About the Department
The Department of Biotechnology was established in 2008 and the research laboratories were made fully functional w.e.f. the academic year 2010-11. The Department currently offers three programs; B.Tech. Biotechnology, M.Tech. Biotechnology and Ph.D. Biotechnology. The Department has well qualified and experienced faculty members, and visiting professors from National and International institutes. With the focus to provide excellent environment for holistic development the Department is actively involved in organizing Conferences, Seminars Faculty Development Programmes, Trainings and Awareness campaigns have been organized by department
The Department has successfully completed five extramural research projects sponsored by State and National funding agencies and two research projects, one of grant Rs. 3 crores under IMPRINT scheme another of grant Rs. 20 Lakhs under DST –WOS A are ongoing. The faculty and research scholars have so far published over 120 research papers in peer reviewed National and International Journals and have contributed chapters in different books. The Department has filed 04 patents including 02 PCTs. Several research collaborations with University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, DIPAS (DRDO), ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticulture Research, Bengaluru etc. have been established. Students, research scholars and faculty members have received several awards and recognition and are members of many reputed National and International bodies.
Vision of Biotechnology Department is to make industry ready competent, ethically engaged, professionals that can transform the world with a potential to innovate, invent and disseminate knowledge for the benefit of society and environment as per the need and challenges.
M1: Regular Updation of Course curricula as per the demand of Biotechnology industry and academia.
M2: Be recognized as centre of excellence in teaching, learning and research.
M3: Entrepreneurship skill development.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs):
PEO1: To impart in-depth knowledge about biological sciences and engineering and inculcate research aptitude.
PEO2: To impart state-of-the-art technology and practical training to solve problems with novelty and updated knowledge.
PEO3: To produce professionals capable to work successfully in the environments of industry/government organizations or setting biotechnology based entrepreneurship venture.
PEO4: To impart knowledge through updated curriculum as per need to prepare students for higher studies and national/international competitive examinations.
PEO5: To inculcate spirit of teamwork with leadership attributes, ethical behavior, constructive thinking for the welfare of society and human being.
Program Outcomes (POs):
Engineering Graduates will be able to:
PO1. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
PO2. Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
PO3. Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
PO4. Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
PO5. Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
PO6. The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
PO7. Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
PO8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
PO9. Individual and teamwork: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
PO10. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
PO11. Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
PO12. Lifelong learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs):
After successful completion of B. Tech. Biotechnology-
PSO1: The student will be able to apply the knowledge of biotechnology and allied disciplines in industry, research and higher studies.
PSO2: The student will be able to apply technological solutions in the area of modern biotechnological applications.
PSO3: The student will be able to apply the knowledge of biotechnology and allied disciplines to become an entrepreneur.