Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL) is a public limited company, promoted by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and set up by All India Financial Institutions including IDBI, ICICI, IFCI, UTI and IFCI Venture Capital Funds Limited.
BCIL was incorporated under the Companies Act 1956(Now Company Act, 2013) in 1990 with government in advisory role, development banks as major funding agency.
It is a nodal agency for providing business support services to facilitate accelerated commercialization of biotech products and processes.
The company was inaugurated in 1990 by the then Prime Minister of India, Hon’ble Shri Chandra Shekhar, in presence of the Finance Minister, Shri. Yashwant Sinha and Dr. Manju Sharma, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology.Read More
Launch of the New Public Portal For "Conference, Travel, Exhibition and Popular Lectures (CTEP) of Department of Biotechnology, (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, being managed by Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL) by Dr. Renu Swarup, Secretary, DBT on 14th June, 2018.
An international series of four webinars was successfully organised by Biotech consortium India Limited (BCIL) in association with Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) based on the theme ‘Popularization of tissue culture raised certified quality plants for its widespread adoption among potential countries in Asia Pacific and Africa’ in the months of May to August, 2022.
Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL) launched its stock culture programme through a virtual programme- ‘Significance of indigenous quality stock culture for Agriculture Industry and enhancing Farmers income’ on 20.04.2022. The programme was formally launched by the Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Govt. Of India, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra.
The webinar on Realizing Potential of Commercial Plant Tissue Culture: Challenges and Way Forward was organized by BCIL on September 9, 2021. This webinar focused on the importance and potential of plant tissue culture technology, highlighting its current status, challenges encountered, and exploring the possibilities of establishing support systems for industry to expand applications of tissue culture for sustainable agriculture.