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Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology Services (KBITS)


  • icon 4(1) (B) information of KBITS - RTI act-2005
  • icon Short Term Notification for EOI / TENDER for Stall in Bangalore ITE.Biz 2014 Event
  • Creation of Biotechnology Facilitation Cell (BFC) and Customs, Excise & Taxation Advisory Cell (CETAC)

  • Appointment of Head- Biotech Facilitation Cell in KBITS


  • The Karnataka Information Technology Services (KITS) was established on 7/12/2000 as a Society under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act, to achieve the objectives contained in the Millennium Information Technology Policy.

    To sustain and maintain the present pre-eminent position of Karnataka and Bangalore in the field of Biotechnology, the Government of Karnataka announced the Millennium Biotech Policy in the year 2000. Karnataka Information Technology Services was renamed as Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology Services (KBITS) vide Govt. Order No.ITD 02 PRM 2001, dated.19.09.2001.

    This organization helps the Department of Information Technology and Biotechnology in facilitating and promoting the Information Technology and Biotech sectors in the state by organizing as well as participating in Road shows, Trade shows, Conferences, Symposia, Seminars held at National and International levels. This enables to project the State and its potential for investments, implementation of its policies and programmes, assisting industries in getting quick clearances, administering incentives and concessions announced in state policies, etc. Vide Govt. Order No.ITD 02 PRM 2001, dated.19.09.2001. Karnataka Information Technology Services has been renamed as"Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology Services (KBITS)".

    KBITS provides secretarial services to the State Level Single Window Agency and High Level Committee, for quick clearance of the Information Technology and Biotechnology Projects in the State. KBITS assists the Directorate of Information Technology and Biotechnology, for administering incentives and concessions to Information Technology and Biotechnology companies. KBITS is made single point stop for providing all basic information that facilitates the establishment of IT & Biotech Industries in the State. KBITS is the Nodal Agency for implementing the decisions of Vision Group on IT and Vision Group on Biotechnology. KBITS promotes the growth of IT & Biotech companies by way of organizing, sponsoring and participating in National/International Workshops, Conferences, Exhibitions etc., KBITS has been instrumental in organizing the annual tradeshows viz BangaloreIT.biz (earlier called as BangaloreIT.in), Bangalore BIO and Bangalore Nano. KBITS coordinates promotional activities undertaken by institutions engaged in IT & Biotech area and work as a synergic liaison between Industry and Government..

    Organization Chart of Karnataka Biotechnology & Information Technology Services [KBITS]

    Organization Chart of Karnataka Biotechnology & Information Technology Services [KBITS]

    Click one of the following for more information about Incentives and Concessions to IT & Biotech companies.

  • Incentives
  • Government Order 1
  • Government Order 2
  • Biotechnology Facilitation Cell (BFC):

    BFC was created on 1 December 2012 and appointed Dr. Mittur N. Jagadish as the Head of BFC on 7 December 2012. Following his graduation with BSc (Hons) and MSc from Bangalore University, Dr. Jagadish obtained his PhD from Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland, in 1979 and has work experience of 16 years in academia (institutions in India, Ireland, USA, Germany and Australia) and 16 plus years in industry in India working for both national and multinational companies. BFC functions as the key facilitator in KBITS to further implement directions outlined in the Biotechnology Policy II document. These include:

  • Increasing the quality of human resource in the existing research institutions (IBAB, IABT and CHG), building quality youth ready for employment by the Biotech Companies / Institutions via the BTFS (Biotechnology Finishing School) program;
  • Streamlining and strengthening of the BTFS program which is in its 3 rd year, establishing stronger connections between the twelve BTFS host institutions (6 in Bangalore, one each in Tumkur, Mysore, Mangalore, Manipal, Sirsi and Gulbarga) and biotech companies for internships and job opportunities with the help of the members of the Placement Committee;
  • Strengthening links with DBT- GOI for continuous fellowship assistance with help from the members of the BTFS Advisory Committee;
  • Gather and provide input for building and provision of high quality infrastructure in Biotechnology Parks in Bangalore, Mysore, Dharawad, Mangalore and Bidar;
  • Help simplify administrative procedures relevant to the growth of Biotech industry.
  • BFC under the guidance of KBITS, Department of IT BT and S&T, works closely with many members the Vision Group on Biotechnology (VGB), members of ABLE (www.ableindia.com) and other stake holders to promote Biotechnology in the state of Karnataka and beyond. Dr. Mittur Jagadish can be contacted by e-mail hbfc@bangaloreitbt.in or phone +91-80-2223-1006, for any information pertaining to biotechnology activities of KBITS including the BTFS student program.

    Conferences, Exhibitions and Trade Fairs:

    KBITS promotes the growth of IT & Biotech companies by way of organizing, sponsoring and participating in National/International Workshops, Conferences, Exhibitions etc., KBITS has been instrumental in organizing the annual tradeshows viz BangaloreIT.biz (earlier called as BangaloreIT.in), Bangalore BIO and Bangalore Nano.

    BangaloreIT.in, Asia's premier ICT event, is initiated by the Department of Information, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka and STPI Bangalore, with the aim of facilitating business between Information, Communications, Media and Technology companies across the globe. BangaloreIT.biz is an ideal platform for ICT companies from across the globe to network with technology leaders in India. Bangalore Bio the flagship Biotechnology Event in India is promoted by the Department of Information, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka and the Vision Group on Biotechnology has emerged as the largest congregation of India's Biotech community generating tremendous interest and response worldwide.

    Bangalore Nano is being organized as an annual event to tap the emerging potential in the sector and strength of Bangalore as 'Knowledge Capital' of the country. The event is growing from strength to strength over the years under the able and dynamic leadership of Prof. C.N.R.Rao, Chairman, Vision Group on Nanotechnology, Government of Karnataka, Chairman, Scientific Advisory Coucil to the Prime Minister, National Research Professor, Linus Pauling Research Professor & Honorary President, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advance Scientific Research

    Bangalore Helix-Biotech Park

  • Alexandria Knowledge Park, Electronics City, Bangalore
  • A joint initiative of Department of IT, BT,S&T and Alexandria Real Estate Equities, USA(Largest Lab space providers in the world)
  • Area:52 acres(to be developed in two phases)
  • 5 million sq ft of area to be developed with facilities fpor basic research, traditional research, support services,office spaces and other amenities along with commercial spaces.
  • Projected Employment:
    • Direct-in excess of 20,000 in realm of R&D
    • Indirect-in excess of 60,000
  • Total Investment:
    • US$ 100 million – Alexandria
    • US$ 300 million – Totla direct investment by companies.
  • BioTech Parks in Tier-II Cities

    Mysore

    Neutri/Neutraceutical and Phytopharmaceutical Park (N2P2 Park)
    Projected Employment – 5,000
    Project Cost – INR 103 Crores

    Dharwad

    Agri-Biotech Park
    Projected Employment – 5,000
    Project Cost – INR 80 Crores

    Bidar

    Animal House(Vivarium)
    Projected Employment – 3,000
    Project Cost – INR 40 Crores

    Mangalore

    Marine Biotech Park
    Projected Employment – 3,000
    Project Cost – INR 60 Crores

    Biotech Finishing Schools

    12 Schools have started in 8 Districts of the State
    8 Domains
    One year Post Graduate Diploma course
    Active Industry participation in the programme to facilitate employment