Oct 03, 2017

Novartis India invites applications for BioCamp 2017

Great opportunity for three bright students to avail 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 internship with Novartis India

Mumbai, October 3, 2017 – Novartis India announces the next edition of Novartis Biotechnology Leadership Camp (BioCamp) taking place in Hyderabad from December 17-20, 2017. Last date to apply is October 8, 2017.

"Novartis is deeply committed to helping build the healthcare ecosystem in the country. BioCamp provides selected students insights into the pharmaceutical industry and offers them the opportunity to meet and interact with thought-leaders in the space. BioCamp is an enabler and continues to inspire bright students to join the pharmaceutical industry," said Jawed Zia, Country President, Novartis Group of Companies in India.

BioCamp is a pioneering seminar organized by Novartis India that brings talented students from diverse faculties and different universities closer to the pharmaceutical industry. 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/biotechnology 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 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; Vishy Chebrol, co-Founder India Life Science Funds and Dr. Prabuddha Ganguli, CEO – Vision IPR.

The top three students will participate in a 2-month customized internship. Novartis India has introduced around 450 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. 54 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; XLRI, Jamshedpur; BITS Pilani; NMIMS, Mumbai; JIPMER, Pondicherry; St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata; Bombay College of

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Pharmacy; Symbiosis Institute of Management, Pune; National Institute of Immunology; Christian Medical College, Vellore; Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai; Manipal University; UM-DAE Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai; Shriram College of Commerce, Delhi; International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi 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 2016, the Group achieved net sales of USD 48.5 billion, while R&D throughout the Group amounted to approximately USD 9.0 billion. Novartis Group companies employ approximately 119,000 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 India, please visit https://www.novartis.in/

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