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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bioprocessing in Biotechnology – Short Term Training Course (STTC) at KCT, Coimbatore

The Department of Biotechnology, Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT), Coimbatore, is organizing a DBT-sponsored short-term training course (STTC) for teachers involved in teaching life sciences and biotechnology for 14 days from 26 April to 9 May 2012.
The course consists of lectures by Guest Faculty from premier research institutions/universities followed by practical/hands-on training sessions in ratio of 30 : 70.
Candidates holding regular positions in private or govt-aided or govt colleges or university colleges or research institutions are eligible to apply. The application has to be sponsored by the Head of the colleges/institutions/universities. However, 25% of the teachers from govt-aided or govt colleges or university colleges will be paid TA as per institutional rules.
Applications may be sent to The Course Director stating:
1. Name and address for communication (e-mail id, mobile and phone numbers)
2. Educational qualifications and teaching/research experience
3. Present and future research interests (250 words)
Last date for receipt of filled-in application is 25 March 2012. Short-listed applicants will be intimated confirmation on 26 March 2012.
Course Director: Dr P. Ramalingam, Associate Professor, Dept of Biotechnology, KCT, Coimbatore 641 049; Mobile: 098659 23055; e-mail ID:

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