Biotechnology is defined as “the development and utilization of biological processes forms and systems for obtaining maximum benefits to man and other forms of life.” Biotechnology is not a sudden discovery; it is rather the coming of age of technology and was initiated decades ago. Many are of Biotechnology have arisen through the interaction between various parts of the Biology and Engineering, Biochemistry. Biophysics, Cell Biology, Colloid Chemistry, Embryology. Ecology, Genetics, Immunology Molecular Biology. Medical, Chemistry, Pharmacology etc. The modern Biotechnology is a banquet of several technologies tied together by the ribbon of basic knowledge of biology.
In recent years, the revolution in biology has occurred due to the emerging potential of Biotechnology Techniques have been developed to produce rare and medicinally valuable molecules to change hereditary trials of plants and animals, to diagnose diseases to produce useful chemicals and to cleanup and restore the environment. In this way, Biotechnology has great impact in the fields of Health, Food/Agriculture and environmental protection.
Biotechnology is defined as a set of techniques for industrial exploitation of biological systems of processes. It encompasses any technique that uses living organisms to make or modify products, to improve plants or animals or to develop micro- organisms for specific uses and involves applying molecular and cellular biology, plant, animal and human genetics and immunology in order to create new products. Conventional techniques of producing biotechnology products, using traditional microbiological fermentation, have evolved, with the development of modern technologies. Modern biotechnology entails use of cell fusion techniques, bio- informatics (use of information technology for documenting bio-diversity and study DNA structures), genetic engineering, structure based molecular design and recombinant D N A technology (insertion of foreign gene) and hybridoma technology (fusing and multiplying cells). Biotechnology has transformed many parts of the chemical industry, agriculture, an d medicine.
India, today, holds a small share of the global biotech market, but has all the capabilities to become a dominant player. The consumption of biotech products in India is expected to quadruple in the next decade. The human and animal segment of the industry alone is growing by at least 20%. This sector had growth of $ 1 billion in 1999 and is expected to grow $ 4.5 billion by 2010. India has a rich human capital, which is the strongest asset for this knowledge-based industry. India has proved its competency in selected areas of biotechnology such as capacity in bioprocess engineering, skills in gene manipulation of microbes and animal cells, capacity in downstream processing and isolation methods, and its competence in recombinant DNA technology of plants and animals. The inherent strengths of Nation combined with rising public interest in this sector, growing investment by traditional business houses, tax incentives and the significant foreign investment available, poises Indian biotecl gy sector to emerge as a significant force on the global biotech map. A career in Biotechnology field hence shall be highly successful and rewarding.
The Department of Life Sciences offers M.Sc. B.Sc. and PG Diploma in Biotechnology.
Bachelors in Life Sciences / Computer Sciences, BE/B.Tech (Computer Sciences or information Technology/Electronics), MBBS, B.Pharma
10+2 in Sciences
|COURSE NAME||DURATION||MAX DURATION||ELIGIBILITY||FEE PLAN * (Incl. Exam Fee)|
|BSC-BT||3 Years||5 Years||10+2 in any stream or equivalent||To be paid as 1st & 2nd Sem: Rs. 10,200/- each, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Sem. Rs. 10,700/- each.|
|PGDBT||1 Year||3 Years||BSCMLT/BSCBT/BSCCMB/ BSCBI/BSc (Biology)/BSc (Nursing) or equivalent||To be paid in 2 installments of Rs. 11,700/- each.|
|MSC-BT||2 Years||4 Years||-Do-||To be paid as 1 & 2nd Sem: Rs. 11,700/- each 3rd & 4th Sem: Rs. 12,200/- each.|
|MSC-BT-LE||1 Year||3 Years||PGDBT||To be paid in 2 installments of Rs. 12,700/- each.|
* The above Fee includes Examination Fee of Rs. 550/- for appearing in regular examination.
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