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Department of Biotechnology

Biotechnology is a subject that combines biological science and technology to develop innovative products by changing the genetic make-up of biological cells. Biotechnology impacts on the quality of our lives and the world we live in. Biotechnologists tackle global issues in healthcare, energy, environment, food, and agriculture to:

  • Develop new life-saving medicines
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by providing cleaner biofuels
  • Feed growing populations by generating plants with better nutritional value. The Department of Biotechnology is an avant-garde department of PSVASC and established in the year 1995. Currently the department offers B.Sc. Biotechnology and M.Sc. Biotechnology.

The department has well-determined faculty to provide expert commentary and analysis on a broad range of biological research topics. Faculty pass advanced and specialized knowledge to students through which they can conceptualize and interrogate a specific phenomenon. They also mentor students individually and seek out opportunities to work with students on individual projects, lab work, internships, or both. Faculty expertise, as well as additional training courses such as plant tissue culture, bio fertilizer and bio pesticide production and formulation, prepare &tune up students to startup an entrepreneurship

The department has well-equipped, air-conditioned laboratories and consists of the following: Cell and molecular biology lab, Tissue culture lab, sophisticated lab, Immunology lab, Bioprocess engineering lab, Bioinformatics lab, Biochemistry lab, and Microbiology lab.Thermal cycler, spectrophotometer, high speed cooling centrifuge, BOD incubator, CO­2 incubator, fermenter, ELISA Reader, Electroporator, and Microtome are among the sophisticated instruments in the department.

    Eligibility Criteria


A Bachelor’s degree in the disciplines of Biology, Botany, Zoology, Biotechnology, Microbiology,Genetics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Nutrition, Food Service Management and Dietetics, Agriculture, B.E / B.Tech. (Biotechnology), B.Sc., M.B.B.S., B.D.S., B.Pharm and B.P.T from this University or any other degree University accepted as equivalent thereto by the Syndicate

Biotechnology Curriculum

Department of Biotechnology

Strategic Framework

VISION

  • To establish a global leader in innovative research and education, fostering groundbreaking discoveries and producing skilled professionals who drive advancements in biotechnology for the betterment of society.

MISSION

  • To cultivate a dynamic learning environment, nurturing a culture of curiosity and collaboration.
  • To empower students with cutting-edge knowledge, hands-on experience, and ethical principles.
  • To produce visionary leaders who contribute significantly to the evolution of Biotechnology, addressing global challenges and enhancing the well-being of communities worldwide.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  • PO1: On successful completion of Bachelor of Science programme, students will acquire detailed knowledge and expertise in all the disciplines of the subject.
  • PO2: Provide an environment that fosters continuous research and innovation in their specific subject and a scientific approach in all their endeavours.
  • PO3: Familiarize the graduates to collect, analyze and interpret scientific data and help the students to have problem solving skills and draw a logical conclusion.
  • PO4: Graduate will demonstrate the impact of professional scientific solutions in environmental context and to be able to respond effectively to the needs of sustainable development.
  • PO5: Train the students in safe handling of laboratory instruments and reagents.
  • PO6: Create an awareness of the impact of science on the society, and apply their knowledge to address social issues.
  • PO7: To address the increasing need for skilled scientific manpower with an understanding of research ethics to contribute to application, advancement and impartment of knowledge in their field of study.
  • PO8: Inculcation of effective communication skills to exchange the scientific information, to comprehend and write effective reports, design documentation, and to make effective presentations.
  • PO9: Graduate will demonstrate an ability to work effectively as an individual and as a team member/ leader in multi-disciplinary areas.
  • PO10: Equip with necessary skills and competency to become successful in their career.
  • PO11: Impart knowledge on the entrepreneurship avenues in the field of Life sciences by generating useful goods and services in vital areas like food, environment, industry and medicine.
  • PO12: Graduate will recognize the need of self-education and ability to engage in life - long learning.

PROGRAMME SPECIFIC OUTCOMES

  • PSO 1:To impart in-depth practical oriented knowledge to students in various thrust areas of biotechnology, so as to meet the demands of industry and academia.
  • PSO 2:To provide students with the concepts and research approaches for their career in the field of biotechnology and develop their scientific interest.

PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  • PEO 1 Fellows will have prosperous careers in academia, research facilities, and biotechnology-related enterprises, where they will exhibit creativity and leadership in their respective fields.
  • PEO 2 By using their biotechnology expertise to assess and resolve challenging issues, graduates will further the field's progress.
  • PEO 3 The graduates will be able to successfully convey ideas, concepts, and research findings to a variety of spectators, both inside and outside of the scientific community.

Course Outcomes (COs)