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Biotech Industry in the State has shown shortage of Industry-ready Graduates and Post Graduates of life sciences. In this regard, KBITS, Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka, with support from Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi and ABLE (Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises) has initiated BTFS (Biotechnology Finishing School) program to educate and empower young human resource required for the biotech industry. In the Millennium Biotech Policy-II, Government of Karnataka has established 12 BT Finishing Schools with appropriate course content and duration to graduates and post-graduates, to make them industry-ready. BTFS program is currently in its 4th successful year and the preparations for its 5th year have begun. BT Finishing Schools have been established under the following criteria and guidelines :

Optional Subjects in 3 Biotechnology Sectors

# Agriculture & Food # Pharma & Health # Bioprocessing & Manufacturing
1 Plant Genetic Transformation, Genome, Seed & Marker Analysis 4 Bioinformatics and Rational Drug Design 7 Protein Expression and scale up
2 Plant Tissue culture and Micro Propagation 5 Cellular and Molecular Diagnostics 8 Fermentation and Bioprocessing
3 Nutraceuticals and Food Processing 6 Pre-Clinical, Clinical Research, Biostatistics and Data management 9 Bio Processing & Microbial Technology

In addition to the above the following shall be mandatory subjects: a) Documentation / Data Analysis and Communication Skills b) Review of developments pertaining to Biotechnology, Nanotechnology & Clinical Research. More emphasis will given to Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for the subject areas mentioned above.

  • Duration of Course:
Total duration: 12 months split into two semesters. 1st semester constitutes 6 months of classroom learning by interaction with BTFS faculty and experts from Academia / Industry. 2nd Semester constitutes Internship 6 months in a Company / Institution relevant to the chosen subject area.

  • Recognition and Accreditation:
The BTFS host institutions will have to seek recognition from ABLE and accreditation from a recognized University.

  • Eligibility Criteria:
  • Minimum of 50% in Masters degree from Universities of the state or any other University recognized as equivalent in Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics or any other Life Science related courses.
  • Minimum of 50% in B.E. / B.Tech. – Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Agriculture, Veterinary, MBBS and BDS (Minimum of 4 year degree in Life Sciences)
  • Candidates who have pursued Veterinary (BVSc & M V SC) , MBBS, MD, BDS and MDS are eligible only for BTFS Domains listed below.

    d) Cellular & Molecular Diagnostics (CMD) - School of Life Sciences, Manipal and The Oxford College of Sciences, Bangalore.

    e) Pre-clinical, Clinical Research, Biostatistics & Data management (PCDM) - PES University, Bangalore and Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women, Bangalore

    f) Bioinformatics & Rational Drug Design (BRD) - Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur and Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women, Bangalore

  • B.Sc degree holders with 50% aggregate are eligible only for Plant Tissue Culture & Micropropagation (PTC) domain at MMAS - Sirsi & St. Aloysius College - Mangalore.
  • Candidates who have appeared for the their final exams can also apply but have to produce your final semester/ year marks cards or computer print out of your online declared results or provisional degree certificate at the time of counseling and also submit your final semester/ year marks card before BTFS course commencement.
    Please visit for Details on Nine Domains of BTFS Program.

  • Course Fee Structure:
  • Fees for the 12 months' program shall not exceed Rs.50,000/- per student.
  • A sum of Rs.10,000 (non-refundable) to be paid by DD in favour of MD KBITS during the time of counselling and Rs.40,000 to be paid directly to the chosen BTFS host institution as per the dates mentioned in the Enrollment for BTFS Batch V.
    Please refer to the link for Details

Payment of Fees upon selection to BTFS Program host institution:

# College Selected Course Selected Bank Details for payment of Rs. 40000/-
1 Dayanand Sagar Institution, Shavige Malleshwara Hills, Kumaraswamy layout, Bangalore Plant Genetic Transformation DAYANANDA SAGAR INSTITUTIONS A/c no.141101011003205 IFSC CODE : VIJB0001411
2 Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College 18th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore-560012 A)Pre-Clinical, Clinical Research, Biostatistics &Data Management B)Bioinformatics and Rational Drug Design MLA COLLEGE BT FINISHING SCHOOL A/c no.-02310110017715 IFSC CODE : UCBA0000231
3 Padmashree Institute of Management & Science "Padmashree Campus" #149, Kommaghatta, Sulikere Post, Kengeri, Bangalore-60. Nutraceuticals & Food Processing PADMASHREE INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT & SCIENCES A/C no. 911010040019417
Axis Bank
4 PES Institute Of Technology 100 ft. Ring Road, Banashankari-III Stage, Hoskerehalli, Bangalore-560085 Pre-Clinical, Clinical Research, Biostatistics & Data Management BTFS FEES ACCOUNT A/C no.589301010050037 IFSC CODE : UBIN0558931
5 Probiosys #22, D3, KIADB industrial area, First phase, Kumbalgodu, Phone: +91 80 26986900 Fax: +91 80 26986999 Bangalore-560074 Fermentation & Bioprocessing AUTOMED SYSTEMS PVT LTD DIVISION PROBIOSYS LIFE SCIENCES A/C no – 31625323104 IFSC CODE : SBIN0008577
6 The Oxford College of Science, No.32, 19th Main, 17th B Cross, Sectro-4, HSR layout, Bangalore Cellular Molecular Biology THE OXFORD COLLEGE OF SCIENCE A/C no –140501011002817 IFSC CODE : VIJB0001405
7 Siddaganga Institute Of Technology B.H.Road, Tumkur – 572 103 Bioinformatics & Rational Drug Design PRINCIPAL, SIDDAGANGA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY A/c no.7682500100032301 IFSC CODE : KARB0000768
8 JSS College of Arts, Commerce & Science, Ooty Road, Mysore – 570 025 Protein Expression & Scale Up PG ACCOUNT JSS COLLEGE A/c. no.54007362702 IFSC CODE : SBMY0040249
9 St. Aloysius College, PB 720, Light House Hill Road, Mangalore-575 003 a) Plant Tissue Culture & Micro Propagation b) Fermentation & Bioprocessing ST.ALOYSIUS COLLEGE BTFS A/c no.3121870567 IFSC CODE : CBIN0283976 Central bank of India- St Aloysius College Branch, Mangalore
10 School of Life Sciences, Manipal University
Manipal – 576104.
Cellular & Molecular Diagnostics MANIPAL ACADEMY OF HIGHER EDUCATION A/c no -007201000089 IFSC CODE : ICIC0000072
11 MM Arts & Science College, Sirsi, Uttarakannada Dist - 581 402 Plant Tissue Culture & Micro Propagation PRINCIPAL M.M.ARTS & SCIENCE COLLEGE A/c .no- 619002010000229 IFSC CODE : UBIN0561908
12 Department of Biotechnology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga Bio Processing & Microbial Technology FINANCE OFFICER, GULBARGA UNIVERSITY, GULBARGA. A/c no. 52008642183 IFSC CODE:SBHY0020434