VIT-QS

School of Bio Sciences & Technology (SBST)

Courses Offered

The School offers 2 years M.Sc. programs in Biotechnology, Biomedical Genetics and Applied Microbiology. It also offers M. Tech in Biotechnology, M.Sc. Integrated Biotechnology (5 Years), Integrated Master of Science in Food Science and Technology.

Integrated Master of Science in Food Science and Technology

To develop innovative, creative and vibrant professionals and researchers by imparting contemporary knowledge and technical skills to cater to the dynamic needs of food sciences industry. The programme also focuses in fostering the spirit of innovation and creativity in the young minds in solving the real time problems arising in the society and industry. The programme instils confidence, ethics, values and employability skills to mould an ethically conscious individuals who focus on sustainable growth of the economy by providing hygienic food products for the well-being of the society.

  • Excel in professional career and/or higher education by acquiring a solid foundation in science, mathematics and advanced technologies.
  • Develop and apply technological solutions for solving contemporary, social and human issues with realistic constraints suitable for the present need through the use of modern tools.
  • Exhibit professional and ethical standards, effective communication skills, teamwork spirit, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach for successful careers and to be able to compete globally, function as leaders, entrepreneurs, and manage information efficiently and engage in lifelong learning.
  • Principles of Food Science
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Chemistry and Food Microbiology Lab
  • Physiology and Nutrition
  • Food Additives
  • Food Quality and Analysis
  • Food Preservation Technology
  • Food Analysis and Preservation
  • Food Engineering
  • Food Packaging
  • Food Engineering and Packaging Lab
  • Milk and Milk Products Technology
  • Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods
  • Food Toxicology and Safety
  • Food Toxicology and Safety Lab
  • Animal Products Technology
  • Animal and Milk Products Lab
  • Food Laws and Regulations
  • Food Equipment Design and Automation
  • Baking and Confectionary Technology
  • Baking and Confectionary Lab
  • Food Process Technology
  • Production Technology of Spices and Plantation Crops
  • Grain Science and Technology
  • Grain, Spices and Plantation Products Lab
  • Food Adulteration
  • Food Fermentation and Synbiotic Food Technology
  • Food Nanotechnology
  • Food Forensics
  • Food Rheology
  • Technology of Fats and Oils
  • Fruit and Vegetable Processing Technology
  • Crop Production Concepts and Practices
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Industrial Enzymology
  • Beverage Processing Technology
  • Technical Answers to Real world Problems
S.No. Name of Laboratory / Facility Location
1 Biosciences Lab I TT106
2 Biosciences Lab II TT107
3 Biosciences Lab III TT109
4 Biosciences Lab IV TT113
5 Bioinformatics Lab I SMVG15
6 Bioinformatics Lab II SMVG16
7 Bioinformatics Lab III SMVG17
8 Central Instrumentation Lab SMV113
9 SEM Lab SMV130A
10 Animal House CBMRG02
11 Histopathology Lab CBMRG07A

As per IBEF, the Indian food industry is expanding at a CAGR of 11% and the food processing sector accounts for 32% of the total food industry. India’s food sector attracted US$ 4.18 billion in foreign direct investments between April 2014 and March 2020. India’s food processing sector is one of the largest in the world and its output is expected to reach US$ 535 billion by 2025-26. This sector is expected to generate 9 million jobs by 2024 providing wide opportunities to the graduates and post graduates in Food Science Technology.

The course provides insight for the students to excel in varied disciplines like dairy, fruit and vegetable, bakery, meat, poultry, quality, production, food testing, fermentation, brewery, sensory analyst and many others. They can venture into wide spread avenues as Food technologist, Nutrition therapist, Food analyst, new product and process developers, Food safety officer (FSSAI), Food inspector, Agricultural research scientist (ICAR), scientist in Food corporation of India and Food laboratories.

The graduates and the post graduates can contribute to the economic development through innovative start-ups and sustainable projects to support the farmers of the country and the industry growth.

  • Graduates will acquire knowledge and expertise to excel in professional career.
  • Graduates will obtain and apply the practical and technical skills to identify, analyse and solve the problems related to the food industry.
  • Graduates will develop and possess professional attitude and skills to be socially responsible individual and work as team in their work place and society considering the professionals ethics, environmental factors, and contribute to the economic growth of the country.
  • Graduates will utilize their expertise gained to pursue higher studies and outshine in careers like teaching, research or technologists.
  • Graduates will be competent to exhibit their acquired multidisciplinary skills for the lifelong learning in their professional and personal upliftment.

The food processing industry is the fifth largest contributor with a GDP contribution of 14% to India’s GDP enriching wide variety of job opportunities to the Graduates and Post Graduates in Food Science Technology. The course provides insight for the students to excel in varied disciplines like dairy, fruit and vegetable, bakery, meat, poultry, quality, production, food testing, fermentation, brewery, sensory analyst and many others. They can venture into wide spread avenues as Food technologist, Food Analyst, New product and process developers, Food safety officer (FSSAI), Food inspector, Agricultural Research scientist (ICAR), scientist in Food corporation of India and Food laboratories. The graduates and the post graduates can contribute to the economic development through innovative start-ups and sustainable projects to support the farmers of the country.

DISCIPLINE CORE COURSES
Principles of Food Science, Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology, Physiology and Nutrition, Food Additives, Food Quality and Analysis, Food Preservation Technology, Food Engineering, Food Packaging, Milk and Milk Products Technology, Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods, Food Toxicology and Safety, Animal Products Technology, Food Laws and Regulations, Food Equipment Design and Automation, Baking and Confectionary Technology, Food Process Technology, Production Technology of Spices and Plantation Crops, Grain Science and Technology

DISCIPLINE ELECTIVE COURSES
Food Adulteration, Food Fermentation and Synbiotic Food Technology, Food Nanotechnology, Food Forensics, Food Rheology, Technology of Fats and Oils, Fruit and Vegetable Processing Technology, Crop Production Concepts and Practices, Nutrition and Dietetics, Industrial Enzymology, Beverage Processing Technology

SKILL ENHANCEMENT COURSES
Value Added Food Products, Mushroom Farming, Beekeeping and Honey Processing, Biofortification of Foods, Computer Programming:Java

Integrated Master of Science in Biotechnology

Integrated Master of Science in Biotechnology is a five-year programme offered to students who have successfully completed the 10+2 examinations held by various educational boards in India. It comprises of 10 semesters, of which the last one involves a mandatory internship or project. Students would learn from many of the applied fields of biology, such as biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, cell and molecular biology, genetics, etc.

  • Excel in professional career and/or higher education by acquiring a solid foundation in science, mathematics and advanced technologies.
  • Develop and apply technological solutions for solving contemporary, social and human issues with realistic constraints suitable for the present need through the use of modern tools.
  • Exhibit professional and ethical standards, effective communication skills, teamwork spirit, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach for successful careers and to be able to compete globally, function as leaders, entrepreneurs, and manage information efficiently and engage in lifelong learning.
Course Code Course Title
BIY1001 Biochemistry
BIY1002 Cell Biology
BIY1003 Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
BIY1004 Genetics
BIY1005 General Microbiology
BIY1006 Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIY1007 Molecular Biology
BIY1008 Research Methodology
BIY1009 Analytical Techniques
BIY1010 Immunology
BIY1011 Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering
BIY1012 Bioinformatics
BIY1013 Bioresource Management
BIY1014 Bio-Business and IPR
BIY2001 Microbial Genetics
BIY2002 Genetic Engineering
BIY2003 Bioprocess Principles
BIY2009 Genomics
BIY2011 Proteomics
BIY3001 Downstream Processing
Course Code Course Title
BIY1015 Environmental Health
BIY1016 Behavioral Sciences
BIY1017 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
BIY1018 Industrial Biotechnology
BIY1019 Nanobiotechnology
BIY1020 Vaccinology
BIY1021 Epidemiology
BIY1022 Nutraceuticals
BIY1023 Nutrition and Health
BIY1024 Computational Biochemistry and Biomedicine
BIY1025 Plant Biology
BIY1026 Forensic Science
BIY2004 Biophysics
BIY2005 Advanced Biochemistry
BIY2006 Clinical Biochemistry
BIY2007 Developmental Biology
BIY2008 Biological Databases
BIY2010 Plant Biotechnology
BIY2012 Enzymology
BIY2013 Molecular Endocrinology
BIY2014 Aquatic Biotechnology
BIY2015 Biological Spectroscopy
BIY2016 Stem Cell Technology
BIY2017 Neurobiology
BIY2018 Bioremediation
BIY2019 Molecular Evolution and Phylogeny
BIY3002 Environmental Genetics
BIY3003 Protein Engineering
BIY3004 Molecular Modeling and Drug Design
BIY4001 Cancer Biology
BIY4002 Food Science
BIY5001 Animal Biotechnology
BIY5002 Gene Therapy
BIY5003 Enzyme Technology
BIY5004 Food Biotechnology
BIY5005 Environmental Biotechnology
BIY5006 Medical Biotechnology
S.No. Name of Laboratory / Facility Location
1 Biosciences Lab I TT106
2 Biosciences Lab II TT107
3 Biosciences Lab III TT109
4 Biosciences Lab IV TT113
5 Bioinformatics Lab I SMVG15
6 Bioinformatics Lab II SMVG16
7 Bioinformatics Lab III SMVG17
8 Central Instrumentation Lab SMV113
9 SEM Lab SMV130A
10 Animal House CBMRG02
11 Histopathology Lab CBMRG07A

Biotechnology is the technologies applied to biology, molecular biology, genetics, and many other subfields of biology. Biotechnology utilizes cellular and biomolecular processes to create technologies and products that help improve our lives and the nature. Recently, the field of biotechnology has developed breakthrough products and technologies to fight diseases, reduce our environmental harm, feed the hungry, use less and cleaner energy, and have safer, cleaner and more efficient industrial manufacturing processes. So far, more than 250 biotechnology health care products and vaccines have been made available to patients, many for previously untreatable diseases. More than 13.3 million farmers around the world use agricultural biotechnology to increase yields, prevent damage from insects and pests and reduce damage done on environment due to farming. And more than 50 biorefineries are being built across North America alone to test and refine technologies to produce biofuels and chemicals from renewable biomass, which can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Students graduating in any biotechnology programme could look forward to both higher education and job opportunities broadly in the areas of healthcare, agriculture and energy.

M.Tech. Biotechnology

This program is designed for graduate who wish to extend their skills and knowledge in clinical and environmental microbiology, bioinformatics, protein science, molecular biology and genomics and apply it in a competitive commercial environment. It is also suited to scientists wishing to become business/research managers and entrepreneurs in the exciting world of Biotechnology with applications in clinical, agriculture, food and the environment.

  • Excel in professional career and/or higher education by acquiring solid foundation in science, mathematics and advanced communication engineering and technologies
  • Develop and apply engineering solutions for solving contemporary, social and human issues with realistic constraints suitable for the present need through the use of modern tools.
  • Exhibit professional and ethical standards, effective communication skills, teamwork spirit, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach for successful careers and to be able to compete globally, function as leaders, as entrepreneurs, and manage information efficiently and to engage in lifelong learning

Advanced Biochemistry / Molecular Biology / Biostatistics / Computer Programming / Gene Cloning Technology / Bioinformatics / Downstream Processing of Bio – Products / Immuno- Technology / Genomics and Proteomics / Industrial Biotechnology / Molecular Biology / Bioprocess Technology / In-Plant Training.

Animal and Medical Biotechnology / Environmental Biotechnology / Business Enterprises in Bio-Technology / Modelling in Biology / Biodiversity and Bio-prospecting / Nano- Biotechnology / Protein Engineering.

  • Bioinformatics Lab I
  • Bioinformatics Lab II
  • Bioinformatics Lab III
  • Central Instrumentation lab
  • SEM Lab
  • Biochemistry & Immunology Lab
  • Cell & Molecular Biology Lab
  • Bio Process Lab & Down Stream
  • Bio Process Lab & Down Stream
  • Stem Cell Lab
  • Tissue Culture Lab
  • High Throughput Screening Lab
  • Animal House
  • Histopathology Lab
  • UV Transmitter
  • Deep Freezer
  • Fume wood
  • Rotary Evaporator
  • Ice Maker
  • Milli Q
  • Sonicator
  • Viscometer
  • Lyophillizer
  • Gel Documentation
  • UV Spec
  • Elisa Reader
  • Deep Freezer -80
  • Gas Chromatography
  • HPLC
  • Inverted Microscope
  • Nano drop
  • As Scientists in R & D Laboratories
  • As Process Engineers and Quality control
  • Control Managers in Biotech Industries

M.Sc. Applied Microbiology

M.Sc. Applied Microbiology is a more focused programme which is deeply inclined to the applied aspects of microbiology along with the basics. The curriculums of the programme provide a holistic development of the students to face the industry, hospitals and the real life situations through life skills and communication courses. Uniqueness of this programme at VIT is its extensive practical knowledge which is inculcated to the students which enables them to start their career in the field of research or industry. The various knowledge and techniques nurtured to the students through the theoretical and practical classes are imparted in a research project every semester which will be presented by the students at the end of the semester in a Science Engineering and Technology conference. This makes the candidate to be successful professional to face and accept the worldly challenges that come in his/her way.

  • Excel in professional career and/or higher education by acquiring a solid foundation in science, mathematics and advanced technologies
  • Develop and apply technological solutions for solving contemporary, social and human issues with realistic constraints suitable for the present need through the use of modern tools.
  • Exhibit professional and ethical standards, effective communication skills, teamwork spirit, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach for successful careers and to be able to compete globally, function as leaders, as entrepreneurs, and manage information efficiently and engage in lifelong learning
Course Code Course Title
MSM5002 Advanced Microbiology
MSM5003 Analytical Techniques
MSM5004 Molecular Biology
MSM5005 Immunology and Immunotechnology
MSM5006 Microbial Physiology and Metabolism
MSM5010 Fermentation Technology
Course Code Course Title
MSM5007 Environmental Microbiology
MSM5008 Food Microbiology
MSM5009 Probiotics Technology
MSM5011 GxPs, Industrial standards and guidelines
MSM5012 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
MSM5013 Soil and Agricultural Microbiology
MSM5014 Marine Microbiology
MSM5015 Fungal Biotechnology
MSM5016 Cell Culture Technology
MSM5017 Bio business and entrepreneurship
MSM5018 Bioinformatics
MSM6001 Medical Microbiology
MSM6002 Diagnostic Microbiology
MSM6003 rDNA Technology
MSM6004 Industrial microbiology
MSM6005 Nanobiotechnology
S.No. Name of Laboratory / Facility Location
1 Biosciences Lab I TT106
2 Biosciences Lab II TT107
3 Biosciences Lab III TT109
4 Biosciences Lab IV TT113
5 Bioinformatics Lab I SMVG15
6 Bioinformatics Lab II SMVG16
7 Bioinformatics Lab III SMVG17
8 Central Instrumentation Lab SMV113
9 SEM Lab SMV130A
10 Animal House CBMRG02
11 Histopathology Lab CBMRG07A

The scope in Applied Microbiology is immense, due to the involvement of microbiology in various fields like medicine, pharmaceuticals, dairy products, clinical analysis, agriculture, and nanotechnology. After completion of this programme students gets placed as

  • Academic Researcher
  • Research Scientist in R&D
  • Quality assurance and Quality control technologists
  • Clinical research associate
  • Clinical data analyst
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientists
  • Food Scientists and Technologists
  • Scientific laboratory technician
  • Medical technologists
  • Cosmetic Scientists and Technologists
  • Marketing/business executive
  • Scientific Writers
  • Technical Support Specialists

M.Sc. Biomedical Genetics

M.Sc., Biomedical Genetics programme is offered to have a clear understanding of the subject related concepts and contemporary issues with practical experience. The uniqueness of the programme is that we offer degree in M.Sc., Biomedical Genetics specialization in Genetic counselling. The curriculum of Genetic counselling matches the international standards with similar kind of subjects for genetic counselling. Students have clinical rotation (counselling training) for 12 weeks in reputed hospitals which give them an opportunity to learn more about genetic counselling. Students carry out research work for two credits in first three semesters which is helping them to get research exposure with publications. We equip the students to make use of technologies and methods of genetics to excel in professional carrier as entrepreneurs, to carry out research and development work to solve the practical problems, to manage information efficiently and to engage in lifelong learning.

  • Excel in professional career and/or higher education by acquiring a solid foundation in science, mathematics and advanced technologies
  • Develop and apply technological solutions for solving contemporary, social and human issues with realistic constraints suitable for the present need through the use of modern tools.
  • Exhibit professional and ethical standards, effective communication skills, teamwork spirit, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach for successful careers and to be able to compete globally, function as leaders, as entrepreneurs, and manage information efficiently and engage in lifelong learning

BMG5001 - Biochemistry

BMG5002 - Principles of Genetics

BMG5003 - Human Immunology

BMG5004 - Human Molecular Genetics

BMG5007 - Developmental Genetics

BMG5008 - Cancer Genetics

BMG6002 - Clinical Cytogenetics and Prenatal Diagnosis

BMG5005 - Human Anatomy and Physiology

BMG5006 - Advanced Analytical Techniques

BMG5009 - Genetics of Human Infertility

BMG5010 - Radiation Genetics

BMG5011 - Cognitive and Behavioural Genetics

BMG5012 - Forensic Science

BMG5013 - Stem Cell Biology

BMG5014 - Environmental Genetics

BMG5015 - Introduction to Human Psychology

BMG5016 - Bioinformatics

BMG5017 - Enzymology

BMG6001 - Human Biochemical Genetics

BMG6003 - Medical Biochemistry

BMG6004 - Genetic Engineering

BMG6005 - Genetic Counseling

BMG6006 - Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Genetic Counseling

BMG6007 - Clinical rotation

S.No. Name of Laboratory / Facility Location
1 Biosciences Lab I TT106
2 Biosciences Lab II TT107
3 Biosciences Lab III TT109
4 Biosciences Lab IV TT113
5 Bioinformatics Lab I SMVG15
6 Bioinformatics Lab II SMVG16
7 Bioinformatics Lab III SMVG17
8 Central Instrumentation Lab SMV113
9 SEM Lab SMV130A
10 Animal House CBMRG02
11 Histopathology Lab CBMRG07A

Geneticist work in both medical & scientific fields, they get placed in

  • Biotech and Biopharmaceuticals companies.
  • Research and Development organisations
  • Forensic departments
  • Hospitals as cytogeneticist and genetic counsellor.
  • Medical research organisation as junior scientists, research fellow
  • Academic institutions for higher studies.

M. Sc. Biotechnology

M.Sc., in Biotechnology, is two years postgraduate programme primarily focusing on imparting the advanced knowledge of biology along with the application of technology. The program enriches the knowledge and skills on the usage of living organisms to generate controlled processes or final products. The programme covers a mix of topics like genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, genetic engineering, cancer biology. Besides providing students with the necessary knowledge, the programme fosters problem-solving and critical thinking skills that prepare students to take on various challenges that exist. The programme equips the students to undertake further studies involving research and teaching or excel in private or public industrial jobs or become biotech entrepreneurs.

  • Excel in professional career and/or higher education by acquiring a solid foundation in science, mathematics and advanced technologies
  • Develop and apply technological solutions for solving contemporary, social and human issues with realistic constraints suitable for the present need through the use of modern tools.
  • Exhibit professional and ethical standards, effective communication skills, teamwork spirit, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach for successful careers and to be able to compete globally, function as leaders, entrepreneurs, and manage information efficiently and engage in lifelong learning
  • BST5001 - Microbiology
  • BST5002 - Advanced Biochemistry
  • BST5003 - Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BST5004 - Immunology
  • BST5009 - Analytical Techniques in Biotechnology
  • BST5010 - Genetic Engineering
  • BST5011 - Bioinformatics
  • BST5005 - Medical Diagnostics
  • BST5006 - Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • BST5007 - Medical Biotechnology
  • BST5008 - Industrial Biotechnology
  • BST6001 - Cancer Biology and Therapeutics
  • BST6002 - Stem Cell Biology
  • BST6003 - Clinical and Translational Research
  • BST6004 - Forensic Science and Technology
  • BST6005 - Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • BST6006 - Medical Informatics
  • BST6007 - Nutraceuticals
  • BST6008 - Marine Biotechnology
  • BST6009 - Nanobiotechnology
  • BST6010 - Applied Enzyme Technology
  • BST6011 - Metabolic Engineering
  • BST6012 - Plant Biotechnology
  • BST6013 - Bioremediation
  • BST6014 - Genomics and Proteomics
  • BST6015 - Signal Transduction
  • BST6016 - Cellular and Molecular Biophysics
  Lab Name Venue
1 Biosciences Lab I TT106
2 Biosciences Lab II TT107
3 Biosciences Lab III TT109
4 Biosciences Lab IV TT113
5 Bioinformatics Lab I SMVG15
6 Bioinformatics Lab II SMVG16
7 Bioinformatics Lab III SMVG17
8 Central Instrumentation Lab SMV113
9 Scanning Electron Microscopy Lab SMV130A
10 Animal House CBMRG02
11 Histopathology Lab CBMRG07A
 

India is among the top 12 biotechnology destinations in the world and the third-largest in Asia-Pacific. The industry was valued at US$ 63 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach US$ 150 billion by 2025 with a CAGR of 16.4%. By 2025, the contribution of the Indian biotechnology industry in the global biotechnology market is expected to grow to 19% from 3% in 2017 (Source: IBEF). The M.Sc., Biotechnology graduates can avail job opportunities in a wide spectrum of sectors like Biopharmaceuticals, Agriculture, Quality control, Clinical Research, Regulatory Affairs, and other R&D jobs. Also, they can plan entrepreneurial ventures: develop biotech products, start Contract Research Organizations.