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.

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Integrated Master of Science in Food Science and Technology

  • 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.
  • Fundamental Knowledge: Having an ability to acquire in-depth knowledge of the fundamental concepts and techniques.
  • Problem analysis: Having an ability to apply the imbibed knowledge in assessing, analysing and providing solution for the industry related real time issues
  • Design/development of solutions: Having an ability to design, conduct experiments, capture data, analyse, interpret and synthesis the information for valuable decision making.
  • Technical skills: Having an ability to obtain technical skills and apply the same for the discovery of new patterns and solutions for demanding needs in mankind.
  • Innovative solutions: Having the ability to understand and update on the contemporary issues and changes in fields and become self-reliant to provide solutions in an innovative style.
  • Real time solutions: Having the problem-solving ability to assess the environmental impact caused to the society and applies measures to tackle the issues.
  • Sustainability: Having an ability to be apply and innovate considering the adaptivity of the products and solution for the sustainable growth of the ecosystem.
  • Ethics: Having an ability to develop clear understanding of being a professional ethical individual.
  • Individual and team work: Having an ability to exhibit competency to work as teams in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Communication: Having an ability to display the command over the English language to communicate orally and in written.
  • Management: Having an ability to develop and apply business management skills in career growth.
  • Life-long learning: Having an ability to develop lifelong learning interest and application in day-to-day activities.
  • Formulate innovative solutions utilising critical research skills to address the real-time scenarios combining the appropriate science and technology and discover new techniques and tools for improvisation/modernization in food processing, food preservation and production.
  • Assess the quality of the food and ensure maintenance of ethical standards in food production for fostering a healthy generation.
  • Apply the knowledge, problem-solving, and research skills in multifaceted careers at health care, food industry, agricultural produce, and government roles.

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

  • 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.
  • Fundamental Knowledge: Having an ability to acquire in-depth knowledge of the fundamental concepts and techniques.
  • Problem analysis: Having an ability to apply the imbibed knowledge in assessing, analysing and providing solution for the industry related real time issues
  • Design/development of solutions: Having an ability to design, conduct experiments, capture data, analyse, interpret and synthesis the information for valuable decision making.
  • Technical skills: Having an ability to obtain technical skills and apply the same for the discovery of new patterns and solutions for demanding needs in mankind.
  • Innovative solutions: Having the ability to understand and update on the contemporary issues and changes in fields and become self-reliant to provide solutions in an innovative style.
  • Real time solutions: Having the problem-solving ability to assess the environmental impact caused to the society and applies measures to tackle the issues.
  • Sustainability: Having an ability to be apply and innovate considering the adaptivity of the products and solution for the sustainable growth of the ecosystem.
  • Ethics: Having an ability to develop clear understanding of being a professional ethical individual.
  • Individual and team work: Having an ability to exhibit competency to work as teams in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Communication: Having an ability to display the command over the English language to communicate orally and in written.
  • Management: Having an ability to develop and apply business management skills in career growth.
  • Life-long learning: Having an ability to develop lifelong learning interest and application in day-to-day activities.
  • Formulate innovative solutions to address real time scenarios combining the appropriate science and technology in the field of biological sciences.
  • Assess quality of various biological products and ensure maintenance of ethical standards in their use for the benefit of human kind.
  • Derive knowledge, problem-solving and research skills in interdisciplinary areas within academia, industry, health care, agriculture, and government.

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.

Genetics, Microbiology, Genetic Engineering, Food Nutrition and Health, Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering, Immunology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Analytical Techniques, Bioprocess Engineering, Bioinformatics, Downstream Processing, Fundamentals of Biostatistics, Systems Biology, Plant Biotechnology, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Animal Biotechnology, Biological Databases.

Developmental Biology, Cancer Biology, Genomics, Proteomics, Food Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Medical Biotechnology, Aquatic Biotechnology, Nanobiotechnology, Molecular Endocrinology, Gene Therapy, Vaccinology, Molecular Modelling and Drug Design, Stem Cell Technology, Neurobiology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Forensic Science

Plant Tissue Culture, Animal Cell Culture, Histopathology and Cytology, Cytogenetics and Karyotyping, Animal Breeding and Handling, Gene Editing, Computer Programming in Java

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.

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.

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.

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.