Biotechnology is an emerging field which includes the applications of biological system for the benefit of humanity and the environment.

It is a blend of subjects related to Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Engineering. In the 21st century, biotechnology has impacted all living systems starting from the improvements in medicine, diagnosis and pharmaceuticals to food quality, agricultural systems, bio-resources, waste management and bio-fuels.

B.Sc. (Hons.) Biotechnology is a three-year degree programme. In the first two semesters the focus is on the core subjects of biotechnology to ensure a good grounding in the fundamental concepts. Specialization is offered in the second and third year.

The course contents cover all aspects of the applied and core biotechnology including molecular biology, genetic engineering, plant and animal tissue culture, bioprocess technology, advanced microbial technology, intellectual property rights and patents, industry relations and entrepreneurship etc.

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility:

10+2 Science (Biology/ Maths/ Agriculture/ Biotech or Equivalent)

Selection Procedure:

Merit and Interview

Syllabus

Programme Outcome
  • I Semester

    Introductory Mathematics
    Cell Biology and Genetics
    Microbiology
    Chemistry - I
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Cell Biology and Genetics
    Microbiology
    Chemistry - I
  • II Semester

    Biostatistics and Introduction to Computers
    Programming Language Fundamentals and Applications
    Biochemistry -I
    Chemistry - II
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Biostatistics and Introduction to Computers
    Programming Language Fundamentals and Applications
    Biochemistry -I
    Chemistry - II
  • III Semester

    Molecular Genetics
    Biochemistry-II
    Chemistry-III
    Professional Communication Skills
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Molecular Genetics
    Biochemistry-II
    Chemistry-III
    Industrial Visit
  • IV Semester

    Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Nanotechnology
    Biophysics and Instrumentation
    Plant Tissue Culture and Plant Biotechnology
    Developmental Biology
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Nanotechnology
    Biophysics and Instrumentation
    Plant Tissue Culture and Plant Biotechnology
    Developmental Biology
  • V Semester

    Environmental Biotechnology
    Animal Biotechnology
    Bioprocess Engineering
    Immunology
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Environmental Biotechnology
    Animal Biotechnology
    Bioprocess Engineering
    Immunology
  • VI Semester

    Introduction to Genomes
    Recombinant DNA Technology
    Biodiversity and Environment
    Industry Relations and Entrepreneurship
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    Introduction to Genomes
    Recombinant DNA Technology
    Biodiversity and Environment
    Industry Relations and Entrepreneurship
 

Career Prospects

Career Prospects

After completion of Graduation courses:

  • Students can pursue career in Science and Technology where a high level of competence and dependence on many of the science subjects is demanded.
  • Laboratory analyst in Pharmaceuticals and food industries.
  • Research Analyst in the field of Biotechnology / Microbiology / Biochemistry in research labs like Ranbaxy & Cadilla research lab & Dabur etc.
  • Marketing personnel in companies like, Syngenta, Life cell, Alkem.
  • Bioinformatics students can be employed in the fields of Medical and Health Care; Gene based Drug Designing, Life Science division of IT companies such as Infosys, HCL etc.
  • As Information Developer in Bioinformatics companies such as- Accelrys, Ocimim Bio-Solutions, BIOBASE etc.
  • Administrative and defense Services.
  • After completion of Post Graduation courses:
  • Immense career opportunities are available after completing PG courses in number of fields like Medical and Health Care, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Industrial Research and Development, Food Processing, Bio-Processing, Chemical Engineering, Drug Designing and Manufacture, Environment Conservation.
  • Some job prospects include Research Scientist, Research Associate in the leading research institutes of India as well as abroad.
  • Teaching and research positions in state and central universities after qualifying NET examination
  • Microbiologists can work as hygienic officers, food and safety officers, medical microbiologists etc.
  • Patent Officers
  • Research Analyst
  • Quality control officers in pharmaceuticals and food and beverages industries.
  • In biomedical and metabolic engineering industries as Data Curators, Algorithm Developers, Metabolic Engineers and Systems Biologists