NU BTech Biotechnology Programme requires a student to complete 175-178 credits in four academic years constituting eight semesters in NIIT Engineering. The first seven semesters offered by NIIT University for Engineering are organized in the campus while the last semester is conducted off-campus at a particular industry location to complete Industry Practice. A student of NIIT Engineering cannot take more than six academic years to complete the BTech Biotechnology Programme . Academic regulations of the University for Engineering define the minimum academic performance and other stipulated conditions required for awarding of BTech degree.
The BTech Biotechnology Programme is categorized as follows:
Programme Core - Humanities, Social Sciences & Management - to acquire interdisciplinary knowledge
Professional Core - To gain proficiency in domain area
Professional Electives - To specialize in an industry-specific domain
R&D Project - To inculcate a strong research bent of mind
Open Electives - To orient towards professional interests
Industry Practice - To build seamlessness with the world of work through Industry-work or Industry-oriented research
In addition, students can undertake the Minor programme along with the BTech Computer Science & Engineering Programme, starting in the 4th semester, to acquire expertise in areas other than their core discipline. Students are required to complete 3-5 additional courses with credits ranging from 12-15 within the duration of the degree programme in order to acquire a certificate for Minor programme.