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Department of BioTechnology
About the Department
The Department of Biotechnology was established in the year 2002 by offering B.Tech Biotechnology program. The department also offers M.Tech Biotechnology, part-time and full-time Ph.D programs in Biotechnology. The B.Tech program conferred with accreditation from NBA, New Delhi under Tier I category. The department has specialized faculty in the areas of Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Bioprocess and Chemical Engineering, Nanobiotechnology, Microbial Technology and Computational Biology. The excellent performance by our students in GATE, CSIR and other All-India competitive examinations has placed them in industries like Biocon, Saksin Life Sciences, GE Healthcare, etc., and premier institutions like IITs in India and Universities abroad. The department houses state of the art genomic and proteomic facility, fermentation unit, plant and animal tissue culture facility, radioactive laboratory, animal house with approvals from government agencies like Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), Mumbai and Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments (CPCSEA), Ministry of Forests and Environment, New Delhi. Our students are given hands on training in modern tools of Biotechnology in our laboratories. One of the unique characteristics of the courses offered by our department is we are having limited strength of 60 and 18 students per batch for our B.Tech and M.Tech courses, respectively to facilitate effective teaching and learning process. As many of our illustrious alumni stated 'the department provides intellectual effervescence in a highly stimulating research and academic environment which could mould students to readily fit into challenging industrial and academic settings across the world'.

Vision and Mission
Vision
  • Impart strong theoretical background in the fundamental concepts of Biology and Chemical Engineering
  • Train students to be methodical and systematic to pursue laboratory experiments with utmost care and purpose
  • Expose students to modern tools of Biotechnology research
Mission
  • To enable students to acquire specialized skills in core aspects of engineering and life sciences and apply them for the development of innovative technologies
  • To transform the department into a full-fledged research facility by developing modern infrastructure to pursue research in cutting edge areas of Biotechnology
  • To train students to realize enormous responsibility of being a biotechnologist to serve society taking cognizance of ethical and environmental responsibilities

Courses Offered
B.Tech - Bio-Technology
Establishment Year: 2002
Sanctioned Intake: 60
Period of Study: 4 Years
M.Tech - BioTechnology
Establishment Year: 2010
Sanctioned Intake: 18
Period of Study: 2 Years
Ph.D (BioTech) - Full Time / Part Time
Establishment Year: 2012
Scholars Completed Ph.D: 0
Scholars Pursuing Ph.D: 12

Facility
Laboratory space of 20,000 sq feet and In built auditorium with a seating capacity of 160. Separate animal house and radioactive laboratory

Faculty
The department has well qualified, internationally trained and dedicated faculty members specialized in various aspects of Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Biochemistry, Environmental Biotechnology, Down Stream Processing, Modeling and Simulation, Bioinformatics, Plant Biotechnology, Animal Biotechnology, Bioprocess and Chemical Engineering.