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COURSES OFFERED

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Under Graduate Courses

B.Tech. Biotechnology

B.Tech. Industrial Biotechnology

B.Tech. Bioinformatics

PG Courses (Full Time)

M.Tech. Medical Biotechnology

M.Tech. Industrial Biotechnology

M.Tech. Biotechnology

PG Courses (Part Time)

M.Tech. Industrial Biotechnology

Ph.D /MS by Research

Ph.D - Engineering & Technology

Ph.D -  Humanities & Sciences

 

Course Content

The 4 year full time undergraduate B. Tech. Industrial Biotechnology is an integrated course with components from Basic Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering and Bioinformatics. Total credits for the course are 180. Every semester consists of 6 theory papers and 2 Practical papers. The core papers are from Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Bioprocess & Downstream Techniques. Papers in Chemical Engineering are offered to strengthen their engineering base. Special papers such as Legal Aspects of Biotechnology and Management Basics for Engineers are offered.

Teaching Methodology

A tutorial based teaching approach is used. Students are given every opportunity to give seminars and are taken for visits to industries or other Institutes for specialized applications. Discussions using journal publications are encouraged. Webinars are used to show the latest research developments. The University stresses on an All-round Development of the student and the Students are given many opportunities to enhance their soft skills by taking Business English Courses and other short term Workshops and Conferences organized in the University.

Specializations

Students can choose to specialize in Food Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Genomics and Proteomics, Tissue Engineering, Molecular Modeling and Drug Design. In the final Semester students must be attached to an Industry or a Research Lab as per their interest. Routine mentoring during this period ensures that students are engaged in a productive training. Support from the University is provided for students appearing for competitive examinations such as GATE, CAT, TOEFL and CSIR. Training in preparing their curriculum vitae, appearing in interviews, group discussion skills are offered throughout.

The students do their projects in Institutes such as Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Kerala, Central Mining Research Institute, Madras Medical Mission, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai, etc.

Post Graduate and Research Courses

A Post Graduate Course M.Tech. Biotechnology is offered by the Dept. A course in M.Tech. Medical Biotechnology which is a emerging field has been designed to train students in this field. The post graduate courses have a credit of 72 and offer 5 theory courses and 2 intensive laboratory based courses. In the third Semester a course to develop their journal paper presentation and development of a research proposal is offered. The final semester is full project which the student can choose to do in an Institute of their preference. Students have done their projects in organizations such as Tamil Nadu Veterinary College, Madras Medical Mission, Central Leather Institute, Chennai etc.

Students registered for their Ph.D. in the Department have to attend an intense course work in the first semester along with the post graduate students. The research students are also required to intern in the research laboratories. Regular discussion of Journal papers and mentoring by senior faculty ensure that a learning environment is maintained.

At the end of the first year, a student has to prepare the outline of the Ph.D. topic and present to the Doctoral Committee. The Doctoral Committee meets annually to monitor the progress of the Ph.D. student. The students are funded for their stipend through positions in the funded projects of the faculty.

In the year 2010, six students were awarded Ph.D. from the Biotechnology Dept.