main objective of this program is to give training to recently passed out students so that they get open to the various opportunities in the biotechnology industry with the help of the experience and training received during the BITP industrial training. Candidates are shortlisted through an online exam and the further shortlisting process is by a face to face interview. The online test would be conducted at centers across the country. The exam notification is published usually during April-May months. A stipend amount of Rs.10000 per month will be paid to the selected candidates for training.
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) conducts an annual summer research program in which students are introduced to research activities in the areas of Biology & Chemistry. The selected students need to work on a research project under the supervision of a researcher or scientist.
CSIR- Central Food Technological Research Institute Mysore also gives opportunities to students who are in their final year, to do their dissertation work in food technology and molecular biology for a period of maximum 6-8 months.
Internship Training offered by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute is also a famous one. This Internship is for Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. students. There are internship programs for a period ranging from one month to six months. The fee structure shall be Rs. 10,000/- for one month, Rs. 20,000/- for 2-3 months and 30,000/- for 4-6 months
Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology is a reputed Bioinformatics institute in India where you can join for internships/training in Bioinformatics if that’s the field you are interested in.
There are some Pharmaceutical companies like Biocon, Thermofisher, Syngene, Novozymes, etc. taking Interns for R&D and other departments. This is usually a 4- 6 months project.
The life science dissertation of five to six months is being offered to students doing M.Sc/ M.Tech in Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics or any Life Science disciplines by ICAR- National Research Center on Plant Biotechnology. The project training or dissertation work aims at providing an opportunity for carrying out research in Plant Biotechnology and Genomics.
International Center for Stem Cells, Cancer and Biotechnology (ICSCCB), Pune also offers the students who are in their final semester, for a dissertation project. The Bachelors/Masters final year students can apply. The dissertation will cover various life science topics.
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Trivandrum also permits students at the MSc, Btech, M.Phil and M.Tech levels to carry out a dissertation or project work in various disciplines like life science, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, diagnostic techniques, etc. Projects and dissertations can vary for a period of 1 month, 2-3 months, 4-6 months or 7-12 months.
Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative, Bangalore gives a final year to do their life science dissertation here. Lifescience Engineering and basic life science students are also encouraged to apply for this opportunity. Applications are accepted all through the year for the life science dissertation.
Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad is also a reputed research institute offering 6-months life science dissertation program without stipend. Students from final year life science courses are invited to carry out their project work which is part of their course curriculum. The project work can be extended to a maximum of 1-year.
You can refer to the internship and training sections on Biotecnika
It is always good to have some internships and project works done in your resume when you start applying for jobs.
You can refer to our article ‘Top 5 Biotech / Life Science Research Internships 2019′ published in Biotecnika to get more idea about the biotechnology internships in India and abroad.
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You need to contact industry/scientist in that particular area of your interest where you wish to do your internship. You can contact these people by emailing the HR or the scientist by showing your interest in their projects. I suggest you to make your resume strong so that the employer likes your profile and selects you. You can apply for internship throughout the year keeping your college schedule in mind. I would suggest you to apply just before your college vacations. I also recommend you to subscribe to our website to get more job/internships alerts which might help you in future. Link given below;
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