Department of Biotechnology

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Changes in economy towards science and technology require new profile of knowledge and skills to be incorporated into academic criteria. Globally, biotechnology represents a major driver for a high technology professional carreer. The demands from the biotechnology work force sector for development of knowledge and competencies were a major driving force for starting the B.E. Biotechnology program at BITS in the Middle East. The Department of Biotechnology established in the year 2007, offers B.E. Biotechnology & M.E. Biotechnology. It houses a total of six state of the art laboratories which are active in teaching and research. The main objectives of the department are 
  • Generating laboratory facilities for taking up R&D projects from various sponsoring agencies /industries
  • Strengthening the University linkage through R&D projects 
  • Conduct Hands on training for the faculty members and students in the field of Biotechnology.
  • Strengthening the B.E. Biotechnology and ME biotechnology program 
The department of biotechnology has collaboration with Department of Pathology, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA for exchange of faculty and students, visit of experts and scientists between both the organizations and transfer of students to higher degree program. The department also collaborates with International centre for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) for engaging in R&D activities such as biosaline agriculture and biofertilizer development.  As a part of MoU there is a provision for Internship (PS) for students through short term and long term projects at both the institutes.

Why Biotechnology at BITS?

1. Why Parents /Students choose Biotechnology in BITS Pilani Dubai Campus?

  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Programs of BITS Pilani is ranked top 351-400 worldwide and top 11 in India.
  • Best Infrastructure for Engineering Program.
  • Biotechnology students are winning awards in prestigious international technical competitions organized by various authorities in UAE.
  • Ranked 5 star by KHDA Dubai.
  • Good Placements in reputed companies
  • Admission into top universities in the world for Higher Education. 


2. In What way Biotechnology courses are different from other Institutions or Universities?              

  • Regularly updated course curriculum as per the industry need.
  • Flexibility in choosing the course as per the required specialization of the student.
  • Project based learning of all the courses.
  • Creative evaluation methodologies for every course offered by the department.  
  • Practice School I and II (Industry Internship of seven and half months) for attaining industry experience before graduation.
  • On and Off-campus Thesis for students aiming research publications and aspiring to join league universities for Higher Education

3. In what way BITS Pilani Dubai Biotechnology Lab facilities, Faculty expertise is different from the other similar Institute in Dubai? 

  • 100 % full time faculty are PhD holders from prominent universities.
  • Good research publications in leading International Journals. 
  • Faculty winning awards in the academic and research activities.
  • Department has well equipped lab with sophisticated equipment for good hands-on experience.


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