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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


Applicants who have taken Science with or without Mathematics in higher secondary examination

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.To provide students with in-depth knowledge in theory and practical aspects of all the principles of biotechnology as well as exposure to the most modern concepts and simple experiments.
  • PO2.Students will be able to become familiar with fundamental laboratory tools and comprehend the idea behind experiments.
  • PO3.To develop leadership and teamwork skills and to work effectively as an individual or team member/leader in multidisciplinary areas.
  • PO4.To create awareness in students about the importance of good laboratory practices and the importance of ethical concerns in research and apply this knowledge to contribute to application, advancement and impartment of knowledge in lifesciences.
  • PO5.To inculcate effective communication skills to exchange the scientific information, to comprehend and write effective research reports, design documentation and to make effective presentations.
  • PO6.To develop analytical and innovative thinking skills and problem-solving skills in the field of Biochemistry.
  • PO7.To collect, analyze, interpret scientific data, and carry out the research experiments, using biotechnological techniques and following safety procedures.
  • PO8.To develop social accountability through application of knowledge in Biotechnology for the betterment of the environment and mankind at National and Global perspective.
  • PO9.To develop analytical and innovative thinking skills and problem-solving skills to address critical problems in lifesciences.
  • PO10.Enhance the skills in Entrepreneurship and career opportunities in various fields of Life Sciences.
  • PO11.Recognize the need of self-education and ability to engage in life - long learning through self-paced and self-directed learning.
  • PO12.To create an awareness among the students on the interconnection between the interdisciplinary areas of biotechnology.

PROGRAMME SPECIFIC OUTCOMES

  • PSO 1:To foster students' scientific enthusiasm while exposing them to the ideas and methods of research that will be useful to them in their future careers in the field of biotechnology.
  • PSO 2:To provide students with in-depth knowledge that is practical and directed towards meeting the needs of business and academics in a variety of biotechnology thrust areas.

PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  • PEO 1 Graduates achieve success in academia, research facilities, and enterprises focused on biotechnology, showcasing both creativity and leadership within their specific domains.
  • PEO 2 Graduates will analyze and address complex issues, contributing to the ongoing advancement of the field of Biotechnology.
  • PEO 3 Graduates will adeptly communicate ideas, concepts, and research findings to diverse audiences, encompassing both scientific and non-scientific communities.

Course Outcomes (COs)