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Training Course on Laboratory Diagnosis of COVID-19 at JNCASR, Bangalore [Allowances Upto Rs. 5k]: Apply by Nov 30


Applications are invited from Indian nationals for a short term (five days, Monday to Friday) residential Training Course designed to impart theoretical knowledge and hands-on expertise in required molecular biology techniques and BSL-2 workflow.

Training does not require handling of the live SARS-CoV-2 virus. Skills mastered during the course will make trainees adept at performing molecular diagnostic assays in a clinical setup.

The Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research is one of the premier institutes in India. It is known for its excellent, innovative, and collaborative interdisciplinary approach toward conducting scientific research.

Program Background

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that leads to severe respiratory illness. The pandemic has resulted in an increasing number of cases, including in India. While the demand for testing is very high, there is a severe shortage of trained persons to carry out these specialized tests.

To help build capacity for the national fight against COVID-19, the COVID Diagnostic Training Centre has been established at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. The Centre is offering comprehensive training in molecular clinical diagnostics effective immediately.


In addition to free boarding & Lodging, a small subsistence allowance of Rs. 5,000.00 will be paid to the candidates selected for training.

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in MLT (Medical Laboratory Technology) with a minimum of 60% aggregate score or equivalent CGPA. Not more than 40 years as of 01.04.2020.

Course Duration

5 days, full-time, on-campus at JNCASR.

How to Apply?

To download the application form, click here.

A course completion certificate fee of Rs. 1,000/- will be charged from each individual on successful completion of the training. A statement of interest of not more than 100 words explaining the interest of the candidate in the course is essential (separate sheet/ copy to be attached along with the application). Application to be sent by email to labtraining@jncasr.ac.in. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an online interview.


Email ID: labtraining@jncasr.ac.in


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Short Term Training Course on Laboratory Diagnosis of COVID-19 at JNCASR, Bangalore



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