Biotechnology is the culmination of Life Sciences and Engineering resulting in technologies. These are exciting times for Biotechnology as it is considered the area that can solve sustainability issues for the mankind. One can look for alternative renewable energy sources, mitigate climate change, produce medicines, discover new drugs, treatment technologies for health, tackle the requirements of meeting the hunger of billions of people, treat water and waste water or occupational health, the answer lies in Biotechnology.
The faculty is aligned with three major domains namely
- Process Engineering and Computational Biology
- Cellular and Molecular Biology
- Medical and Environmental Biotechnology
Optimal mix of theoretical study and exposure to domain and industry prepares the students for a sound career be it as employees, for further studies or as entrepreneurs. The active teacher and student community has made publication in reputed journals, participating in important seminars common among the student community.
To constantly improve the learning outcomes the University has put in place:
- Campus Wide Quality Improvement Program (CWQIP)
- Gifted Student Development Program (GSDP)
- Total Student Development Program (TSDP).
These programs are actively monitored by the management.
Carving out a unique identity is a part of all that a student gets involved in at the campus. Participation in technical events, volunteering for community service, taking part in tournaments and showing talent in cultural happenings make the students realize their true potential.
The department strongly believes in kindling the interest among the students to understand the concepts they study and apply them in new ways. The proactive support for research based activities has helped the university to attract qualified and experienced faculty. The list of projects demonstrates the deep domain knowledge of the faculty and competence of the students. The guidance provided by the experienced faculty and the well equipped laboratories have ensured successful completion of projects that meet the expectations of the funding organization.
The dedicated infrastructure matches the best in the country – ensuring that students have everything they need for a stimulating campus life. The students have access to the latest computing and research facilities. The labs include: Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Bioenergetics and Metabolism, Heat Transfer, Enzyme Technology, Bioinformatics, Bioprocess Reaction Engineering, Bioprocess Systems Analysis and Control, Upstream Process Technology, Immunology, Food Biotechnology, Drug Development and Toxicology and Forensic Biology.
The University takes pride in the expertise and commitment the faculty brings to the interactions with students. This has helped us constantly raise the competence levels of our students to match the demands of the industry and new research. The department has nurtured a tradition of research and innovation. The faculty is geared to guide the students not just in the classrooms but for global opportunities. One can find them actively participating and guiding in the research labs, preparation for conferences, organizing technology events and working on industry sponsored projects.