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Department of Biotechnology

About Department

B.E. (Biotechnology) is a multidisciplinary program involving advances in Life Sciences and Engineering. The Department offers courses in frontier and emerging areas of Biotechnology with orientation towards new product and process development. School of Biotechnology has a mission to impart quality education and provides a vibrant environment for the advancement of knowledge.

Established in 2002, the Department ushers the student into an exciting world of Biotechnology, which emerged as major global business in recent years. The Department has well qualified faculty members and state of the art laboratory infrastructure with   equipments like Phase Contrast Microscope, UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, Freeze drier,  High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), PCR, Tangential flow filtration unit, Ultrafiltration Unit, laboratory-scale Fermenter, etc.  The Department has been recognized as a Research Centre and is actively engaged in research with thrust areas like Bioprocess Technology, Enzyme Technology, Nanobiotechnology, and Bioinformatics.

The Department has  an excellent industry-academia interaction which has been reflected in the success of  alumni working  in  various  industries like  Biocon Ltd, Novartis (India),  Richcore Life Science Bangalore,  FDC Ltd, RadPharm  Scientific  (Australia), Unichem Laboratories, Infosys Technologies Ltd , Tata  Consultancy Services  (TCS), Accenture, Amazon India, IBM Bangalore, Tech Mahindra, etc. The department houses several incubation centres (Navya Biologicals, Prajna Biosciences, Biosyl Technolgies, etc) and actively involved in various industry-institute interactions.

Vision of the Department

To be a centre of excellence in teaching & research in the discipline of Biotechnology engineering and be the preferred choice of students seeking education in Biotechnology.

 

Mission of the Department

  • Educational experience: To provide excellent educational experience to undergraduate students of Biotechnology through quality teaching, relevant curriculum and effective research experience that enables students to become leaders in their chosen field
  • Research: To contribute to advancement of knowledge in fundamental and applied areas of Biotechnology through research activities
  • Learning Environment: To provide scholarly and vibrant learning environment that enables value addition to staff and students to achieve personal and professional development
  • Service: To cater to the societal needs and serve the communities at local, national and international levels combined with deep awareness of ethical responsibilities to profession and society

Special Initiatives

  1. Orientation for various competitive exams (GATE and UGC-CSIR)  and provision of study materials.
  2. Provision to engage the students in Industry - Institute Internship and training program during their final semester, as part of their academic curriculum to promote employability.
  3. Theme-based Mini and Minor projects focussed on basic skill-set development with employment perspective of Biotechnology companies.

Special facilities available with the program

  • Hands-on training and use of fermentor
  • Exposure to state-of-the-art analytical facilities (HPLC)
  • Training for bioprocess designing and optimization by the use of advanced tolos  (Superpro)

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