B.Sc. Biotechnology course Duration
Pass in 10 + 2 / Pre-University Course / Equivalent. Candidate should have studied Biology / Chemistry as one of the subjects.
Biotechnology is an area of multi-disciplinary sciences, involving a variety of distinct subjects where living organisms or their derivatives are modified and put into effective use in catering the welfare of humanity. Applications of Biotechnology have been found in several sectors, including Agriculture, Food Science and Medicine.
Realizing the immense potential of Biotechnology in opening up newer avenues of employment and the need for skilled and trained human resources, graduate programme in Biotechnology is offered. This three year degree course is structured in such a way that the students get an opportunity to explore in depth the theoretical and practical aspects in various areas of Biotechnology.
The course introduces the students to detailed study of biological molecules, cell biology, genetics, microbiology, biophysics, molecular biology, recombinant DNA technology, genetic engineering, environmental biotechnology, animal biotechnology, immunology and plant biotechnology and makes a student a biotechnologist who can pursue further and contribute to this field in the area of one's interest.
Biochemistry deals with understanding living organisms in chemical terms. Areas illuminated by bio- chemical knowledge have broadened enormously. The profound impact of biochemistry on medicine, agriculture, pharmaceutical and food science and many other fields is increasing rapidly. The relevance of Biochemistry to society has become more apparent.
This course incorporates fundamental and exciting developments of Biochemistry as detailed insight into different branches of chemistry like organic, inorganic and physical chemistry and their application in understanding life.
B.Sc. Genetics has higher prospects in the field of research and development. It also deals with conserving and utilizing the plants, gene bank management, in vitro conservation, in situ conservation including genetic resource and animal breeding.
A sound knowledge of genetics is essential for an understanding of all other fields of biology particularly cytology, embryology, molecular biology, physiology, etc. Genetics is a subject that unifies biology and serves as its 'core'.
The college recognizes the importance of this subject and offers the course structured in a way that the students get a chance to explore the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject in depth.