M.Sc BiotechnologyTelangana University
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The importance of biotechnology was highlighted by the 60th session of the Indian Science Congress held in Mysore in 1982. As a result, the Government of India established a separate department of Biotechnology in 1986 under the Ministry of Science and Technology to coordinate the research in India and also to provide generous funding for the development of facilities at various centers.
The biotechnology has an unlimited commercial potential to generate a wide range of valuable and useful products /services concerned with every aspect of human existence.
In India, there are 300 biotechnology companies which are located in 3 main clusters:
1. Western Cluster (Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Pune)
2. Southern Cluster (Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad)
3. Northern Cluster (Delhi, Gurgoan, Noida)
The Indian companies generated a revenue 1.45 billion U.S. dollars during 2005 and 2006, The global biotechnology trade being around 150 US billion dollars. The revenue generation by Indian companies which projected to 25 billion US dollars, by 2015. The important areas for biotechnology business:
1. Bio Pharmaceuticals (vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostics)
2. Bio agriculture (Transgenic plants, bio fertilizers, biopesticides)
3. Bioinformatics and
5. Bio-services (research and development, clinical trials, manufacturing on contract)
The Biotechnology demands very high expertise and skill, and continued heavy funding coupled with dedicated effort. Therefore, to meet the skilled manpower development many institutions should offer bio technology courses. The course was launched in the University with a noble objective to train the students in biotechnology in order to meet the market demand.