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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)

  • Gain general knowledge with a systematic understanding of the scientific basis in biotechnological concepts.
  • Obtain an intensive knowledge of the principles and concepts in molecular biology, food production, antibiotic manufacture, vaccine development, and environmental management.
  • Recall the principles behind the production of industrially important products.
  • Develop practical knowledge of techniques involved in the field of genetic engineering.

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

  • Acquire a breadth of knowledge in gene cloning, genomics and proteomics, and other molecular techniques.
  • Develop technical skills and hands-on training in bioprocess, downstream processing and the application of computers in biotechnology.
  • 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

  • The gain in-depth knowledge in areas of structure and functioning of micro-organisms.
  • Develop analytical skills with problem-solving skills and use of current scientific methodology.
  • Demonstrate computational and scientific problems..
  • Understand the applications of microbiology in healthcare, agriculture, food technology, and environmental protection.
  • Ability to conduct research and understand scientific ethics including human subjects animal studies and plagiarism.

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

  • Gain knowledge in genetics and biomedical genetics and equip students to understand the genetic basis of diseases and disease prevention.
  • Understand molecular mechanisms through which genes cause various human diseases.
  • Enable students to apply knowledge of ethical issues in genetics and genetic counseling.
  • Encourage them to participate in R & D projects, and develop clinical and laboratory research skills.

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

  • Gain knowledge in the field of advanced Biochemistry, Analytical Techniques, Bioprocess Technology, Medical Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Proteomics, and Genomics.
  • Demonstrate practical skills in specific diagnostic techniques and handling of sophisticated instruments.
  • Equip students with skills in developing biotech products based on natural strains of microorganisms and tissue cultures, and various recombinant techniques.
  • In Biotech-based Companies, Pharma Industry, and R & D Laboratories. In Pharmaceutical, Plant and Animal Biotechnology, Aquatic / Fishery Biotechnology and Tissue Culture Industry.
  • In Industries Engaged in the Manufacture of Enzymes and Vaccines and Crop Improvement and Animal Husbandry Products and Services.

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