BIOTECHNOLOGY

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Biotechnology is an Engineering discipline that has strong foundation in Biological Sciences. It is a multidisciplinary field having combined applications from Agriculture, Medicine, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, and many others.

Why study Biotechnology

Modern Biotechnological processes have generated a wide range of new and novel products including enzymes, drugs and new agricultural crops that are resistant to drought and pests.

The student undertaking the course will gain insights on both the Biological Sciences and engineering. The curriculum will cover Life-Sciences subjects such as Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Cell Biology and Engineering subjects like Bioprocess Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Thermodynamics, Mass Transfer etc. The student gets a hands-on experience through research projects and becomes competent research and employment at various organizations including industry.

Unique Features of The Biotech Programme At Vel Tech

  • CDIO specifically tailored to applied Biotechnology
  • Deep rooted curriculum that meets Industrial demands and emergent challenges
S.NoCourse CodeCourse Name
11151BT101ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES AND INSTRUMENTATION
21151BT102BASIC CONCEPTS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
31151BT103MICROBIOLOGY
41151BT104BIOCHEMISTRY
51151BT105BIOSTATISTICS
61151BT106CELL BIOLOGY
71151BT107PRINCIPLES OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
81151BT108MOLECULAR BIOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES
91151BT109BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING
101151BT110GENETIC ENGINEERING
111151BT111IMMUNOLOGY AND IMMUNOTECHNOLOGY
121151BT112BIOLOGICAL MASS TRANSFER
131151BT113DOWNSTREAM PROCESSING
141151BT114CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING
151151BT115BIOETHICS & IPR
161151BT116UNIT OPERATIONS AND TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
171151BT201COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY: TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS (INTEGRATED)
181151BT301MICROBIOLOGY LAB
191151BT302BIOCHEMISTRY LAB
201151BT303CELL BIOLOGY LAB
211151BT304MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LAB
221151BT305BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING LAB
231151BT306IMMUNOLOGY LAB
241151BT307DOWNSTREAM PROCESSING LAB
S.NoCourse CodeCourse Name
11152BT101FOOD PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY
21152BT102BIOENERGY
31152BT104ALGAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
41152BT105METABOLIC ENGINEERING
51152BT106AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
61152BT107FERMENTATION TECHNOLOGY
71152BT108UNIT OPERATIONS AND TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
81152BT109ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
91152BT110NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATION
101152BT112ENZYME SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
111152BT113PROTEIN ENGINEERING
121152BT114PROCESS INSTRUMENTATION AND DYNAMIC CONTROL
131152BT115BIOREACTOR DESIGN AND INSTRUMENTATION CONTROL
141152BT116MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE
151152BT117VALORISATION
161152BT118CANCER BIOLOGY
171152BT119MOLECULAR PATHOGENESIS
181152BT120BIOPHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY
191152BT121STEM CELL TECHNOLOGY
201152BT122BIOSENSORS AND INSTRUMENTATION
211152BT123BIOCHIPS AND MICROARRAY
221152BT124BIOMATERIALS
231152BT125PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY
241152BT126ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
251152BT127TISSUE ENGINEERING
261152BT130HERBAL AND PHYTOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING
271152BT131SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

INSTITUTE ELECTIVE COURSES

S.NoCourse CodeCourse Name
11154BT101BIOMATERIALS ENGINEERING

Several of the top companies such as Biocon, pharmaceutical giants such as CIPLA and PFIZER have invested a lot in Indian sectors. The Indian Govt. Department of Biotechnology has put major of its thrust to the areas of Agriculture, Medicine, Environmental and Industrial sectors of Biotechnology.

As far as research is concerned, recent advances in synthetic biology, bioenergy, bioremediation, virtual cell, genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and bio-nanotechnology have made biotechnology even more powerful. Recent discovery of conduction of electricity by DNA and its behavior as a superconductor and realtime gene editing such as CRISPR has opened a new realm in modern science.

In future biotechnology will have profound impact in world economy. Its is a golden tool to solve some of the key global problems like global warming, global epidemic diseases and above all poverty.

The career opportunities for Bio-technologists:

Bio-technologists can find careers opportunities both in India as well as in abroad with pharmaceutical companies, chemical, agriculture and healthcare sectors. They can also be employed in the areas of planning, production and management of bio-processing industries.

This field is vast and diverse, it provides a platform for an elaborate research work. Recently, there has been a tremendous rise in the number of eminent Industries in India such as Biocon, Serum Institute of India, Panacea Biotec Limited, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited, Indian Immunologicals Limited, Shantha Biotechnics Limited, Piramal Healthcare, Zydus Cadila, Gennova Pharmaceuticals etc.

While technology generally aims to create tools to empower man, Biotechnology aims to change man himself

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Can I study Biotechnology as an Engineering discipline without Maths ?

Yes! Biotechnology majorly focuses on Biological subjects which require essential mathematics which will be taught to you as part of the Foundation courses. These can be learnt easily by the novice student without any formal background in Mathematics in the Intermediate level.

The late 20th century has been the age of Computer Technology,
The early 21st century will be the age of Biotechnology

TYPES OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

  1. Microbial Biotechnology
  2. Agricultural Biotechnology
  3. Animal Biotechnology
  4. Forensic Biotechnology
  5. Environmental Biotechnology
  6. Aquatic Biotechnology
  7. Medical Biotechnology
  8. Transgenic Biotechnology
  9. Marine Biotechnology
MAJOR AREAS OF BIOTECHNOLOGYJOB SECTORSJOB PROFILE
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Drug Development
  • Drug Design
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Cancer Research
  • Genomics
  • Proteomics
  • Biomaterials
  • Bioprocessing
  • Biofuels
  • Bioenergy
  • Cosmetics
  • Neutraceuticals
  • Vaccines
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Medical and diagnostic tools and devices
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Drug Discovery
  • Medical Diagnostics
  • Disease Prevention
  • Genomics
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Immunochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Agriculture
  • Food and Dairy Industry
  • Food Processing
  • Defense applications (Bioweaponry)
  • IT Industry ( Coding, DNA computing, Bioinformatics)
  • Forensics
  • Food Safety and Regulations
  • Lab Safety
  • Environmental Safety
  • Environmental Bioengineering
  • Bioremediation
  • Bioenergy sector
  • Research Scientist
  • Project Head
  • Quality Head
  • R & D Analyst
  • Professor (teaching)
  • Bioenterpreneur
  • Project Manager
  • Bioenergy expert
  • Independent Consultant
  • Research Associate
  • Clinical Head (Hospital research Labs)
  • DNA Profiler