4th National Post Doctoral Symposium

                     Scholars to Pathfinders

                           April 3-4 | 10-11, 2021

                               (Virtual Event)

                Mission: Helping scholars transition to diverse career paths/STI sectors

        Focus: Skill building workshops, Panel discussion on how to transition, Lightning                                                     talks/Research presentation and feedback

Indian Postdocs and PhDs (in final/pre-final year) working in the domain of Life Sciences are                                                       encouraged to apply


                                                             Hurry up!!

                                       Pre-registration ends on Feb 10, 2021. 

                               Scroll below to know what NPDS 2021 has to offer



Cover Letter Writing  |  LinkedIn Profile

CV Writing

(Academia  |  Industry)

Grant Writing  |  Paper Writing


Elevator Pitch  


Confirmed Symposium Speakers

Principal Investigator,

NCBS-TIFR, Bangalore, India

Executive Director,


Bangalore, India

Life Sciences Consultant,

MP Advisors

Professional Development Consultant,

Florida, USA


Bindley Bioscience Center,

Purdue University, Indiana, USA

Associate Professor,

IISER-Kolkata, India

Chief Scientific Officer,

Strand Life Sciences,

Bangalore, India

Chief Scientific Officer,

Seragen Biotherapeutics,

Bangalore, India


Panel Discussions on

Career Navigation

Transition to career in Academia

Transition to career in Industry

Transition to career in Science Communication and Entrepreneurship

Opportunities in other sectors: Science Policy, IP, Grant Management

Mental Health and Well-Being


Tentative Panelists

Research Scientist,


Bangalore, India

Panelist for Industry Transitions

Principal Investigator,


Mumbai, India

Panelist for Academic Job Transition


earth & us,

Puducherry, India

Panelist for Mental Health and Wellbeing

PhD Graduate student,


Bengaluru, India

Panelist for Mental Health and Wellbeing

CEO and Director,


Bengaluru, India

Panelist for Entrepreneurship 



Bengaluru, India

Panelist for Entrepreneurship 

Scientist "C",

DBT, Government Of India

New Delhi, India

Panelist for Science Administration and Policy


Funding horizons for postdocs- RDO, NCBS 

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Symposia Pricing

PhD Scholars: 800 INR
Post Doc Scholars: 1200 INR

Registration package includes:

1) Access to panel discussions and talks

2) 3 workshops

3) Compiled PDF of event details (including talks and poster details to enable discussion and networking)

Payment link and deadline for the registration will be separately communicated to selected participants via emails. We don't have any refund/cancellation policy; in case of extreme reason, write to us on 

We have a very limited number of financial aids for the candidates with reasonable financial constraints. Applications for the partial waiver to the registration fee shall be considered upon request and is subject to approval based on any supporting document(s) to justify the case.

For any query regarding registration payment and waiver, write to us on


Tentative Schedule

Plan your day

April 3-4 | 10-11, 2021


Organising Team

Our Passionate Taskforce 

Post Doctoral Fellow, NCBS-TIFR

Organisation and Communication

Post Doctoral Fellow, InStem

Organisation and Communication

Post Doctoral Fellow,



Graduate Student, NCBS-TIFR

Communication and Technical Assistance

Graduate Student, NCBS-TIFR

Website, Social Media and Outreach

Graduate Student, NCBS-TIFR

Video Editor and Technical Assistance

Graduate Student, NCBS-TIFR

Abstract Screening and Communication

Graduate Student, IISER-Kolkata

Chief Editor,


Master's Student, IISER-Kolkata

Managing Editor, Cogito137

Master's Student,

IISER Kolkata,

Public Relations Manager, Cogito137

Master's Graduate,

IISER Kolkata,



Abhishek Jangid

Video Editor,



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