B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biotechnology

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Overview

The comprehensive program offers a strong foundation for the students in leadership, research-based and managerial roles in the growing Indian biotechnology industry. The program is unique in its approach and provides practical hands-on experience in the area of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Cell Biology, Applied Genetics, Microbiology, Animal and Plant Tissue Culture, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, etc. With this blend of training, graduates can seek employment in research and academia as well as prove their worth in administrative roles to meet the challenges of the growing Indian economy.

Objective

  • Imparts knowledge and an understanding of biological systems and their behavior for various inputs and stimuli originating from the surrounding environment.
  • Provides sufficient understanding and cognitive abilities for designing, developing, and incorporating scientific methods, techniques, and processes for biological systems of study to achieve the desired results. 
  • Imparts knowledge and training to develop transferable skills and entrepreneurship abilities.

Highlights

  • Co-Curricular Activities

    Students can also earn credits by participating in national, international, interstate and inter collegiate, competitions involving technical presentations, conferences and publications in journals and winning awards. Students who achieve this can be exempted from one of the open elective courses in the program.

  • Group Project

    The main objective of a group project is to build a product prototype as a part of a team and to experience and solve problems that arise in integration of components. A group shall have up to 5 students and the project may be interdisciplinary. Students are encouraged to innovate and file patents.

  • Industrial application-based learning program.
  • Internship, training, and placement support with various worldwide universities and food industries.
  • Includes expert guest lectures from various institutions and food industries.
  • Includes workshops, industry visits, group projects, discussions, and debates.
  • Ensures small batches to encourage in-depth learning.

  • We offer accommodation in student hostels on our campus and even offer third-party off-campus hotels where necessary to ensure students can focus on what matters the most.
  • Our on-campus facilities include WiFi at any time of the day, 24/7.
  • From a host of eateries and laundry facilities, we ensure that students have access to all facilities.
  • We encourage students to participate in co-curricular activities on campus which include sports and cultural events, both at a university level and a faculty level.
  • We help students focus on independent and sponsored research with projects and a dissertation.

Structure

Study Domains

  • CC

    Core Courses

    Includes an overview into the fundamental principles of food processing, nutrition, food-engineering, microbiology, chemistry, novel product development, packaging, storage, quality and safety.

  • DSE

    Discipline Specific Courses

    Special focus into the core domains of emerging technologies in food processing, Industrial Microbiology, Beverage technology & Food Biotechnology.

  • AECC

    Ability Enhancement Courses

    Includes communication skills, elements of social science, ethics, environmental studies, constitution human rights and law

  • SEC

    Skill Enhancement Courses

    Includes computer applications, finance, accounting and audits

  • GE

    Generic Electives

    Includes Mathematics, statistics, industrial tours, management and entrepreneurship development

  • GP

    Group Project

    • Students can work on a common project from across multiple disciplines to earn credits. The purpose of this is to learn how to design and develop a novel biological product, to understand molecular characterisation, validation and commercialise a product, technology or process in their area of specialisation.

Course Progression

Course Credits Study Domain
Macromolecular Structure and Analysis

18BTC101A Theory

3 Core Courses CC
Biophysics and Instrumentation

18BTC102A Theory

3 Core Courses CC
Cell Structure and Dynamics

18BTC103A Theory

3 Core Courses CC
Chemistry-I

18BTC104A Theory

3 Core Courses CC
Biomathematics

18BTC105A Theory Tutorials

3 Skill Enhancement Courses SEC
Computers and Programmeming with C

18CSN106A Theory Tutorials

3 Skill Enhancement Courses SEC
Biochemistry Laboratory

18BTL107A Practicals

1 Core Courses CC
Basic Instrumentation and Cell Biology Laboratory

18BTL108A Practicals

1 Core Courses CC
Chemistry-I Laboratory

18BTL109A Practicals

1 Core Courses CC
Communication Skills-1

19HST103A Theory

3 Ability Enhancement Courses AECC

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Organic Mechanisms in Biology

18BTC110A Theory

3 Core Courses CC
Principle of Transmission Genetics

18BTC111A Theory

3 Core Courses CC
Principles of Microbiology

18BTC112A Theory

3 Core Courses CC
Biostatistics

18BTC113A Theory Tutorials

4 Core Courses CC
Chemistry-II

18BTC114A Theory

3 Core Courses CC
Cytogenetic Techniques Laboratory

18BTL115A Practicals

1 Core Courses CC
Microbiology Laboratory

18BTL116A Practicals

1 Core Courses CC
Chemistry-II Laboratory

18BTL117A Practicals

1 Core Courses CC
Mathematical Tools and Techniques (MatLab)

18BTL118A Practicals

1 Skill Enhancement Courses SEC
Communication Skills-2

19HST104A Theory

3 Ability Enhancement Courses AECC

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Molecular Genetics

18BTC201A Theory

3 Core Courses CC
Principles of Immunology

18BTC202A Theory

3 Core Courses CC
Molecular Biology

18BTC203A Theory

3 Core Courses CC
Plant and Animal Tissue culture techniques and Applications

18BTC204A Theory

3 Core Courses CC
Chemistry-III

18BTC205A Theory

3 Core Courses CC
Computer Data Structures and Computer Organization

18CSN206A Theory Tutorials

3 Skill Enhancement Courses SEC
Immunology & Molecular Biology Laboratory

18BTL207A Practicals

1 Core Courses CC
Tissue Culture Laboratory

18BTL208A Practicals

2 Core Courses CC
Chemistry-III Laboratory

18BTL209A Practicals

1 Core Courses CC
Elements of Social Science and Ethics

19HST101A Theory

2 Ability Enhancement Courses AECC
Environmental Studies

18BTN201A Theory

2 Ability Enhancement Courses AECC

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Recombinant DNA Technology

18BTC210A Theory

3 Core Courses CC
Plant Biotechnology

18BTC211A Theory

3 Core Courses CC
Animal Biotechnology

18BTC212A Theory

3 Core Courses CC
Biodiversity & Taxonomy

18BTC213A Theory

3 Core Courses CC
Chemistry-IV

18BTC214A Theory

3 Core Courses CC
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

18BTC215A Theory

3 Core Courses CC
Recombinant DNA Technology Laboratory

18BTL216A Practicals

1 Core Courses CC
Chemistry-IV Laboratory

18BTL217A Practicals

1 Core Courses CC
Bioinformatics Laboratory

18BTL218A Practicals

1 Core Courses CC
Constitution, Human Rights and Law

19HST201A Theory

2 Ability Enhancement Courses AECC

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Genomics & Proteomics

18BTC301A Theory

3 Core Courses CC
Research Methodology

18BTC302A Theory

3 Core Courses CC
Environmental Biotechnology

18BTDSE301A Theory

4 Discipline Specific Courses DSE
Agricultural Biotechnology

18BTDSE302A Theory

4 Discipline Specific Courses DSE
Industrial Biotechnology

18BTDSE303A Theory

4 Discipline Specific Courses DSE
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

18BTDSE304A Theory

4 Discipline Specific Courses DSE
Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory

18BTDEL305A Practicals

2 Discipline Specific Courses DSE
Agricultural Biotechnology Laboratory

18BTDEL306A Practicals

2 Discipline Specific Courses DSE
Industrial Biotechnology Laboratory

18BTDEL307A Practicals

2 Discipline Specific Courses DSE
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Laboratory

18BTDEL308A Practicals

2 Discipline Specific Courses DSE
Internship

18BTIS307A Tutorials Practicals

3 Generic Electives GE
Seminar

18BTIS308A Tutorials

3 Generic Electives GE
Industrial Visit

18BTL309A Practicals

3 Generic Electives GE
Open Elective -1

18OEE31XA Theory

3 Generic Electives GE

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Medical Biotechnology

18BTC310A Theory

3 Core Courses CC
Bioethics, IPR and Biosafety

18BTC311A Theory

3 Core Courses CC
Introduction to Management and Entrepreneurship

18MCN311A Theory

3 Skill Enhancement Courses SEC
Open Elective -2

18OEE32XA Theory

3 Generic Electives GE
Project Work

18BTP312A Practicals

12 Group Projects GP

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Note

A student must select an open elective and a professional core elective course during the 6th Semester. 

Open Electives

Numerous electives from the faculty of engineering, management and commerce, art and design, hospitality management and catering technology, pharmacy and dental sciences will be offered as mentioned in university website. Students can choose the open electives of their own choice. 

Details

Teaching and Assessment

For each course, a students’ performance is assessed through Continuous Evaluation. There is Component‑1 with 50% weightage and a Semester End Examination as Component‑2 with 50% weightage. A student is required to score a minimum of 40% in each of the components and an overall 40% score for successful completion of a course and for earning the corresponding credit(s).

Key Skill Development

  • Ability to run fundamental research-based work at the molecular and cellular level.
  • Ability to lead trans-national research and development.
  • Ability to design technologies for molecular kits in Biology.
  • Ability to design technologies for diagnostic tools in healthcare divisions.
  • Ability to develop and synthesise molecules for potential use.
  • Ability to troubleshoot skills to analyse metabolic and molecular pathways.
  • Ability to design and develop bio-sensor based products.
  • Ability to reuse biological and eco-friendly products.
  • Ability to develop innovative and novel ideas to lead as an entrepreneur.

Career opportunities

  • Academician
  • R&D scientist in the biotechnology industry
  • R&D scientist in the pharma industry
  • Scientist in the IT industry, especially health care
  • Scientist in the beverage industry
  • Scientist in the food industry
  • Scientist in the agro-food industry
  • Scientist in the biochemical industry
  • Scientist in clinical research
  • Scientist in biological data science
  • Genetic counselor
  • Biochemist
  • IPR and patent officer
  • Cell analyst in IVF clinics
  • Scientific content writer
  • Medical content writer
  • Entrepreneur

Careers

  • Entrepreneur

  • Researcher

  • Scientist

  • Genetic counsellor

  • Biochemist

  • PR and Patent officer: IPR

  • Cell analyst in IVF clinics

  • Scientific content writer

  • Medical content writer

Admissions

Eligibility

Candidate must have passed a 10+2 examination conducted by the respective state or central government authorities, with English as one of the courses, and Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology as optional courses individually.

Fees & Scholarships

University Seats:

  • Rs 1,18,550 per annum (Tuition Fee + Other Fee)

Eligibility

  • Candidates should have the equivalent qualification approved by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • Should have proof of proficiency in English with a minimum TOEFL score of 8

Fees & Scholarships

NRI/ Foreign Students:

  • USD 2500 + Rs. 38,550 per annum

Start your journey with RUAS

Contact
Director - Admissions
Mr. S L Narasimhan
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