M.Sc. in Biotechnology

University of Hyderabad
In Hyderabad

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Hyderabad
500046, Andhra Pradesh, India
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The School of Life Sciences has been established with an emphasis on interdisciplinary teaching and research in modern biology.

The School consists of four Departments:

1) Department of Biochemistry
2) Department of Plant Sciences
3) Department of Animal Sciences
4) Department of Biotechnology

Each of the three departments offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes of study. The Department of Biotechnology offers M.Sc. Biotechnology and M.Tech. in Bioinformatics. These two courses from the Department of Biotechnology are organised with the participation of faculty of the three departments of the School as well as the Schools of Mathematics and Computer / Information Sciences & Chemistry. Under Distance Education Programme, the School is participating in two P.G. Diplomas: one in "Environmental Management" and the other in "Medicinal Botany".

Department of Biotechnology

The Department of Biotechnology at School of Life Sciences offers M.Sc. Biotechnology and M. Tech Bioinformatics Programmes. Nearly thirty faculty members drawn from three departments, Animal Sciences, Biochemistry and Plant Sciences combine their efforts to offer this multidisciplinary course.

The Department of Biotechnology offers application oriented and most-sought after courses in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. Innovation based training will be imparted to the students with a special emphasis on understating the basic concepts of the biological processes in pursuing research in frontier areas of biotechnology and bioinformatics. At present, the Department carries research in the areas of Biophysics, Molecular Therapeutics, biology of HIV and Cancer and Neurochemistry, Neurodegenerative diseases and stem cell therapy. The thrust area in which the research in Department focus is Molecular therapeutics for infectious and neurodegenerative diseases.

M.Sc. in Biotechnology

This course was introduced in the year 1990 under the Nation wide post graduate program by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India. Biospectrum India ranked M.Sc Biotech Programme of University of Hyderabad as number one in 2004, Two in 2005 and 2006.

This course is a four semester program with credit system of evaluation. The courses offered by the department during the four semesters are: Cell and Molecular Biology, Macromolecular Structure and Function; Genetics, Computer Application in Biology; In vitro Expression and Downstream processing of the recombinant proteins; Enzymology and Metabolic pathways; Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering; Immunology; Genomics and Proteomics; Plant Biotechnology; Animal and Medical Biotechnology. In addition to the above the students are allowed to choose optional courses of their interest offered by the different Departments as well as other Schools in the third and fourth Semesters. Students undertake one year project work (part of third and complete fourth semesters) in one of the areas of the research in the School of Life Sciences.

IPR and Entrepreneurship skills: Students are exposed to IPR and entrepreneurial skills including (a) Patent writing, (b) Business market planning, (c) Writing and presentation skills and (d) Theme building.

Industrial visits: Students will be visiting biotech industries to learn various aspects of product development.

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