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Students to Benefit from Biotechnology Internships at the BITS Pilani Dubai Campus

by Eddie Rayner

BITS Pilani Dubai Campus, offering a Biotechnology Engineering programme, has announced an exclusive internship programme for high school students. The programme will place interns in a meaningful training experience in diverse areas of biotechnology. The on-campus internship programme will spread over five working days, initiating the students to the practical application of biotechnology while providing them with relevant hands-on exposure. The university is offering the internship programme in two batches during spring (4-8 April 2022) and summer break (22-26 August 2022) respectively while the programme fee is completely waived off for the interns.

Students from grades 11 and 12 will be shortlisted for the internship based on their academic merit, including class scores, their research interest in biotechnology and recommendation from their school. The interested students can apply with all the above documents by sending mail to [email protected]. Over the five days of the internship, students will benefit from hands-on experience in microbiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology techniques, as well as demonstrations of bioanalytical-instrumentations and literature-based learning. Students will be awarded completion certificates at the end of the internship.

The on-campus internship programme will spread over five working days during spring and summer breaks offering hands-on experience

“Biotechnology is an expansive field that offers diverse career choices and growth opportunities. Moreover, studying the subject is an enriching experience since it’s an interdisciplinary field, with significant influence on different industries such as pharmaceutical, food and biochemical manufacturing, biomedical engineering, environmental technology, agricultural engineering and food science innovation, genomics, cell biology, forensic science and computational biology. Because of the diverse nature of the subject, students of biotechnology can contribute to several industries, which open up many job prospects for them across different fields. The internship programme is intended to create interest among students in the biotechnology field and hence the fee for the programme is waived,” said Dr Ramachandran Subramanian, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Biotechnology at BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus.

Students from grades 11 and 12 to be considered based on academic merit while the fee would be completely waived off; biology teachers can also apply

According to a recent study, the global Biotechnology market is expected to reach over $1,683.52 billion by 2030 from $793.87 billion in 2021. Another study foresees the global sales of biotechnology instruments revenue to increase by more than four times in the next 10 years, reaching nearly $241.4 billion in 2032.

“We would also like to invite biology and biotechnology teachers to attend the training programme and to update themselves with the latest advances in biotechnology and share the same in their classroom for a holistic teaching experience,” he added.

Students will be awarded certificates at the end of the internship

BITS Pilani’s Biotechnology department in Dubai offers an in-depth curriculum at par with the latest developments in the global industry. Ranked five stars by KHDA, the biotechnology graduates have secured placements in reputed organisations and universities across the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and GCC countries. With the aim to prepare students with cutting-edge technology, the department has state-of-the-art biotechnology facilities and infrastructure for the biotechnology programme.

The department faculty members hold PhD from prominent universities of international repute, actively involved in research to further expand their vistas of knowledge while getting their work published in leading international journals. The campus also collaborates with local and international organisations on research and development projects.