- B.Tech Bio-Technology
About the Course
Bio-technology is a highly interdisciplinary subject encompassing biological sciences, process engineering and technology. The scope and application of the subject is manifold, spanning from synthesizing genetically modified food, drought resistant crops in agricultural sciences; tissue engineering, drug designing in medical field and also in areas such as bioinformatics and aquatic living systems. Besides, the subject also involves studies on public policy planning, such as use of genetically modified food and ethical issues involved with it, tampering the crop/gene to make them disease resistant and embryonic stem cell technology to name a few. The versatility of the subject is in understanding how living organisms work at a microscopic level and to find remedies/solution to make living things to work in a way that we expect. Unlike other engineering subjects, Bio-technology deals with tailoring the living systems, whose outcome might turn benignant or malignant.
To achieve the pinnacle of success through quality education, research and entrepreneurship in emerging areas of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
- To provide innovative education empowered with excellent technical andleadership skills
- To create state-of-the-art infrastructure for research and training, promote scientific discovery and development by fostering relationship with research organizations and industries
PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEO’s)
The program is expected to enable the students to
PEO-1: Apply the knowledge in the field of engineering biotechnology to pursue higher studies and careers in industries, consultancies and research institutions.
PEO-2: Design, develop and provide solutions for product/processes/technology development.
PEO-3: Apply modern computational, analytical tools and techniques in biotechnology to address environmental challenges.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES (ALIGNED WITH GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES) (PO’s)
At the end of this program, graduates will be able to
PEO-1: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
PEO-2: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
PEO-3: Design processes for complex biotechnological problems that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal and environmental considerations.
PEO-4: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
PEO-5: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
PEO-6: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the biotechnological practice.
PEO-7: Understand the impact of biotechnology in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
PEO-8: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the biotechnological practice.
PEO-9: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
PEO-10: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
PEO-11: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
PEO-12: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSO’s)
At the end of this program, graduates will be able to
PEO-1: Understand the mechanism and functions of cellular metabolism using biotechnological methods
PEO-2: Optimizing the performance and tools in genetic engineering for synthesizing plant and animal products
PEO-3: Designing a bioreactor using bioprocess engineering methods
For a developing country such as India, the agricultural community is dependent on regular monsoon rains for good yield. With global warming, it has been predicted that rain fall patterns may be erratic. To be dependent on single natural factor to help in good agricultural productivity is a risk, which is not worth taking. Instead, crops can be made adaptable to the extremes of weather such as drought resistant seeds, moisture retaining crops; all these can be possible with help of Bio-technology. Besides, the use of pesticides can be also made redundant, if pest resistant seeds can be developed. Similarly, in medical arena, gene therapy can help people to reduce the risk of preventing hereditary diseases. Stem cell technology is one of the key outcomes of biotechnology and molecular biology. With broader scope of the subject, there is a strong potential for employment opportunities in Corporate/Government organizations at research and manufacturing level. The subject keeps evolving with time, which is a stronger impetus for the students to go in for higher education.
Corporate and public R&D organizations recruit biotechnology personnel in good numbers. As the employers realize the need for indigenous development of ideas domestically, they look for good quality personnel to ramp up their operations. Besides, research organizations also see good scope for new and improved products and processes in medical, agricultural fields; they are on a constant look out for motivated personnel. Contract Research organizations in pharmaceutical and Biotech industry recruit graduating college students; they are trained and inducted in the work place. Dupont, Biocon, Dow Chemicals, Dr.Reddy's laboratories are some of the companies that actively hire biotech personnel.
Students who have studied maths, physics and chemistry with biology/computer science at the higher secondary schooling level, are eligible for a B.Tech in Bio-technology. As biology is taught from a level from where anyone can comprehend; students, who have had a non-biology subject apart from maths, physics and chemistry will not be at a disadvantage.
Duration : 4 Years