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B.Sc. (Hons.) | Biotechnology

B.Sc. Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary science program aimed at providing excellent carrier opportunity for the students. It covers all major areas of modern life sciences including Cell &Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Virology, Plant & Animal tissue culture, DNA Technology and Fermentation Technology. Students get an overall exposure to various aspects of biotechnology and its applications in different industries. The course empowers the students with conceptual and practical skills of biotechnology and introduces the students with latest developments in biotechnology. It is fast emerging as a top course providing distinctive advantages to students as it finds applications invarious aspects of life sciences. 

Course Objective

  • To provide deeper understanding of the concepts related to molecular biology, drug design, genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics and genetic engineering for animals and plants, fermentation technology and statistics
  • To make the students aware on how to use the living cells and bacteria in the industrial and pharmaceutical process

Course Outcome

  • Gaining basic knowledge and skills of various aspects of biotechnology
  • Inculcatingthe spirit of entrepreneurship among the students
  • Making the students aware of technological solutions with biotechnological applications

Curriculum

1st Semester
The objective of this course is to identify the classes of biomolecules, describe how fats and amino acids are metabolized and can be used for fuel, describe the structure of DNA, and explain how it carries genetic information in its base sequence. By the end of the course, the students should be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding in the core areas of biochemistry.
The students will acquire a fundamental understanding of the major concepts in cell biology and the experimental approaches taken in their study. The students should be able to write clear descriptions of cell biology topics, based on the course material, textbook and review articles. Students should be able to understand the basic research assignment of a cell biology topic .Students should be able to find the relevant topics according to their requirements by accessing and reviewing text books and internet tools. Students should be able to gather the information, discuss the latest findings in cell biology and communicate these to others. Students should be able to design, perform and analyze simple experiments in cell biology. Students should have knowledge of the role of science and in particular cell biology in research, education and even in society.
The course is designed to help the students to improve their skills as writers. It may include description, narration, and personal elements, they should demonstrate skills in analysis, argumentation, assertion with evidence, and synthesis. It will also increase their focus on diction and spelling, punctuation and functional grammar in direct relation to students' own writing.
The aim of this course is to provide the students with basic knowledge of biotechnology. Students will learn the use of biotechnology in agriculture, industry, environment and forensic science. Students get familiar with the basic biotechnological techniques like DNA fingerprinting and how they are used for human welfare.
The objective of this lab is to provide the hands on experience about the testing of carbohydrates and proteins, to study enzyme activity, separation of amino acids, and to learn about spectrophotometer, calorimeter and various other instruments.
The aim of this course is to introduce the basic techniques of cell biology. Students will learn to study the effect of temperature and organic solvents on semi permeable membranes, plasmolysis and de-plasmolysis, cell fractionation, structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, Microtomy, and cell division in onion root tip/ insect gonads.
2nd Semester
This course aims to provide an understanding of essential concepts in physiology such as the importance of homeostasis, various ways by which cells communicate, ways of monitoring of both the internal and the external environment; the existence of resting membrane potential; initiation and propagation of action potential. Therefore, the understanding of various physiological reactions that are occurring at cellular level may help the students to understand the biology behind the disease initiation and progression. Which will further help them to think innovatively to design novel strategies for the treatment of pathological disorders.
The program focuses on science methodology and applied analysis. Students will study about the natural and human environment from an interdisciplinary systems perspective. Students should be able to locate and comprehend relationships between the natural, social and cultural environment. Another goal is to nurture the curiosity and creativity of the child particularly in relation to the natural environment and finally to develop an awareness about environmental issues.
The objective of this course is to prepare students for self-employment or career opportunities in small businesses including nonprofit organizations. It develops students ability in evaluating small business ideas and market opportunities, technical and management skills, broad accounting skills, and understanding the resources necessary to start a business.
The objective of this lab is to provide the students with some basic practical skills of determining blood groups, counting immune cells and RBC’s, determining hemoglobin, and to develop an ability to summarize, integrate and organize information and relate it to disease outcomes.
The aim of this course is to demonstrate the students about the separation of photosynthetic pigments by paper chromatography, to study the effect of temperature and pH on microbes, to plot the growth curve of Aspergillus niger by radial growth measurements, preparation of root nodules from a leguminous plant, to plot a growth curve and to familiarize the students with the basic concept of plant growth regulators and photoperiodism.
This course emphasizes on culturing of various groups of microbes under different controlled environmental conditions. In plant physiology, students learn about different factors such as photosynthesis, photorespiration that control the growth of the plant.
3rd Semester
The students through this course should have acquired a fundamental understanding of the major concepts in genetics and the experimental approaches taken in their study. The students should be able to write clear descriptions of genetics topics including classical and modern genetics, cell cycle, mutations, DNA repetitive sequences, sex inherited traits, maternal effects, based on the course material, textbook and review articles. Also students should be able to understand the basic research assignment of a genetics topic
The objective of the course is 1. to familiarize the students with basic concept and scope of microbiology, diversity of microorganisms, bacterial cell structure and function, microbial growth and metabolism, and the ways to control their growth by physical and chemical means.2. to introduce the fundamental characteristics of various microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, algae and protozoa.3. to develop a heightened sense of understanding in students about the microbial diversity, cultivation and maintenance microorganisms and principles of microbial nutrition.4. to introduce the students about the role of microbiology in environmental and food science.
Main objective of this course is 1. To familiarize the students with basics of enzymology, mechanism of action of enzymes, structure of enzymes, enzyme kinetics and basic methods of studying enzymes, 2. To teach the methods of enzyme production and purification, classification of enzymes, application of immobilized and free enzymes in different industrial processes and to explain the effect of inhibiters on the structure and action of enzymes, 3. to appreciate how individual reactions are controlled and integrated into the metabolic pathways of the cell. Acquired theoretical will enable students to find appropriate employment in different development, scientific-research laboratories, or to continue their further studies in biochemistry or related disciplines.
The objectives of this course are to define biosafety and bioethics in the context of modern biotechnology, demonstrate good laboratory procedures and practices, describe the standard operating procedures for biotechnology research and assign Biosafety levels, and to justify the design of confinement facilities at different Biosafety levels. Also students will be able to discuss the social and ethical issues related to plant and animal biotechnology, and the relevance of intellectual property rights to modern biotechnological innovations.
The aim of this course is to demonstrate students about the principle, construction and working of instruments in microbiology, Preparation of culture media, preparation of agar plates, agar slants and deep tubes, Pure culture techniques, Standard plate count technique, Staining techniques, Enumeration of microorganism - total & viable count, Identification of yeast, Identification of the common molds and pathogenic fungi and Water Microbiological testing.
The objectives of this course is to provide hands on skills about the determination of Calcium and Magnesium hardness of water using EDTA solution, determination of alkalinity of water sample, determination of dissolved oxygen (DO) in the given water sample, to find the melting & eutectic point for a two component system by using method of cooling curve, determination of viscosity of lubricant by Red Wood viscometer (No. 1 & No.2),to determine flash point & fire point of an oil by Pensky -Marten's flash point apparatus, to prepare Phenol-formaldehyde and Urea formaldehyde resin, to find out saponification number of an oil, estimation of calcium in lime stone and dolomite.
To familiarize students with the principles of analytical chemistry and basic analytical techniques including volumetric analysis.
4th Semester

Students should acquire fundamental understanding of the major concepts in molecular biology and the experimental approaches taken in their study. The students should be able to write clear descriptions of molecular biology topics as DNA replication, recombination, damage & repair, based on the course material, textbook and review articles. Students should be able to know the molecular mechanism of gene expression and regulation such as transcription, operon system, RNA processing, translation, post-translational modifications in prokaryotes & eukaryotes. Students should be able to design, perform and analyze simple experiments in molecular biology. Students should have knowledge of the role of science and in particular molecular biology in research, education and even in society.

The course aims at imparting knowledge on immune system, cells and organs involved and vaccines made thereof. They will be able to clearly state the role of immune system, compare innate versus adaptive immune system, compare humoral versus cell mediated immune responses, be able to distinguish and characterize antibody isotypes, understand the role of cytokines in immunity and immune cell activation; understand the significance the Major Histocompatibility Complex in terms of immune response and transplantation; be able to describe lymphocyte development and the expression of their receptors; be able to provide an overview of the interaction between the immune system and pathogens.

The course food biotechnology involves the biotechnological applications in food production, processing, preservation and food packaging. The course covers the microbial spoilage of food and its effects on human health. Students will be able to understand the basic concepts of microbial spoilage of food, food preservation and food packaging. The course also emphasizes on the production of novel foods including single cell protein, microbial pigments, microbial metabolites and enzymes. Microbial polysaccharides, artificial sweeteners, favoring substances, fermented foods and alcoholic beverages are among the major products employed in food industry. The microbial products are area of interest as commercial aspect of food biotechnology and microbial biotechnology. Students will be able to understand the importance and relevance of food biotechnology and related disciplines. They will learn about the opportunities and possibilities in food related industries. After completion of course, student will be able to pursue higher studies or research in food microbiology, food biotechnology, food fermentation, bioreactors and food processing.

Objectives of the course is to make aware about the vertebrate animal development with focus on initiation and construction of an organism and the underlying molecular and genetic basis. Students will acquire fundamental knowledge of animal embryonic development--that is how an egg develops into an adult. Students will also learn how genes function to control phenotype of an organism. Graduate students are required to take extra work to meet the requirement, such as discussion and presentation of related-literatures.

Objectives of the course is to 1. apply knowledge of cellular structure and function, especially DNA and RNA, to molecular diagnostic procedures.2. Gain a thorough working knowledge of nucleic acid extraction, resolution and detection.3. Gain a solid foundation in the most commonly utilized molecular diagnostic testing protocols. Apply the knowledge of molecular testing to the most commonly performed applications in the clinical laboratory such as: nucleic acid extraction, resolution and detection, analysis and characterization of nucleic acids and proteins, nucleic acid amplification and DNA sequencing.

The aim of the course is to introduce basic methods of molecular biology. Student will learn isolation and purification of DNA from prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Students will learn agarose gel electrophoresis, plasmid DNA isolation and quantification of DNA using spectrophotometer, restriction digestion, preparation of competent cells.The practical course also includes practical exercises in modern experimental techniques and also training in literature search and the use of Internet. Selected methods and procedures will be demonstrated and presented

The objectives of the course is to identify the important parameters in the design of a laboratory to conduct the most commonly-used molecular diagnostics protocols; to identify the important parameters in the design of a quality system for molecular analyses; to become proficient with the techniques required in order to perform the most commonly-used molecular diagnostics protocols; to identify the important parameters in the design of a molecular diagnostic test; to identify the components of a well-controlled diagnostic test and to use critical thinking skills to trouble shoot problems as they occur and determine possible causes.

5th Semester

The student should be able to understand the basics of bioprocess technology and microbial biotechnology. Students should be able to have knowledge of various types of fermenter including air-lift fermenter and cyclone column fermenter. Student should have knowledge of kinetics of fermentation processes. Student should be able to execute the improvement and application of industrial microorganisms as well. Moreover student will be able to develop practical approach for the subject and will be able to work in related industries.

The learner will be able to understand basic concepts in Recombinant DNA Technology including genetic manipulation of organisms by incorporating DNA sequences from different sources into a single recombinant molecule. This revolutionary technology has opened up several applications in plant genomics and clinical research. Also student would be able to utilize the knowledge on creation of a genomic library.

The students will be able to describe the contents and properties of the most important bioinformatics databases, perform text- and sequence-based searches, and analyze and discuss the results in light of molecular biological knowledge.

The students will be able to explain the major steps in pairwise and multiple sequence alignment, explain the principle for, and execute pairwise sequence alignment by dynamic programming.The students will be able to predict the secondary and tertiary structures of protein sequences.

  • The course focuses on descriptive and inferential statistics as applied to medical practice.
  • This course covers statistical methods(measures of central tendency and measures of dispersion) commonly used by biostatisticians and their application in current research problems.
  • The course starts with descriptive measures and probability concepts. Conditional probability and Bayes theory are given due emphasis to compute validity indicators for clinical and laboratory tests, i.e. sensitivity, specificity and predictive values for single and multiple tests.
  • The students are trained to draw statistical inferences by two main methods these are: Estimation and Hypothesis testing.
  • The course covers both parametric and non-parametric statistics. The course will cover t-test for independent means and t-test for non-independent means, the use of Chi-Square statistics tests, regression statistics, and the analysis of variance (ANOVA), use of the arithmetic and geometric prediction involving population data. Chi-square variants are discussed with relevant clinical examples.

The aim is to provide practical training in bioinformatics methods including accessing the major public sequence databases, use of the different computational tools to find sequences, analysis of protein and nucleic acid sequences by various software packages. It also provides a step by step, theoretical and practical introduction to the development of useful tools for automation of complex computer jobs, and making these tools accessible on the network from a Web browser.

The student should be able to perform various experiments related to fermentation and further to understand the basics of bioprocess technology and microbial biotechnology along with bioreactor design, their operation and instrumentation. Students should be able to have knowledge of various types of fermenters including air-lift fermenter and cyclone column fermenter and to execute the improvement and application of industrial microorganisms. Student should be able to have knowledge of industrial enzymes, fermentative products, alcoholic beverages and antibiotic production.

Seminar are technique learn during the training time
6th Semester

This course is introduced to bridge the gap between academics, research and industry. This course begins with a review of basic bio analytical technique and an introduction to general terminologies. This course contains bio analytical techniques along with their theory, working principal, common instrumentation and possible applications. This course will be equally beneficial to various scientific areas including, life science, chemical science, material science and environmental science.

The subject genomics and proteomics deals with a rapidly evolving scientific area that aims at imparting knowledge on genomes, proteomes, sequencing tools and databases that store various data about genes, prteins, genomes and proteomes. The main objective is to explain the methods applied in science, what practical advantages and limitations they have and what challenges they help to address.

Objectives of the course is to introduce students to the principles, practices and application of plant tissue culture and transformation in science, agriculture and industry.

To acquaint students with experimental design and analysis of plant biotechnology experiments.

To give students hands-on experience and training in representative plant tissue culture and genetic engineering techniques.

To expose students to issues and challenges encountered in the area of plant biotechnology.

The course focuses on the utilization of microbial processes in waste and water treatment, and bioremediation. Topics included are microbial energy metabolism, microbial growth kinetics and elementary chemostat theory, relevant microbiological processes, microbial ecology, approaches for studying microbial communities, and basic principles in bioremediation and biological water and waste treatment.

Practical and Experimental aspects of the course focuses on the utilization of microbial processes in waste and water treatment, and bioremediation. Topics included are microbial energy metabolism, microbial growth kinetics and elementary chemostat theory, relevant microbiological processes, microbial ecology, approaches for studying microbial communities, and basic principles in bioremediation and biological water and waste treatment.

Practical and Experimental aspects of this course is introduced to bridge the gap between academics, research and industry. This course begins with a review of basic bio analytical technique and an introduction to general terminologies. This course contains bio analytical techniques along with their theory, working principal, common instrumentation and possible applications. This course will be equally beneficial to various scientific areas including, life science, chemical science, material science and environmental science.

Project Based Learning

  • Students are given Hands-on project training in Microorganisms identification, Plant tissue culture, Biochemical testing, Enzyme assays etc.
  • In-depth knowledge given about DNA isolation, Gel electrophoresis, Polymerase Chain Reaction and Basics of bioinformaticsetc

Career Opportunities

Students after passing B.Sc. in Biotechnology have ample opportunities in diverse fields including pharmaceutical, industrial biotechnology, therapeutics and health industry. Students may explore career in the field of research and development as well. Students may set-up their own entrepreneurial venture in the area of food biotechnology, agriculture, pesticide, bioremediation and genetically modified crops.

Job Opportunities

  • Biotechnologist
  • Biochemist/Biophysicist
  • Microbiologist
  • Food Technologist
  • Technical Officer
  • Academician
  • Freelancer-Biotech Web Content Writer
  • Blogger
  • Pharmacovigillance
  • MolecularDignostics
  • Application Scientist

Eligibility Criteria

Duration: 3 yrs.

The candidates should have passed Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (10+2) or its equivalent Examination with minimum 50% marks in aggregate (45% in the case of reserve category) at least in five subjects of Non-Medical/ Medical stream with English as one of the subjects from any recognized Board/University.

 

Fees

Course Course Fee 
Indian (INR) International (USD)
Tuition Fee Development Fee
B Tech (Computer Science & Engineering)
40,000 -
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Note:

  1. The Fee will have to be deposited at the time of Counselling.
  2. University Charges will be extra as per University norms.
  3. Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
  4. There will be an annual increase of 7% in tuition fee.
  5. Students Fund for all the students is Rs.2,000/- p.a.
  6. Life time Alumni Membership fee is Rs. 4,000/-.
  7. Hostel & Transport Charges will be extra.
  8. Students who wish to leave the Institute mid-stream, will have to deposit the fee for the remaining period of the course as per judgement of the Hon'ble Supreme Court in the case of Islamic Academy of Education and others Vs State of Karnataka & PA lnamdar case.

OUR CONTACT

  • Maharishi Markandeshwar (DEEMED TO BE UNIVERSITY) Mullana, Ambala (Haryana)
  • +91-1731-274475, 76, 77, 78 | Toll Free: 1800 2740 240
  • [email protected]

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