Department of Biotechnology

Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary branch of science which is popular among youngsters as it is providing ample opportunities for those who want to explore the new and modern frontiers of science. It does not refer to a specific industry or job. The applications of Biotechnology are vast as it caters to various industrial sectors like food, textiles, pharmaceutical, agriculture, animal husbandry and more. Biotechnology includes diverse subjects apart from biology making it interdisciplinary. Along with the technical part and engineering applications, biotechnology is giving rise to various new fields with humongous job opportunities.

Objective

The program has been designed to bridge the gap between industry requirements and the growing demand for skilled manpower in life science sector. Hands on training in practical techniques, which are being, used commonly like culture methods, biochemical techniques etc. are provided. Students also examine a range of practical applications.

Scope

Biotechnology has rapidly emerged as an area of having marked impact on almost all domains of human welfare ranging of plant science, food processing, protecting environment, production and proactively trade and economy. Contribution of biotech products to global markets has been around $100 billion and countries to be on the rise. In India, the demand for such products is of the over $80 billion. Major demand has been in area of human health, agriculture and industrial products. Projection shows that there will be thousands of unfilled science and technology jobs in these areas of biotechnology.

B.Sc Biotechnology

Duration : 3 years
Total Seats : 120
Eligibility : 10+2 with 45% marks for Gen./OBC & 40% marks for SC/ST (Bio/Chem./Comp Science/PCB/PCBE/PCMB/PCM/Math/Ag)
Selection Procedure : The admission to the B.Sc. Biotechnology program will be on the basis of the merit determined by the aggregate marks at (10 + 2) level.

Syllabus of B.Sc Biotechnology


First Year: -
Second Year: -
Third Year: -
Biochemistry
Biophysics
Cell Biology
Microbiology
Genetics
Instrumentation & Bio-Analytical Techniques
Biomathematics & Biostatistics
Chemistry
Biodiversity
Practicals P-120
Practicals P-121
Practicals P-122
Fundamentals of Computer and Bioinformatics
Bioenergetics & Biomembranes
Molecular Biology
Molecular Genetics & Cytogenetics
Immunology and Immunotechnology
Recombinant DNA Technology
Animal physiology
Plant Physiology
Enzymes and Enzyme Technology
Practicals P-220
Practicals P-221
Practicals P-222
Plant Biotechnology
Animal Biotechnology
Molecular Virology
Nanobiotechnology
Environmental Biotechnology
Industrial Biotechnology
Genomics and proteomics
Biosafety guidelines, Intellectual Property rights
and entrepreneurship development
Recent trends in Biotechnology
Practicals P-320 or Summer Training
Practicals P-321 or Practical
Practicals P-322

M.Sc Biotechnology

Duration : 2 years ( 4 Semesters)
Total Seats : 60
Eligibility : Bachelor’s degree in Biology (CBZ) / Biotechnology / Microbiology, B.Pharma or B.Tech. Biotechnology or Bachelor’s degree in Laboratory / Medical laboratory techniques with 50% marks.
Selection Procedure : The admission to the M.Sc. Biotechnology program will be on the basis of the merit determined by the aggregate marks at Graduation level.

Syllabus of M.Sc Biotechnology


First Year:-
First Semester: -
Second Semester: -
101 Fundamental of Genetics
102 Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics
103 Statistical Methods and Bioinformatics in Biology
104 Tools and Techniques in Biotechnology
105 Practical
201 Fundamentals of Biochemistry
202 Plant Genetic Resources
203 Biotechnology in Crop Improvement
204 RDT and Genetic Engineering
205 Practical
Second Year:-
Third Semester: -
Fourth Semester: -
301 Microbial, Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology
302 Concepts of Nanotechnology
303 Animal Biotechnology and Immunology
304 Genomics and Proteomics
305 Practical
401 Project

Programme Outcome

* Understand the need and apply knowledge of Biotechnology to solve problems in the areas of Medicine, Agriculture, Fermentation technology, Food processing and Environment, and develop entrepreneurial ideas.
• Demonstrate proficiency in basic laboratory skills like preparation of solutions and culture media, handling of equipment, aseptic techniques, micropipetting, maintaining scientific laboratory manuals.
• Perform, and analyze results of experiments using basic laboratory techniques in molecular biology and recombinant DNA technology, like agarose and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, restriction enzyme digestion, bacterial transformations and PCR, immunology and plant tissue culture.
• Ability to present their project work through written, oral, and visual presentations.
• Exhibit an ability to work independently and collaboratively.
• Get an exposure in current scientific literature, computer programs and web information pertaining to Biotechnology.

Career opportunities for biotechnologists

The domain on which a trained biotechnologist can work is vast. As there are several disciplines involved in biotechnology, there is a great demand for experts in various industries. Biotechnological applications are used widely in the following industries:
• Healthcare
• Medicine
• Pharmaceutical
• Agriculture
• Animal husbandry
• Genetic engineering
• Environmental conservation
• Soil biology
• Ecology
• Textile industry
• Cosmetics