Sister Nivedita University (SNU) signs an agreement to collaborate with Pine Biotech to promote Employability for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Students through a Bioinformatics Industry Course.
On the 19th of July, 2019, Mohit Mazumder from Pine Biotech participated in a public ceremony held by Sister Nivedita University in Kolkata, India where agreements were signed between industry leaders in a variety of domains and the university. The event was designed to bring workforce development programs to students in the fields of computer science, technology, and biotechnology. Sister Nivedita University seeks to bridge the gap between basic knowledge and the skills required to succeed in industry and will be one of the first universities to offer a bioinformatics industry course.
Pine Biotech joined other industry leaders like SSC NASSCOM, Tickerplant Ltd., Data Science Foundation, eLitmus and InnovationNext . Industry partners were welcomed by Sister Nivedita University Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Mr. Chittatosh Mookerjee, ex-Chief Justice of the Calcutta and Bombay High Court, Dr. Sandhya Chintala, Executive Director, IT, ITES Sector Skill Council & Vice President, Nasscom.
Sister Nivedita University (SNU) is on a mission to adopt the industry skills model. The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) along with University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) have developed a unique model to integrate skill based training into the academic curriculum based on National Occupational Standards set by industry skills councils. The job roles are designed to be progressive, ranging from Level 5 to level 7 using the National Skills Qualification framework. As a part of this initiative, SNU in the year 2018 has partnered with multinational giants like Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), SAP, ADOBE, BSE etc.
“Curating industry ready professional and thought leaders is a shared value of SNU. Towards this end, we are focused on achieving industry-academia interface. The synergy achieved through this interface results in a win-win situation for both industry and academia. The industry gains by accessing a pool of young professionals, who can meet industry needs, while SNU can get guidance from industry regarding the direction for research. This outreach ultimately adds to the society and the nation,” said Shri Satyam Roychowdhury, Co-founder & Managing Director of Techno India Group and Chancellor of Sister Nivedita University.
He further added that the “..alliance with Pine Biotech will help students of SNU and TIG Colleges to have training on Biotech, Bioinformatics and Biomedical Informatics. Having this certification would definitely enhance their employability worldwide.” Pine Biotech CEO, Elia Brodsky shared a recorded message with the event participants:
Pine Biotech was represented at this event by Mohit Mazumder, who joined the Pine Biotech India team and is leading the expansion of the company in collaboration with several major universities. Just a few weeks ago, Pine Biotech signed a memorandum of understanding with Amity University in Kolkata and is already conducting a course with over 60 participants as a part of its pilot there. Pine Biotech also joined Bioclues, an academic organization focused on bioinformatics research, training and education. Incepted in the year 2005, it is one of the fastest growing bioinformatics societies in India, currently serving over 3400 members from nearly 30 countries.
Data analysis skills are essential for modern biology and are at the core of scientific discovery. In this OmicsLogic bioinformatics training program, we will explore bioinformatics concepts in a project setting, offering insights into the typical problems addressed by a bioinformatician. The program does not require any prerequisites, apart from basic understanding of biology concepts. The program will span for three months, comprising eleven workshops and one Team Project. You can learn more about the program schedule and register here: https://edu.tbioinfo.com/snu-kolkata