How to Apply for DBT-Biotech Industrial Training Program 2021

Are you a Biotech student interested in joining industrial training programs in biotechnology? The department of Biotechnology is inviting applications from the students for DBT-Biotech Industrial Training Program 2021. Biotech students can apply for the DBT-BITP training program 2020-21. Read this article to know the details of the program such as eligibility, duration stipend, application procedure and selection procedure, etc.

About BITP Program

Biotech Industrial Training program (BITP) was implemented by Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL), New Delhi in 1993-94 on behalf of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Earlier, BCIL provides industrial training to fresh post-graduate biotechnology students for skill development. From 2007, under this program, B.E./B.Tech biotechnology students are also getting trained. BCIL coordinate BITP practical industrial training under DBT-Skill Vigyan scheme. Jobs opportunities are enhanced by hands-on practical industrial training to Biotech students and engaging them in R&D, quality control & analysis, production, manufacturing, marketing, regulation and Intellectual Property Rights.

The objective of the Programme

The main objective of the programme is to provide industry-specific training to biotech students.

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Training for Biotech Students

Duration of Training Programme: 6 months

Stipend: Rs.10,000 per month will be paid during the training period.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The candidates must have a degree of BE or B.Tech. or M.Sc. or M.Tech. or MBA Biotechnology or Bio-informatics. Besides, students enrolled under DBT sponsored post-graduate training programs are also eligible. The candidates who are appearing in the final semester/ year examination can also apply for the training programme.
  • Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply.
  • The qualifying degree must be obtained from any recognized university with at least 50% marks or equivalent grade.
  • The candidate must complete the qualifying degree in the year 2018 or 2019 or will be completed in 2020.

Benefits to the Students

Industry-Specific Training: The biotech students will get industry-specific training under this skill development programme. They will get the experience of working on industry projects alongside industry experts.

Job Opportunity: After completing the training, there will be enhanced job opportunities in the biotech industry.

Requisition from Industries Trainers

DBT invited requisition from biotechnology industry and life sciences companies interested to provide hands-on training to the students. In this programme, the industries/companies will also pay a stipend to the trainees besides a stipend paid by DBT as per the apprenticeship norms.

Benefits to trainer Company

  • Through this programme, the Biotech Industry can identify potential candidate for their human resource requirement and trained them.
  • Industry trainers are paid a bench to cover the expenses for providing training.

Application Procedure

Biotech students who wish to join industrial training must visit the official website of BCIL. Applications can be filled and submitted online on the website: The full procedure of application submission may be checked at the website.

Documents to be uploaded

The candidates must keep the following documents ready before filling online application:
  1. Scanned copy of passport size photograph (.jpeg format)
  2. Scanned signature (.jpeg format)
  3. Self-attested copy of graduation final year mark-sheet/ certificates
  4. Self-attested copy of post-graduation final year mark-sheet/ certificates
  5. For students appearing in the final examination need to provide filled, and a signed certificate in the prescribed format from Head of the Department on college/university letterhead.
  6. Self-attested copy of domicile certificate (For North-Eastern States students only)

Application Fee: An application fee of Rs.500/- will have to be paid through Debit Card/Credit card/UPI or internet banking. The application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Selection Procedure

For the selection of the candidates, a computer-based test will be conducted in multiple cities/centres. To be eligible for selection, the candidates must satisfy the eligibility criteria mentioned above. Trainer companies would be provided subject to availability.

Computer-Based Written Test Centres

The computer-based exam will be conducted in the following cities:
Agra, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Gaya, Goa, Gulbarga, Gurugram, Guwahati, Hisar, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirappalli, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam.

Question Paper Structure

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In the written test will questions will be asked from the following branches of Biotechnology:
  1. Analytical Techniques
  2. Animal Biotechnology
  3. Biochemistry
  4. Bioinformatics
  5. Bioprocess Engineering
  6. Cell and Molecular Biology
  7. Fermentation Technology
  8. Genetics
  9. Immunology
  10. Industrial Biotechnology
  11. Intellectual Property Rights
  12. Microbiology
  13. Plant Biotechnology


Upon completion of training, an online `Assessment' of all trainees will be conducted by the Life Science Sector Skill Development Council (LSSSDC). An "Apprenticeship Certificate" under National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) by LSSSDC will be awarded to the trainees who qualify the `Assessment'.

Important Dates

  • Start of Online Application: November 3, 2020, at 11.00 AM.
  • Closing Date of Online Application: December 3, 2020, at 5.00 PM.
  • Downloads of Hall Ticket / Admit Card: December 18, 2020.
  • Date of Written Test: January 01, 2021.

Contact Details

  • Biotech Consortium India Limited
    5th Floor, Anuvrat Bhawan 210, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg New Delhi-110002
    Phone: +91 (011) 23219064-67

  • Eligibility Related Queries
    Helpdesk Timings: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm (Monday to Friday)
    Phone: +91 (011) 23219064-67 (Ext: 232, 243, 245),
    Email: (for BITP related queries),

  • Technical queries related to Application form & Payment:
    Helpdesk Timings: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm (Monday to Saturday)
    Phone: 022-62507761

Important Links:
  1. Application form for students:
  2. Requisition form for companies:
  3. Online portal:


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