Novartis India invites applications from post-graduate students for first virtual BioCamp

Mumbai:  Novartis India today announced the 12th edition of Novartis
Biotechnology Leadership Camp (BioCamp) taking place virtually from January 10 to January 13, 2021. BioCamp has attracted top talent from a diverse range of faculties to the
pharmaceutical industry over the past 11 years.
“BioCamp reflects the strong Novartis commitment to nation building by contributing to the
health ecosystem in India. It offers bright students pursuing post-graduation, insights into the pharmaceutical industry enabling them to make career choices,” said Sanjay Murdeshwar, Managing Director, Novartis India. “By taking it virtual we hope to realise our endeavour of reaching a wider universe of students across the country while enabling them to envision a role for themselves in influencing healthcare in the country.”
BioCamp is designed to help students understand trends and challenges in the
pharmaceutical industry, interact with Novartis leadership who lead the enterprise in the
country and globally. It provides a platform to collaborate across faculties and leverage
different skills that participants bring to the table. It is open to post-graduate students and
young researchers in natural sciences, medicine, biotechnology, bio-informatics, pharmacy,
business administration, chartered accountancy or law (specialization in Intellectual Property Rights) interested in pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Interested students should visit to learn about previous BioCamps or email for more information.
Previous speakers include leaders in their respective fields – Padma Shri Dr. Arvinder Singh
Soin, Chief Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant Surgeon, Medanta; Padma Bhushan Kiran
Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon Limited; Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, President,
Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI); Dr. Alok Srivastava, Professor Hematology – CMC,
Vellore; Arijit Sarker, Vice President, Google India among others.
BioCamp takes a different approach this year with the event going virtual. There will be
individual and team prizes based on contribution, performance, leadership and teamwork.
Novartis has introduced more than 550 top students to the pharmaceutical industry since
launching BioCamp in 2009.