About the Course

In line with the Skill India Mission of Hon’ble Prime Minister, CSIR has introduced ‘CSIR-Integrated Skill initiative’, to benefit aspirant candidates by training them in State of the Art CSIR Facilities. This programme will help to provide skilled work force to the small animal facilities and Contract Research Organizations (CRO’s) involved in preclinical research.Applications are invited from eligible citizens of India for Laboratory Animal Attendant course, conditionally accredited by NSDC, Agriculture Skill Council of India (AGR/Q4606; Duration: 304 hr) under CSIR Integrated Skill Initiative of IMTECH.

 Course Details:

Training Programme

Laboratory Animal Attendant (AGR/Q4606)

No. of Seats


Educational Qualification


Minimum Age

18 years

Duration of the course

304 hr

Medium of instruction


Date of Start

1st of Every  Month

Application deadline

May 26, 2024

The application received till May 26, 2024 shall be considered for the first batch. 

Model Curriculum QP Name: Laboratory Animal Attendant

QP Code: AGR/Q4606                                 QP Version: 1.0

NSQF Level: 4                                               Model Curriculum Version: 1.0

Duration: 304 hr

Training Modules

·       Handle different types of the laboratory animals safely

·       Provide care to the laboratory animals

·       Provide animal-specific habitat and feed

·       Assist a veterinarian in the breeding process of the laboratory animals

·       Administer euthanasia on the laboratory animals, if required

·       Maintain records as per the procedure

·       Applicable rules and instructions of the Animal Ethics Committee (AEC)

·       Applicable rules and instructions of the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA)

·       Communicate effectively with the stakeholders

·       Practice occupational health and safety, hygiene and sanitation and quality standards at workplace

How to apply and Mode of selection

1.     Candidates have to apply as per the application format given in this advertisement at www.imtech.res.in

2.     One self-attested set of documents should be submitted along with the Application Form. All documents pertaining to educational qualifications and experience, if any are to be brought in original at the time of joining.

3.     Latest medical fitness certificate from registered medical doctor to be provided along with application form.

4.     Candidates may apply for the course by filling the application form online through email (neeraj@imtech.res.in) or submit the form by hand or by post to Head, IMTECH Centre for Animal Resources & Experimentation (iCARE), CSIR- Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), Sector 39 A, Chandigarh 160036.

5.     No TA/DA will be provided to the candidates for joining the program.

6.     Candidates will be selected on first come first serve basis. Remaining candidates, if any will be called in the subsequently for next batch. Therefore, it is advised, that the candidates in the waiting list to visit our web site at regular intervals for fresh notifications on the start of next course. Preference will be given to the candidates (waiting list) already registered. For further information, please visit www.imtech.res.in or you may also contact the Coordinator, Contact No. 0172-2880341/343.

7.     Registration fee of Rs. 200/- has to be deposited by the selected candidates before the commencement of the course.

General terms and conditions

1.     CSIR-IMTECH will not be liable for any type of employment, promotion and future carrier growth.

2.     No financial support shall be provided by CSIR-IMTECH.

3.     No legal liability in case of any accident while undergoing training at CSIR-IMTECH.

4.     Candidates will be performing all the day to day tasks of the facility such as change of animal cages, cleaning and washing of cages, waste disposal, autoclaving, feed and water change, cleaning of rooms etc.

5.     Continuous assessment and evaluation of the candidates will be done during the training period and certificate will be awarded to successful candidates only.

6.     Course material shall be provided from the institute.

7.     Free accommodation on sharing basis may be provided to outstation candidates subject to availability.

8.     The candidates shall be subject to the rules, regulations and administrative control of the CSIR-IMTECH during the course.

9.     This is not an offer of the employment, express or implicit, at CSIR-IMTECH and is merely an initiative to impart training by CSIR-IMTECH.

Application Form

Application Form