Key Challenges in promoting Biotechnology Skills in India

IN BRIEF

THE PROBLEM – Biotechnology at college education level fails to generate necessary Skills, which can further help students to acquire stable career in their core branch.  As a result, due to lack of enough job opportunities in core field; students are now loosing hope and are opting for jobs that are totally unrelated to their basic education. Also in parallel new risk taking Bio-Startups, which are idea and innovation driven biotechnology companies did not get enough self-started valuable workforce and thus they also failed to survive and flourish in India. So complete system is getting trapped in a vicious circle.

THE OPPORTUNITY – If we take a responsibility to change the system (which is not very difficult as thought), we can generate enough jobs to bring millions of smiles and make our country technological superpower going forward.

THE POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO PRESENT SITUATIONS – First thing First…. Education at college level should be make more skillful and career oriented (not marks oriented). Prior joining any institute students should make aware of the facts, that through this education level one will get this job in these industries at this pay scales.

Individual Skills development is given first priority. Students willing to work on advance research aspects should have facilitation centers where they can examine their knowledge and skills and can get suggestions to crack milestones if they want to be the leaders in the field.

Online real time help and networking resources can be designed to bring like minded people together where they can exchange ideas and get advice in need.

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