B.Sc. (Hons) in Biotechnology


Biotechnology, an offshoot of Biochemistry/ Plant & Animal biology, includes microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, chemistry, biophysics, chemical & biochemical engineering.

The program not only helps develop skills required in the use and application of standard software for Bioinformatics but also enables a graduate student to acquire a range of subject related key skills to carry out independent scientific work/ interdisciplinary research, or venture into entrepreneurship.

Students will be able to carry out basic instrumentation with respect to DNA, isolation, purification, quantification and analysis. Students will also be able to apply a scientific approach to problems, expertise in laboratory techniques such as microscopy, spectrophotometry etc.

 

With this B.Sc.(Hons) in Biotechnology, you will be able to:

  • 1. Understand the fundamentals and build advanced knowledge of biotechnology and its different branches
  • 2. Carry out basic instrumentation with respect to DNA, isolation, purification, quantification and analysis
  • 3. Build and apply capabilities of traditional and modern tools & techniques, new technologies in the fields of biotechnology
  • 4. Efficiently comprehend &design scientific documentation, write case studies, research projects, make presentation, and communicate
  • 5. Carry out independent scientific work/ interdisciplinary research, or venture into entrepreneurship
  • 6. Pursue higher studies in diverse areas of biotechnology
  • 7. Effectively contribute as an individual or team member in diverse areas of biotechnology sector
  • 8. Understand and commit to professional & research ethics, and responsibilities

 

Employment Opportunities

Opportunities are available in public funded laboratories and in the field of drug and pharmaceutical research, chemicals, environment control, waste management, energy, food processing, bio-processing, healthcare, agriculture & fisheries, forensic studies and bio-farming.

Job Roles available are of Biostatistician, Calibration Technician, Research Assistant, Food Technologist, Food/ Industrial/ Environmental Biotechnologist, Scientific Laboratory Technician etc.

B.Sc. (Hons) in Microbiology


The program is designed to develop a broad understanding of fundamental and applied scientific concepts and methods of Microbiology, a science that deals with the tiny creatures invisible to naked eye.

Students will develop skills to investigate, record and analyze data, critically evaluate information, undertake practical laboratory investigation and apply scientific thought.

Microbiologist is an indispensable member of the team managing the infectious diseases and forms an important part of the healthcare delivery system. Microbiology is also a compulsory part of the food & beverage and pharmaceutical industry, soil & agriculture, environmental pollution, and preparation of fermented products.

 

With this B.Sc. (H) program, you will be able to:

  • 1. Understand the fundamentals andapplication of scientific concepts and methods of microbiology
  • 2. Acquire knowledge of microorganisms and translate the basics & current updates of microbiology into contemporary global issues
  • 3. Investigate, record and analyze data, critically evaluate information, undertake practical laboratory investigation and apply scientific thought on biological problems
  • 4. Effectively contribute as an individual or team member of healthcare delivery system and in managing infectious diseases
  • 5. Conduct research and development leveraging knowledge of microbial, molecular and cellular processes and its application
  • 6. Efficiently comprehend &design scientific documentation, write case studies, research projects, make presentation, and communicate
  • 7. Pursue higher studies in diverse areas of biological sciences or benefit from the opportunities created through entrepreneurship, and startups
  • 8. Understand and commit to professional & research ethics, and responsibilities

 

Employment Opportunities

Opportunities are availablein government, agriculture, aquaculture sector, chemical & pharmaceutical firms, research labs, FMCG etc.

Available Job Roles areCalibration Technician, Research Assistant, Research Analyst, Scientific Laboratory Technician, Physician Associate, Food/ Industrial/ Environmental Microbiologists, Quality Assurance Technologists, Sales or Technical Representative, Medical Technologists etc.

M.Sc. Biotechnology


Biotechnology is a priori an interdisciplinary pursuit. It may rightly be regarded as a major offshoot of biochemistry with foundations in many fields including microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, chemistry, biophysics, chemical & biochemical engineering.

In this program we provide graduate students with opportunity to enhance their knowledge in a selected branch or specialty of biotechnology - an interdisciplinary field combining biological sciences and engineering technologies.

In our program, the students will have access to advanced instrumentation & techniques in modern laboratories, besides, an opportunity to participate in seminars, workshops, expert lectures and summer trainings. Six months' research work under the supervision of a faculty is integral to our curriculum.

Students will acquire skills in developing micro-organisms and plants to clean polluted land or water, creating cleaner industrial activities by replacing chemicals with biological process, cloning & producing enzymes for use in manufacturing food & drinks, genetically modifying crops to increase productivity, etc.

Students can obtain specialization in animal biotechnology & cancer, plant biotechnology, environmental biotechnology & industrial biotechnology, or bioprocess engineering.

The faculty, rich in experience and training in the area of fermentation technology & bioprocess engineering, environmental biotechnology, plant biotechnology, animal biotechnology and cancer biology from the premier institutions of the country, is an added advantage.

 

Specialization

  • Animal biotechnology & cancer
  • Plant biotechnology
  • Environmental biotechnology & industrial biotechnology
  • Bioprocess engineering

 

With this M.Sc. Biotechnology program, you will be able to:

  • 1. Gain understanding about the various fields of basic and advanced biotechnology, analyze and solve theoretical & applied biotechnological problems
  • 2. Acquire extensive research experience and develop deep understanding in the specialist area of biotechnology and broad understanding of molecular biosciences
  • 3. Analyze and evaluate information relevant to concepts and issues of contemporary biotechnology and competency for applied research
  • 4. Effectively contribute as an individual or team memberin R&D of both public and private sectors or other employment in biotechnology-based organizations
  • 5. Efficiently comprehend & design scientific documentation, write case studies, research projects, make presentation, and communicate
  • 6. Develop specialized skills suitable for the associated industries, startups, entrepreneurship etc.
  • 7. Judge and evaluate legal, ethical, social and business aspects of biotechnology-based products and services.
  • 8. Understandand commit to professional & research ethics, and responsibilities

 

Employment Opportunities

Opportunities are available in drug and pharmaceutical research, public funded laboratories, chemical research, environment control, waste management, food processing, healthcare, bio-processing industries, etc.

Jobs are available as Research Scientist, Executive - Industrial Operations, Medical Coding Professional, Scientist, Biostatistician, Food/ Industrial / Environmental Biotechnologist, Officers in Government Legal Bodies i.e. Public Health, Grant Management, Defence, etc.

M.Sc. in Biochemistry


Biochemistry is a branch of science which deals with the chemistry of living organisms and that of their biological processes, the chemical combinations and reactions that will take place because of growth, reproduction, metabolism, heredity, structures etc. and functions of enzymes, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and other metabolic substances.

The primary objective of Master of Science in Biochemistry is to provide the necessary preparation for biochemical careers and to expose students to knowledge that deals with the chemistry of living organisms and their biological processes, chemical combinations and reactions.

Students will be exposed to the advanced instrumentation & techniques in state-of-the-art modern labs of the University. Seminars, workshops, expert lectures and summer trainings are a regular feature. Students are encouraged to undertake six months research oriented project under the supervision of a faculty. The student can benefit from specialization in medical biochemistry & cancer biology, plant & food biochemistry, or biotechnology.

Students will be able to carry out tests on blood, research the causes of diseases and their etiology, improve the quantity of crops, create biological detergents and dyes for the textiles industry, improve animal feed, produce medicines using techniques like cell culture, and genetic modification.

The department has a strong faculty base, from premier institutions of the country, with varied expertise in the area of fermentation technology & bioprocess engineering, environmental biotechnology, plant biotechnology, animal biotechnology and cancer biology.

 

Specialization

  • Medical biochemistry & cancer biology
  • Plant & food biochemistry
  • Biotechnology

 

With this M.Sc. Biochemistry program, you will be able to:

  • 1. Understand and apply the chemical knowledge and techniques on biological processes
  • 2. Acquire skills to explore and formulate specific experiments aimed at understanding molecular within and related to living organisms
  • 3. Acquire extensive research experience and develop deep understanding in the specialist area of biochemistry and broad understanding of molecular biosciences
  • 4. Effectively contribute as an individual or team memberin R&D of both public and private sectors or other employment in biochemistry-based organizations
  • 5. Efficiently comprehend & design scientific documentation, write case studies, research projects, make presentation, and communicate
  • 6. Develop specialized skills suitable for the associated industries, startups, entrepreneurship etc.
  • 7. Judge and evaluate legal, ethical, social and business aspects of biochemistry-based products and services.
  • 8. Understand and commit to professional & research ethics, and responsibilities

 

Employment Opportunities

Medical, Agriculture & fisheries, Public health care, Forensic environment, Quality control & safety, Diagnostics research & development etc.

Organizations companies dealing in medical instruments, biotechnology, FMCG, research, chemical manufacturing, health and beauty care, etc.

M.Sc. in Microbiology


Microbiology, the science that deals with the tiny creatures invisible to naked eye is considered to be the mother and microorganisms as the backbone for research in all biological sciences including biochemistry, genetics, evolution, biotechnology, genetic engineering, molecular biology and pharmaceutical sciences.

Expertise in microbiology will enable students to exploit technology and help them to explore groundbreaking ideas in the fields of genetics, molecular biology, protein science, biophysics and computational biology. In this program, the students will be continually exposed to advanced instrumentation & techniques in state-of-the-art labs. Student engagement includes seminars, workshops, expert lectures and summer trainings in the field of molecular diagnostics.

Our program includes six months research work whereby a student is required to work on a project under the supervision of a faculty member and submit report on the research conducted. The specialization in the third semester in three areas i.e. medical microbiology, environmental microbiology & industrial microbiology is an added advantage to our program.

The department has strong faculty with varied expertise and training in terms of Doctoral & Post-doctoral work experience. The emphasis on practical training of the students make them professionally more competent so they may compete successfully at National or International level.

 

Specialization

  • Medical microbiology
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Industrial microbiology

 

With this M.Sc. Microbiology program, you will be able to:

  • 1. Understand and apply bimolecular knowledge and analytical skills at an advanced level
  • 2. Acquire extensive research experience and develop deep understanding in the specialist area of microbiology and broad understanding of molecular biosciences
  • 3. Effectively contribute as an individual or team member in R&D, food biosecurity, health, and environmental sustainability
  • 4. Efficiently comprehend & design scientific documentation, write case studies, research projects, make presentation, and communicate
  • 5. Develop professional skills suitable for the associated industries, startups, entrepreneurship etc.
  • 6. Understand and commit to professional & research ethics, and responsibilities

 

Employment Opportunities

Opportunities are available inpharmacy, medicine, clinical research, agriculture, food, nanotechnology, and biochemical technology.

Industries/ sectors dealing in cosmetics & toiletries, food & beverage production, pharmaceutical industries, hospitality, Government legal bodies i.e. public health, grant management, military, research & development etc.

Available job roles are of Quality Control Officers, Quality Assurance Officers (Microbiology), Safety Officers, Healthcare Officers, Scientists, Academicians, Journal Editorial Staff / Science Writers, Post-doctoral fellowships

M.Sc. in Environmental Science


The program is relevant to young students/ professionals who are looking to develop their analytical and research skills regarding important issues in environment. The course has been designed to meet the demand of growing needs of professionals in the fields of environment management, environment laws, environment governance and policy, impact assessment, natural resource management, pollution control, etc.

This course is of two years duration and is being run on semester basis. The course comprises Four Semesters. There are four theory papers and four practical / field study in first three semesters and three courses and dissertation in the fourth semester besides, class seminars, field visit, project reports and viva-voce etc. Teaching of this course will start from August, 2022

The program shall include three types of courses, Core courses, Elective Courses and Audit Courses. There shall be a Project /Dissertation undertaken by all students. The parent department shall offer the appropriate elective courses for a specific program

 

With this M.Sc. Environmental Science program, you will be able to:

  • 1. Gain knowledge and understanding of key concepts, principles, and theories related to environmental science
  • 2. Apply the knowledge and skills to the solution of specific theoretical and applied problems in the area.
  • 3. Carry out cutting-edge teaching and research on complex environmental issues and problems
  • 4. Predict the change in environment, provide scientifically & techno-economically feasible and socially acceptable solutions
  • 5. Bridge the gap between science and society to achieve ecological restoration, conservation and management of biodiversity
  • 6. Develop new solutions and methodologies for clean technology and bioremediation technologies to clean air, soil and water
  • 7. Effectively contribute as an individual or team member in R&D of both public and private sectors or other employment in organizations dealing in environmental science
  • 8. Efficiently comprehend & design scientific documentation, write case studies, research projects, make presentation, and communicate
  • 9. Develop specialized skills suitable for the associated industries, startups, entrepreneurship etc.
  • 10. Judge and evaluate legal, ethical, social and business aspects of environmental science based products and services.
  • 11. Understandand commit to professional & research ethics, and responsibilities

 

Employment Opportunities

Opportunities are available inorganizations that are into environmental impact assessment, sustainable resource management, waste management, environmental biotechnology, eco-technology

One can take up a role of Environmental Manager, Environmental Planner, Environment Consultant, Analysts, Research & Development, Sustainability managers to guide manufacturing industries, non-government organizations, policy-making bodies,etc.

M.Sc. in Food Science & Technology


This program is relevant to young students/ professionals who are looking to develop their analytical and research skills regarding important issues in environment. Food scientists and technologists are versatile, interdisciplinary, and collaborative practitioners in a profession at the crossroads of scientific and technological developments. As the food system has drastically changed, from one centered around family food production on individual farms and home food preservation to the modern system of today, most people are not connected to their food nor are they familiar with agricultural production and food manufacturing designed for better food safety and quality. The course has been designed to meet the demand of growing needs of professionals in the fields of environment management, environment laws, environment governance and policy, impact assessment, natural resource management, pollution control, etc.

This course is of two years duration and is being run on semester basis. The course comprises Four Semesters. There are four theory papers and four practical / field study in first three semesters and three courses and dissertation in the fourth semester besides, class seminars, field visit, project reports and viva-voce etc. Teaching of this course will start from August, 2022

The program shall include three types of courses, Core courses, Elective Courses and Audit Courses. There shall be a Project /Dissertation undertaken by all students. The parent department shall offer the appropriate elective courses for a specific programme.

Food safety, security and quality assurance have today become subject of national importance. However, implementation needs skilled man power. There is now an urgent need to accomplish this task. M.Sc. Food Science and Technology offers great scope for employment as managers and quality control personnel needed for the food processing industries as there is ever growing demand for processed foods in coming years

 

With this M.Sc. program, you will be able to:

  • 1. Gain knowledge and understanding of key concepts, principles, and theories
  • 2. Apply the knowledge and skills to the solution of specific theoretical and applied problems in the area.
  • 3. Undertake further studies in the subject and related areas or in multidisciplinary areas that involve food science and technology
  • 4. Effectively contribute as an individual or team memberin R&D of both public and private sectors or other employment in food science and technology organizations
  • 5. Efficiently comprehend & design scientific documentation, write case studies, research projects, make presentation, and communicate
  • 6. Develop specialized skills suitable for the associated industries, startups, entrepreneurship etc.
  • 7. Judge and evaluate legal, ethical, social and business aspects of food science and technology based products and services.
  • 8. Understandand commit to professional & research ethics, and responsibilities

 

Employment Opportunities

Opportunities are available inorganizations that are into corporate good manufacturing & packaging, Food quality & Certification, Food machinery & Instruments manufacturing, Food research laboratories, FCI, FSSAI, BIS, Ministry of Agriculture / Health & Family Welfare / Food Processing

You could be employed as Food Scientist, Sensory Scientist, Production Manager, Food Packing Manager, Food Development Manager, Food Quality Manager, Food Production Planner, Consultant, Analysts, Dietician, Food technologist, Research & Development, etc.

FACULTY

Dr. C. S. Nautiyal - Ppincipal, Himalayan School of Bio Sciences

Name:Dr. C. S. Nautiyal, Principal, Himalayan School of Bio Sciences

Name: Dr. Sanjay Gupta, HOD - Biosciences

Qualification: Ph.D. Biotechnology (IIT Roorkee, Roorkee)

Designation: Professor and Head, Himalayan School of Biosciences

Teaching and Research Experience: 27 years

Industrial Experience: 03 Years

Publications: 109, Books: 03

Special Interest: Bioprocess Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology

Awards:  UGC CSIR-NET, ICFRE-NET, GATE-90

Name: Dr. Vivek Kumar

Qualification: Ph.D. Microbiology (CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar)

Designation: Associate Professor

Teaching & Research Experience: 23 years

Publications: 104, Edited Springer Books: 11, Authored book: 01

Special Interest: Plant-microbe-interactions, Environmental Microbiology, Bioremediation

Awards: Senior Research Fellowship, CSIR,Young Scientist Award-Association of Microbiologists of India, ASRB-NET

Work Excellency Award, Department of Soil & Water Research, Public Authority of Agricultural Affair & Fish Resources, Kuwait.

Name: Dr. Anupam Dhasmana

Qualification: Ph.D. (Biotech & Bioengineering) M.Tech: Biotechnology, B.Pharma

Designation: Assistant Professor

Teaching and Research Experience: 05 years

Industrial Experience: 2.5 years

Publications: 21 Research Articles, 04 Book Chapters

Special Interest: In vitro toxicology; Environmental Carcinogenesis; Nanotoxicology and Nanobiotechnology; Bioinformatics and System Biology.

Awards: SRF-Indian Council of Medical Research; Research Associateship- Indian Council of Medical Research; International Travel Grant Award from International Particle Toxicology Conference, Singapore, 2016.

Name: Dr. Vijay Kumar

Qualification: PhD (Biotechnology), M.Sc. (Microbiology) HNB Garhwal Central University, Srinagar, Grahwal

Designation: Assistant Professor

Teaching and Research Experience: 07 years

Publications: 28

Special Interest: Natural Products Research (Antimicrobial and anticancer agents), Microbial taxonomy, Heterologous expression of NRPS genes, characterization of functions of gene clusters by gene knockout study by CRISPR-cas9 and enzymatic assays.

Awards: JRF, SRF, NET, SAARS Excellence in Teaching Award-2015

Name: Dr. Abhishek Kumar Mishra

Qualification: Ph.D. Biotechnology (AIIMS, New Delhi), MSc (Biotechnology)

Designation: Assistant Professor

Teaching and Research Experience: 09 years

Industrial Experience: 06 months

Publications: 4

Special Interest: Virology, Molecular Biology, Oncology, Immunology

Awards: DBT Master’s Associateship, UGC CSIR-NET, ICMR-JRF & SRF, DBT-SRF

Name: Dr. Akhilesh Kumar

Qualification: Ph.D. Biotechnology & Forest Genetics (FRI University, Dehradun) MSc (Biochemistry)

Designation: Assistant Professor

Teaching and Research Experience: 10 years

Publications: 3

Special Interest: Molecular Markers, Genetic Diversity, Molecular Biotechnology

Awards: Indo-Global Excellence Award in area of Molecular Biotechnology JRF & SRF (Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education)

Name: Dr. Abhishake Saxena

Qualification: Ph.D. Biotechnology (Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Sirmour, HP), MSc (Biochemistry)

Designation: Assistant Professor

Teaching and Research Experience: 07 years

Industrial Experience: 04 years

Publications: 11

Special Interest: Protein Biochemistry & Enzymology, Bioprocess Technology

Awards: Research Associateship (Indian Council of Agriculture Research)

SRHU Bio Science

Name: Dr Kumar Sachin

Qualification: PhD (Faculty of Science, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya); MSc Life Sciences (Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore)

Designation: Assistant Professor

Teaching and Research Experience13 years

Publications: 06 (peer-reviewed impact journals); Book chapters 02

Special Interest: Nanobiotechnology, Drug delivery, Biopolymers, IPR, Interdisciplinary and Applied Sciences.

Awards: ICMR-JRF, CSIR-NET, GATE Qualified

Name: Dr. Geeta Bhandari

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Designation: Assistant Professor

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