M.Sc. Biotechnology is our oldest programme that has undergone several refinements since its inception in 2011. It is an interdisciplinary programme offers courses in Stem Cell Biology, Bioprocess Engineering, Recombinant DNA Technology, Bioanalytical Techniques, Genomics, Bioinformatics, and Biostatistics. The programme also emphasizes understanding of fundamental principles through courses in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Virology, and Immunology. The programme provides training on theoretical components of these subjects as well as excellent hands-on experience in the well-equipped laboratory. The skill-based programme incorporates Research Project as an integral component that provides an opportunity for the students to get trained in independently drafting a hypothesis, designing a research project, and performing laboratory experiments followed by data analysis coupled with an opportunity to publish. The programme also has a provision for a one-year research project as a separate “stream” within M.Sc. Biotechnology programme with the sole objective of skilling in contemporary areas to work towards a good research publication to confer an edge over similar programmes in the country.
|Attributes||Facilitation and Monitoring||Outcome|
|Scholarship: research, inquiry and lifelong learning||Teaching- learning process, curriculum design, updating of curriculum in emerging areas, student centric teaching methodologies, project based learning, case studies, FCP||Research output by students, case studies, publishing and presenting papers; desire for further higher education|
|Global citizenship: ethical, social and professional understanding||Projects, internships, field trips, service learning and extension activities, GIP, promoting social sensitivity||Interest in volunteering and working for social causes, cross cultural sensitivity, ability to work in cross cultural groups,|
|Eco-literate: sensitivity towards a sustainable environment||Programmes/courses related to environment sustainability, participation in activities related to environment/ecology preservation, environment projects and study tours||Environmental sensitivity among students, involvement in NGOs, and commitment toeco-friendly spaces|
|Employability: equipped with skills, attributes, leadership and entrepreneurial qualities that society needs; being capable of making a contribution to society through earning a living||Domain specific expertise, training/internship with industry, enhancement and value added courses. Co-curricular activities. Assessments that include presentations, public speaking and oratory, class leads, team learning and group activities.||Excellent placements, Entrepreneurial opportunities, good team work skills, work ethic, understanding of corporate working, successful internships|