List of Biotechnology Internships for Undergraduate Students in India

Biotechnology is definitely one of the top fields of studies and employment, both from Indian and global perspectives. But, getting jobs in the core biotech field right after graduation is not that always easy. One of the key factors is lack of practical (hands-on) work experience during the Bachelors and even Masters. An internship is not only handy in terms of acquiring the practical know-how; but also creates better career prospects. In fact, within the biotechnology domain, training & internships are almost mandatory. Here is an aggregated List of Biotechnology Internships for Undergraduate Students in India.

Biotechnology Internships for Undergraduates at Research Institutes

Institute - CityEligible StudentsMonthly Stipend (INR)Fees (INR)Duration
TATA Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), MumbaiStudents who have finished 2 years of undergraduate course7,000NA2 months
Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), GurgaonStudents from 4-year undergraduate programsNANA6 months
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), BangaloreStudents presently studying in 1st year of three year B.Sc programme only6,000NA6 - 8 weeks
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), ThiruvananthapuramStudents from B.Tech backgroundNA15,000 - 60,0001 month, 2-3 months, 4-6 months or 7-12 months
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad6th semester of BTechNANA2 months
Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL), New DelhiB.Tech. students10,000NA6 months
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Center For Biomedical Research (ACBR), DelhiUndergraduate (B.Sc. / B.Tech.)NANA14 weeks
Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS)B.Sc. / B.Tech.
Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Guwahati2nd/3rd Year B.Sc. Students3,000NA2 months
Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), DelhiNo specificsNA10,000 - 30,0002 months (6-month also possible)
National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology (NRCPB), New DelhiB.Tech.NA5,000 + Tax5 - 6 months
IISER Bhopal2nd, 3rd or 4th year of BSc/BTechNA3,000 - 5,0002 months
IISER MohaliBSc (Second Year/Third Year)5,000NA2 months
IISER Pune2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of B.Sc/B.TechNot SpecifiedNA4 - 8 weeks
IISER Kolkata2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of B.Sc/B.TechNot SpecifiedNA2 months
IISER Thiruvananthapuram2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of B.Sc/B.TechNot SpecifiedNA4 - 8 weeks
Tezpur University, Assam2nd Year of B.Sc. or 3rd Year of B.Tech.NANA4 weeks
National Network for Mathematical and Computational Biology (NNMCB), Pune2nd/3rd/4th Year Bachelors Students10,000NA3 months
Bhaba Atomic Research Centre, MumbaiB.Tech. students who have appeared 5th semester and B.Sc. Final Year studentsNot SpecifiedNAFlexible

Please note: some of the above internships are also open to PG (M.Sc./M.Tech.) students.

Academic & Research Institutes to Consider for Biotechnology Internships (By Contacting Researchers & Scientists)

  • Central Food Technological Research  Institute [CFTRI], Mysore
  • Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and  Diagnostics [CDFD], Hyderabad
  • National Brain Research Centre [NBRC],  Gurgaon
  • National Center for Cell Science [NCCS],  Pune
  • National Centre for Biological Sciences  [NCBS], Bangalore
  • National Insitute of Immunology [NII],  New Delhi
  • Translational Health Science and  Technology Institute [THSTI], Faridabad
  • National Institute of Animal  Biotechnology [NIAB], Hyderabad
  • IIT – Bombay, Kanpur, Madras, Kharagpur

Even though there are many academic & research institutes that offer biotechnology internships for undergraduate students in India. But, obviously, they don’t have the capacity to accept each and everyone. More importantly, the final year Bachelor (or Masters) students get preference. Besides, the majority of the academic & research institutes offer biotechnology internships with stipend. So, that’s obviously desirable.

Biotech Internships & Training in India

So, if are in your 2nd/3rd year of undergraduate studies (B.Sc. or B.Tech.), please consider paid projects at the companies. Below is the List of Biotech Companies Providing Internships with Fees (i.e. Students Need to Pay). I know it might be painful. But, you are going to invest in yourself only. More importantly, it’s better to do a paid internship rather than doing nothing.

Biotechnology Internships for Undergraduates at Companies

Biocon (Bangalore)

SHRM Biotechnologies (Kolkata)

Read: Biotechnology Training, Research Projects and Job Guidance at SHRM

NTHRYS (Hyderabad)

INBIT (New Delhi)

BioLim (Chennai)

Rishi Biotech (Mumbai)

Rapture Biotech (Pan India including Mohali, Noida, Pune, Chennai, Bhopal, Agra, Lucknow)

GeoMarine Biotechnologies (Chennai)

Apex Biotechnology (Chennai)

BioAxis (Multi-City including Lucknow & Hyderabad)

Azyme Biosciences (Bangalore)

Biotech Park (Lucknow)

Biotech Park (Guwahati)

Read Ankita’s Internship at Guwahati BioTech Park as a 2nd Year B.Tech. Biotechnology Student

Allele Life Sciences (Noida)

Codon Biotech (Noida)

Biozeen (Bangalore)

ICSCCB (Pune)

Orbit Biotech (Mohali)

Atree (Multicity) [Fees not specified / or maybe not required]

BRC Pune

BLA Biotech (Jaipur)

Chaperon Biotech (Kanpur)

Cyto Gene (Lucknow)

MitCoin BioPharma (Pune)

IBAB (Bangalore) [Only Final Year Students]

Jayagen Biologics (Chennai) [No Fees, 3,000 Stipend per month]

BioKlone (Chennai) [only final year students]

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8 thoughts on “List of Biotechnology Internships for Undergraduate Students in India”

    1. Hi Sneha,

      By M.Tech. & MS, did you mean Masters in India vs Masters Abroad? It would be nice if you kindly elaborate your query.

      Thanks.

  1. IsIs Mba in biotechnology a good option after b.tech biotechnology for those who don’t want career in research field?

  2. I want to do summer internship for 1 month… But can not find out where I have to do… I m a student of BSC biotech completed 2 years
    Kindly suggest me.

    1. Where are you based, Nishttha? Didn’t you find any institute or company in your location from the list?
      Let me know if you need any help.

  3. Hello Sir
    I am a masters sophomore studying in Biotechnology Department of GNDU, Amritsar. I want to pursue my Phd from Germany and I have been following your blogs to get assistance as how to take my steps from my Msc to getting an admission as a Phd student in Germany. I know this is not the appropriate platform but I had to find some means to contact you and discuss about my plan. I am in Delhi right now at my home and I am trying to focus on preparing for csir jrf net as it will secure my admission for phd in India but that is just a backup. I am simultaneously working on my German learning so that it will be easier for me to adapt in that country. I havent been able to focus on a particular branch of research in my field (but mostly i am inclined towards medical biotechnology and havent been able to decide anything more in particular, any upcoming unkown problem makes me go for it like there is so much left to figure out for instance prions and its entire concept as to how come proteinaceous particles are causing neurodegenrative disorders and ofcourse to find a cure for them .. I know these things are very easy to say but why not another brain to help in finding a cure!) and therefore I havent gone through the profiles and work of researches in Germany’s top Institutes and Universities yet but I soon will start that too. I read in your mbacrystalball blog stating the fact that in European countries they favor students with quality research experience and especially the ones having publications. And seeing your page regarding internships and all got me like am i wasting my one and a half months? Although I have decided after completing my Msc I will be devoting considerable time in lab either as a project assistant or maybe as a jrf if I got one. A lot is going in my mind and please help me in sorting out my thoughts and prioritizing them accordingly.
    Waiting for your response eagerly!
    Thank you in advance

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