The Department offers courses in frontier and emerging areas of Biotechnology with orientation towards new product and process development. School of Biotechnology has a mission to impart quality education and provides a vibrant environment for the advancement of knowledge.
Established in 2002, the Department ushers the student into an exciting world of Biotechnology, which emerged as major global business in recent years. The Department has well qualified faculty members and state of the art laboratory infrastructure with equipments like Phase Contrast Microscope, UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, Freeze drier, High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), PCR, Tangential flow filtration unit, Ultrafiltration Unit, laboratory-scale Fermenter, etc. The Department has been recognized as a Research Centre and is actively engaged in research with thrust areas like Bioprocess Technology, Enzyme Technology, Nanobiotechnology, and Bioinformatics.
The Department has an excellent industry-academia interaction which has been reflected in the success of alumni working in various industries like Biocon Ltd, Novartis (India), Richcore Life Science Bangalore, FDC Ltd, RadPharm Scientific (Australia), Unichem Laboratories, Infosys Technologies Ltd , Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Accenture, Amazon India, IBM Bangalore, Tech Mahindra, etc. The department houses several incubation centres (Navya Biologicals, Prajna Biosciences, Biosyl Technolgies, etc) and actively involved in various industry-institute interactions.