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B.Sc. (Hons.) Biotechnology

  • Duration

    3 Years

  • Eligibility Criteria

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

  • Selection Procedure

    Merit and Interview

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.

Curriculum

  • I Semester

    BTH -101 Introductory Mathematics
    BTH -102Cell Biology and Genetics
    BTH -103Microbiology
    BTH -104Chemistry - I
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    BTH -105Practical-I (BTH-102 & BTH - 103)
    BTH -106Practical-II (BTH-104)
  • II Semester

    BTH-201Biostatistics and Introduction to Computers
    BTH-202Programming Language Fundamentals and Applications
    BTH-203Biochemistry -I
    BTH-204Chemistry – II
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    BTH -205Practical-I (BTH-201 and BTH-202)
    BTH -206Practical-II (BTH-203 and BTH-204)
  • III Semester

    BTH-301Molecular Genetics
    BTH 302Biochemistry-II
    BTH 303Chemistry-III
    BTH 304Professional Communication Skills
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    BTH -305Practical-I (BTH-301 and BTH-302)
    BTH -306Practical-II (BTH-303)
    BTH -307Industrial Visit
  • IV Semester

    BTH-401Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Nanotechnology
    BTH 402Biophysics and Instrumentation
    BTH 403Plant Tissue Culture and Plant Biotechnology
    BTH 404Developmental Biology
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    BTH -405Practical-I (BTH-401 and BTH-402)
    BTH -406Practical-II (BTH-403 and BTH-404)
  • V Semester

    BTH-501Environmental Biotechnology
    BTH 502Animal Biotechnology
    BTH 503Bioprocess Engineering
    BTH 504Immunology
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    BTH -505Practical-I (BTH-501 and BTH-502)
    BTH -506Practical-II (BTH-503 and BTH-504)
  • VI Semester

    BTH-601Introduction to Genomes
    BTH 602Recombinant DNA Technology
    BTH 603Biodiversity and Environment
    BTH 604Industry Relations and Entrepreneurship
  • Practicals & Sessionals

    BTH -605Practical-I (BTH-601 and BTH-602)
    BTH -606Practical-II (BTH-603)
    BTH -607Industrial Training

 

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

 

 

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