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Skill Development Program (SDP)

➤ Healthcare

➤ Life science

Skill India is an initiative launched to empower the youth of our country with skill sets which make them more employable and productive in their work environment. Shri Jayant Krishna, Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer, National Skill Development Corporation, inaugurated the Skill Development Program at CSIR-CDRI on 26th Aug 2017.

At present Central Drug Research Institute (CSIR-CDRI) offers seven certificate courses under the CSIR-CDRI, Skill Development Program. Skill shortage remains one of the major constraints to the continued growth of the Indian economy. We wish to address this knowledge-gap by professionally trained youth of India.

The courses will meet the aspirations of students, young researchers, and industry-sponsored personnel looking for training. These courses 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:

Course Code

Certificate Course

Course Coordinator

Course Schedule

*Fee including GST


Life Science Sector Skill Development Courses


Computational Approaches to Drug Design and Development

Dr. M.I. Siddiqui

04.12.2023 to 12.01.2024

Rs. 10000/-



Advanced Spectroscopic (NMR, HPLC LC-MS, UV/IR) Techniques

Dr. Sanjeev K. Shukla

07.08.2023 to 29.09.2023

Rs. 15000/-



Plant authentication, phytochemical extraction; formulation and HPLC analysis of herbal products

Dr. Vineeta Tripathi

15.01.2024 to 09.02.2024

Rs. 10000/-



Pharmaceutical Product Development and Quality control

Dr. Prabhat Ranjan Mishra

26.02.2024 to 22.03.2024

Rs. 10000/-



Advanced course on Care, Management of Laboratory Animals & Experimental Techniques

Dr. Rajdeep Guha

08.04.2024 to 26.04.2024

Rs. 10,000/-



Basic Training in Electron Microscopy Techniques for Life Sciences

Dr Kalyan Mitra

20.11.2023 to 08.12.2023

Rs. 15000/-


Health Care Sector Skill Development Course


Pathological Tools & Techniques for biomedical applications New

Dr. Madhav Nilakanth Mugale




19.06.2024 to 31.07.2024

Rs. 10000/-


Admissions will freeze 5 days before the commencement of courses

Salient features

➤ Job oriented Program

➤ Practical sessions

➤ Focused training in discovery & development

➤ Continued assessment

➤ Experienced faculty

➤ Interactive sessions  

➤ Understanding basic principles

➤ Troubleshooting  

➤ Lectures assisted with multimedia aids

➤ Soft skills and personality development  

➤ Exposure to state-of-the-art infrastructure

➤ The medium of instruction English & Hindi


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”. 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 the 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 & contributing towards the \national mission’s programmes including Skill India.


About the Program


The courses will be conducted at Central Drug Research Institute, located at Sector 10, Janakipuram Extension Sitapur Road Lucknow-226031 (U.P.), however partial curriculum of “Lab Animals course” will be conducted at Old Campus at Chattar Manzil Palace, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Lucknow. Essential qualification and eligibility criteria for each course are given in certificate courses details (on the website). Incomplete applications will not be considered.


EVALUATION OF TRAINEES will consist of the following components


Theory Courses (50 Marks)

(a) Continuous assessment through assignments

(b) End of term examination


Practical Courses (50 Marks)

(a) Guided Experiments

(b) Individual Experiments



The certificate will be issued only to the successful candidates based on performance, and 90% attendance is a must.hv


Hostel Facility

Institute has limited hostel facility which may be provided on first come first basis. Hotel fee is charged @Rs 50/day (including electricity and water supply)


Information and instructions for filling the application form


How to apply:


  1. 1. Write a simple application, attach Curriculum Vitae and self-attested copy of final qualifying degree and submit to the Course Co-ordinator (address mentioned at the bottom). Please mention “Application for Skill Development Program -“name/code of course”) on top of the envelope.
  2. 2. Students awaiting results should submit a certificate from the college in the prescribed format (Annexure I).
  3. 3. In case the candidate is employed, then he has to submit an undertaking Annexure II).
  4. 4. Course fees can be paid through Demand Draft in favour of “Director, CSIR-CDRI”, payable at Lucknow or at the State Bank of India, CDRI Branch within the campus through Challan form (Annexure III).

    Other Information:


  6. 1. Application submission does not guarantee for the admission; the decision of the selection committee shall be the final.
  7. 2. After receiving the documents, acceptance will be sent through our official
  8. 3. Please provide a valid email address in the application form.
  9. 4. The fee is not refundable; however, in case the candidate is unable to join due to some genuine reason, they will be given the opportunity to join the course in the next batch.
  10. 5. While joining, candidate has to bring two Passport size photographs and final year original mark sheet for the verification.
  11. 6. It is mandatory for participants to complete the course in terms of residency period and grades to earn a certificate.
  12. 7. Please write to or

    Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Shukla

    Programme Coordinator

    Skill Development Programme

    CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute

    Sec-10, Jankipuram Extension, Sitapur Road

    Lucknow 226031 (Uttar Pradesh)

    E-mail ID: sdp[AT]


    Annexure I


    Certificate from the Competent Authority of the College/Institute


    This is to certify that Mr/Ms.…….…………………………… a final semester/year student of……......................................(course). He/she will appear/has appeared in the final year examination during ………2018/19 and result is awaited.





    Signature and Seal of Competent Authority









    Annexure II




    I................................. am working with………………………..(organization) as................................. since ........................My employer has no objection in joining Skill Development Course being held at CSIR-CDRI.














    III. Checklist:



    Whether received the intimation/confirmation from CSIR-CDRI



    Completed and duly signed application form along with CV



    Self-attested copy of final marks sheet and two photo



    Certificate from the Competent Authority of the College/Institute, if applicable (Annexure I)



    Undertaking regarding employment, if applicable (Annexure II)



    Demand Draft/Challan form (Annexure III)







    Annexure III