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Skill Development Program for Postgraduate Students

CSIR- Central Drug Research Institute is a unique R & D Institution in the country with state of the art infrastructure for new drug discovery and development from “Concept to Commercialization” all under one roof. It is a global leader through cutting edge science & technology. For New India, the Institute is re-orienting itself into a multidisciplinary nodal center for development of drug for the unmet medical needs as well as the expectation of the industry. While focusing on the discovery & development of drugs, the institute is aligned towards the national Skill India Initiative.

About the Program

Skill Development Program is an initiative launched to empower the youth of our country to make them more employable and more productive. The courses will meet the aspirations of students/young researchers looking for training. This course will provide an opportunity for skill development and hands-on experience in the chosen area.

      CSIR-CDRI invites applications as per the details given below:

image01 Design and syntheses of new molecular entities
image01 Isolation of natural products including marine resources and purification techniques
image01 QSAR studies and molecular modeling
image01 Modern techniques in NMR, Mass Spectrometric studies, Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy
image01 Peptide chemistry
image01 Modern methods for diagnosis of parasitic and microbial infections
image01 Maintenance of protozoan and helminthic infection (in vitro and in vivo); breeding and rearing of vectors of protozoan and helminthic infection
image01 Antimicrobial, antiviral and antimalarial drug evaluation (in vitro and in vivo)
image01Recombinant DNA technology/microbial genetic techniques
image01 Drug metabolism & distribution.
image01 Drug delivery system; quality control and stability studies of drugs & pharmaceuticals
image01 Clinical pharmacology
image01 Tissues culture and cryopreservation
image01 Molecular biology and crystallography
image01 Identification, collection, processing and marketing of medicinal plants
image01 Toxicity study of bioactive molecules.

Salient features

The course will be conducted at CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, located at Sector 10, Jankipuram Extension Sitapur Road Lucknow-226031 (UP). Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidate will have to sign an undertaking regarding not to indulge in unwanted activities, confidentiality etc. (Annexure II)

About a week before the completion of training the candidate will have to submit the inputs in prescribed format (Annexure III) complete in all respects to the HRD Division, so that certificate can be prepared and awarded in time. Certificate will be awarded to only those trainees, who would complete their training and project work/dissertation successfully and have desired attendance.


Students pursuing their Post-graduation course from a reputed Govt. Universities/ Colleges in any of the relevant areas and have secured at least 55% marks in all examinations from High School up to Graduation.

Number of Trainees

Normal intake of trainees is 200 per year; however, this number may vary depending on the availability of expertise, infrastructure and lab space.

Duration of Training

Duration will be minimum 4 months upto 1 year depending upon the recommendation of his/her HOD.

When to Apply

Candidates can submit their applications throughout the year.

Criteria for Selection

Eligibility of trainees does not mean that all the candidates applying for the training or dissertation work will be accepted for their skill development training/dissertation work but it would depend on availability of expertise in the specific area, availability of infrastructure and lab space in the concerned laboratory.


@ Rs. 5000/-per month, which has to be paid in advance at the time of joining.


During the skill development program 90% attendance is must, in case the trainee has less attendance the certificate will not be issued to them.

Identity Cards

Trainees will be provided Electronic Access card, free of cost at the time of joining to access the campus facility. However if the Electronic Access card is damaged or lost the matter shall be reported to the Security Officer and Rs. 200/- shall be charged towards the replacement of Electronic Access Card.

Hostel Facility

Institute has limited hostel facility which may be provided on first come first basis.

Instructions for filling the application form:

1. Candidate will have to submit the duly filled and signed application form (Annexure I) along with an official letter from the Head of the Department/Principal clearly mentioning the duration and specific area in which the training is required with the work which will be carried out during the training period.
2. Accepted candidates will be informed through Speed Post at the address of their HOD/Principal. The candidate shall be informed about the same by e-mail.
3. Please provide a valid email address in application form. CSIR-CDRI shall not be responsible for the failure due to the invalid email IDs provided by the candidate.
4. Course fees can be paid through Demand Draft in favour of “Director, CSIR-CDRI”, payable at Lucknow or through Challan form (Annexure IV).
5. Desired documents have to be posted to Course Co-ordinator,Skill Development Programme at the address given at the end of this document. 6. After receiving the documents acceptance will be sent through our official email
7. While joining, candidates have to bring two Passport size photographs and original mark sheets from High School to Graduation.
8. Certificate will be issued only to the successful candidates having 90% attendance in the programme.


1. Whether received the intimation/confirmation from CSIR-CDRI Yes/No
2. Recommendation letter from the Principal/HOD as per Annexure-I Yes/No
3. To bring all original mark sheets from High School to Graduation for verification alongwith photocopies Yes/No
4. Two coloured Passport size - photographs Yes/No
5. Demand Draft towards total fee in the favor of Director, CDRI Lucknow payable at Lucknow /Challan form (Annexure IV) Yes/No

Please mention on top of the envelope “Application for Skill Development Program for Postgraduate Students”

Course Co-ordinator

Skill Development Programme
CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute
Sec-10, Jankipuram Extension, Sitapur Road
Lucknow 226031 (Uttar Pradesh)
E-mail ID:
Contact No: 0522 – 2772471

For any queries, please write to or may contact
Mr. Chandrika Singh Mo: 7905307278
Mr. Susheel Lohani Mo: 7523835870
Ms. Savita Tripathi Mo: 08840652817
Mr. Vinay Tripathi Mo: 9415138682