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 CSIR and UGC.
The Dept. offers
B.Tech. and M.Tech. Programs in Biotechnology, M.Tech in Medical
Biotechnology, B.Tech. in Bioinformatics and Ph.D. programs.