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Department of BIOTECHNOLOGY

About the Department

The Department of Biotechnology is serving the academic needs of the Institute since 1999. It offers B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., programmes. The Main motto of Biotechnology programme in KSRCAS is to make the students to express their innovative knowledge and scientific skills for the new era of Biotechnology (Nanotechnology, Proteomics, Genomics, Pharmacogenomics, Cancer Biology and Stem cell therapy etc.,) and to promote innovative research by the way of interfacing with various funding agencies available in India such as DBT, DST, CSIR, ICMR and DRDO as well universities and other research institutions in abroad and to design current, relevant inputs to transform the students into employable and socially responsible citizens.

 

Vision

To nurture the students with a potential to innovate, explore and disseminate their scientific knowledge for the betterment of social welfare and environment

 

Mission

  • To empower the students to take challenging career in Biotechnology.
  • To inculcate the essence of research, by providing modern facilities.
  • To update the Curriculum Periodically to cater the needs of industry and academia

ELIGIBILITY FOR B.Sc., Biotechnology

Candidates seeking admission to the first year Degree course shall be required to have passed PUC/12th Std. / 10+2/ its equivalent with at least Biology and Chemistry as two optional subjects.

ELIGIBILITY FOR M.Sc., Biotechnology

A Bachelor’s degree in Science, with Biotechnology / Botany / Zoology / Biology / Microbiology / Microbial Gene Technology / Bioinstrumentation / Bioinformatics / Biochemistry / Chemistry / Agriculture / Marine Biology / Home Science / Farm Science / Nutrition and Dietetics / Integrated Biology / Plant Science / Animal Science / Fisheries Science / Agriculture / Mathematics with Physics, Chemistry as Ancillary / Medical Lab Technology MBBS / BDS, B.Pharm and BSMS of a recognized Indian or Foreign University.

Diploma Course in BIOINFORMATICS for Undergraduate

BIOINFORMATICS is an interdisciplinary course that develops methods and software tools for understanding biological data. Bioinformatics combines computer science, statistics, mathematics, and engineering to analyze and interpret biological data. Bioinformatics has been used for in-silico analyses of biological queries using mathematical and statistical techniques. Software platforms are designed to teach bioinformatics concepts and methods. To understand both the theoretical and practical concepts in Bioinformatics this course have been introduced. Keeping this in minds a Diploma Course during Third and Fourth semester is introduced as mandatory component for all students.

 

Certificate Course in Mushroom Cultivation for Postgraduate

Fungi culture is the process of producing food, medicine, and other products by the cultivation of mushrooms and other fungi. Mushrooms are not plants, and require different conditions for optimal growth. Plants develop through photosynthesis, a process that converts atmospheric carbon dioxide into carbohydrates, especially cellulose. While sunlight provides an energy source for plants, mushrooms derive all of their energy and growth materials from their growth medium, through biochemical decomposition processes. This does not mean that light is an irrelevant requirement, since some fungi use light as a signal for fruiting.all the materials for growth must already be present in the growth medium. Mushrooms grow well at relative humidity levels of around 95–100%, and substrate moisture levels of 50 to 75%. Mushroom has more nutrition factor such it’s a good source of Vitamin D, B, Minerals, antioxidant, and they are low in calories and sodium.

Skill Based Course Details

The curriculum has been designed in such a way that it has four skill based course from third semester to sixth semester. These courses have been introduced in second and third year. The objective of these courses is to develop their skill among the students.

  • SBC I : Calculations for Biologist
  • SBC II : Biosafety and Bioethics
  • SBC III: IPR for Lifescience
  • SBC IV : Basics of Research

Elective Course Details

Elective Course has been incorporated in the Postgraduate syllabus in the third semester. Totally three elective courses was offered in curriculum, so that student have freedom in selecting their own elective course. The objective of the elective course is to get deep insight about the specialized subject offered.

i. Computational Biology
ii. Down Stream Processing
iii. DNA Cloning

Self-Study for Undergraduate – Entrepreneurial Biotechnology

Entrepreneurial biotechnology course content includes Mushroom cultivation, Biofertilizer, Biopesticide, animal breeding, silk worm cultivation, Apiculture and plan tissue culture. This enables the student to start their own businesses or to become entrepreneur.

Self-Study for Postgraduate – Core XIV: Corporate Biotechnology

The horizon of the Biotechnology has gone beyond the expectation and there is a need in taking biotechnology to commercialization. This paper helps the student to understand the corporate registration, Intellectual property rights, transgenics and vertical farming.