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School of Bio Sciences & Technology (SBST)

Courses Offered

The School of Bio Sciences and Technology offers 3 undergraduate programmes in various disciplines of Biotechnology and Bio Sciences. Such as B. Tech. Biotechnology, B.Tech. Bioengineering, & B.Sc. Catering & Hotel, Management and 4 Postgraduate (M.Sc. & M. Tech.) programmes. It also offers M.Tech (Res). & Ph.D. programmes. The syllabus of each of the above programmes covers the latest developments in the respective streams and designed based on market needs so that employability can be improved. The other major priorities include developing entrepreneurship skills and grooming students to become future scientists for the improvement of mankind.

Our efforts are strengthened by collaboration with National and International Universities and multinational companies. Visiting scientists and eminent guest lecturers also serve as knowledge building resources.

Healthy interaction between academia and biotech industry is consistently promoted in the school. Additionally, contract research and commercialization of products development at the university are undertaken as a part of the various programmes.

The School has taken up research programmes in the fields of Microbiology, Medical genetics, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics and other branches of Biomedical Sciences. The School has grown into a major center of higher education and research in the above fields in this part of the world.

An important feature in the academic activity of SBST is its strong linkage with many national institutions such as Central Scientific and Instrument Organization, Chandigarh; Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Delhi; Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, etc.

Scope for Employment

 

  • Placement across industries such as pharma, biotech, and genetics
  • Companies in India and abroad
  • In Research institutions

 

Funded Projects

The School has funded projects from Government departments namely, DBT, DRDO & DST as well as from core industries.

M. Sc. Biotechnology (5 Year Integrated Programme)

  • Excel in professional career and/or higher education by acquiring a 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
  • A clear understanding of the subject related concepts and of contemporary issues
  • Problem solving ability- solving social issues and engineering problems
  • A clear understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Interest in lifelong learning
  • Adaptive thinking and adaptability
  • Cross cultural competency exhibited by working in teams
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • A good working knowledge of communicating in English
  • An ability to use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • A good cognitive load management [discriminate and filter the available data] skills
  • Gain and apply knowledge to plan, analyze and find innovative solutions in the field of biological sciences
  • Explore problems and provide valid solutions through the industry-academia interactions
  • Acquire interdisciplinary knowledge in the areas of biological, chemical, environmental and technical sciences for the benefit of society.

Graduates will have a broad scope in the field of biotechnology. The opportunities are enormous in India and abroad. The field of biotechnology is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years offering opportunities in the field of research, engineering, industry, consultancy, and entrepreneurship.

Molecular biology / Bioprocess Technology / Immuno-technology / Enzyme Technology / Analytical Instrumentation / Pharmaceutical Biotechnology / Genetic Engineering / Animal Biotechnology / Plant Biotechnology.

Biomedical Engineering / Tissue Engineering / Management Bioethics.

University Core
Course Title Credits
BASIC ENGLISH 3
FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH 3
FOREIGN LANGUAGE 2
APPLIED PHYSICS 3
ALLIED CHEMISTRY 3
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY 3
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS 3
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES 3
ETHICS AND VALUES 3
STUDENT PROJECT 20
   
University Elective Courses
Course Title Credits

University Elective

6

Programme Core

Course Title Credits
CELL BIOLOGY 5
FUNDAMENTAL BIOCHEMISTRY 5
FUNDAMENTALS OF GENETICS 3
GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY 5
BIODIVERSITY AND BIORESOURCES CONSERVATION 3
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 5
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 3
MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY 3
MICROBIAL GENETICS 3
DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY 3
IMMUNOLOGY 5
ENZYMOLOGY 5
BIOPHYSICS 3
BIOSTATISTICS 3
FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 3
MOLECULAR ENDOCRINOLOGY 3
ENVIRONMENTAL GENETICS 3
BIOINFORMATICS 5
CONCEPTS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY 3
GENETIC ENGINEERING 5
FOOD SCIENCE 5
GENOMICS AND PROTEOMICS 3
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 3
BIOLOGICAL DATABASES 3
ENZYME TECHNOLOGY 3
ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES 3
BIOPROCESS PRINCIPLES 3
PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY 5
ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 5
FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY 3
PROTEIN ENGINEERING 3
INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 3
PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 3
FERMENTATION TECHNOLOGY 3
TECHNIQUES IN BIOTECHNOLOGY 5
DOWNSTREAM PROCESSING 5
NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY 3
MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 3
ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 5
BIOETHICS AND IPR 3
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3

Credits under Programme Electives - 15

Course Title Credits
GENETICS 3
ADVANCED BIOCHEMISTRY 3
AQUATIC BIOTECHNOLOGY 3
BIOLOGICAL SPECTROSCOPY 3
BIORESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3
MOLECULAR MODELING AND DRUG DESIGN 3
SYSTEMS BIOLOGY 3
TRANSGENIC ENGINEERING 3
CANCER BIOLOGY 3
NEUROBIOLOGY 3
VACCINOLOGY 3
STEM CELL TECHNOLOGY 3
BIOREMEDIATION 3
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 3
BIOBUSINESS 3
GENE THERAPY 3
ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY 3

CREDIT SUMMARY

MINIMUM QUALIFYING CREDITS 220
UC 46
UE 6
PC OFFERED 153
PE NEEDED 15

M.Tech. Biotechnology

  • 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
  • An ability to apply mathematics and science in engineering applications
  • An ability to design a component or a product applying all the relevant standards and with realistic constraints
  • Problem solving ability- solving social issues and engineering problems
  • A clear understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Adaptive thinking and adaptability
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • Critical thinking and innovative skills
  • An good cognitive load management [discriminate and filter the available data] skills
  • Acquire students with skills of biotechnology and provide solutions through industry-academia interface
  • Empower the students to be effective entrepreneurs and excellent researchers to invent unique products for societal need with proper ethical statutes
  • Ability to independently carry out research and development work to solve the practical problems
  • As Scientists in R & D Laboratories
  • As Process Engineers and Quality control
  • Control Managers in Biotech Industries

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.

University Core Courses (17 Credits)
Course Title Credits
Professional and Communication Skills (or) Foreign Language 2
Statistics for Biological Applications 4
Seminar (or) Mini Project 1

Programme Core Courses

Course Title Credits
Cell Biology and Biochemistry 4
Biochemical Engineering 3
Molecular Biotechnology 4
Bioinformatics 4
Bioreactor Design and Bioprocess Technology 4
Genetic Engineering 4
Genomics and Proteomics 3
Bioseparation Technology 4
Immunotechnology 4
Bioethics, Biosafety and Patents 3
Student Project 20

Programme Elective Courses

Course Title Credits
Food Process Technology 3
Nano-Biotechnology 3
Protein Engineering 3
Natural Products Technology 3
In Silico Drug Design 3
Bioprocess Plant Design 3
Biobusiness Management 3
Metabolic Engineering and Metabolomics 3
Plant Biotechnology 3
Animal Biotechnology 3
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 3
Industrial Biotechnology 3
Environmental Biotechnology 3
System Biology 3
TQM Issues in Bioproducts 3
Medical Biotechnology 3

M.Sc. Applied Microbiology

  • Excel in professional career and/or higher education by acquiring a 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
  • A clear understanding of the subject related concepts and contemporary issues
  • An ability to be socially intelligent with good SIQ (Social Intelligence Quotient) and EQ (Emotional Quotient)
  • Computational thinking (Ability to translate vast data into abstract concepts and to understand database reasoning)
  • Virtual Collaborating ability
  • Problem-solving ability- solving social issues and engineering problems
  • A clear understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Cross-cultural competency exhibited by working in teams
  • A good working knowledge of communicating in English
  • Critical thinking and innovative skills
  • Having a good digital footprint
  • Acquire expertise in the applications of microbial functioning at the advanced level.
  • Equip students to make use of tools, technologies, and methods of microbiology and to apply the scientific methods
  • Ability to independently carry out research and development work to solve the practical problems

In Pharmaceutical companies, breweries, diagnostic and R & D labs, and the healthcare industry.

Microbial Diversity / Microbial Physiology and metabolism/Bacteriology/Virology/ Mycology / Parasitology / Fermentation Technology/ Environmental Microbiology / Molecular Microbial Genetics / Agricultural Microbiology / Immunology and Immunotechnology / Research Methodology and Biostatistics / Food Microbiology / Bioethics and IPR.

Bioinformatics / Fungal Biotechnology / Bioremediation / Medical Microbiology / Food Preservation Technology / Bio-Business and Entrepreneurship / Industrial Microbiology / Microbial Nanotechnology.

SemesterI
CourseTitle Credits
MicrobialDiversity 4
MicrobialPhysiologyandMetabolism 4
FoodMicrobiology 4
SystematicBacteriologyandVirology 4
Computerprogramming 4
BasicTechniquesinMicrobiologyLab 2
FoodMicrobialTechniquesLab 2

SemesterII

CourseTitle Credits
ImmunologyandImmunotechnology 4
EnvironmentalMicrobiology 4
AppliedMycologyandParasitology 4
AgriculturalMicrobiology 4
AnalyticalInstrumentation 4
Immunology,Bacteriology,MycologyAnd ParasitologyLab 2
EnvironmentalMicrobiologyLab 2

IIISemester

CourseTitle Credits
MolecularMicrobialGenetics 4
FermentationTechnologyandMicrobial Biotechnology 4
ResearchMethodologyand Biostatistics 4
BioethicsandIPRs 4
Elective 3
MolecularMicrobialGeneticsLab 2
FermentationTechnologyLab 2

IVSemester

CourseTitle Credits
Project 20
ComprehensiveViva2 2

M.Sc. Biomedical Genetics

  • Excel in professional career and/or higher education by acquiring a 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
  • A clear understanding of the subject related concepts and contemporary issues
  • An ability to be socially intelligent with good SIQ (Social Intelligence Quotient) and EQ (Emotional Quotient)
  • Computational thinking (Ability to translate vast data into abstract concepts and to understand database reasoning)
  • Virtual Collaborating ability
  • Problem-solving ability- solving social issues and engineering problems
  • A clear understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Cross-cultural competency exhibited by working in teams
  • A good working knowledge of communicating in English
  • Critical thinking and innovative skills
  • A good digital footprint
  • Apply knowledge of genetic principles and understand how they contribute to etiology, clinical features, and disease expression.
  • Exhibit the knowledge of ethical legal, and social issues about genetic counseling
  • Ability to independently carry out research and development work to solve the practical problems

In health care industries, Pharmaceutical companies, Diagnostics, R & D organizations and hospitals

Biochemistry/Cell and Molecular Biology/ Principles of Genetics/ Human Immunology/ Clinical Cytogenetics/ Human Molecular Genetics/ Human Biochemical Genetics/ Developmental Genetics /Human Anatomy and Physiology.

Genetics of Human Infertility / Analytical Techniques for Genetics/ Genetic Counseling / Ethical , Legal and Social Issues in Genetic Counseling / Radiation Genetics / Cognitive and Behavioral Genetics / Forensic Science / Stem Cell Biology / Medical Biochemistry / Genetic Engineering / Cancer Genetics/ Environmental Genetics/ Introduction to Human Psychology.

  • Inculcate knowledge in mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • Understand a scientific problem and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • Design experimental protocols, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health care and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • Develop skills to formulate, and solve engineering problems an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills.
  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • Ability to conduct research, work in a team and contribute to the goals of the team.
S.No. Course Name Credits
  A. University Core 29 Credits
1 Professional and Communication Skills/ Foreign Language 2
2 Statistics for Biologists 4
3 Computer Applications 3
4 Master's Thesis ( Related to Genetic Counseling) 20

University Electives

S.No. Course Name Credits
  University Elective 3

 

S.No. C. Programme Core 32 Credits
1 Biochemistry 4
2 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
3 Principles of Genetics 3
4 Human Immunology 3
5 Clinical Cytogenetics 4
6 Human Molecular Genetics 4
7 Human Biochemical Genetics 4
8 Developmental Genetics 3
9 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4

 

S.No. D. Programme Elective 22 Credits
1 Genetics of Human Infertility 3
2 Analytical Techniques for Genetics 3
3 Genetic Counseling 3
4 Ethical Legal and Social Issues in Genetic Counseling 4
5 Radiation Genetics 3
6 Cognitive and Behavioral Genetics 3
7 Forensic Science 3
8 Stem Cell Biology 3
9 Medical Biochemistry 3
10 Genetic Engineering 4
11 Cancer Genetics 3
12 Environmental Genetics 4
13 Introduction to Human Psychology 3

M. Sc. Biotechnology

  • 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
  • A clear understanding of the subject related concepts and of contemporary issues
  • An ability to be socially intelligent with good SIQ (Social Intelligence Quotient) and EQ (Emotional Quotient)
  • Computational thinking (Ability to translate vast data in to abstract concepts and to understand database reasoning)
  • Virtual Collaborating ability
  • Problem solving ability- solving social issues and engineering problems
  • A clear understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Ccross cultural competency exhibited by working in teams
  • A good working knowledge of communicating in English
  • Critical thinking and innovative skills
  • A good digital footprint

Graduates will have a broad scope in the field of biotechnology. The opportunities are enormous in India and abroad. The field of biotechnology is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years offering opportunities in the field of research, engineering, industry, consultancy, and entrepreneurship.

  • Apply the principles of molecular biology methods with emphasis on the application of recombinant DNA technology to animals, plants and microbial organisms
  • Manipulate living organisms and biological systems to produce products that advance healthcare, medicine, agriculture, food, pharmaceuticals and environmental control
  • Ability to independently carry out research and development work to solve the practical problems

Communicative English / Bio-statistics and Research Methodology / Computer Applications and Project in the Final semester. Programme Core Courses Advanced Biochemistry / Analytical Techniques in Biotechnology / Bioprocess technology/ Microbiology / Cell and Molecular Biology / Immunology / Agricultural Biotechnology/ Aquatic and Environmental Biotechnology / Genetic Engineering / Genomics and Proteomics/ Medical Biotechnology and Bio-informatics Programme.

Biophysics / Bioengineering / Nanotechnology / Cancer Biology / Nutraceuticals / Enzyme Engineering / Systems Biology / Signal Transduction and Stem Cell Biology / Bio-ethics and Bio-safety and Bio-business.

Semester - I
Course Title Credits
Biomacromolecules 4
Molecular Biology and Recombinant DNA Technology 4
Microbiology 4
Analytical Instrumentation 4
Computer Programming 4
Biochemistry and Microbiology Lab 2
Molecular Biology and r DNA Technology Lab 2

Semester - II

Course Title Credits
Bioprocess Technology and Biocatalysis 4
Immunotechnology 4
Enzyme Technology 4
Plant Genetic Engineering 4
Environmental Biotechnology 4
Immunology and Enzyme Technology Lab 2
Environmental Biotechnology Lab 2

Semester - III

Course Title Credits
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 4
Aquatic Biotechnology 4
Biostatistics and Research Methodology 4
Bioethics and IPRs 3
Bioethics and IPRs 4
Elective 3
Bioprocess and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Lab 2
Tissue Culture Lab 2

Semester - IV

Course Title Credits
Project 20
Comprehensive Viva 2