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  Message From the Course Director  
Leading theoretical physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku argues that the human race is poised at a turning point where we are going to make the historic transition from the ‘Age of Discovery’ to the ‘Age of Mastery’, a period in which we will move from being passive observers of nature to its active choreographers. This will give us not only unparalleled possibilities but also great responsibilities. During this transition, biotechnology will be playing a major role in sustainable development ensuring food and nutrition, health, environmental and livelihood security by integrating diverse streams of science to evolve techniques which can meet modern world requirements and overcome the problems created due to use of chemical or industrial practices.
 

Looking at the future prospects of biotechnology, Mohanlal Sukhadia University established the Department of Biotechnology, which offers a Two Year PG program (M.Sc. Biotechnology) and a three year UG program (B.Sc. Biotechnology). The department has excellent infra-structure and is equipped with well furnished class rooms, laboratories, equipments, audio-visual aids etc. necessary to support effective teaching and learning. The curriculum is of high standard and matches well with any institute offering the similar course in the country. The courses are regularly updated in order to maintain excellence in this highly competitive area of scientific development. Emphasis is laid on imparting hands on practical training to every individual student.

Research activities of the department are well recognized and faculty and students are engaged in active research funded by government agencies like DST, DBT, UGC, CSIR etc. Since its inception in 1997 more than 70 students have cleared UGC-CSIR NET. Students who have graduated from the department have secured jobs in various national and international institutions, universities, banks, industries etc. Several students are engaged in various government and private research institutions in India and abroad in the capacity of scientists, research fellows etc.

In future, the department plans a new phase of expansion by introducing new courses in the field of Bioinformatics, Nanotechnology, B.Sc. Biotechnology (Hons.), Biotechnology as one optional subject in B.Sc., Integrated B.Sc. and M.Sc. Biotechnology, Interdisciplinary P.G. and Ph.D. programs etc. Plans are underway to establish the department as the wet lab training centre, to organize outreach and faculty development programs as well as national and international seminars, symposia and workshops and to forge collaborations with other universities, institutes and industries. The faculty, staff and students of the department can be proud of its past and optimistic about its future.

 
   
 

Prof. Kanika Sharma

Course Director

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