BSc Biotechnology (Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology)

(Affiliated to Gauhati University and Approved by Department of Higher Education, Government of Assam)

Duration - Three years

About the Course:

BSc Biotechnology is a 3-year undergraduate degree program. Biotechnology is a rapidly growing field with a lot of exciting opportunities for those interested in research or product development. A course in biotechnology can provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in this dynamic industry.

 

The course focuses on developing specialist research skills and technical expertise, as well as broader transferable scientific skills. Students will gain a critical understanding of key concepts in biotechnology, including the technologies driving discovery, new product innovation and development, as well as the business principles underlying commercialization.

 

The program comprises core modules that draw examples from biotechnology related to environment, food, and health, and focuses on the development of key skills critical to these sectors. This approach provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the applications of biotechnology across a range of industries, while also giving them the opportunity to develop their own areas of expertise.

 

Overall, BSc Biotechnology can provide a great foundation for a career in this rapidly growing field. Graduates of the program can pursue a range of careers in biotechnology-related research or product development, either in large global companies or smaller biotech start-up companies

Teaching and Assessment:

This course uses a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, staffed laboratory sessions, supervised project work and self-directed study. Assessment is also varied, depending on the subject, but is typically by examination, and individual and group course work.

Career Progression:

Within the life sciences, biotechnology is the most rapidly growing sector and it is predicted that the global expansion in biotechnology will be a key driver in the world economy. This programme is designed to provide the training and development necessary to meet the needs of the growing number of employers within the biotechnology sector.This programme provides opportunities for laboratory-based careers, such as in research or product development, and careers based in R&D support management, in areas such as:PharmaceuticalAgrochemicalEnvironmentalFood & beverage Opportunities may exist in industries ranging from the big global giants to smaller biotech companies, contract research companies and service providers to the biotechnology sector, in addition to hospitals, research institutes and local government. This qualification also provides a sound platform for masters and a further academic career.

Career Prospects of Biotechnology

The field of biotechnology is one of the fastest growing fields given its involvement in most of the other fields; professionals in biotechnology are quite in demand Apart from biotechnology industry, a bio-technologist finds his or her place in fields like horticulture, agriculture, food, dairy farming and pharmaceutical industry. As the nature of work of biotechnologists is interdisciplinary, they have to work closely with other sciences, engineering and related fields. Bio-technologists are involved in production as well as marketing and research. Research oriented aspirants have a good scope in research laboratories and as professors and research assistants. There are pportunities with government and corporate run research and development organisations. One could hold designations like lecturer, marketing manager, quality control officer or manager, bio-informatics, environmental specialist, etc. 

Future Prospects

The future of biotechnology looks very strong and bright. Scientists believe that biotechnology is a boon for human society and it has the great potential to solve many of the issues. Scientists now believe that biotechnology will provide a wonderful tool to solve many problems and that in future, we are going to enjoy many products from biotechnology India has a large network of institutes and laboratories, backed by reputed universities and a vast pool of scientists working in small group on various biotechnology projects. As a result, we are deriving a lot of benefits from GMO crops such as Golden Rice, Bt cotton, Hormones, Enzymes, Vaccines and Antibiotics, etc. In spite of the great advancement in science and technology, mankind is still suffering from serious diseases, pollution, ill-health, poverty, etc.

Faculties

Dr. Debashree Talukdar

HOD, Dept. of Bioscience

Mr. Dream Kumar Das

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Bioscience

Mrs. Debaleena Kashyap

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Bioscience

Mr. Ashok Sarma

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Bioscience

Mr. Bikash Sarma

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Bioscience

Mrs. Rupalim Kausik

Asst. Professor Dept. of Bioscience

Bhabana Garg

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Bioscience

Devismita Talukdar

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Bioscience

Infrastructure

Class Room
Biotech Lab
Genetic Lab

360 Virtual Tour

Class Room

Biotech Lab

Genetic Lab

Chemistry Lab

Tishu Calchar Lab

Library