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  • 2 New-age Courses 2-months each
  • 1 Academic Credit Per Course from IISc
  • 100% LIVE Interactive Weekday Classes
  • ₹5000* Per Course

What is the Science Certification Programme (SCP)?

SCP is a comprehensive programme designed by IISc for undergrad students who aspire to enhance their knowledge in diverse areas of science without affecting their regular studies. SCP provides an opportunity for such students to realise their dream of experiencing world-class IISc education.

IISc is offering 2 new-age courses

Explore any of these two cutting-edge courses offered
in the field of biotechnology and feel free to select more than one
to broaden your knowledge.

  • Transgenic Technology: Applications in Biology
    Transgenic technology involves inserting foreign genes into an organism's DNA for specified qualities.
  • Principles of Genetic Engineering
    The study of how to manipulate genes with tools like restriction enzymes to create new traits. It uses cloning vectors to deliver these altered genes and has applications in medicine, agriculture, and industry.

What is unique about SCP?

  • Unique Opportunity
    for Students
    One-of-its-kind programme that opens the gateway to experience IISc's premier education.
  • New-age
    Flexibility to pursue specialisations typically reserved for advanced learners.
  • IISc
    A prestigious certification that carries immense weight in the scientific community and academia.
  • Credit-worthy
    You will be awarded 1 credit for each successfully completed course, enhancing your academic profile.
  • Distinguished
    Attend LIVE Interactive Sessions taught by an IISc Faculty Group, who are leading experts in their respective fields.
  • World-Class
    Immerse yourself in IISc’s enriching learning environment that exposes you to groundbreaking research.

What will I learn?

Module 1 Techniques used in Transgenic Technology

  • Cre/lox and Flp/FRT System for Inducible Transgenics
  • Genome Editing Approaches such as TAL Effector Nucleases and Cas9/CRISPR
  • Chemically Inducible Transgene Expression Systems
  • Design and Optimizing Constructs for Transgenic Expression

Module 2 Applications

  • Generation of the Stable Transgenic and Mutant Nematode Worm Caenorhabditis Elegans
  • Generation of Transgenic and Knockout Plants
  • Generation of Knock-out and Transgenic Mice
  • Use of Transgenic Technology in the Modeling of Human Diseases, including Cardiovascular Diseases, Diabetes, Obesity, Cancer, Atherosclerosis, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Muscle Degeneration, and Aging


  • Introduction to the course-genomic and plasmid DNA isolation; RNA isolation-DNA labeling,
  • PCR, Real-time PCR, and its applications
  • Construction of genomic DNA and cDNA libraries, Nucleic acid digestion and ligation, applications of DNA libraries
  • Vectors, types of vectors: bacterial and viral vectors, cloning systems
  • Production of Recombinant proteins- therapeutic vaccines using recombinant proteins - Uses of recombinant proteins in biotechnology
  • Gene therapy: Generation of recombinant viruses: Adenovirus, lentivirus, and Adeno-associated viruses
  • Next-generation sequencing (NGS)-methods and applications, RNA-sequencing and its applications
  • Chromatin immunoprecipitation and its analysis, Electrophoretic mobility shift assay, ChIP-sequencing

Who will I learn from?

Programme Director

Prof. N. Ravi Sundaresan

Associate Professor, Dept. of Microbiology and
Cell Biology, IISc

Chief - Cardiovascular and Muscle Research Lab, IISc

Interest: Cardiovascular Biology, Life Sciences, Biotechnology

How will I learn?

For each course

  • 8 Weeks (16 Hours) of Impactful Learning for each course
  • Sessions conducted on weekdays, 2 hours of learning
    every week per course
  • Immersive Learning accompanied by LIVE Interactive Sessions,
    Access to Recorded Content, Quizzes, and course-level Exams
  • Delivered on Talentsprint’s online learning platform, iPearl that
    enables LIVE Interactive Learning, Assignments, Group
    Projects, etc., with just one single sign-on.

What can I expect?

Apart from certification from the India’s #1 University and Research Institute, you can benefit from SCP in the following ways

  • Enhance your academic skills with the support of IISc
  • Discover the potential opportunities in new-age biology domains
  • Acquire practical skills relevant to scientific research
  • Benefit from the expertise of IISc’s esteemed faculty
  • Interact and collaborate with fellow students from across India
*As per NIRF Ranking 2023


You are eligible if the following statements describe you

  • I have completed my class XII with a minimum score of 50%
  • I am pursuing UG/ PG /Diploma or equivalent in Science related streams

Preference will be given to students who have taken a subject on Molecular Biology/Life Sciences.
Your selection will be based on your CGPA score in the last exam.

What is the enrollment process?

  • Basic Details
  • Pay the Course Fee

Note: The selection will be based on CGPA in the last exam.

What will it cost me?

Fee: ₹5,000* / course

Be among the chosen ones to be benefited from such a
unique learning opportunity offered by the prestigious IISc.

Note: The fee paid is non-refundable and non-transferable

*(18% GST extra as applicable)

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About IISc

Learn from the gold standard in scientific research and education

IISc (Indian Institute of Science) is the oldest and the finest higher education institute of its kind in India. It pursues excellence in research and education in several fields of Science and Engineering and is one of the first three publicly funded institutes to be awarded the Institute of Eminence status. The alumni of IISc hold significant academic and industry positions around the globe.

The Science Certification Programme will be offered by IISc's Centre for Continuing Education (CCE). CCE delivers courses suitably designed to meet the requirements of various target groups, eg: research & development (R&D) laboratories and industries, research scientists, and engineers, to enable them to grow into competent managers of technology-intensive and data-driven organizations. For more information,

  • India's #1 University (2016-2023) and Research Institute (2021-2023)*
  • #1 Times Higher Education University
    in India (2024)
  • 2 Bharat Ratna Awardees (1954, 2014)
*As per NIRF Ranking 2023

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