Just as the 21st century dawns on mankind, our lives bear a testimony to the genesis of new era in Research and Technology and it has opened the doors for unabated technological advancement and created opportunities for growth in newer dimensions which we never thought existed. To excel in the futuristic workplace of tomorrow, one needs to possess a perfect blend of theoretical study and experience. Cultivating an inquisitive and explorative attitude, I believe, leads to a constant learning process. This approach adds to the immense potential for innovation that exists in the field.

 I want to be a part of this exciting race to create a more scientifically advanced tomorrow and I envision the Biocon- KGI certification program would serve as a gateway to the path towards my advancement in this direction and the most appropriate place to start with.

First day of any new venture is a mélange of nervousness, zest and anticipation as to see how the day would unfold and how the days to come would shape up. On the first day of our orientation into Biocon Academy, we all sat there stealing glances at each other. Some very exuberant faces, yet few other shy faces, but one thing binding each of us up there was ‘what next?’ and an adrenalin surge!

All of us were from different backgrounds and cultures, but were united together with one thought, that the next four months being the fifth batch of the ‘Biocon Academy’ would be the onset of a new escapade and a brilliant learning experience. After being addressed by some of the senior members from Biocon, we had our interactions with the Subject Matter Experts (SME), who briefed us on the different areas of bio-pharmaceutical industry, which we would be detailed more in the coming days.

India is one of the fastest growing countries in the world in terms of the bio-pharmaceutical investment and it makes it very exciting to be a part of the Biocon Academy at this point and kick- start our careers. Biocon Academy is a brilliant platform to bridge the gap between the academic knowledge and its application in the industry scenarios and to help address the skill deficit that currently exists in the Biotech sector.

As each day would roll by, we are all looking for a new set of adventure set to rock and roll and to bask under this flagship program to bring out the best with the help of our guides and mentors.

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Written by: Sweety Mathew, Biocon KGI Certificate Program in Biosciences.

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