Biotechnology refers to application of biological tools and scientific techniques to animal, plant and microbial species for their improvement (qualitative as well as quantitative) alongwith development of process and products w.r.t health, environment, agriculture, industry, etc. In recent past biotechnology has been identified as a prominent field of lifescience owing to its interdisciplinary approach and widespread applications.
About the Program
B.Sc. (Hons.) Biotechnology with Research (4 Year Programme) will specifically focus on imparting research skills. The program will also accomplish exposure to industrial practices, protocols through training and workshop so as to identify skills required to pursue career in research industries. Students with simultaneously acquire research skills through experimental learning via designing and executing protocols, data analysis and interpretation, data presentation and scientific writing.
Courses included in different program offered are a blend of theoretical and experimental aspects. An effort is made to provide contemporary education and to develop overall personality of student 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 curriculum) offered in other programs as well. Courses offered by NPTEL / SWAYM can also be opted by a student as an alternate 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 seminar/conference, training programs impart additional technical skills. 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 highly research-oriented subject and all the programs offered have a specific focus to impart research skills.
Exit option as per NEP 2020 in B.Sc. (Hons.) Biotechnology with research
The new curriculum of B.Sc. (Hons.) Biotechnology has been designed based on New Education policy (NEP-2020). Exit option should be informed to the University during 5th semester of the Program, so that student can opt for exit pathway during 6th semester. Thus, if a student exists B.Sc. (Hons.) program with research after 3 years he / she will be awarded B.Sc. (Hons.) Biotechnology degree, whereas if a student continues with 4 years degree program he / she will be awarded B.Sc. (Hons.) Biotechnology with research.
After perusing B.Sc. (Hons.) biotechnology students can avail widespread career options depending upon their interest. Scientist, biochemical analyst, various opportunities in industries (production, quality control, quality assurance, marketing) including pharmaceuticals, fermentation industry, food industry and others, entrepreneurship/startups are among common career options. After successful completion of B.Sc. (Hons.) biotechnology students also become eligible to pursue higher studies and various competitive examinations. Major recruiters for biotechnology professional include hospitals, research firms, industries, consultation agencies, government and private organizations.
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