Department of Biotechnology – Best Deemed University in Chennai
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Department of Biotechnology

About the Department

Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies established Department of Biotechnology in the year 2008.  At the time of department initiation, manpower was created from diverse areas of biotechnology from reputed Academic and research organizations. Faculty with post-doctoral research experience, good industrial experience and with more than 10 years of teaching experience, have been part of our team and actively involved in research and development. 

The Department has conducted various seminar/conference/workshop/training in distinct biotechnological fields for department improvement. The faculty of the department have represented their work as presentation at the national and international level in scientific association and conferences. The department has acquired various projects in the last three years from prestigious funding agencies like Ayush, DST-SERB and UGC. 

Apart from this, various initiatives have been taken to improve student learning and their technological skill, which involve guest lecture, industrial visit and soft skills training. The Department has created “Techno Gene Club” in the academic year 2011 – 2012, to date and various programmes have been organized by this club like lectures, competitions, workshops, training programs etc., on various aspects of Biotechnology. The Department started its News Bulletin “Blooming Biotech” to bring to light various achievements made by the staff and students are encouraged to write small articles. 

Further attention was focused on research consultancy and the department has signed Memorandum of Understanding with various research labs and biotech industries in Chennai. Every year the graduated students are placed in various esteemed institution in doctoral and post-doctoral positions, and have become entrepreneurs in reputed biotech industries.

Vision & Mission

Vision of the Department

To educate budding researchers with professional principles to meet the challenges in the field of biotechnology. 

Mission of the Department

To onset a skilful research potential in emerging technological areas like environmental, industrial, agricultural and health for the societal benefit.

Programmes Offered

  • Ph.D Biotechnology
  • M.Phil Biotechnology 
  • M.Sc., Biotechnology 
  • M.Sc., Applied Medical Biotechnology and Clinical Research
  • B.Sc., Biotechnology

 

Faculty-Student Ratio:  1:20

Facilities

The department of Biotechnology has several modern lab facilities & equipments for biotechnological research

Infrastructure

  • Genetic engineering Lab
  • Plant Molecular Biology Lab
  • Animal Tissue Culture Lab
  • Fermentation Technology Lab
  • Phytochemical extraction Lab
  • Microbial Technology Lab
  • Central instrumentation lab

Some of the major equipment include

  • Real Time PCR
  • X-ray diffractometer (XRD)
  • Gel Documentation 
  • Cooling centrifuge
  • ELISA Plate reader & ELISA Washer
  • Cooling Incubator
  • CO2 Incubator with regulator
  • Cooling centrifuge C-24
  • Centrifuge R24
  • Fermentor
  • UV Spectro Photometer
  • Inverted Microscope
  • Rotating Vacuum Flask Evaporator

The centralized laboratory facilities include

  • Dynamic light scattering – Particle Size and Zeta potential analyzer
  • BET Surface area analyzer
  • Field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM)- Energy Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS)
  • Confocal Raman Spectroscopy/Imaging
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)
  • Differential Scanning Colorimetry (DSC)
  • Fourier Transform IR spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
  • High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC)
  • Real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)
  • UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Electrochemical Workstation

Programme Outcomes

PROGRAM OUTCOME (PO)

PO-1: Graduates will able to have knowledge on the basic of applied clinical process..

PO-2: Handling of sophisticated instrumentations and interpretation and analysis of
clinical data.

PO-3: Developing an interdisciplinary approach and a rational thinking.

PO-4: Designing of research projects that are cost effective, ecofriendly, potent and
beneficial to human health.

PO-5: Making the graduates to demonstrate their communication effectively and
scientifically in both verbal and written form as independent researcher.

PO-6: Providing a broad educational, and analytical knowledge necessary to make the
students for appearing in competitive examinations.

PO-7: Generating the graduates with an ability to identify, formulate and solve to
deliver process/product with professional, societal and ethical responsibilities.

PO-8: Graduates will be able to recognize need for self-learning and lifelong learning.

PO-9: The student will be able design, solve the application-oriented problem in
medical biotechnological field through project-based learning.

PO-10: Demonstrate their ability to work effectively in team and Improvising the
technical skills and implying them.

Programme Outcomes

PROGRAM OUTCOME (PO)

PO-1: Scientific knowledge: Graduates will acquire biochemistry/biotechnology /
bioinformatics/ microbiology specific knowledge including recent techniques in the respective
fields coupled with hands-on skills and leadership skills for a successful career.

PO-2: Problem analysis: Graduates will be able to analyse, solve and troubleshoot problems in
implementation of biochemistry/biotechnology/ microbiological protocols.

PO-3: Design/development of solutions: Graduates will develop creative thinking and cooperate
with each other to solve problems in the field of biochemistry/biotechnology/bioinformatics/
microbiology.

PO-4: Conduct investigations of complex problems: Graduates will acquire practical skills –
which help in planning and designing protocols to validate hypothesis and execute experimental
techniques independently as well as assimilate, analyse and interpret subsequent data.

PO-5: Modern tool usage and communication: Graduates will effectively be able to manage
resources and time using ICT and computer enabled devices and accomplish ability to
understand and communicate all ideas effectively.

PO-6: Environment sustainability and Ethics: Graduates will get adequate knowledge to use
information and implement solutions for environmental protection and remediation. Graduates
will be aware of their role and responsibility in handling and use of microbes including
genetically modified microorganisms.

PO-7: Lifelong learning: Graduates will carry on to learn and adapt in a world of constantly
evolving technology.

Programme Outcomes

PROGRAM OUTCOME (PO)

PO-1: Graduates will able to have knowledge on the basic and applied theories.

PO-2: Handling of sophisticated instrumentations and interpretation and analysis of data.

PO-3: Developing an interdisciplinary approach and a rational thinking.

PO-4: Designing of research projects that are cost effective, ecofriendly, potent and beneficial
to mankind.

PO-5: making the graduates to demonstrate their communication effectively and scientifically
in both verbal and written form as independent researcher.

PO-6: Providing a broad educational and analytical knowledge necessary to make the students
for appearing in competitive examinations.

PO-7: Generating the graduates with an ability to identify, formulate and solve to deliver
process/product with professional, societal and ethical responsibilities.

PO-8: Graduates will be able to recognize need for self-learning and lifelong learning.

PO-9: The student will be able design, solve the application-oriented problem in
biotechnological field through project-based learning.

PO-10: Demonstrate their ability to work effectively in team and Improvising the technical
skills and implying them.

Curriculum & Syllabus

CURRICULUM & SYLLABUS

MINIMUM CREDITS TO BE EARNED: 140

  Hours/Wee   Maximum Marks  
Code No.CourseLectureTutorial PracticalCreditsCASEETotal
SEMESTER 1
LANGTamil I/
Hindi / French
30034060100
ENGEnglish I30034060100
CORE1Fundamentals of Cell
Biology
31044060100
CORE2Genetics and
Developmental Biology
31044060100
CORE3Biochemistry40044060100
COREPractical 1 : Cell Biology, Genetics Developmental Biology Practica00424060100
COREPractical 2 :
Biochemistry Practical
00424060100
AECCCommunication Skills10224060100
SECOrientation/Induction programme / Life skills-------
1721024

 

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Curriculum & Syllabus

CURRICULUM & SYLLABUS

MINIMUM CREDITS TO BE EARNED: 90

SEMESTER1 Hours/Week   Maximum Marks  
Code No.CourseLectureTutorialPracticalCreditsCASEETotal
CoreCore 1
Cell and Molecular Biology
40044060100
CoreCore 2
Applied Medical
Biochemistry
40044060100
CoreCore 3
Medical Microbiology
40044060100
CoreCore 4
Medical Microbiology
& Medical
Biochemistry Practical
00424060100
DSEDSE 1
Human Genetics and
Developmental biology
40044060100
DSEDSE 2
Biostatistics, Epidemiology &
Public health
40044060100
SECSoft Skill 1/
Sector Skill Course
20024060100
Total220424

 

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Curriculum & Syllabus

CURRICULUM & SYLLABUS

MINIMUM CREDITS TO BE EARNED: 140

  Hours/Week   Maximum Marks  
Code No.CourseLectureTutorialPracticalCreditsCASEETotal
SEMESTER1
CoreCore 1
Cell and
Developmental Biology
40044060100
CoreCore 2
Microbiology
40044060100
CoreCore 3
Biochemistry
40044060100
CoreCore 4
Biochemistry and
Microbiology Practical
00424060100
DSEDSE 1
Molecular Genetics
40044060100
DSEDSE 2
Bioinstrumentation
40044060100
SECSoft Skill 1/
Sector Skill Course
20024060100
220424

 

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Eligibility Criteria

ProgramEligibilityCriteria for Merit
B.Sc. BiotechnologyPass in +2, HSC or equivalent with Biology / Botany /
Zoology / Biochem. / Biotech. / Microbiology
Merit - Based on percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination.

Eligibility Criteria

ProgramEligibilityCriteria for Merit
M.Sc. Applied Medical Biotechnology & Clinical ResearchDegree in B.Sc.,Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Biology, Biotech, Biochemistry, Microbiology. Home Science, Physics, Genetics, B.Sc.Agri., B.Vsc, B.Fsc, BDS, MBBS & B.Pharm (10+2+3 pattern)Merit - Based on percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination.

Eligibility Criteria

ProgramEligibilityCriteria for Merit
M.Sc. BioTechnologyDegree in B.Sc.,Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Biology, Biotech, Biochemistry, Microbiology.Merit - Based on percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination.

Career Prospects

CAREER PROSPECTS

 

  • Quality controller
  • Medical Scientist
  • Clinical Technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Process Development Scientist
  • Biopharma Sales Representative
  • Biotechnological Technician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Medical and Clinical Lab Technologist
  • Biomanufacturing Specialist
  • Bioproduction Specialist
  • Medical Coder
  • Environmental Technician

Career Prospects

CAREER PROSPECTS

 

  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Quality controller
  • Medical Scientist
  • Clinical Technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Process Development Scientist
  • Biomanufacturing Specialist
  • Business Development Manager
  • Product Strategist
  • Biopharma Sales Representative
  • Medical Scientist
  • Biotechnological Technician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Medical and Clinical Lab Technologist
  • Biomanufacturing Specialist
  • Bioproduction Specialist
  • R&D Scientist
  • Tutor/Teacher / Professor
  • Medical Coder

Career Prospects

CAREER PROSPECTS

 

  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Quality controller
  • Medical Scientist
  • Clinical Technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Process Development Scientist
  • Biomanufacturing Specialist
  • Business Development Manager
  • Product Strategist
  • Biopharma Sales Representative
  • Medical Scientist
  • Biotechnological Technician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Medical and Clinical Lab Technologist
  • Biomanufacturing Specialist
  • Bioproduction Specialist
  • R&D Scientist
  • Tutor/Teacher / Professor
  • Medical Coder
  • Environmental Technician

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Alumni Testimonials

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Fee Structure

Tuition Fee per yearAdministration FeeRegistration FeeMisc.
(per sem)
Skill Enhancement Fee
(per year)
Exam Fee
(Per Sem)
At the time of admissionEven SemOdd Sem
40,0004,9502,9503003,000190033,10022,20025,200

Fee Structure

Tuition Fee per yearAdministration FeeRegistration FeeMisc.
(per sem)
Skill Enhancement Fee
(per year)
Exam Fee
(Per Sem)
At the time of admissionEven SemOdd Sem
75,0006,8003,3003005,000310056,00040,90045,900

Fee Structure

Tuition Fee per yearAdministration FeeRegistration FeeMisc.
(per sem)
Skill Enhancement Fee
(per year)
Exam Fee
(Per Sem)
At the time of admissionEven SemOdd Sem
65,0006,8003,3003005,000310051,00035,90040,900

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