Biotechnology refers to application of biological tools and scientific techniques to animal, plant and microbial species for their improvement (qualitative as well as quantitative) along with development of process and products w.r.t health, environment, agriculture, industry, etc. In the recent past biotechnology has been identified as a prominent field of life sciences owing to its interdisciplinary approach and widespread applications.
Programmes included in different programmes offered are a blend of theoretical and experimental aspects. An effort is made to provide contemporary education and to develop the overall personality of students along with academic brilliance. Different courses provide sound knowledge of the subject along with socio-ethical implications. Programs offered comprise core courses, skilled enhancement courses, generic electives, discipline specific electives, open electives and ability enhancement courses. In case of open electives, a student can opt for any elective (other than mentioned in the curriculum) offered in other programmes as well. Courses offered by NPTEL / SWAYAM can also be opted by a student as an alternative to open electives. Courses on English communication, seminar presentation, reasoning skill and PDP target personality development along with enhancement of communication skills. Industrial visits, participation in seminars/conferences, training programs impart additional technical skills. The dissertation specifically inculcates research aptitude and scientific writing skills. Biotechnology and microbiology are interdisciplinary in approach including Cell biology, microbiology, biochemistry, RDT, environmental science, animal science, plant science, IPR, bioethics, Chemical sciences, mathematical science, health science, Virology, Genetic Engineering, Food Technology and others. Life science is a highly research-oriented subject and all the programs offered to have a specific focus to impart research skills.
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