Biotechnology is often used to refer to genetic engineering technology of the 21st century. However the term encompasses a wider range and history of procedures for modifying biological organisms according to the needs of humanity, going back to the initial modifications of native plants into improved food crops through artificial selection and hybridization.
“Department of Biotechnology strives to provide a platform for students in various frontiers of Biotechnology by inspiring the next generation to achieve academic and research excellence for the betterment of mankind and society.”
“The Biotechnology Department committed to produce quality Biotechnology engineers, providing excellent analytical and entrepreneurial skills to achieve proficiency in industry and research fields for the betterment of mankind and society.”
Bioengineering is the science upon which all biotechnological applications are based. With the development of new approaches and modern
techniques, traditional biotechnology industries are also acquiring new horizons enabling them to improve the quality of their products
and increase the productivity of their systems.
The Biotechnology department was incepted in 2002 with UG and PG courses. In these 13 years of academic services, the department has grown up
steadily, and at present the department hosts four autonomous programmes, under the affiliation of Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum.
The courses are designed to give theoretical and practical skills essential for a career in Biotechnology within the companies and research
organizations. The courses are delivered through lectures (from highly qualified and dedicated staff who are experienced in and outside the
country, and from eminent scientists from various institutions), laboratory classes, demonstrations, project work and workshops.
Course modules are assessed by variety of different types of course work including written assignments, oral presentations, poster presentations and examinations. The research project involves design, implementation and reporting of a major research task. We are one of the largest Biotechnology departments in the world and carry out world-class research and teaching. Our researchers come from a range of disciplines and work in a collaborative environment on all aspects of modern biotechnology. As a part of the research work, faculty members of the department have contributed to more than 400 International journal publications, presented 355 papers at international and national level conferences in the last three years. The Biotechnology students have participated and presented papers and posters at the various national and international conferences and have received many mini project grants from KSCST, Govt. of Karnataka. In the course of time, the Department of Biotechnology has become one of the best learning centers of Biotechnology in the country.
Eligibility : Pass in 10+2 / Higher Secondary (HS) / Pre University (PUC) / 'A' Level (with 12 years of schooling) or its equivalent with English as one of the languages. Shall have secured a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate in Physics, Mathematics and any one of the following : Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Electronics, Information Science. AIT admits students as per prevailing rules and regulations of VTU.
Career Scope Successful students can aspire rewarding careers as Scientists in R & D laboratories and also as Process Engineers and Quality Control Managers in chemical and biotech industries.
Acharya Institute of Technology.
Head, Department of Bio Technology Engineering.
Department of Bio Technology Engineering.
Advisor (Scientist G),
Department of Biotechnology, CGO Complex, New Delhi.
Honorary Professor, Molecular Biophysics Unit,
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
Professor & Chairman, Dept. of Nanotechnology,
Center for P G Studies VTU, Bengaluru Region.
Academic Director, Biocon Academy.
Associate Scientist, In-vivo Biology,
Syngene International Ltd.
Professor, Department of Microbiology,
Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
Assistant General Manager,
Regulatory-SCI Biocon Research Limited.
Associate Scientific Manager,
RND Biocon Research Limited.
Principal, Research Scientist Discovery Science Group,
The Himalaya Drug Company.
The educational objectives of a program are the statements that describe the expected achievements of graduates within first few years of their graduation from the program. The program educational objectives of Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology can be broadly defined on four counts.1. Knowledge and Skill
Graduates in Biotechnology work collaboratively, creatively, and communicate effectively in applying discipline-specific knowledge in basic sciences, chemical engineering and biotechnology.2. Innovation
Graduates in Biotechnology students serving in entrepreneurial ventures and fostering activities that support sustainable economic development that enhance the quality of life of people in the state, across the country and around the globe.3. Professionalism
Graduates in Biotechnology recognize the need for excellence and proficiency required for high quality industrial, academic and other professional areas.4. Contribution
Graduates in Biotechnology exhibit broadened perspective regarding social issues, responsibilities, ethics and professionalism.
Program outcomes are narrower statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of
graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge and behavior.
An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering for solving Biotechnology problems.b. Problem Analysis
An ability to identify, formulate, and solve technological problems relevant to bioscience.c. Design/Development of Solutions
An ability to identify needs of the society with reference to public health, environmental issues and design technology driven solutions.d. Conduct Investigations of Complex Problems
The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.e. Modern Tool Usage
An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.f. The Engineer and Society
An ability to conduct real time experiment and process to meet the desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.g. Environment and Sustainability
Create facility to protect the environment and encourage research in the various fields for making it a safe place to live in.h. Ethics
An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.i. Individual and Team Work
An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.j. Communication
An ability to communicate effectively to understand research literature, identify thrust areas and evolve methods of analysis for solving multidisciplinary challenges.k. Project Management and Finance
Competency for establishing Biotechnology based industry.l. Life-Long Learning
A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning in new trends of Biotechnology from time to time.