M.Tech. (Biotechnology)

Biotechnology Engineering is one of the youngest disciplines in engineering and has made tremendous progress in the last 4 decades. This has been aided by rapid advancements in Bioinformatics, Information Technology, and Biotechnology. In the field of Biotechnology Engineering, researchers with expertise in diverse areas work towards the unified goal of creating products and techniques for betterment of society to solve real life problems.

Further, the students admitted to the program have backgrounds in Engineering, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Medicine, making it a unique program. The creation of a heterogeneous class composition promotes interaction between students and faculty of different backgrounds and provides opportunities for research in exciting interdisciplinary areas.

Career Opportunities in the Program

The scope of Biotechnology is quite vast and finds technical applications. The candidates may avail opportunities in sectors that cater to the planning, production, and management of industries that involve bio-processing. The scope of biotechnology in India is quite wide, especially as it provides large-scale employment in research laboratories run by the government as well as the corporate sector. M. Tech. in Biotechnology offers applied knowledge in the field of modern medical practice. The study of living organisms and bioprocesses in engineering, medicine, and technology are required for the benefit of developing immensely effective bio-products. Hence, it serves a social purpose along with the financial security that comes with a professional degree.



  • The Vision is to become a national leader in preparing students for careers in biotechnology, with a focus on engineering and technologies required for developing sustainable competitive edge to present society.


  • Biotechnology is a frontline area of science with immense potential for the benefit of the human kind. It has a mission to empower next gen professionals with skills for global competitiveness by imbibing research based aptitude, technological advancement, intellect and ethical values.

Program Outcomes

  • An ability to independently carry out research /investigation and development work to solve practical problems.
  • An ability to write the present substantial technical report/documents.
  • Students should be able to demonstrate a degree of mastery over the area as per the specialization of the program. The mastery should be at a level higher than the requirements in the appropriate bachelor program.

Program Specific Outcomes

  • Acquire students with skills in Biotechnology and provide solutions through industry-academia interface.
  • Empower the students to be effective entrepreneurs and excellent researchers to invent unique products for societal need with proper ethical statutes.
  • Ability to independently carry out research and development work to solve practical problems in the domain of biotechnology.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of basic sciences (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biology and Chemical Engineering Sciences) and applied for engineering courses in getting solutions to issues pertaining Biotechnology, Biochemical, Biopharmaceutical and allied industries.
  • Ability to acquaint with the latest development in different fields of biotechnology to enable them to take up higher studies, research & developmental work.

Program Educational Objectives

  • Graduates will be engineering practitioners and leaders, who would help solve the industry’s technological problems.
  • Graduates will be engineering professionals, innovators or entrepreneurs engaged in technology development, technology deployment, or engineering system implementation in industry.
  • Graduates will function in their profession with social awareness and responsibility.
  • Graduates will interact with their peers in other disciplines in industry and society and contribute to the economic growth of the country.
  • Graduates will be successful in pursuing higher studies in engineering or management.
  • Graduates will pursue career paths in teaching or research.

Sophisticated Instrument Laboratory

This laboratory caters to research work on Genomics, DNA fingerprinting, Gene expression analysis, Cloning, infectious disease diagnosis etc. The laboratory infrastructure includes the latest PCR, Real Time PCR, Gel documentation system, -200C deep freezer, fully computerized double beam UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, Cooling centrifuge and miscellaneous equipment.

Microbial Technology Laboratory

A spacious laboratory, equipped with high end Microscopes, Incubator shaker, Laminar air flow, Cooling Centrifuge, Weighing balance etc. The laboratory will also going to procure fully computerized lab scale Fermentor and an advanced Layophilizer system which is being used to carry out research in the field of metabolite production from microbial biomass and many more.

Animal Cell Tissue culture Laboratory

This is an advanced laboratory constructed on the latest design that serves all the necessary aspects of modern tissue culture work. The lab is equipped with the latest Biosafety Cabinet, Co2 Incubator, Cell counter, MicroPulser Electroporator, Cooling Centrifuge, Inverted Microscope, ELISA plate reader, Research autoclave etc.

Central Instrument Laboratory

This laboratory is constructed to do basic research in the field of Biotechnology. The lab is equipped with MilliQ water purification system, Ovens, -800C Deepfreeze, Water baths, Ice flaking machine, Chiller, BoD incubators etc.

Given below is the nomenclature and meaning of each evaluation component.

ESE (E) = University Theory Exam (External)

ESE (V) = University Practical Exam (Viva)

PA (M) = Progression Assessment (Mid Semester Exam)

PA (I) = Progression Assessment (Internal Continuous Evaluation -Practical/Term Work)
Subject CategorySubject NameSemesterTheory HoursPractical HoursCreditESE (E) Marks
ESE (V) Marks
PA (M) MarksPA (I) MarksTotal Marks
Program Core Course-IFundamentals of Biotechnology 134570303020150
Program Core Course-IIBioprocess Engineering and Technology134570303020150
Program Elective Course-IRemedial Biology130370303020150
Program Elective Course-IRemedial Mathematics130370303020150
Program Elective Course-IIFood Processing and Biotechnology130370303020150
Program Elective Course-IIEnvironmental Biotechnology130370303020150
Program Elective Course-IIPharmaceutical Biotechnology130370303020150
MLCResearch Methodology and IPR1122080020100
Audit Course-I (Non Credit)Value Education12005000050
Program Core Course-IIIBioinformatics234570303020150
Program Core Course-IVAdvanced Genetic Engineering234570303020150
Program Elective Course-IIITissue Culture Techniques230370303020150
Program Elective Course-IIIAnimal Biotechnology230370303020150
Program Elective Course-IIIPlant Biotechnology230370303020150
Program Elective Course-IVIndustrial Biotechnological Products230370303020150
Program Elective Course-IVDiagnostic Techniques in Biotechnology230370303020150
Program Elective Course-IVImmunology & Vaccine Technology230370303020150
Mini ProjectMini Project with Seminar2042000100100
Audit Course-II (Non Credit)English for Research Paper Writing22025000050
Program Elective Course-VUnix Operating System and Programming Language C++332470303020150
Program Elective Course-VComputer-Aided Learning of Structure and Function of Proteins332470303020150
Open elective-IBusiness Analytics332470303020150
Open elective-IIIndustrial Safety332470303020150
Open elective-IIIOperations Research332470303020150
Internal Review-IInternal Review-I3042000100100
Dissertation Phase-IDissertation Phase-I30168010000100
Internal Review-IIInternal Review-II4042000100100
Dissertation Phase-IIDissertation Phase-II402814010000100


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