Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (K-TECH), BMTC Building, TTMC 'B' Block, 4th Floor, K.H. Road, Shanthinagar, Bengaluru- 560 027 has invited applications for admission to the various BioTEch Job Oriented Courses offered by it for Life Science students under the Biotechnology Skill Enhancement programme (BiSEP) of the department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka and the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India conducted in collaboration with LSSSDC, CSIR-IICT and ABLE.
The Biotechnology Skill Enhancement Programme (BiSEP) aims to educate and empower human resource to bridge the gap between biotech industry and academia.
Courses: Courses Offered include Bioinformatics & Big Data Analytics, Biopharmaceutical Technology, Cellular & Molecular Diagnostics, Clinical Research & Data Management, Fermentation & Bioprocessing, Multi-OMICS Technology, Nutraceuticals & Food Processing, Plant Genetic Engineering and Protein Expression & Scale-up.
Course duration: Course duration is 12 months, divided into two semesters. 1st semester constitutes 6 months of classroom learning by interaction with BiSEP faculty and experts from Academia / Industry. 2nd Semester constitutes Internship of 6 months in a Company / Institution relevant to the chosen subject area. Programme is supported by Fellowship of Rs. 10,000/- pm per candidate selected.
The list of Institutions is available at http://www.bisep.karnataka.gov.in/colleges.php
Eligibility: Applicant should hold M.Sc. in Biotech/Microbiology / Biochemistry/ Bioinformatics or any other Life sciences related courses or B.E./ B.Tech (Biotech / Bioinformatics) or B.Pharma/ B.Sc. (Agri) / B.V.Sc or any 4 years degree courses in Life Science and subjects with minimum 50% marks in the qualifying degree examination (40% for students belonging to SC/ST categories).
Reservation/Concessions: 50% of the seats are reserved for Resident students of Karnataka. There are 20 seats in each institute of which 10 seats are reserved for Resident Students of Karnataka and 10 seats for Students from other States. Reservations under OBCs/SC/ST and Hyderabad - Karnataka region are also provided.
Selection: Selection will be through an online entrance test, ‘Karnataka Biotechnology Aptitude Test’ (K-BAT) and Counselling. This is an online exam of 1 hour duration that can be taken from anywhere with Laptop/Desktop computer having good internet connectivity and continuous power supply. KBAT aims to test fundamental and applied aspects of Biology along with logical reasoning, general English, basic Mathematics and Computer Science. KBAT consist of a total of 100 multiple choice questions from General English; General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning, General Mathematics, Computer Science, Immunology, Cell biology, Genetics (5 questions from each topic); Biochemistry; Microbiology; Analytical Techniques; Molecular Biology, Animal Biotechnology; Plant Biotechnology (10 questions each).
Final merit list will be generated considering 50% of Entrance Test marks + 50 % marks of qualifying examination. Those from OBC and general category, securing a minimum of 50% marks and those from SC/ST categories securing 40% marks will be called for Counselling and Seat Allotment to select their choice of domain and Institute based on the availability of domain and institute.
Course Fee: Fee is Rs.50,000/- per student excluding examination fees, if any. The resident students of Karnataka joining the course under BiSEP has to pay Rs.25,000/- only as course fee. Balance of Rs.25,000/- will be paid to host institutes by K-Tech on submission of prescribed set of documents.
Hostel facilities: Those admitted to the course will be considered for hostel accommodation as per rules and regulations of the concerned BiSEP Host Institutes subject to availability of such facility. Allotment of a seat would not ensure automatic allotment of hostel accommodation and that the same will be offered subject to its availability only.
Course Guidelines and Instruction are available at http://www.bisep.karnataka.gov.in/general-guidelines.php
Application: Applications can be submitted online at http://www.bisep.karnataka.gov.in, latest by 31.7.2019. Registration Fee of Rs.400/- has to be paid using Online Payment Facility Only. Those who have appeared for the final semester / year qualifying degree examination are also eligible for taking Entrance Test, subject to submission of all the documents including final mark-sheet of the qualifying examination before the deadline for admission fixed by the concerned participating BiSEP Host Institutions.
KBAT Online Exam will be on 9th & 10th August 2019. Results will be announced on 17th or 19th August 2019. Counselling and Seat Allotment Sessions will be held at Bengaluru on 12th & 13th September 2019. Orientation will be held on 1.10.2019. Course commences on 1.10.2019.
For more details, visit http://www.bisep.karnataka.gov.in