Over the years, medical care and agricultural production have improved with leaps and bounds. The use of advanced technology has brought rapid changes in medicines and in health care facilities. At the same time new challenges are coming up. Biotechnology as a specialized branch is helping address those challenges ranging from those in the medical field, agriculture and environment. The field of biotechnology is an applied science and combines biological science with technology. Living organisms, cells, tissues and biological processes are made use of to develop new tools and products. The new techniques developed and the gains from biotechnology are very much helpful in a range of applications including agriculture, medicine, industrial and environmental.
Eligibility and course duration
B.E./B.Tech or an equivalent qualification in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, biochemical or chemical engineering. Minimum aggregate marks in graduation is 50%. Admissions are mainly through entrance tests.
Duration of this postgraduate course is 2 years.