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B.Tech Bio-Technology

B.Tech Bio-Technology


  • About the Programme
  • Vision & Mission
  • Scope
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Eligibility criteria
  • Specialization
  • Curriculum & Syllabus
  • Industrial Visits
  • Publications
  • Placements
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About the Department

Bio-technology is a highly interdisciplinary subject encompassing biological sciences, process engineering and technology. The scope and application of the subject is manifold, spanning from synthesizing genetically modified food, drought resistant crops in agricultural sciences; tissue engineering, drug designing in medical field and also in areas such as bioinformatics and aquatic living systems. Besides, the subject also involves studies on public policy planning, such as use of genetically modified food and ethical issues involved with it, tampering the crop/gene to make them disease resistant and embryonic stem cell technology to name a few. The versatility of the subject is in understanding how living organisms work at a microscopic level and to find remedies/solution to make living things to work in a way that we expect. Unlike other engineering subjects, Bio-technology deals with tailoring the living systems, whose outcome might turn benignant or malignant.

Duration : 4 Years

Vision & Mission

Vision

To achieve the pinnacle of success through quality education, research and entrepreneurship in emerging areas of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Mission
  • To provide innovative education empowered with excellent technical andleadership skills
  • To create state-of-the-art infrastructure for research and training, promote scientific discovery and development by fostering relationship with research organizations and industries

Scope

For a developing country such as India, the agricultural community is dependent on regular monsoon rains for good yield. With global warming, it has been predicted that rain fall patterns may be erratic. To be dependent on single natural factor to help in good agricultural productivity is a risk, which is not worth taking. Instead, crops can be made adaptable to the extremes of weather such as drought resistant seeds, moisture retaining crops; all these can be possible with help of Bio-technology. Besides, the use of pesticides can be also made redundant, if pest resistant seeds can be developed. Similarly, in medical arena, gene therapy can help people to reduce the risk of preventing hereditary diseases. Stem cell technology is one of the key outcomes of biotechnology and molecular biology. With broader scope of the subject, there is a strong potential for employment opportunities in Corporate/Government organizations at research and manufacturing level. The subject keeps evolving with time, which is a stronger impetus for the students to go in for higher education.

Employment Opportunities

Corporate and public R&D organizations recruit biotechnology personnel in good numbers. As the employers realize the need for indigenous development of ideas domestically, they look for good quality personnel to ramp up their operations. Besides, research organizations also see good scope for new and improved products and processes in medical, agricultural fields; they are on a constant look out for motivated personnel. Contract Research organizations in pharmaceutical and Biotech industry recruit graduating college students; they are trained and inducted in the work place. Dupont, Biocon, Dow Chemicals, Dr.Reddy's laboratories are some of the companies that actively hire biotech personnel.

Eligibility criteria

Students who have studied maths, physics and chemistry with biology/computer science at the higher secondary schooling level, are eligible for a B.Tech in Bio-technology. As biology is taught from a level from where anyone can comprehend; students, who have had a non-biology subject apart from maths, physics and chemistry will not be at a disadvantage.

Industrial Visit

Vistied Frontier Medville at Chennai
Visited Eppendorf at Chennai
Visited CPCRI at Mangalore
Visited PAR Active Technologies at Chennai

Recent Publications

S.No. Author Title of the Paper Journal Name Journal Details
2018 Dr. D Jini Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) as an Alternative Stratify for Plant Stress Tolerance Acta Scientific Microbiology  (ISSN: 2581-3226)
2019 Dr. Evy Alice Abigail Biochar based nanofibers: fabrication, characterization and application as 2,4-dichlorophenoxycetic and nanoformulation for sustained release 3 Biotech 2019 Aug;9(8):317
2019 Dr. R Sivashankar Sequestration of methylene blue dye from aqueous solution by magnetic biocomposite: Three level Box–Behnken experimental design optimization and kinetic studies Separation Science and Technology doi.org/10.1080/01496395.2019.1607382
2019 Dr. D Jini Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles from Allium cepa and its in vitro antidiabetic activity Materials Today: Proceedings doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2019.07.672
2019 Dr. R Sivashankar Investigation of Fermentation Condition for production enhancement of polyhydroxyalkanoate Journal of Microbiology Biotechnology and Foodsciences Accepted
2019 Dr. K Vijayraghavan A perspective on energy cycling from waste to biofuel - Rendering of non-edible chicken fat and conv Indian journal of environmental protection  Accepted
2019 Dr. D Jini Preparation of herbal curd with Gymnema sylvestre and its characterization for the treatment of liver cancer Journal of Food Process Engineering doi.org/10.1111/jfpe.13338
2019 Dr. D Jini Use of Phytohormones in Improving Abiotic Stress Tolerance to Rice Advances in Rice Research for Abiotic Stress Tolerance doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-814332-2.00031-9

Placement Details

PLACED COMPANY NAME OF THE STUDENT PASS OUT YEAR
Al Arabi company Lamya Roslyn 2019
MiramedAjuba Bhumika Sharma 2019
SoftgelHealthcare Pvt. Ltd., JesiyaSowmini 2019
Idbi Sharmila  Srinivasan 2018
Idbi RajyalakshmiBalaji 2018
BioconLtd NivedhaBrabagaran 2018