CSIR IICT Skill Development Course on Advanced Pharma Biotechnology (APB) by APSSDC

APSSDC in collaboration with CSIR-IICT (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology) is offering job-oriented Skill Development Course on Advanced Pharma Biotechnology (APB) for M. Sc. Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry or Bioinformatics and - B.E./ B. Tech/ B. V. Sc./M. Tech/ B. Pharm/ M. Pharm – Biotechnology, Bioinformatics Pharmacy students. Eligible aspirants may apply through online at www.iictindia.org.








Last date for Registration15/10/2017
Announcement of short listed candidates23/10/2017
Interview of shortlisted candidates27/10/2017
Orientation Program/ Course Commencement04/11/2017

The courses will be conducted at GUNTUR: 01;   KADAPA: 02;     RAJAHMUNDRY: 03;      VISAKHAPATNAM:  04.



The selection process will be as per CSIR rules. The short-listed applicants will be called for an interview (No TA/DA will be paid).

The eligibility criteria

  • A minimum of 55% marks/score in the qualifying examination

  • Be a native of A.P or have 10 years of uninterrupted study in A.P.

Maximum intake of the candidates is 250. The candidates will be provided hostel accommodation at CSIR - IICT campus during Hands on Training (approximately Rs.10,000/- is to be borne by the student) subject to availability.


About Skill Development Course

Duration of the course is 6 months.

Part 1: Extensive THEORETICAL training (6 hours/day) at the respective University centres (Visakhapatnam – Andhra; Guntur- Nagarjuna; Rajahmundry- Nannaya; Kadapa- Yogi Vemana) on Saturday and Sundays and other holidays.

Part 2: Extensive HANDS ON TRAINING at CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad.

During the training the participants will be trained as per industry requirements on issues like Regulatory affairs, IPR, Analytical techniques, Safety standards, Entrepreneurship and Soft skills.


  1. Students will be empowered with the necessary skills to make them employable in Biotech & Pharma industries both in research and service areas.

  2. Students are exposed to hands-on training at IICT/ various industrial units.

  3. Dual certification from LSSSDC and CSIR-IICT will enhance employability and certification by LSSSDC has been made mandatory to be employable in pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical manufacturing units.

  4. Since the entire program is designed as per the Industry needs and of International standards,  there will be a possibility for 60 - 70% absorption of trained students in Industries/ CSIR  and  Other research institutes/  Universities.etc. and rest can be absorbed by Incubates.

How to apply for APB

The online application form is available on the CSIR-IICT website (www.iictindia.org). Candidates desirous should apply through online only. Registration fee of Rs. 250/- has to be paid in favor of Director, CSIR-IICT Hyderabad-07. Payment can be made via DD/NEFT/IMPS/SB Collect transfer to Director, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad [Bank – State Bank of India, Account No. 62047032288, IFSC code: SBIN0020087, (SB Collect:  https://www.onlinesbi.com/sbicollect). Registration Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Upon successful submission of online application form,  candidates can view and print the application form. Candidate has to sign on printed application and affix a latest passport photograph and send the application along with all supporting documents to the below address.


The Director
Skill Development Course on Advanced Pharma Biotechnology (APB)
CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Uppal Road, Tarnaka, Hyderabad-500007

Shortlisted students will be called for interview and interview will be at Hyderabad. The selected candidates will be admitted to the proposed six months training course on payment of Course Fee Rs. 30,000/- (and Rs.10,000/- approximately for hostel accommodation at CSIR-IICT during Hands on Training).

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