The Department of
Biotechnology was started in the year 2003 with an objective of
generating trained manpower in Biotechnology with disciplinary
skills from Chemical engineering, Computer Science and Management
Skills. Biotechnology is the application of Biology for industrial
purposes such as development of vaccines, biomaterials, reducing
toxic waste by using microbial or enzyme based processes,
development of new drugs for treating emerging and reemerging
diseases, development of newer diagnostic methods for diagnosis of
human diseases, development of crops with additional productivity
or added advantages etc.
The Research focus in
our Department involves methods to reduce environmental pollution
by using micro organisms, identifying the plant products which can
be used to treat diabetes, fasten the wound healing processes;
understanding the role of SNP in critical gene in the development
of cancer; and monitoring and understanding the mechanisms of
antibiotic resistance in bacteria. The Dept. is supported by grants
from the SERB, DST, DBT & CSIR
The Dept. offers B.Tech.
and M.Tech. Programs in Biotechnology, M.Tech in Medical
Biotechnology and Ph.D. programs.
To be a key driver
of economic growth by stimulating regional innovation systems.
Become a hub for development of key innovative industrial
products and processes leading to the creation of spinout, spin
along and spin in companies.
Our mission is to
advance knowledge of basic biological processes and apply our
research discoveries to improve human health, protect our
environment and enrich our economy. We strive to fulfill our
mission by nurturing an outstanding environment of learning
where students and faculty apply the knowledge innovatively to
create useful products and processes for the society. We focus
on excellence in research and teaching, as well as service to
Integrity, Truth and Empathy
A foundation in
mathematics, basic sciences and engineering fundamentals
required for higher studies in engineering or entry level
of major biological concepts, and awareness of the
applications of Biotechnology in the Industry, Agriculture,
Health, Environment and Bioinformatics to enable the
students to choose their career paths
An ability to
perform laboratory techniques (such as light microscopy, gel
electrophoresis and keeping a laboratory notebook and
understanding of principles of laboratory safety).
The ability to
apply the scientific method and critical thinking in an
ethical fashion to design experiments.
professional, lifelong learning skills and an exposure to
industrial training or experience to successfully compete in
the local, national and global Biotechnology and allied
communication and interpersonal skills and an understanding
of ethical choices inherent in the engineering profession.
thinking process as a methodology for creative and
human-cantered problem solving that empowers students to
collaborate across disciplines and tackle the world’s
knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science,
engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization
to the solution of complex engineering problems.
analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature,
and analyze complex engineering problems reaching
substantiated conclusions using first principles of
mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for
complex engineering problems and design system components or
processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate
consideration for the public health and safety, and the
cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
investigations of complex problems: Use research-based
knowledge and research methods including design of
experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and
synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques,
resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including
prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities
with an understanding of the limitations.
The engineer and
society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual
knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and
cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant
to the professional engineering practice.
sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional
engineering solutions in societal and environmental
contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for
ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and
responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a
member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary
Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities
with the engineering community and with society at large,
such as, being able to comprehend and write effective
reports and design documentation, make effective
presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and
understanding of the engineering and management principles
and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in
a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary