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Welcome to Pre-clinical Drug Discovery Scientist Course!

Overview: This is a two year program in which the trainees get basic lab training in the first year and work on real time projects in the second year. This program provides knowledge and practical laboratory skills to the trainees towards a Scientist career both in academic labs and industry. After completion of this program, the trainees can choose to start their own laboratory/company or join any research laboratory as a Junior Scientist where ever they are eligible in India or abroad. This program is equivalent to postgraduate/predoctoral level of studies.


Curriculum: The trainees must choose Drug Discovery as their core interdisciplinary subject. Trainees can choose up to 3 electives of their choice (Click here for electives list!)

Eligibility: Open to all who completed undergraduate degree. However, the minimum required qualification is successful completion of the first year undergraduate degree. So undergraduate students who are in their second year of their undergraduate degree are also eligible.

Admission: Trainees who complete internship programs from TCABS-E can get direct admission into this program. New applicants without prior internship experience from TCABS-E must go through an entrance exam. However, applicants who are willing to pay the full fee without any discounts can directly join the program in the "sponsored quota" with full fee payment during the admission.

Fee: Trainees pay 50% of the fee at the time of admission into the first year (NOTE: applicants through the sponsored quota are not eligible for any discounts in the fee). Each year costs Rs. 1 Lakh. However, trainees who complete TCABS-E internship program can get up to 50% discount in the first year depending on their scores and new applicants are eligible for up to 20% discount based on their score in the entrance exam.

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