Biotechnology is a unique course in Masters which has a well synchronized curriculum, between Sciences – Biosciences and Technology.Department of Studies and Research in Biotechnology was set up in the year 2019-2020 at Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ballari, main campus.
The Department mainly focuses on the Post graduate programme and PhD programme in Biotechnology in order to nurture and educate the students at master and doctorate levels.
The curriculum of M.Sc in Biotechnology is framed to provide knowledge on application of biological sciences towards the development of value added products, drug designing, improving quality of human life, agriculture, energy and environment, etc.
The program includes experiences with basic laboratory skills, genetic engineering, protein purification, cell culture, quality assurance, quality control, bioinformatics, ethics and teamwork.
Realizing the scope and importance of biotechnology, Govt. of India has established Department of Biotechnology in the Ministry of Science and Technology in 1986 to promote the Research and Develop activities and commercialization of Biotechnological processes etc.
Students who complete the program are prepared to work in a various position in companies such as pharmaceutical, molecular diagnostics, manufacturing, research, agriculture and cell banks. The hands-on approach also serves students interested in other laboratory expertise jobs such as those in the chemical and oil/gas industries. Later students can also acquire permanent positions while working at a biotech company as an intern while other students choose to continue their education at a research level.
Overall, our interdisciplinary Biotechnology program combines advanced training in biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, and pharmaceutical sciences with critical business skills to bring you to the forefront of discovery and innovation, and accelerate your career.