CSIR Skill Initiative

As a part of CSIR Integrated Skill Initiative, CSIR NIIST is offering several skill development courses for graduates, diploma holders, people from industries in various disciplines of Science and Engineering. Basic Knowledge generation, hands on experience in operation and maintenance of sophisticated equipments are the highlights of the course. The aim is to develop manpower to cater to the needs of scientific organisations and industries.

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Envision new challenges and opportunities in areas of core strength of the institution and thereby emerging as:

 Institution of international reputation through symbiotic alliance with industries and academia for high impact science, techno commercially important IP, technologies and products with direct impact on society.

 Pioneers in delivering innovative, cost competitive and environmentally acceptable processing technologies based on the expertise in functional materials, agro-products, bioactive molecules and mineral processing.

 Center of Excellence for advanced materials in energy, security, diagnostics and strategic applications.

 Consultant and service provider to MSMEs and industries thus becoming a solution provider to societal and environmental issues such as (air/water) pollution, waste management, effluent treatment etc.

  1. Practical Fermentation Technology
  2. Construction of Genetically Engineered Microorganism

Mode of training: Offline

The theory classes will be taught in English.

Smart classroom tools will be used for conducting theory classes and course materials will be given to candidates.

Practical Fermentation Technology

Students: 10000/-

Sponsored candidates: 15,000/-

Construction of Genetically Engineered Microorganism

Students : 15000/-

Sponsored candidates : Rs. 20000/-

Payment Mode: Online

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To remain as a dynamic, vibrant and responsive public organization serving public, private, social and strategic goods through interdisciplinary research in the areas of Chemical Sciences & Technology, Materials Science & Technology, Agroprocessing & Technology, Microbial Processes and Technology, Environmental Technology and Phytopharmaceuticals & Drug intermediates.

Practical Fermentation Technology

To enhance the knowledge of the students as well as technical level employees working in companies/institutes which are practicing fermentation technology. To impart practical skills that would enable them to take knowledge based approach in operation and maintenance of fermenters and bioreactors. For students the course would enable them to excel in careers related to bioprocess and fermentation industries

Construction of Genetically Engineered Microorganism

The recombinant DNA technology have been identified as an essential and important subject area of applied biological sciences. A microbial engineer works on the biological, chemical and engineering aspects of biotechnology, manipulating microbes and developing new applications for microbes. Industries focus on recombinant DNA technology for production of valuable bioproducts used in medicine, agriculture, textile and environment. Fundamentals of genetic engineering are essential for the development of a microbial strain with particular application in biotech industries. For construction of a genetically modified organism parameters like origin of DNA, gene isolation, plasmid, promoter, host etc. should be well understood. This program focuses on the methodology to generate genetically modified microbe through recombinant DNA technology.

Practical Fermentation Technology

  1. Microbial growth kinetics
  2. Basic anatomy of a classical STR, parts identification and purpose
  3. Fermenter Instrumentation- Components of fermenter their roles and control, PID’s and SCADA
  4. Concepts of mass and oxygen transfer, Cascade control in fermenters
  5. Practicalsession(s) on:
  6. Parallel fermenter
  7. 2L STR
  8. 20L STR with in-situ sterilization
  9. 150 L Fermenter

Construction of Genetically Engineered Microorganism

Theory sessions:

  1. Overview of gene cloning – prokaryotic and eukaryotic
  2. PCR – principles and optimization strategies
  3. Cloning vectors – plasmids, BAC, YAC, shuttle vectors and expression vectors
  4. Common host organism and tools used for genetic engineering
  5. Recombinant protein production
  6. Concept of metabolic engineering

Practical sessions:

  1. Primer designing & Gene amplification by PCR
  2. Plasmid DNA isolation
  3. Restriction digestion of DNA and ligation
  4. Transformation of recombinant construct;
  5. Screening of positive clones by PCR and confirmation of recombinant strain

Construction of Genetically Engineered Microorganism

Dr. Rajeev K Sukumaran, Sr. Pr. Scientist, CSIR-NIIST Trivandrum

Dr. Madhavan Nampoothiri K, Sr. Pr. Scientist, CSIR NIIST

Dr. Ramesh Kumar N, Pr. Scientis, CSIR NIIST

Dr. Binod Parameswaran, Pr. Scientist, CSIR NIIST

Dr. P.A. Balakumaran, Scientist, CSIR NIIST