About the Programme
The M.Sc. Biotechnology program is a new program which has been introduced in the current academic year 2021-22. The Department of Biotechnology (PG) is one among the three Life Science departments supported by the DBT-Builder program and the E-YUVA program of BIRAC. Currently the Department of Biotechnology (PG) has two faculty members, one with Ph.D. qualification and the other with Ph.D., postdoctoral and pharmaceutical R&D experience.
The thrust areas of the program are Genomics, Proteomics, Genetic Engineering, Molecular diagnostics, Genome Biology, Bioprocess Technology and Systems Biology. The curriculum has been structured in such a way that students will acquire the core knowledge and practical skills to be industry ready or to opt for a career in research or become an entrepreneur.
The major focus of the department of Biotechnology would be to strive towards improving the quality of the curriculum and teaching. The emerging technologies will be adapted and implemented in the syllabus.
The department aims to collaborate with industries which would provide internship opportunities to students, offer training and certificates for students & faculty members. The students and faculty of the department will be encouraged to contribute towards research, publications, patents and innovations.
To encourage students to be abreast about the current trends in Biotechnology, train the students to acquire higher order thinking skills, attain the knowledge, skills and attitude to meet the future challenges in the Biotech and Pharmaceutical industries, raising awareness among students about entrepreneurship, placement and higher education opportunities in India and Abroad and motivate innovative product development by developing skills for design of new products.