“There is a need for better interaction between academic institutions and industry in order to bridge the gap between the human resources available and industry requirements and have better career opportunities. Also, for the implementation of research, the academic institutions should have a commercial approach towards research undertaken by the scholars and professionals rather than mere academic accomplishments,” shared Ravi C Dasgupta, vice president-Group HR, Biocon Limited.
The three day Biotechnica Chandigarh-2010 at Panjab University concluded with a panel discussion comprising eminent personalities including Dr G N Qazi, Prof R C Sobti, Ravi Das Gupta, Vineet Kalia, Dr Parkishit Bansal and Dr Sitaram Kumar on “Career Opportunities in Biotechnology”.
Dr Parikshit Bansal from NIPER, Mohali delivered a lecture on the case studies of IPR issues in biotechnology and Ravi Das Gupta, Vice President, BIOCON, Banglore elaborated upon the entrepreneurship development and career opportunities in biotechnology. Dr G N Qazi, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Hamdard University and Former Director RRL, Jammu motivated the young biotechnologists with his hearty talk on the “Biotechnology from my heart”. Vineet Kalia, Senior Director, Dr Reddy’s Lab emphasized on the need of biotechnology as career and pointed out the shortage of sufficient number of good biotechnologist in the country to cater the industrial and academia needs.