Undergraduate programme (Brief Idea)

In the three years you will spend here, you will learn quite a bit about the structure of biomolecules such as proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, polysaccharides, vitamins. Emphasis will be on learning molecular biology involving replication, transcription, protein biosynthesis, recombinant DNA technology, mutations, regulation of gene expression etc. You will also learn metabolism, a bit about environmental biotechnology and tissue culture. A lot of stress will be laid on learning the basics of microbiology.

But more importantly, you will learn a slew of techniques in the practical sessions: You will learn how to grow microorganisms and how to kill them; you will do gel electrophoresis of protein and DNA, you will do several spectrophotometric quantitative techniques; you will learn cell culture. There are a few practicals on enzymology also.

For those of you who convince us with their brilliance, there are long term projects to work upon which further enhance your practical skills.


Postgraduate Programme

This programme follows a semester pattern. In the four semesters that you have, you study the following eight papers:

  • Cell Biology, Enzymology and Genetics

  • Macromolecules and Biophysical Techniques 

  • Microbial Physiology and Immunology 

  • Molecular Biology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics 

  • Animal and Industrial Biotechnology 

  • Genetic Engineering 

  • Plant Biotechnology 

  • Environmental Biotechnology and Legal Based Applications

More importantly, you will learn a whole range of techniques used in Biotechnology. You will clone genes, you will learn animal and plant tissue culture, you will learn PCR, you will perform gel electrophoresis of protein and DNA, you will do several biochemical techniques; you will work with enzymes.

In the fourth semester, you will do a project. Most students prefer to work outside for their projects and make their own arrangements. However, a few of them prefer to work in house.

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