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Biotechnology Skill Enhancement Program (BiSEP)

A first of its kind Flagship initiative by  Dept. of IT, BT & Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka and supported by Dept. 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


  • Master’s degree in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Botany, Zoology or any branch of Life sciences or B.E / B.Tech in Biotechnology or Bioinformatics, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Agriculture or 4-year degree courses in any branch of Life Sciences with a minimum of 50% of marks.

Duration ( 2 semesters):

  • I Semester: 6 months of Academic coursework at the Institution by BiSEP faculty and experts from Academia / Industry.
  • II Semester: 6 months Industry Internship

Job roles:

  • Production managers,
  • Supervisors,
  • Packaging Technologist,
  • Food Analyst,
  • Food Technician,
  • Quality Control -Manager,
  • Quality control officer,
  • Quality assurance officer,
  • Food auditor,
  • Product development technologist,
  • Research officers,
  • Scientist,
  • Brewer,
  • Business Executives,
  • Scientific officers,
  • Food safety supervisor,
  • Sales and marketing executives.


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.
  • 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 want.
  • This program brings both academia and industry onto a single platform
  • Offers first of its kind training by partnering with industry and subject experts.

Why Nutraceuticals and Food Processing Domain?

Convergence of Food and Nutraceutical industry is set to create a huge growth market in health food space.
  • One of the biggest Industry globally & expected to reach the US $ 3.03 trillion by 2020.
  • India is the second largest producer.
  • There is a huge requirement of professionally skilled manpower.
  • 9 million skilled personnel are required by 2024Facing an unbelievable 80 percent shortage of trained and qualified manpower.

Why P.G. Diploma in Nutraceuticals and Food Processing at Padmashree?

  • Focused training in Skills and job orientation with 5 years of track record in this course.
  • Academic and industry experts conduct skill upgrading at State-of-art facilities.
  • Complies with Industry standards, national skill quality framework guidelines of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
  • Compulsory six months Industry internship enabling the job training.
  • 100% industry internship and job placement assistance.
  • Till now students are placed in more than 50 different Food and Nutraceutical industries.



Prof. Anuradha M

Principal Coordinator

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

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