B.Tech. BiotechnologyTamilnadu Agricultural University
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Frequent Asked Questions
Five seats are allotted to the members of the of Agri Business Consortium. A certificate to this effect should be furnished along with the application. For details regarding consortium membership, contact the Dean(Agriculture) and Chairman Admissions, TNAU, Coimbatore-641 003. Candidates from all over India are eligible to apply for industry sponsorship. NRI quota: Five seats are allotted under NRI quota. The minimum qualification for admission under this quota is as follows: 1. Upper age limit: 25 years 2. Minimum marks: pass in qualifying examination.
The Horticultural College and Research Institute offers B.Tech. Biotechnology course to its students. The Department of Biotechnology, TNAU has well-established laboratories spread over 15,000 sq.ft. laboratory area for carrying out research experiments in various fields of biotechnology viz., gene identification, isolation and characterization, transformation, marker-assisted selection, tissue and anther culture, algal biotechnology etc. With generous support from various State and Central and other agencies such as the Rockefeller Foundation, World Bank several equipments have been installed and are routinely used by faculty and students. It has a state-of-the-art transgenic greenhouse for contained screening of plant transformants. This department is one of the most sought-after for M. Sc and Ph. D programs in Agrl. Biotechnology by students from all over India as well as abroad. Many students of this Department are pursuing their higher education in Universities abroad and in National Institutes of Excellence. It has a multi-disciplinary faculty with expertise in various disciplines with training in biotechnology from leading Universities around the world. Several of the faculty have post-doctoral training in various techniques of molecular biology and have published research articles in journals of international repute.
Salient features of the program: The course aims to bring out the leadership and entrepreneurial skill of the students. Each student undertakes a project work as a part of core curriculum. This involves carrying out experimental work, either in the departmental laboratories, or in another research institute/industry. Students are exposed to various biotech industries/ institutes for first-hand knowledge on the use and applications of biotechnology. In addition students are exposed to various guest lectures offered by eminent scientists/technocrats/entrepreneurs of national and international fame.