Biotechnology

The Department of Biotechnology was established in June, 1999 and we are pioneer in offering UG Biotechnology in the region. The department is notable in the Saurashtra-Kutch region of Gujarat, imparting quality education and promoting goal-orientated interdisciplinary perspective by conjugating modern biology with its graduation and post-graduation programs. We are exclusively privileged Department in the state of Gujarat to be awarded UGC assistance for M.Sc. Biotechnology under Innovative Programme- Teaching & Research in Interdisciplinary & Emerging Area since June 2004. The department facilitates the undergraduate students to enroll in various Career Oriented Courses (COCs) such as Plant Tissue Culture, Bioinformatics, Nanotechnology and Competitive Exam Preparation. The department has also received STAR College Scheme from DBT Ministry of Science And Technology, New Delhi in 2009 and has been upgraded to STAR STATUS in 2014. The students also get an opportunity to do various co-curricular courses: Value added course, COC Courses and Generic Elective Courses Discipline Specific Courses alongside Research Project/ Internship /Summer Training. The overall course outlook has been illustrated in the figure below:

About the Department

The Department of Biotechnology offers graduate, postgraduate and Ph. D programmes which imparts fundamental as well as real world problem solving approach to its students for the development and betterment of the society.

Best Practices at Department

Over last decade the Department of Biotechnology has engaged students in various beneficial and innovative activities such as Lab to Land, Periodical Newsletters, Creative Assignments, STAR Projects, and Internship Programmes at campus, Earn While You Learn scheme, Research Proposal Writing and SOP preparation for various laboratory instruments.

Department Highlights/Exclusive

The department facilitates students with an enormous infrastructure to enable nearly five hundred students each year to learn and explore various aspects of biotechnology with the aid of several sophisticated instruments and techniques.

We are pioneer in exposing students to Plant Tissue Culture, Bioinformatics and Animal Tissue Culture techniques in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. We motivate the students to aim for sustainable development by encouraging recycling of waste into useful products such as Recycled Paper and Flowers' preparation from agriculture waste.

 

CAREER GUIDANCE AND PLACEMENT CELL

Department of Biotechnology is proactively engaged in student placement and pre-placement training. Department has organized several pre-placement training programmes in association with training and placement cell of the institute. The institute has signed a MOU with MNCs like Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd., Ahmedabad for student training and placements. Many alumni of the department have served in these MNCs at high level positions for years which, have built reputation of this institute as epicentre of skilled human resource.

Major recruiters at Department of Biotechnology include Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd., Ahmedabad, Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Ahmedabad, Sun Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Baroda, Reliance Life sciences, Mumbai, TATA Consultancy (TCS) Ltd., Gandhinagar, Sarjan Biotech. Pvt. Ltd., Bhuj, Span Diagnostics, Surat, Excel Cropcare Ltd., Mumbai, Claris Pharmaceuicals Ltd., Ahmedabad, Amneal Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Ahmedabad, Enzene Bioscience, Pune, Adani Masala Pvt. Ltd, Rajkot, Oceanic food ltd., Jamnagar, GVK- EMRI, Ahmedabad and many more. Our students have also joined several academic organizations for teaching and research career. Department has catered the need of skilled human resource for industries and organizations from the sectors like Biopharmaceutical, Healthcare, Agriculture, Food, Environmental Management, Information Technology with more than 50% candidates opting for a career in industry and academics.

Placement records of PG Students:

Year Progression

To Higher Studies

Company Academics Entrepreneur

or Family Business

Competitive Exam Preparation Job Seeker
2013-2014 19% 25% 31% 5% 20% -
2014-2015 5% 54% 31% - 10% -
2015-2016 25% 15% 40% 5% 15% -
2016-2017 22% 24% 22% 12% 20% -
2017-2018 10% 15% 25% 15% 35% -

Contribution of department for the placement and training of students:

YEAR COMPANY No. of Students Selected
2013-2014 Oceanic Food ltd., Jamnagar 1
St. Xavier College, Ahmedabad 1
Lupin, Pune 1
Shree M. & N. Virani Science College, Rajkot 2
Glenmark Pharmaceutical Ltd 1
Somnath Academy, Gir Somnath 1
Sigma Educational Network, Porbandar 1
Balaji Wafers Pvt Ltd, Rajkot 1
Total 9
2014-2015 Modi School, Rajkot 1
Civil Hospital, Lab technichian, Gandhidham, Kutch 1
Zydus Cadila, Ahmedabad 1
Sola Civil Hospital, Lab Technician, Gandhinagar 1
Dedicated Academy Pvt. Ltd, Rajkot 1
Sola Civil Hospital, Lab Technician, Gandhinagar 1
Zydus Cadila, Ahmedabad 1
Allen Career Academy, Ahmedabad 1
Amneal Pharmaseuticals, Ahmedabad 1
School of Science(SOS), Rajkot 1
Total 10
2015-2016 R. K. University, Rajkot 1
MBRC, Jamnagar 1
CSMCRI, Bhavnagar 1
Ishan Bio Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad 1
Swastik School, Rajkot 1
Anhox helath care, Rajkot 1
Dholakiya School, Rajkot 1
Dept. of Botany, Shree M. & N. Virani Science College, Rajkot 1
R. K. University, Rajkot 1
School teacher, Chotila 1
MSN Labs, Rajkot 1
Total 11
2016-2017 Adani Masala Pvt. Ltd, Rajkot. 1
Sarvoday Science College, Rajkot 1
Gardi Vidyapeeth, Rajkot 1
Zydus Cadila Ltd, Rajkot 4
PGVCL, Govt. of Gujarat 1
Abott Ltd., Rajkot 1
Shree M. & N. Virani Science College, Rajkot. 1
Enzene Bioscience, Pune 1
Aastha Science School, Jasdan 1
Total 12
2017-2018 GVK EMRI 02
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Ahmedabad 01