TERI-ITEC Courses 2012-13 Course II - Applications of biotechnology and its regulation

  
  
  

About TERI-ITEC

TERI is empanelled by the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC)/ Special Commonwealth African Assistance Programme (SCAAP), government of India, for this programme. Under the programme, eight courses are being offered for the year 2012-13. These are: Integrated approach towards sustainable development, applications of biotechnology and its regulation, designing and implementing solar energy based livelihood projects for rural communities, climate change and sustainability, decentralized energy solutions-planning and implementation, trade and sustainable development, resource security and governance issues, challenges and opportunities, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Each individual course is a three-week long residential programme conducted in India, attended by participants from other developing countries. The courses are designed to meet the needs of senior and mid-level government and non-government officials from ITEC/SCAAP countries.

Advantages of attending the course

  • Increased understanding of various dimensions of each course;
  • Development of practical knowledge through demonstrations and field visits; and
  • Wider exposure to India as the course lectures are complemented by study tours.

Course eligibility

 

Bachelor's degree with science in school; work experience of 2 years

Number of participants - 30

Course details

The course aims to provide a unique blend of theory and practical training in various aspects of plant biotechnology. It provides a basic understanding of biofuels, traditional and advanced biotechnology, environmental and bioethical concerns of new technologies, legal framework for biosafety regulations and risk assessment & management. Issues related to sustainable agriculture through application of biofertilizers and biopesticide; food safety and impact of IPRs on future agriculture development are discussed with special reference to developing countries.

Scholarship

The cost of the course, travel, and stay of the selected participant will be borne by ITEC (Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India).

Application procedure

Fill up the ITEC/SCAAP Application form and submit it to respective nodal government department/agency designated to nominate candidates. The nodal department/agency will, in turn, forward the applications to the Embassy/High Commission of India.

The selected participants would be informed by the Indian Embassies of the respective ITEC/SCAAP countries.

ITEC Website

Accommodation

Hostel accommodation for the participants would be arranged at the TERI Retreat or at TERI University.

TERI Retreat is a training complex located a mere 35-minute driving distance from the heart of Delhi in Gual Pahari, Gurgaon. Away from the hustle-bustle of the city, this 36-hectare training complex is a perfect example of sustainable, green, and productive habitat created through application of scientific methods and technique.

For further information, please contact

ITEC Coordinator Course Coordinator
Mr Anandajit Goswami
Coordinator, TERI-Africa
Centre for Global Agreements, Leg. & Trade
Resources, Regulation, and Global Security Division
The Energy and Resources Institute
Darbari Seth Block, IHC, Lodhi Road
New Delhi, India
Tel. +91-11-2468 2100, 4150 4900
Fax +91-11-2468 2144, 2468 2145
E-mail: anandjit@teri.res.in
Dr Vibha Dhawan
Executive Director
Plant Tissue Culture & Molecular Biology
Biotechnology & Bioresources Division
The Energy and Resources Institute
Darbari Seth Block, IHC, Lodhi Road
New Delhi, India
Tel. +91-11-2468 2100, 4150 4900
Fax +91-11-2468 2144, 2468 2145
E-mail: vibhad@teri.res.in
Date: 13-31 Aug 2012 Theme: Plant Biotechnology | Microbial Biotechnology
Location: RETREAT, Gual Pahari, Gurgaon
Category: Training

Contact

Dr Vibha Dhawan
Executive Director
Plant Tissue Culture & Molecular Biology
Biotechnology & Bioresources Division
The Energy and Resources Institute
Darbari Seth Block, IHC, Lodhi Road
New Delhi, India
Tel. +91-11-2468 2100, 4150 4900
Fax +91-11-2468 2144, 2468 2145
E-mail: vibhad@teri.res.in