BCIL Invites Applications from African Candidates For Plant Tissue Culture Training - 2017-18

Biotech Consortium India Ltd, New Delhi 

Applications Invited 

From African Candidates For Plant Tissue Culture Training (FY 2017-18) 

 Background: Plant tissue culture or micropropagation technology has made significant contributions by enhancing agricultural productivity and by controlling losses due to disease through propagation of quality plants throughout the year. A comprehensive capacity building programme on commercial micro-propagation for African candidates is being organized by Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL), New Delhi with the support of Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. The program aims at capacity building of commercial micro propagation sector in African countries. BCIL a company created as an initiative of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and financed by All India Financial Institutions, is managing this important programme. 

 African countries The project will be implemented in the following 17 eastern and central African countries which offer good potential for use of this technology: (i) Cameroon, (ii) Eritrea, (iii) Ethiopia, (iv) Kenya, (v) Madagascar, (vi) Malawi, (vii) Mozambique, (viii) Namibia, (ix) Rwanda, (x) Sudan, (xi) South Sudan, (xii) Tanzania, (xiii) Uganda, (xiv) Zambia, (xv) Nigeria, (xvi) South Africa and (xvii) Zimbabwe. Biotech Consortium India Ltd, New Delhi 

1. How to apply: Interested African candidates (from the listed countries) are requested to submit their applications in the prescribed format to BCIL given below. 

2. The duly filled application form covering (i) Certificate of English language proficiency and (ii) Medical report should be attested from respective Indian Mission of their country. 
3. Candidates are requested to check the eligibility criteria for the training. 
4. Candidates need to mention clearly the module and corresponding title of training in their forms. 
5. Scanned copy of the complete application should be sent through email (shuklashivkant@biotech.co.in or Info.bcil@nic.in) 
6. BCIL will consider only those applications submitted through the approval of Indian Mission in the respective African country. 

7. The duly filled and approved application should be addressed to: 

Dr. Shiv Kant Shukla, Principal Investigator - Africa Project & Dy. General Manager, Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL), 5th Floor, Anuvrat Bhawan 210, Deendayal Upadhayaya Marg, New Delhi-110002 

Phone: +91-11–23219058 (Direct), Fax- +91-11 – 23219063 E-mail: shuklashivkant@biotech.co.in, Info.bcil@nic.in

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