A first of its kind Flagship initiative by  Dept. of IT, BT & Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka and supported by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, Recognized by Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE) 

Career Prospects:

  • Students are provided with 100% internship in BTFS and others are referred to various industries for jobs.
  • PIMS has MOU’s and Tie-ups with 15 industries and 54 Industries offered internships

The Journey of BTFS:

The fast-growing biotechnology sector has been facing a severe shortage of industry-ready students. In an effort to fulfill the needs of the industry, the Karnataka government in association with the ABLE and Industry representatives has developed a mechanism to provide employment opportunities in the sector.  
    • Padmashree BTFS is one among the 12 institutes selected by Government of Karnataka
    • Only Institute providing training in Nutraceuticals and Food Processing
    • Successfully completed 5 batches with high placement record.
    • Regular industry visits and industry mentorship is provided
    • All PIMS BTFS students presented posters in Nutra summit and Bangalore India Bio Conferences

About the Course:

Two-semester program with 6 months classroom teaching, followed by 6 months industry internship.
Students are trained extensively to be industry ready.
This course is also sponsored by Government of India DBT (Department of Biotechnology) and provides a fellowship of Rs.10,000/– per student per month for 12 months.

Why Biotech Finishing School?

  • Indian Biotechnology industry ranks among the top ten biotech hubs of the world.
  • Expected to reach $ 11.6 billion by 2017.
  • Many global companies are interested in collaborating with Indian companies.
  • Facing an unbelievable 80 percent shortage of trained and qualified manpower.
  • Emerging technologies and fast growing needs have widened the gap between the academic initiates and industry wants.
  • Gaining hands-on experience in multitude of industry oriented techniques is the need of the hour
  • This program brings both academia and industry onto a single platform
  • Offers first of its kind training by partnering with industry and subject experts.
  • Academic and industry experts conduct skill upgrading Post-Graduate diploma program in Nutraceuticals and Food Processing at State-of-art laboratory facilities

Prof. Anuradha M


Qualification: M.Sc, MPhill, PhD
Experience: 21 yrs

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Prof. M. Anuradha
Dr. B.V Vijetha
Mrs.Shubhashree S Rao
Mr.Vikranth Kumar
Mrs. Meera
Mr. Chetan Hanchete

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