TERI-ITEC Courses 2017-18: Course IV - Applications of Biotechnology and its Regulation

20 Nov 2017 08 Dec 2017
Dr Dheeban C Kannan
RETREAT, Gual Pahari


TERI is empanelled by the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), Government of India, for this programme. Under the TERI-ITEC programme, eight courses are being offered for the year 2017-18. These are: Energy Access and Human Development, Climate change and Sustainability, Trade and Sustainable Development: Issues for developing countries, Applications of Biotechnology and its regulation, Energy and Water-use Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Energy efficiency, Natural resource security: Governance, Challenges and Opportunities and, Integrated approach towards sustainable development.

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 countries.

Advantages of attending the course

  • Increased understanding of various topics of biotechnology such as plant tissue culture, sustainable agriculture, bioremediation, biofuels, livestock biotechnology and medical biology.
  • Dissemination of practical knowledge to the participants through practical training, pilot demonstration and field visits.
  • 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 aim of the training course is to provide the participants with training in theoretical concepts and experimental protocols in the area of Biotechnology. The course will provide an understanding of plant biotechnology topics such as applications of plant tissue culture, biofertilizers, biopesticides, genetic engineering and molecular markers. Other biotechnology topics such as bioremediation, biofuels, livestock biotechnology and medical biotechnology would be covered. The course would focus on regulatory framework governing biotechnology applications (comparison of developed and developing countries) and existing gaps in the current legislation. The course intends to sensitize participants on research & development in biotechnology, biosafety and bioethics. Pertinent experimental illustrations, pilot demonstrations and study tours would be organized.


Government of India will bear the following expenses for the selected candidates:

  • Return international airfare by excursion/economy class
  • Course fees and book allowance
  • Accommodation - Hostel
  • Living allowance @ INR 25,000 per month on pro rata basis. Candidates are, among other things, expected to meet the expenditure for their meals from this amount.

For more details visit http://itec.mea.gov.in


Application procedure

Applicants can apply for ITEC training program by filling up the Online Application Form and take a print out of filled form. This form is to be submitted to the nodal/designated Government Department/Agency of applicant's country. The nodal department/agency will in turn forward the applications to the Embassy/High Commission of India. Selected participants will be informed by the Indian embassies/high commissions in the respective ITEC countries.

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

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. It showcases the concept of modern green buildings. Apart from residential facilities, the complex has a library, well-equipped IT resource centre, a state-of-the-art laboratory, and other facilities.

For further information, please contact

ITEC Coordinator
Ms Swati Ganeshan
TERI-ITEC & TERI-Africa Coordinator
Centre for Resource Efficiency and Governance
Resource Efficiency & Governance 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: swati.ganeshan@teri.res.in
Contact Details

Course Coordinator
Dr Dheeban C Kannan
Plant Tissue Culture & Molecular Biology
Sustainable Agriculture Division
E-mail: dheeban.kannan@teri.res.in

Agricultural biotechnology
Government policy/regulations
Microbial diversity
Sustainable development
Water use
Energy efficiency