M.Tech Biotechnology

  • Course Level

    Course Level
    Postgraduate

  • Course Fee

    Course Fee
    INR 1,29,500
    US $ 4,000

  • Duration

    Duration
    2 Years

  • Scholarship

Program Coordinator

MANAV RACHNA INTERNATIONAL

Dr. Rashmi Rameshwari

Associate Professor

 
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  • The Department of Biotechnology was established in the year 2002 under the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) at Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies (MRIIRS, NAAC Accredited ‘A++’ Grade Institution), a Deemed-to-be-University under Section 3 of the UGC Act (1956).
  • The Department of Biotechnology offers both B.tech and Mtech Biotechnology courses. We also offer B.Sc and M.Sc Microbiology courses. The doctoral program of the Department offers Ph.D degrees in various fields of Biotechnology and Life Sciences.
  • The department has highly qualified teaching faculty with Doctoral and M.Tech qualifications in different areas of Biotechnology. Faculty members are consistently involved in quality research. Their dedicated efforts have resulted in more than 400 publications in National and International journals of high repute.
  • Huge funds are being mobilized in different areas of biotechnology such as biopharma, agri-biotechnology, diagnostics, horticulture, food science and initiatives by Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Department of Science & Technology (DST).
  • The Department has a wide range of laboratories namely Cell Biology Lab, Microbiology Lab, Fermentation Technology Lab, Molecular Biology Lab, Environment Biotechnology Lab, Bioinformatics equipped with world class instrument facilities like HPLC, Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, IR Spectroscopy, Fermenters, Gel Doc System, PCR, etc.
  • Our aim is to dream up our students as competent Biotechnologists who can employ premium processes and applications which will profoundly influence the existing paradigm of agriculture, industry, healthcare and restoration of the environment, providing a sustainable competitive edge to present society.
 

Eligibility

Minimum 50% Marks or equivalent CGPA in B.Tech/ Masters in Biotechnology/ Microbiology/ Botany/ Zoology or M.Sc. BioSciences

Intake

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Criteria for Preparation of Merit list
  • Merit in Qualifying Exam
  • Merit on the basis of Valid GATE
 

Programme Highlights

B.Tech Biotechnology or Mtech in Biotechnology in Delhi offered by the Department of Biotechnology has been accredited by NBA in 2018 and 2023.

Department has an international collaboration with the University of Nottingham, England. Students will be awarded degree in B.Tech Biotechnology from MRIIRS, Faridabad and BSc Hons Biotechnology for B.Tech students.Students pursuing M.Sc from MRIIRS will be awarded MSc Biotechnology (Plant, Animal, Microbial pathways), MSc Food Production Management from University of Nottingham. Students will experience an International competitive environment and will possess the combined degree.

The department also houses a state-of-art research level laboratory ‘Molecular Biosciences Research Lab’ for advanced research in molecular biology, animal biotechnology, enzyme technology and other allied areas.

The department has another center of excellence-Manav Rachna Centre For Medicinal Plant Pathology (MRCMPP) with the aim to promote, develop and provide innovative eco-friendly products, technologies and solutions to address the pathological problems and challenges in the area of Medicinal Plants.

Dynamic and comprehensive UG and PG Curriculum for Biotechnology and Microbiology degree, benchmarked on AICTE model curriculum with Choice based Credit System providing multi-dimensional academic growth.

Robust Stakeholders’ Feedback mechanism in the practices of Curriculum design, Content and Delivery of the courses.

State-of-art industry as well as Research oriented courses offered as Disciplinary, Interdisciplinary and Open Electives.

Orientation towards Research publications, Project work and Industrial experience to enhance the skills, entrepreneurship, employability and problem-solving skills.

Continuous course delivery enhancement with related Industrial Site Visits, Expert Talks, Workshops and Specialized software training.

Consultancy with Government Organizations offers requisite real time exposure.

Close Quarter Student Vertical Mentoring with designated class coordinators and online attendance monitoring.

Use of ICT facilities in the classroom with MS Teams.

 

Career Path

  • Employment consists of technical, scientific or junior management positions primarily in all the domains of Biotechnology in the private and public sectors, and other related fields such as the Biomedical and Environmental sustainability sectors.
  • Biotechnology Entrepreneurs Students Programme, BEST has been an Initiative of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) for entrepreneurship. The objective of BEST is to locate bright scholars pursuing master’s and doctoral studies in Biotechnology and Life science courses across Indian Universities and equip them with the skill and knowledge that is required to set up business enterprises so that they would consider entrepreneurship as a career choice and not limit their scope to mere employment.

Major Biotechnology Companies in India where one can join after graduating includes:

  • All India Biotech Association (AIBA), New Delhi
  • Biotech Consortium India Ltd, New Delhi
  • Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology, Kerala (RGCB)
  • Amersham Pharmacia Biotech Asia Pacific Ltd., Chennai
  • Brain Wave Bioinformatics Ltd., Chennai
  • Aristo Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Mumbai
  • Catalyst Pharma Consulting, Mumbai
  • Excel Industries Ltd., Mumbai
  • Sisco Research Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
  • Hi Tech Bio Laboratories, Pune
  • Raj Nakra Associates, Gurgaon
  • Mitra & Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
  • Piverse India Pvt Ltd, Noida
  • KAnalysis Consultant Pvt Ltd, New Delhi
  • Mankind Pharma Pvt. Ltd., Manesar

Biotech Companies in Hyderabad (Biotech hub)

  • Albany Molecular Research Centre Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad
  • Anshul Biotechnologies Aurobindo Pharma Ltd
  • Biomax Life Sciences BioGenex
  • EPR Pharmaceuticals Ltd., EPR
  • GVK Biosciences Pvt. Ltd.
  • Helvetica Industries Pvt. Ltd
  • Indigene Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Laurus Laboratories Ltd
  • LAXAI AVANTI Life Sciences
  • Mithros Chemicals
  • Nektar Therapeutics India
  • Pioneer Overseas Corporation
  • Regain Biotechnology
  • Sai Life Sciences
  • United States Pharmacopeia (USP)
  • Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
  • Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Vivimed Labs Ltd

Biotech Companies in Bangalore (Biotech hub)

  • Accelrys Inc. (A subsidiary of Pharmacopeia)
  • Advanta India Ltd
  • Alltech Biotechnology Pvt. Ltd
  • Animal Biotech (Bangalore) Pvt. Ltd.
  • AstraZeneca R & D
  • Avestha Gengraine Technologies Pvt. Ltd
  • Aurigene Discovery Technologies Ltd
  • Bhat Biotech
  • Biocon
  • Care Biomedicals
  • InfoPro Solutions
  • Labland Biotechs
  • Prescientis
  • ReaMetrix India Pvt. Ltd
  • Sami Lab
  • Sartorius
  • Strand Genomics
  • Syngene International
  • Triesta LifeSciences
  • Xycyton

The compensation offering by the different biotechnology companies after graduation in Biotechnology :

Companies like Biocon, Ranbaxy, Nestle, Panacea Biotech, etc are offering much higher and lucrative packages up to 15 lakhs for fresh graduates. Companies like Covidien Healthcare India Pvt Ltd, Agilent Technologies offer a package of Rs. 7.5 lakh per annum. The package ranges from Rs. 4 lakh per annum- 8 lakhs for companies like iLife Discoveries, Life Cell International, Imperial Life Sciences, CPM Pvt. Ltd., etc.

Higher Studies

  • Apart from placement, students who are willing to go for higher studies crack national as well as international level examinations and are pursuing M.Tech/PhD from institutes of higher repute.
  • The faculty provides guidance for admission tests like GATE, GRE, TOEFL, CAT and other competitive examinations specific to biotechnology (CSIR-NET, ICMR-JRF, DBT-JRF, DST-INSPIRE, PM-Research Fellowship and various state fellowships).
  • Till date students got admissions in the following Foreign and National Universities.
  • Foreign Universities
  • Imperial College – London, Nottingham Trent, UK, University of Minnesota, USA, University of Buffalo, USA, University of Pennsylvania, USA, John Hopkins, USA, Nottingham Trent, UK, D C Washington Univ, USA, Sydney University, Australia, Arizona State Univ, USA , Baltimore Univ, USA, Florida Inst Of Tech, USA, Worcestor Polytech, USA, Monash Univ. Australia, University of Kuopio, Finland, University of Maryland, USA, North-Eastern Univ, Boston, USA, Cardiff University, UK
  • National Institutes/ Universities
  • IIT- Delhi, IIT- Kharagpur , IIT, Kanpur, IIT, Surthkal , IIT, Guwahati , IIT, Trichur, NIT- Kurukshetra, VIT, Vellore, BITS- Pilani , BHU, Banaras, Anna University, Chennai, Bharti Vidyapeeth, Pune , J P University, Solan, MDU, Rohtak, KU, Kurukshetra
 

Programme Outcomes (PO’s)

  • Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • Identify and formulate research literature, and analyze engineering problems to arrive at substantiated conclusions using principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
  • Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components, processes to meet the specifications with consideration for the public health and safety, the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Use research-based knowledge including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  • Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  • Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • Communicate effectively with the engineering community and with society at large. Be able to comprehend and write effective reports documentation. Make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team. Manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.
  • 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)

  • Acquire knowledge on the fundamentals of biotechnology for sound and solid base which enables to understand the emerging and advanced engineering concepts in life sciences.
  • Acquire knowledge in the domain of biotechnology enabling their applications in industry and research.
  • Empower the students to acquire technological knowhow by connecting disciplinary and interdisciplinary aspects of biotechnology.
  • Recognize the importance of bioethics, IPR, entrepreneurship, communication and management skills so as to usher next generation of Indian industrialists.
 

USPs

  • Highly qualified faculty with diversity of specialization to cater to interests of students in different domains of Biotechnology viz. epigenetics, genomics, environment toxicology, plant biotech, enzyme technology, bioremediation, bioinformatics and system biology etc.
  • MoUs with leading Research Organizations of India and highly reputed industries to undertake collaborative projects and bridge the gap between Industry and Academia.
  • Domain specific Laboratories and a dedicated research facility (MBRC Lab) for practical exposure to students and to facilitate research and projects in the department.
  • Industrial Training and visits to expose students to Industry environments.
  • Research publications of both faculty and students in reputed journals.
  • Regular participation of students and faculty in conferences/ seminars/ workshops to upgrade their knowledge, disseminate their research work and stay motivated.
  • Complete awareness among faculty and students about research and publication ethics and intellectual property rights.
 

Benefits

  • Setting up of incubation centres to promote innovation and foster startup ecosystem.
  • Research opportunities in frontier areas of Biotechnology.
  • Government’s thrust on skill development and research in the field of Biotech.
  • Large number of opportunities for higher studies such as PhD / Post doc in foreign Universities and in leading research organizations in India.

 

FAQs

It is a good time to understand that Indian Life science space is open and dynamic. It encompasses vibrant biotech industry, innovation entrepreneurial ecosystem, increased industry academia interface, which is expected to make the Indian biotech industry a 100 billion dollar industry by 2025.

It is one of the fastest growing sectors in India and is expected to play key role in shaping India’s rapidly developing economy. On the other hand many initiatives and schemes have been floated by Government of India over the past 3 decades for building human resource capital and institutional capacity for the life science sector. The vision of the Government is to nurture home grown excellence. India currently holds 10th global publication rank and 18th global citation impact rank in science and technology.

Biotechnology has its roots in pre-historic times in the form of basic life sciences for e.g fermentation of fruit juices into wine, milk to cheese or yogurt, or that beer from malt and thus began the study of biotechnology. Today better integration within biology and closer collaboration with physical, computational and earth scientists, mathematicians and engineers can be used to find solutions to societal needs i.e.: sustainable food production, ecosystem restoration, optimized biofuels production and improvement in human health.

Biotechnology is multi-disciplinary in nature. Special methodologies are characteristics of this domain. Activities in this area have existed since several decades. In the recent past, this field has emerged as a major subject of study, particularly in graduate and post graduate programmes. Scope for students of Biotechnology for the coming years is immense. Incubation centers created by the government are also aiding towards potential production of human resource.

An information/admission package is provided to all potential applicants that communicate by email with our office. Feel free to communicate by email or by phone (0129-4198230) for any questions you may have, it will be our pleasure to help you.

For the interview, you may choose to brush up on your basic science fundamentals and about the field of Biotechnology. Prepare for the interpersonal interview as you would for a job interview.

Broadly jobs can be looked in both public and private sector. One can opt for higher studies, join national and international research institutes at varied positions such as scientist, research assistant, research associates, technical assistant or technical officer, pool officers etc., get into production and quality management divisions of food & pharmaceutical industry, drug & vaccine industry, diary etc. university and college teaching, Patent officer for specific and novel activities. Relevant specialised higher degree in IPR can lead to job opportunities and association with legal firms.

Be it manufacturing of and enhancing production of effective and safer drugs, diagnostic kits, affordable vaccines, neutraceuticals or designer foods, probiotics, biosensors, biochips, agro bio-chemicals, biofuels, industrial enzymes, transgenic crops aimed at obtaining food security, biosimilars etc or introduction of cleaner bioprocess to prevent pollution or bio remediate our spoilt natural resources or lead to use novel technologies as gene therapy or stem cell and regenerative medicine, all clearly spells the potential of biotechnology whose demand is increasing day by day in local as well as international platforms.

Collaborations in terms of sharing of knowledge and technologies amongst different nations are growing fast in this field and provide opportunities for global exposure. Bio-services is another sector requiring manpower with base in biotechnology.

The Key areas where research is undertaken are:

  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Bioinformatics

Yes. You can still apply for admission even if you are still working on your fourth year of studies. You must still submit an official transcript (with final grades from previous semester) as part of your application.Depending upon the success of your application, it is possible to gain ‘conditional’ admission to the program, the condition being successful completion of your 4-year/ 3years bachelor’s degree. Proof is required in the form of another official transcript that indicates your degree has been conferred.

Employment consists of technical, scientific or junior management positions primarily in all the domains of Biotechnology in the private and public sectors, and other related fields such as the Biomedical and environmental sectors.

BIOTECH INDUSTRIAL TRAINING PROGRAMME (BITP) is a programme of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, managed by Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL). The objective of BITP is to provide practical industrial exposure for six months to students to improve job prospects and to help biotech industry to identify prospective manpower. During the training some stipend is paid to trainees and bench fee is paid to companies to cover expenses towards training. DBT invites applications from the biotech students and requisitions from the biotech companies.

Biotechnology Entrepreneurs Students Programme, BEST has been Initiative of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) for entrepreneurship. The objective of BEST is to locate bright scholars pursuing master’s and doctoral studies in Biotechnology and Life science courses across Indian Universities and equip them with the skill and knowledge that is required to set up business enterprises so that they would consider entrepreneurship as a career choice and not limit their scope to mere employment.

Enlist some major Biotechnology Companies in India where one can join after graduating.

  • All India Biotech Association (AIBA), New Delhi
  • Biotech Consortium India Ltd, New Delhi
  • Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology, Kerala (RGCB)
  • Amersham Pharmacia Biotech Asia Pacific Ltd., Chennai
  • Brain Wave Bioinformatics Ltd., Chennai
  • Aristo Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Mumbai
  • Catalyst Pharma Consulting, Mumbai
  • Excel Industries Ltd., Mumbai
  • Sisco Research Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
  • Hi Tech Bio Laboratories, Pune
  • Raj Nakra Associates, Gurgaon
  • Mitra & Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
  • Piverse India Pvt Ltd, Noida
  • KAnalysis Consultant Pvt Ltd, New Delhi
  • Mankind Pharma Pvt. Ltd., Manesar

Biotech Companies in Hyderabad (Biotech hub)

  • Accelrys Inc. (A subsidiary of Pharmacopeia)
  • Advanta India Ltd
  • Alltech Biotechnology Pvt. Ltd
  • Animal Biotech (Bangalore) Pvt. Ltd.
  • AstraZeneca R & D
  • Avestha Gengraine Technologies Pvt.
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  • Aurigene Discovery Technologies Ltd
  • Bhat Biotech
  • Biocon
  • Care Biomedicals
  • InfoPro Solutions
  • Labland Biotechs
  • Prescientis
  • ReaMetrix India Pvt. Ltd
  • Sami Lab
  • Sartorius
  • Strand Genomics
  • Syngene International
  • Triesta LifeSciences
  • Xycyton

Companies like Biocon, Ranbaxy, Nestle, Panacea Biotech, etc are offering much higher and lucrative packages up to 15 lakhs for fresh graduates. Companies like Covidien Healthcare India Pvt Ltd, Agilent Technologies offers a package of Rs. 7.5 lakh per annum. The package ranges from Rs. 4 lakh per annum- 8 lakhs for companies like iLife Discoveries, Life Cell International, Imperial Life Sciences, CPM Pvt. Ltd., etc.

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