BCIL was allocated the programme entitled “Overseas associateship in respect of NER” under the programme North Eastern Region – Biotechnology Programme Management Cell (NER-BPMC) by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India. Under this programme per batch on an average 30 scientists have availed the associateship and got hands-on-training as well as enhanced their research knowledge in very high-end laboratories of Research Institute/Universities across the globe in several fields of biotechnology. During the duration of around 10 years about 177 associates have availed the associateship under the programme. BCIL extended efficient management services under this programme