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 at Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ballari-583 105. 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. Students who complete the program are prepared to work in a various positions 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 companies 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.
Highlights about Dept. of Biotechnology
In COVID-19 pandemic situation our M.Sc-3rd Semester students, Mr. Shreekanth, Mr. Mallikarjun, Mr. Shekshavali M, and Mr. Chalavadi Veeresh worked as Volunteers in Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (VRDL), Koppal Institute of Medical Science (KIMS), Koppal
“Department intends to establish a research laboratory of National repute in the area of Biotechnology at Molecular level”
To provide a platform to the students to exhibit their talents and creativity.
Upgrading the academic and research to keep pace with scientific progress and requirements of society.
To raise the standard of our students to global level and make them employable.
To train the rural youths in the field Biotechnology.
To meet the increasing demand in the field of Biotechnology both National and International stages.
Creation of basic infrastructure for Biotechnological studies.