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B.Tech Biotechnology

B.Tech Biotechnology


  • About the Programme
  • Vision & Mission
  • Scope
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Eligibility criteria
  • Specialization
  • Curriculum & Syllabus
  • Our Faculty
  • Industrial Visits
  • Publications
  • Placements
  • Honours and Minors

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

For more details on faculty, infrastructure and projects, please visit https://hindustanuniv.ac.in/hits-bio/index.html

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 physics and chemistry along with maths/biology/computer science at the higher secondary schooling level, are eligible for a B.Tech in Biotechnology. 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.

Specialization

Our Faculty

S.N NAME DESIGNATION
1 DR. J. SAKTHIDASAN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (SELECTION GRADE) & HOD
2 DR. B. VIVEKANANDAN PROFESSOR 
3 DR. A. SARAVANAN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
4 DR. PRIYA K ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
5 DR. R. GOVINDARAJAN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (SELECTION GRADE)
6 DR. R. ANITHA ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (SELECTION GRADE)
7 DR. J. SANDHYA ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (SELECTION GRADE)
8 DR. ABIRAMI B ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (SELECTION GRADE)
9 DR. M. ARUL JAYAN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (SELECTION GRADE)
10 DR. HEMA GAYATHRI C ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (SELECTION GRADE)
11 MR. G.VIJAY SAMUEL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (SELECTION GRADE)
12 MS. M. LAKSHMI SUNDEEP ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
13 Ms. KAVITHA VIJAYARAGHAVAN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (SELECTION GRADE) & HEAD - PLACEMENTS

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 YEAR AUTHOR TITLE OF THE PAPER JOURNAL NAME JOURNAL DETAILS
1 2022 Dr. Sakthidasan J Functional relevance of bioactive compounds in purple maize: a contemporary extraction progressions and prospective applications Cereal Research Communications 1788-9170
2 2022 Dr. Sakthidasan J Establishment of transgenic pigs overexpressing human PKD2-D511V mutant Frontiers in Genetics 1664-8021
3 2022 Dr. A. Anitha Production of Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) Seed Oil Methyl Esters Using Tungstophosphoric Acid as Catalyst. Recent Advances in Recycling Engineering . AIR 2021. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 2366-2557
4 2022 Dr. A. Anitha "In vitro and In silico Studies of Silver Nanoparticles (AgNPs) from Allium sativum against Diabetes" Scientific Reports 2045-2322
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Placement Details

Rank Holders
Meghana P (2018 – 2022)
PLACED COMPANY NAME OF THE STUDENT PASSED OUT YEAR
Capgemini BADIGENCHALA RITUSHA 2023
Skolar ARADHANA S 2023
Aliens Developers Private Limited, Hyderabad ISHITA ANAND 2023
Savvy Soft Technology, Chennai ANANYA SARKAR 2022
SMO connect, Cochin MEGHANA P 2022
Lifecell International, Chennai Hari Krishnan 2021
Lifecell International, Chennai Deepak 2021
Lifecell International, Chennai Shrivathsan 2021
Lifecell International, Chennai Maharajan 2021
CPR Diagnostics, Chennai Ebin Abraham 2020
Einstro Technical Services, Chennai Priyadharshini 2020
Hemarus Therapeutics, Hyderabad Sachin 2020
Zoho Corporation, Chennai Krishnan 2019
Miramed Ajuba, Chennai Bhumika Sharma 2019
Softgel Healthcare, Chennai Jesiya Sowmini 2019
IDBI Sharmila Srinivasan 2018
IDBI Rajyalakshmi Balaji 2018
Biocon Nivedha Brabagaran 2018

Honors & Minors

Honours
  • Molecular and Cellular Engineering