JNCASR Short Term Training Course on Laboratory Diagnosis of COVID-19 | 15 August, 2020

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COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that leads to severe respiratory illness. The pandemic has resulted in an increasing number of cases, including in India. While the demand for testing is very high, there is a severe shortage of trained persons to carry out these specialized tests.

To help build capacity for the national fight against COVID-19, the COVID Diagnostic Training Centre has been established at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), an autonomous institute under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India (www.jncasr.ac.in). The Centre is offering comprehensive training in molecular clinical diagnostics effective immediately.

Applications are invited from Indian nationals for a short term (one week) residential Training Course designed to impart theoretical knowledge and hands-on expertise in required molecular biology techniques and BSL-2 workflow. Training does not require handling of live SARS-CoV-2 virus. Skills mastered during the course will make trainees adept at performing immune and molecular diagnostic assays in a clinical set up.



Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in MLT (Medical Laboratory Technology) with a minimum of 60% aggregate score or equivalent CGPA. Given the varied quarantine advisories for different states, application from individuals currently residing in Karnataka only will be considered.

Age limit

Not more than 40 years as on 01.04.2020.

Subsistence Allowance

In addition to free boarding & Lodging, a small subsistence allowance of Rs.5000.00 will be paid to the candidates selected for training.

Expected start date

15 August, 2020.


01 week, full-time, on-campus at JNCASR.


A course completion certificate fee of Rs. 1,000/- will be charged from each individual on successful completion of the training. Interested candidates may send application as per the format placed in Annexure ‘I’. A statement of interest of not more than 100 words explaining the interest of the candidate in the course is essential (separate sheet/copy to be attached along with the application). Application to be sent by email to labtraining@jncasr.ac.in so as to reach by Friday, July 31, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for online interview. 

(Link to Download Application Form)

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