On behalf of DBT, Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL) is coordinating BIITP. The objective of this scheme is to provide an opportunity to bioinformatics students to acquire practical skills and experience by working on projects alongside industry experts as well as to provide an opportunity for the industry to identify potential employees. The students are placed for training in Bioinformatics / Biotechnology companies willing to impart practical training to these candidates. Every trainee is paid a stipend of Rs. 10000/- per month. The company is also paid a bench fee to cover expenses towards training. Students in last semester/final year of or having B.E /B.Tech./M.Sc./M.Tech./Advanced Post Graduate Diploma of atleast 1 year duration in Bioinformatics from an Indian recognized university with minimum 55% marks or equivalent grade are eligible to apply. The students are selected through interview.