Academics & Training Programmes

Academics & Training Programmes

Training programme for Doctors

A. Basic Infertility training course of 7 days

  • IUI stimulation protocols
  • Setting up of ART lab
  • History taking
  • Patient recruitment

B. Advanced infertility training course of 14 days

  • IUI stimulation protocols
  • Andrology
  • Cryopreservation
  • Legalities in ART
  • Fertility enhancing surgeries
  • Sonography in fertility

C. 4 Weeks Fellowship Program of “Advanced Infertility & ART”

Training program includes,

  1. Andrology
    • Here you will have hands on experience of..
    • Sperm counting
    • Semen processing for IUI/IVF/ICSI/retrieved sperm
    • Hands on IUI
    • Cryopreservation of sperm
    • Thawing – sperm banking
  2. Embryology-IVF
    • You will trained for selecting ideal protocol
    • Hands on experience with ovum pick up
    • Trained to identify OCC
    • Experience to handle unfertile embryos
    • How to do ET, embryo loading experience, freezing, thawing & vitrification process
  3. USG-Infertility related USG
    • Ovulation, COH monitoring.
  4. OPD
    • How to take history, which investigations why, how to convince patient for IVF/ICSI, cost effective IVF will be trained on patients and with patients, patient counseling-in failed case
  5. Cryofreezing of embryos, thawing, PESA, TESE procedure will be demonstrated.
  6. Fertility enhancing surgeries

Training Programme for Embryologists

Basic course of 4 weeks.Trainees should possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Biotechnology or Biological Sciences, and should be familiar with culture techniques and have experience in tissue handling. A minimum requirement of basic working English is required.

It is not recommended for experienced IVF Embryologists looking to refresh or update their knowledge.


Week 1

  • Introduction to lab procedures, equipment and apparatus, consumables, handling of pipettes and pumps
  • Aliquoting, aseptic technique, drawn-out pipettes
  • Sperm preparation: assessment, cryopreservation, preparation for IVF and ICSI

Week 2

  • Stimulation protocols
  • Forecast and set-up for cases
  • Oocyte retrieval, grading of oocytes and insemination
  • ICSI: Alignment of injection needles and immobilisation of sperm
  • Other micromanipulation techniques

Week 3

  • ICSI (Continued)
  • Embryo cleavage, blastocysts, and culture medium
  • Embryo selection and replacement
  • Cryopreservation

Week 4

  • Setting up an IVF Lab
  • ICSI (Continued)
  • Quality control and maintenance, record-keeping
  • Troubleshooting
  • 1-day attachment to an IVF Lab

Training Course For Lab Technicians (Paramedical Staff)(4 weeks)

Which includes :

  • Andrology Lab
  • Preparation for Embryology Lab / day 2, -1, 0, +1, +2 )
  • Maintenance of instruments
  • Disposables – stocks-orders
  • Media
  • Theatre preparation
  • Autoclaving drums
  • Trolly
  • Sperm preparation
  • Cryofreezing semen, thawing
  • How to prepare for Ovum Pickup
  • How to prepare for Embryo Transfer

For training, contact:

Dr Richika Sahay Shukla


Mobile: +91-9560283208

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