Biotechnology has come to be recognised as the latest sunrise sector in the Indian economy.It is fast gaining ground and competing with Information Technology sector. Biotechnology is the application of science and technology to modify biological systems for specific uses, encompasses many fields from biopharma to agribio and biofuels to cite a few. Agriculture is beginning to gain momentum as well, with a focus on transgenic corn, rice, chickpea and several other food crops, most notably in the area of genetically modified crops such as Bt Cotton as well as bio-fuels.
Ph.D in Biotechnology
To pursue academic and research excellence and promote interdisciplinary interest among biotechnology graduates through innovative teaching practices and industry interactions besides inculcating ethical values to shape them into socially responsible individuals.
To impart current developments to young biotechnologists through value based education and explore opportunities for supporting research and technology transfer with a broad thrust on areas relating to agriculture, pharmacy, human health and environment and ultimately to serve the community and nation at large.
Department of Biotechnology has well qualified and experienced faculty who are specialists in the areas of Bioinformatics, Environmental Biotechnology, Plant Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering, Mass Transfer Separations, Biochemical Reaction Engineering, Genetic Engineering etc. The faculty members are actively involved in Research activities in the field of their specialization. They have published good number of research papers in International / National level Journals and Conferences.
The Department attributes its success to the creative and innovative outlook of the students. The Department encourages students to participate in both co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Students are encouraged to carry out mini research projects and to present their findings in the symposiums and conferences. The Department helps the students to undergo Industrial Training programme to get hands on experience at the end of their sixth semester. The school is supported by central level placement and training cell, which provides assistance to the students in getting training in different areas of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics and to get jobs in the industry and research institutions. The faculty also guides the students in pursuing the higher studies and research in reputed Indian and foreign universities.
The Department of Biotechnology drawing upon its strength of high qualified, well trained faculty, state of art infrastructure, innovative teaching methodology, regular counseling sections acts as a powerful catalyst to affect the Metamorphosis of an average student into a confident, highly employable engineer who is abreast of the latest and fast changing technological trends in the market.Department of Biotechnology offers the following UG and PG programmes.