Jul 10, 2018

Novartis in India invites applications for BioCamp 2018 Opportunity for three bright students to avail customised internship

  • BioCamp offers ~50 top tier students four-day hands-on experience with the multifaceted world of pharmaceuticals and direct interaction with experts in the field
  • Three winning students get the opportunity to avail customised internship with Novartis in India

Mumbai, July 10, 2018 - – Novartis in India announces the 10th edition of Novartis Biotechnology Leadership Camp (BioCamp) taking place in Hyderabad from September 23 to 26, 2018. Last date to apply is July 21, 2018.

“BioCamp is a great reflection of the Novartis commitment to contribute to the healthcare system in India. It offers bright students the opportunity to understand the pharmaceutical industry and the role it plays in nation building while helping them make career choices,” said Milan Paleja, Country President, Novartis Group of Companies in India.

BioCamp is designed to help students understand trends and challenges in the pharmaceutical industry, interact with Novartis executives who lead the Company’s approach to drug development and thought leaders in the sector. The program is open to postgraduate students and young researchers in natural sciences, medicine, biotechnology, bio-informatics, pharmacy, business administration, chartered accountancy or law (specialization in Intellectual Property Rights) interested in pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Interested students should visit https://www.novartis.in/careers/biocamp or email [email protected] for more information.

Selected students will have the opportunity to learn from and network with leaders in the pharmaceutical industry as well as hone their team building skills. Previous speakers include Dr. Alok Srivastava, Professor Hematology – CMC, Vellore; Arijit Sarker, Director, Google India; Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI); Padma Shri Dr. A. S. Soin, Chief Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant Surgeon; Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson & Managing Director, Biocon Limited, G. V. Prasad, Co-Chairman & CEO, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Limited among others.

The top three students will participate in a two-month customized internship. Novartis India has introduced around 500 top students to the pharmaceutical industry and entrepreneurship since launching BioCamp in 2009.

About BioCamp

The Novartis Biotechnology Leadership Camp (BioCamp) has been held annually in India since 2009. Students go through a rigorous judging process before they are selected to participate in the event. 52 students from diverse faculties including pharmacology, biotechnology, life sciences, finance, biomedical engineering, genetics, business management and immunology participated last year. Institutes they came from included the Indian Institutes of Technology, Kharagpur and Bombay; Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and Mohali; XLRI, Jamshedpur; BITS Pilani; NMIMS, Mumbai; JIPMER, Pondicherry; St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai; Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata; Bombay College of Pharmacy; Symbiosis Institute of Management, Pune; National Institute of Immunology, Delhi; St. John’s Medical College, Bengaluru; Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai; Miranda House, Delhi; Kasturba Medical College, Manipal among others.

About Novartis

Novartis provides innovative healthcare solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis offers a diversified portfolio to best meet these needs: innovative medicines, cost-saving generic and biosimilar pharmaceuticals and eye care. Novartis has leading positions globally in each of these areas. In 2017, the Group achieved net sales of USD 49.1 billion, while R&D throughout the Group amounted to approximately USD 9.0 billion. Novartis Group companies employ approximately 124,000 full-time-equivalent associates. Novartis products are sold in approximately 155 countries around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.novartis.com. For information on Novartis in India, please visit https://www.novartis.in/ Novartis is on Twitter. Sign up to follow @Novartis at http://twitter.com/novartis

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