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BIOTECHNOLOGY AT NU

B.Tech – Biotechnology (BT)

The Biotechnology programme at NU is driven by the development of theoretical knowledge base as well as the business needs of the Biotechnology sector. It comprises a flexible model where the course content continuously evolves with the rapid changes occurring in the Biotechnology industry. The courses provide competence in Biotechnology through training in the areas of Microbiology, Biological Chemistry, Analytical Techniques, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics. The major thrust of the programme is towards integration of theoretical knowledge with a hands-on practical experience.

Specialisations

  1. Industrial Biotechnology
  2. Plant Biotechnology
  3. Food Biotechnology
  4. Environmental Biotechnology
  5. Bioinformatics

Vision-BT

  • To prepare students for the technical and analytical skills enabling them to have potential employment in industry, education, research and management.
  • To equip the students with an adequate background of Biotechnology, Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences and Management to enable them to play an effective role of an engineer for benefits of society.

Programme Outline

The courses would provide you competence in Biotechnology by providing training in the specific areas of Microbiology, Biochemistry, Analytical Techniques, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics.

Semesters

8 (4 Years)

Total Credits:

176

Biotech Core Courses

46 credits

Biotech Electives

20 credits

Industry Practice

20 credits

R&D Project

04 credits

Course Split

 

Lectures

60%

Practicals

40%

Undergraduate Research

NU B. Tech architecture is flexible enough to allow students interested in higher studies and careers in industrial R&D opportunities to participate in research at the undergraduate level itself The research initiated in the fourth semester is fully integrated in R&D project course in the sixth semester. Also the Industry Practice in the eighth semester can be done in an R&D organization for those with a research bent of mind. Several of our undergraduate students have co-authored and presented research papers at national & international conferences.

Faculty

All Biotechnology faculty members hold Ph.D degree from reputed universities like Adelaide University, BITS Pilani, Thapar University and Delhi University. The faculty comes with rich prior work experience in teaching, research, industry and the government. Their research has been published in several international journals with an average impact factor of three.

Professional Core Courses

  • Cell Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Immunology
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Biochemical and Bioprocess Engineering
  • Biosafety, Ethics and IPR
  • R&D Project

Professional Elective Courses

Environment BT

  • Solid Waste Management
  • Industrial Waste Management

Food BT

  • Food Processing
  • Food Technology

Bioinformatics BT

  • Perl and Bioperl
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Biological Sequence Analysis
  • Algorithms for Bioinformatics
  • Data Mining for Bioinformatics

Plant BT

  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Plant Tissue Culture

Contemporary

  • Nano-biotechnology
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Protein Engineering
  • Microbial Metabolic Engineering
  • Agricultural Microbiology