Reliance Institute of Life Sciences is a not-for-profit organisation, focusing on competency development in biotechnology, not only for Reliance Life Sciences but also for the industry.

Reliance Institute of Life Sciences runs several competency development programs for companies that form the life sciences initiative.

These are:

  • Young Engineers Program (For engineering graduates)
  • Young Manufacturing Professionals Program (For engineering diploma holders)
  • Young Clinical Research Professionals Program (For pharmacology and medical graduates)
  • Young Quality Management Professionals Program (For science graduates)
  • Young Scientists Program (For engineering graduates,  science postgraduates and fresh Ph.D. degree holders)
  • Young Farm Managers Development Program (For agricultural graduates)
  • Young Development Professionals Program (For graduates with a passion for improving quality of rural life)
  • Young Laboratory Technicians Program (For science graduates)
These programs typically involve three months of academics and nine months of practical training as understudies to professionals in Reliance Life Sciences. Faculty is drawn from academic institutions, Reliance Life Sciences and the industry. Reliance collaborates with leading academic institutions, such as the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and the University Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai in academic content development and faculty support for these programs.

Reliance Institute of Life Sciences also runs two one-year advanced diploma programs in:
  • Biotherapeutics
  • Clinical Research
Students earning a diploma are hired by Reliance Life Sciences and other organisations.

Except for the Farm Managers Program and Development Professionals Program, all programs are conducted at the Dhirubhai Ambani Life Sciences Centre, Navi Mumbai.

In addition, Reliance Institute of Life Sciences conducts international workshops and symposia on several life sciences topics, important ones being:
  • Workshop on Embryonic Stem Cell derivation and maintenance
  • Symposium on Regenerative Medicine
  • Symposium on Preventive and Predictive Diagnostics
  • Symposium on Assisted reproduction & Fetal Medicine
  • Symposium on Molecular Medicine and Clinical Implications
  • Symposium on Biotherapeutics
  • Basic and Advanced training with Hands on for Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Through the Institute, employees of the life sciences initiative have the opportunity, subject to conditions, to pursue masters and doctoral programs at the Mumbai University in:
  • Applied Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Life Sciences

Reliance Life Sciences intends to develop the Institute as a center of excellence in a private university framework, for which it is seeking government approvals.

For more information please visit the website of RILS at