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.

Admission 2022-23 Apply Online

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
  3. Techniques of Phytochemical Profiling and Characterization
  4. Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation Techniques
  5. Printed Electronics based Advanced Device Fabrication
  6. Electrochemistry- Fundamentals, Advanced Techniques and Application
  7. Dye- sensitized solar cells: Fundamentals, Device Fabrication, Characterizations and Applications
  8. Remote Sensing and GIS Application in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Management
  9. Coastal Regulation Zone: Spatio -temporal mapping, procedure and tools & Techniques

Mode of training: Offline / Online

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.

Removal of Organic Dyes from Aqueous Solutions and Textile Wastewaters

Students: 1000/-

Sponsored candidates: 2000/-

Practical Fermentation Technology

Students: 10000/-

Sponsored candidates: 15,000/-

Intellectual Property Rights,Patent drafting & Practice

Students: 10000/-

Sponsored candidates: 15000/-

Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation Techniques

Students: 10000/-

Sponsored candidates: 20000/-

Techniques of Phytochemical Profiling and Characterization

Students: 10000/-

Sponsored candidates: 15000/-

Printed Electronics based Advanced Device Fabrication

Students: 1500/-

Sponsored candidates: 3000/-

Electrochemistry– Fundamentals, Advanced Techniques and Applications

Students: 10000/-

Sponsored candidates: 15000/-

Remote Sensing and GIS Application in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Management

Students: 1000/-

Sponsored candidates: 5000/-

Construction of Genetically Engineered Microorganism

Students : 15000/-

Sponsored candidates : Rs. 20000/-

Dye-sensitized Solar cells: Fundamentals, Device Fabrication,Characterizations and Applications

Students: 2500/-

Sponsored candidates: 5000/-

Coastal Regulation Zone: Spatio -temporal mapping, procedure and tools & Techniques

Students: 700/-

Sponsored candidates: 1200/-

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.

Removal of Organic Dyes from Aqueous Solutions and Textile Wastewaters

Organic synthetic-dyes are recalcitrant compounds that are extensively used in various industries such as the textile, pulp and paper, leather tanning, food, agricultural research, hair colorings, and light-harvesting arrays. Even very small amount of synthetic dyes in water is highly visible affecting the aesthetic merit, light penetration, and oxygen solubility of water bodies. There are more than 1,00,000 commercially available dyes with over 105 Ton of dye-stuff produced annually. After the dyeing process, the loss of colorants to the environment is 10–50%. Many of these dyes are toxic and even carcinogenic which pose a serious hazard to the aquatic and human life.

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

Intellectual Property Rights,Patent drafting & Practice

In abstract, our youth should be exposed to new principles and strategies to protect the intangible creations of their mind. There also exists a growing demand for IPR experts within the country. There are good career prospects for those who are opting IPR for their higher education. The career as an IP Professional (may it be IPR attorneys, Patent agents, Examiner of Patents or IP Management experts), it is highly rewarding. Keeping all these things In mind, CSIR-NIIST intends to start a course on “Intellectual Property Rights, Patent drafting & Practice” as part of skill development programmes for training scientific personnel & students. Thoughmany well-known institutes in India offer postgraduate courses in Intellectual Property Rights and Management, the proposed course is very unique in all respects.

Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation Techniques

To enhance the knowledge of the students as well as technical level employees working in the institutes /industries who are practicing analytical chemistry and instrumentation techniques, and associated activities. To impart practical skills that would enable them to take knowledge based approach in R&D operations and maintenance of analytical and spectroscopic instruments. For students , the course would enable them to excel in careers related to scientific R&D institutions, pharmaceutical industries, analytical and testing laboratories.

Techniques of Phytochemical Profiling and Characterization

  1. Understand the production of secondary metabolites in plants
  2. To familiarize with different phytochemicals and their classes
  3. Understand the extraction techniques for secondary metabolites
  4. To familiarize with the isolation and purification techniques for secondary metabolites
  5. Hands on training on GCMS, Flash column chromatography and HPLC techniques

Electrochemistry– Fundamentals, Advanced Techniques and Applications

Redox chemistry that involves the transfer of electrons is the working principle behind all electrochemical processes. Electrochemistry has evolved from a branch of science that provides fundamental aspects of redox chemistry for understanding cell functions and transmission of signals through the nervous system to a realm of high-end technologies including renewable energy and rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles. Knowledge of electrochemistry is indispensable for materials production of via electrorefining or electrodeposition and materials destruction via corrosion, as well as for understanding metallurgical transformations and water purification. Electrochemistry also provides a multiutility tool kit for the development of sensors, mart devices and wearable/flexible electronics. With the advent of e-vehicles, working knowledge of electrochemistry is a handy expertise towards job opportunities in the development of batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, smart devices and windows, etc. This program is designed to provide attendees with a working knowledge of electrochemistry, its fundamental aspects, advanced techniques and emerging applications, including hands-on training sessions on different electrochemical modules

Remote Sensing and GIS Application in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Management

To educate the students on the principles and applications of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS) in environmental impact assessment and management

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.

Dye-sensitized Solar cells: Fundamentals, Device Fabrication,Characterizations and Applications

Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) (often termed as Grätzel’s solar cells) have been considered as one of the next generations based advanced photovoltaic devices, which do not keep an immense potential for electricity production at affordable cost but also provide unique opportunities from the perspective of building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) applications as well as the power generation for IoT devices to be operated under low light intensity conditions indoors.

Coastal Regulation Zone: Spatio -temporal mapping, procedure and tools & Techniques

The coastal stretches of the country and the water area up to its territorial water limit are declared as Coastal Regulation Zone, with a view to conserve and protect the unique environment of coastal stretches and marine areas, besides livelihood security to the fisher communities and other local communities in the coastal areas and to promote sustainable development based on scientific principles considering the dangers of natural hazards and sea level rise due to global warming. The program endeavors to develop people with technical expertise who are committed to sustainable coastal development. The skill-building program covers diverse fields like methods for mapping of CRZ and classification, regulatory activities within the classified zones, protection of ecologically sensitive areas like mangroves, coral reefs which serve as barrier against natural disasters.

Removal of Organic Dyes from Aqueous Solutions and Textile Wastewaters

  1. Photocatalysis, Dark Catalysis
  2. Adsorption
  3. Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs)
    1. Fenton / Fenton-like Reactions
    2. Ultrasound Cavitation
    3. Ozonation
  4. Radical Generation, Trapping, and Scavenging
  5. Nano Catalyst Processing
    1. Sol-gel
    2. Hydrothermal
    3. Ion-exchange
    4. Electroless Coating
  6. Case Studies (KINFRA, Kannur; KSGWOA, Bengaluru)

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

Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation Techniques

  1. Basic principles in analysis.
    1. General principles of chemistry; Basic statistical analysis; Chemical Information system.; Laboratory safety etc
  2. Analytical instrumentation techniques
    1. Hands-on training at the state-of-the-art instrumentation facility (IR, NMR, UV, GCMS, HRMS etc.)
  3. Synthetic organic and phytochemical techniques
    1. Synthetic organic chemistry lab training; Chromatography techniques.
    2. Fundamentals of natural product isolation, characterization etc

Techniques of Phytochemical Profiling and Characterization

  1. An introduction to basics of phytochemistry with brief account of major classes of secondary metabolites with special reference to medicinal plant .
  2. Training on Data Collection methods, Literature Review, Patent search and reference management in phytochemistry research.
  3. Hands on training in phytochemistry laboratory on Extraction techniques. Separation and Purification techniques chromatography TLC, HPLC, HPTLC and GC-MS. And Characterization techniques- LC-MS, ID and 2D NMR experiments and introduction to Cell culture techniques

Printed Electronics based Advanced Device Fabrication

  1. Introduction to Printed Electronics, State-of-theart Printing Technologies and Methods, Applications and Future perspective
  2. Materials for Printed Electronics, Customized substrates and Inks, Advanced Ceramic Technologies, Printed thick film devices, Piezoceramics, Micro-heaters, Customized device packaging, MEMS packaging
  3. Flexible energy harvesters, Piezoelectric Nanogenerators (PENG), Triboelectric Nanogenerators (TENG), Flexible sensors for physical parameters and bio-signal monitoring, Wearable antennas and heaters

Electrochemistry– Fundamentals, Advanced Techniques and Applications

  1. Introduction to electrochemistry
  2. Redox Reactions
  3. Basic Theories in electrochemistry, Modern theories of electrolyte solutions
  4. Potentiostatic and galvanostatic methods
  5. Kinetics, mass and electron transfer processes, electrochemical rate constants and methods for estimation, mass transport processes
  6. Electrochemical double layer
  7. Solid state electrochemistry, surface confined electrochemical processes, electro-polymerization, electrocatalysis .
  8. Electrochemical processes
  9. Nanostructured and surface modified electrodes
  10. Electrochemical energy storage systems
  11. Green electrochemistry
  12. Practical applications of electrochemistry
  13. Experimental electrochemistry

Remote Sensing and GIS Application in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Management

  1. Basics of Remote sensing (RS) and GIS
  2. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Management
  3. RS and GIS applications in EIA
  4. Photogrammetry and satellite data analysis
  5. Data vectorization and visualization
  6. Generating different types of maps for various environmental parameters
  7. Understanding and performing Land use Land cover (LULC) analysis
  8. Ground truth and accuracy assessment
  9. Interpretation of LULC analysis for decision making

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

Dye-sensitized Solar cells: Fundamentals, Device Fabrication,Characterizations and Applications

  1. provide an opportunity to get familiarized the concept and importance of DSSCs based photovoltaics
  2. The course will be comprised of lectures, which will provide overview, theoretical background, operating principles and device characterization techniques.
  3. Hands on training for basic DSSCs characterizations such as J-V curve measurement of the DSSCs under full sun light of an artificial solar simulator and indoor PV measurements using artificial light sources

Coastal Regulation Zone: Spatio -temporal mapping, procedure and tools & Techniques

  1. Coastal Regulation Zone: Insight on CRZ Notifications
  2. Permitted and Prohibited activities in CRZ
  3. Spatio-temporal mapping of HTL/LTL on Coastal Zone Management Plan
  4. Various tools and techniques involved in CRZ mapping

Removal of Organic Dyes from Aqueous Solutions and Textile Wastewaters

Dr. Satyajit Shukla, Principal Scientist, CSIR NIIST

Practical Fermentation Technology

Mr. Kiran Kumar, Senior Scientist, CSIR NIIST

Intellectual Property Rights,Patent drafting & Practice

Mr, Praveen Raj R.S., Principal Scientist, CSIR NIIST

Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation Techniques

Dr. Sasidhar B S, Principal Scientist, CSIR NIIST

Techniques of Phytochemical Profiling and Characterization

Dr. K V Radhakrishnan, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR NIIST

Printed Electronics based Advanced Device Fabrication

Dr. K. P. Surendran, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR NIIST

Dr. Achu Chandran, Scientist, CSIR NIIST

Electrochemistry– Fundamentals, Advanced Techniques and Applications

Dr. Sreejith Shankar, Senior Scientist, CSIR NIIST

Remote Sensing and GIS Application in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Management

Mr. Saurabh Sakhre, Scientist, CSIR NIIST

Construction of Genetically Engineered Microorganism

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

Dye-sensitized Solar cells: Fundamentals, Device Fabrication,Characterizations and Applications

Dr.Suraj Soman, Scientist, CSIR NIIST

Coastal Regulation Zone: Spatio -temporal mapping, procedure and tools & Techniques

Er. Sravanth T., Scientist, CSIR NIIST