B.Sc (Hons.) - Biotechnology
Initiated in the year 2014, the course was started with a vision to impart in-depth knowledge of biotechnology and train students in developing expertise in biological engineering. It is 3 year, a six semester program whose curriculum includes courses in biological sciences and engineering together with relevant laboratory programs, and a research project leading to a dissertation. The university has recognized the significant role being played by biotechnologists in industrial development and has sought to implement an integrated approach towards education as well as research and development of various bioprocesses. The students are specifically groomed for R&D industry. A multidisciplinary approach is the essence of the course which is achieved by offering open electives. The department has a strong interdisciplinary research and teaching base in biological sciences and engineering which prepares the student for the industry as well as research programs.
- Sr. secondary (10+2) with 55% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Biotechnology / Math(as applicable).
- Proficiency in English communication.
- Through Application then followed by Written Test and personal Interaction.
- Application form can be obtained from: Admission Office, Sharda University, Greater Noida Campus; Regional Offices; International Offices.
- Candidates can also apply online.
There is a great scope for career in Biotechnology in India as well as abroad. Due to its multidisciplinary nature, Biotechnology offers employment opportunities in various fields like research, medicine, healthcare, animal husbandry, agriculture and environment industry. A graduate in Biotechnology can look for options of marketing and production in the above mentioned fields. It is estimated that more than 6,000 biotechnologists of top skill are required in India as per the survey made by the Human Resource Development Ministry.
After completing B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. in Biotechnology, students can also go for the Scientist C openings available in different reputed institutions like CSIR and their associated labs as Biotechnologists, ICAR institutes, Botanical Survey of India, Zoological survey of India, DRDO, BARC etc. Students can also apply for M.Tech. and MS + Ph.D. programs of various IITs and IISc. Also, they will become eligible for appearing in GATE/ NET and go for Ph.D. programs from reputed national and international institutions or join directly as Assistant Professors and make research or teaching their career.
- Genetic Engineers
- Environmental/Food Biotechnologists
- Agricultural Scientists
- Proteome and Genome Analysts
- Drug Designer
- Bioinformatics Specialist
Graduate is employable in R & D, Academics, or can pursue higher studies. A biotechnology graduate can be employed in various industries like agro-food, dairy, pharmaceutical, diagnostics and molecular biology service providers. Students can also apply for government jobs advertised through SSC, UPSC, State PSCs and other agencies.
It is a 3 year (six semester) program with courses of total 144 credits which includes theory as well as relevant laboratory programs and a project relevant to present industry/ academia requirement.
50% marks are allotted for end term exam and 20% for mid term exam. Rest of the 30% are allotted for continuous assessment which includes class test, assignments and presentation.
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