Biotechnology is a fundamental area of applied science that utilizes living cells and cellular materials to create pharmaceutical, diagnostic, agricultural, environmental, and other products to benefit society.
The Master of Science in Biotechnology is designed to provide specialised scientific learning along with skills training to help students explore various career paths in agriculture, health care, forensics, industrial processing, and environmental management. Students will be provided hands on learning into the functioning of the biotechnology industry. Students will have to undertake an Industry Project in their second year of the programme.
The objectives of the course:
- To develop a detailed technical understanding of the key methods used in the contemporary biotechnology sector;
- To appreciate the techniques applied in biotechnology and advanced research;
- To acquire and critically appraise new data arising from the use of these techniques and to interpret the implications of such data;
- To develop an understanding of the commercial, financial and regulatory context in which the biotechnology sector operates.
The students of the programme would be benefitted from the core biology domains like Cytology, Microbiology, Genetics, Biochemistry etc along with Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Cell Culture, Immunology etc. This course would make the students adept in the structure and functions of microbes which in turn would give them confidence to work in Microbiology sector. Since the syllabus is on par with those of reputed Indian and International Universities the students get a highly competitive edge and would be competent for jobs in industries in the domains of pharmaceuticals, dairy, clinical research etc.All the courses in the programme are carefully designed to equip the students for competitive exams like CSIR NET, SET etc and also to write research proposals for grants.