Advanced Postgraduate Program in Biotechnology (APGP-BT)

International Institute of Information Technology
In Pune

Rs 4,33,980
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Important information

  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • Inhouse
  • Pune
  • Duration:
    2 Years

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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
International Institute of Information Technology, P-14, Pune Infotech Park Phase - 1, Hinjawadi, 411057, Maharashtra, India
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· Requirements

Bachelor's or Master's Degree in any branch of Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology or equivalent.

Course programme

Biotechnology is a combination of biological sciences, and engineering and technology, where properties of biological molecules are harnessed for the benefit of human kind. Biotechnology is truly interdisciplinary as chemistry, physics, engineering and medical sciences are all involved in one or the other way. Biotechnology industry is continuously expanding in India. The central as well as state governments are establishing biotechnology parks to specifically promote biotech industry. In academics field, government is investing in new academic programs through the departments of biotechnology, and science and technology. Biotechnology has been around us for many thousand years. When the human kind first used domesticated crops and animals, it was ancient biotechnology. In the present times, biotechnology has helped us produce vaccines, drugs, improved food crops, improved livestock and saved millions of lives. Human health, food and water needs are going to be fulfilled with the help of biotechnology. Since these are basic human necessities, there will always be demand for biotechnologists all over the world.

The objective of this program is to provide the training in the emerging field of biotechnology and molecular medicine and prepare the human resources that will be needed to carry out research and development work, for experiments on animal models of human diseases, for supporting the medical staff in generating patient specific gene/protein expression profiling for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. This unique program will provide the students an opportunity to work in specialized labs in government as well as private institutes and industries, in clinical research and trials after successfully completing the program. This program will expose the students to basic and applied aspects of molecular basis of human diseases, animal modeling of human diseases, and the allied subjects like molecular biology and developmental biology and bring them to a level of understanding whereby they realize the importance of learning to a scientific application. To attain this goal, we will use a combined approach involving lectures, journal club discussions, oral presentations and exposure to research work in the laboratory.

Distinctive features

Theory and practical sessions by international faculty
Invited lectures and seminars by renowned scientists and industrialists
Special focus on molecular basis of human diseases and animal modeling of human diseases
One year full time research project to give a hands on training on molecular and biochemical techniques
Collaboration with industry as well as national and international institutes
Option to take electives in other compatible programs like Nanoscience and nanobiotechnology

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