Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology (abbreviated as B.Sc. Biotechnology) is a 3-year undergraduate course that teaches intricacies of biological processes that are used in food production, medicine production, and other such purposes. Affiliated with I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University Jalandhar, our course teaches concepts of Biomathematics, Biophysics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Genetics, just to name a few. Apart from academic skills, our course-set imparts soft skills and an understanding of the worldview of your field of study.
Admission Eligibility Criteria
The minimum education requirements shall be the passing of:
- 10+2 examination with atleast 50% marks in aggregate with Physics & Chemistry as compulsory subjects and either Mathematics or Biology conducted by a recognized Board / University / Council or its equivalent.
- Candidates with both Maths or Biology at 10+2 are eligible to apply
- 10+2 with English having 40% of marks in Vocational Stream-Health care Science from a recognized CBSE board/State/Centre
- The candidate shall be medically fit.
- 5% relaxation of marks for SC/ST candidates may be given.
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To understand the basic concepts of inorganic and physical chemistry in terms of their utilization in various applications. Understand the behavior and interactions between matter and energy at both the atomic and molecular levels to correlate it with biological phenomena.
Introduction to Biotechnology
To learn the basics and applied areas of biotechnology. The course will provide students the theoretical and practical knowledge about applications and use of biotechnology in diverse fields.
Practical exposure to students about various aspects of organic chemistry and develop good experimental and quantitative skills in students including safety measures in a chemical lab, preparation of laboratory reagents, conducting experiments, satisfactory evaluation of data and analysis of results.
To aware students about the basic biochemistry of life, different types of biomolecules, their structure, functions and metabolism. To study application of biochemistry in medical and biological field settings.
Introduction to Biotechnology Lab
Impart practical knowledge in the various domains of basic biological science. Students should be able to solve and interpret the practical real-life problems.Demonstration of practical skills in the use of tools, technologies and methods and apply the scientific method and hypothesis testing in the design and execution of experiments.
Biochemistry andMetabolism Lab
Ability to perform basic laboratory procedures used in protein and nucleic acids biochemistry laboratory, including good standard lab practices and accurate record keeping. Develop ability to correlate the theoretical basis of the tools and methods common to Biochemistry.
To introduce students to the theory, fundamentals and tools of communication, become independent users of English language and to develop vital communication skills which are integral to their personal, social and professional interactions.
Basics of Biosciences
(Deficiency Course for Students having passed 10+2 with Mathematics)-
To impart basic knowledge about the biological world in relation to their types, structure and growth.
The course is intended to provide a much needed orientational input in Value Education to the young enquiring minds. The purpose is to facilitate the development of a holistic perspective among students towards life, profession and happiness and to help the students appreciate the essential complementarily between values and skills.
To understand the basic concepts of physical chemistry in terms of their utilization in various daily applications. Give Practical knowledge about ascertaining relationship of physical and chemical properties to the structure and formation of compound. Learn principle, methodology and application of various electrochemical techniques.
Introduction to Microbiology
Ability to explain core theoretical and practical principles of relevance to discovery, origin and evolution of different forms of bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses. Students should be able to classify, identify, use of instruments, sterilization, cultural requirements and to perform different microbiological tests in clinical microbiology lab.
Problem solving skills and understanding statistical tools for problems related to biological sciences. To instill basic knowledge and understanding of statistical theory.
Introduction to Microbiology Lab
Understanding working principles of all the instruments used in Microbiology, simple identification and isolation techniques employed in microbiology for different microorganisms. Using microbiological concepts to summarize and analyze research results related to microbes and related issues in microbiological laboratory.
To understand the significance of statistical analysis in biology and to acquire knowledge on biological databases and algorithms for biological applications.
To understand the basic concepts of fundamentals of ecology. To understand environmental problems at local and national level through literature and general awareness. To describe the events and methods which are involved in the effluent treatment and application of recent techniques in the environmental biotechnology. The students will apply interdisciplinary approach to understand key environmental issues and critically analyze them to explore the possibilities to mitigate these problems.
To learn about the basic of organic chemistry and their role in daily life. Gain useful knowledge of the chemistry of formation of various bonds and structures. Students will learn the nomenclature and how various conformations can be interconverted.
To understand the basic functions of immune system, its components, various diseases and vaccines. Students will have basic understanding of the molecular basis of complex, cellular processes involved in inflammation and immunity, in states of health and disease.
To learn about the genetic material and basic genetic molecular mechanisms to develop analytical and quantitative skills. This course introduces the students to the basics of central dogma of molecular biology and its significance. Students understand the chemical and molecular processes that occur in and between the cells and understanding the concept of genetic code and its features.
Organic Chemistry Lab
Students will learn basic concepts of organic chemistry, gain practical knowledge about defining relationship of physical and chemical properties to the structure and formation of compound. Determination of the nomenclature and how various conformations can be interconverted. Introduction to laboratory techniques through demonstration involving synthesis of selected organic compounds.
To acquire the required laboratory skills to perform, interpret and analyze core/ widely used techniques in immunology and to learn the fundamental working knowledge of basic principles of immunology and immunological techniques in clinical applications.
Molecular Biology Lab
Be able to understand functional significance of DNA technology. To acquire the required laboratory skills to perform, interpret and analyze core/widely used molecular biology techniques and to apply the techniques for research applications.
To gain basic knowledge about the various parts of the computer in terms of their functions, learn about various computer programs and web based information retrieval and its applications.
Training in technical computation skills requisites for biotechnology.
To learn about the different techniques and applications of rDNA Technology. Knowledge of biotech and bioengineering that can be applied to finding therapeutic, preventative, or industrial interventions that are effective in real life.
Plant Tissue Culture
Students will learn how to create genetic variability for the improvement of crops and secondary metabolite products.Be able to describe the basic components of culture media and the conditions required to grow and maintain cells in culture. Initiation and maintenance of Callus and suspension Culture, cell culture
To make the students aware of the overall industrial bioprocesses, so as to help them to understand the industrial requirements.
Genetic Engineering Lab
Understanding of cell culture and rDNA techniques laboratory for genetic engineering.
Develop the understanding of Basics of RDT and PCR.
Ability to design, devise, and interpret the data and results of genetic experimentation in animal and plant model systems.
Plant Tissue Culture Lab
To learn set of in vitro techniques, methods and strategies related to plant tissue culture.
Enhance practical skills for industrial bioprocesses so as to learn the effective process and solutions as per industrial needs.Ability to identify and justify the engineering used in the different biotechnological processes.
Analytical Techniques in Biotechnology
To understand the various tools used in modern day biotechnological processes. Learn the principle concepts in using analytical and preparatory techniques.
Analytical Techniques inBiotechnologyLab
To impart knowledge about the various techniques used in biotechnology in terms of their principle, working and applications.
Familiarity with the processes oriented in agricultural field in industry and R&D. Understand various principles and current practices of processing techniques and the effects of processing parameters on product quality.
Perseverance of the production cycles of various microbial products at lab scale and how to carry it to industrial range. Ability to understand relationship between food, technology, nutritional status and the quality of life with environment.
Human Behaviour& Psychology
To develop responsiveness to social issues and ability to identify problems associated with it. The course aims to provide an understanding of basic concepts, theories and techniques in the field of human behaviour.
Renewable Energy Resources
To develop a clear conceptual understanding of technical and commercial aspects of alternative sources of energy and ways of energy conservation.
IPR, Entrepreneurship Bioethics & Biosafety (Theory/Lab)
Develop the understanding of Intellectual property, IPR, Biosafety, GMO and bioethics.
Biotechnology in Forensic Sciences (Theory/Lab)
Understand the range of molecular laboratory techniques used routinely in human forensic analysis. Apply the knowledge of basic and applied sciences in various forensic problems. Learning principleofDNAfingerprinting,applicationofDNAprofilinginforensicmedicine,Investigation Tools
To develop effective technical writing skills and determine objectives and expertise in composing documents with formats and appropriate language. Students will understand the basic components of definitions, descriptions, process explanations, and other common forms of technical writing
Understand and learn details of the writing process and apply them to technical and workplace writing tasks. Practice and learn the right form of communication through case studies.
An introduction to herbal medicines and their traditional uses and principles of evidence-based practice. Analyze the current and potential role of herbal medicine in health care.
Nanoscience & Nanomaterials
Learn about basics and advanced research and developments in the domain of nanotechnology, nanomaterials and biosensors. Novel applications of nanomaterials in industry.
Enzymology & Enzyme Technology (Theory/Lab)
Introduction to various theoretical and practical aspects of enzymology. Learn the basic principles of enzymology to know how enzymes functions in the biological systems and strategies/ applications of enzyme technology.
FoodBiotechnology (Theory/ Lab))
Students will learn the role of biotechnology in the food Sector. Study objectives includes the role of microbes in the preparation of traditional food, alcoholic beverages and single cell proteins; various strategies used for preservation of foods; Knowledge and understanding of food properties, processing and preparation and an appreciation of their interrelationship to produce quality food.
To understand the role of genes in stem cells from the subject area concepts, theory, experimental, clinical and health-care perspectives. Understand the applications of stem cell therapy in tissue engineering and medical domains.
Learn the importance of advancement in biotechnology for their pharmaceutical applications including human health-care. Learn the application and production process of important biotech based pharmaceutical products.
Examination Fee Details
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*Term and conditions
- PO1. Critical Thinking Utilize and apply the concepts, theories, and applications of biological sciences in clinical settings.
- PO2. Hands-on Practice The course will prepare the students with sound theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of health and pharmaceuticals, biochemical, biofuels, environment, food, and related multidisciplinary fields corresponding to academia and industrial requirements.
- PO3. Independent Learning skills This program will provide students with solid fundamental knowledge of the subject, critical thinking skills, and practical experience in cutting-edge research.
- PO4. Research Oriented The students will gain hands-on experience in various practical aspects of the field. Well-versed with standard operating procedures and safety regulations for handling and use of chemicals, IPR and biosafety issues.
- PO5. Holistic development The program will enable the grooming and holistic development of students for advanced scientific research and entrepreneurship to meet the growing national and international needs of the scientific community
- PO6. Life-Long learning and effective communication skills Richly enriched professionals in written and verbal communication for the dissemination of knowledge and ideas and inquisitive for lifelong learning
- PS1. Scientific aptitude Building a strong foundation for knowledge of various domains of biological sciences and biotechnology and enhancing their scientific aptitude.
- PS2. Industry Ready To equip students with in-depth practical skills in biotechnology in various thrust areas to meet societal and industry needs.
- PS3. Research Demonstrate skill in conducting industry and academic research, interpreting, and utilizing the findings in translational research.
- PS4. Future leaders and Independent Develop critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills.
- PS5. Entrepreneurship Development of innovative aptitude and enhanced entrepreneurship skills.
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- Personality EnhancementWork independently and as part of a team and have effective communication skills. Learn effectively to continue professional development.
- Hands-on Training and practical skillsRegular basis workshops and webinars on Research, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Biosafety, recombinant DNA technology, and instrumentations will help develop research skills in students.
- Holistic Growth Designed to assist students in developing expertise and in-depth knowledge in the field of biotechnology.
- Industry Ready Specially designed course suitable for job placement in industries and research organizations. The course prepares students to enter the field of genetic engineering, research, academia, clinical research, diagnostics, and the pharma industry.
- Knowledge Enhancement and Learning The curriculum of this course lays a strong emphasis on in-depth knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of biotechnology and related disciplines.
How to apply ?
Step 1 – Signup
Visit sgcollege.edu.in/ SGCADMIT. Sign up or register with basic details (i.e. name, email id, mobile no., state, gender, and password). Login to the SGCADMIT with an already created username/ password. * Your email id will act as your username for the portal while the password will be set by you upon registration.
Step 2 – Book Your Slot
After successfully creating your candidate SGCADMITprofile, you’ll be taken to registration fee page. Pay your fees by logging into the dashboard and complete your profile.
Step 3 – University Examination (PPMET)
After successfully booking the seat, the candidates have to fill the PPMET application form. The link for registration shall be available/sent on your profile and email.
Step 4 – Counselling
Upon successfully clearing the PPMET exam, you have to apply for counseling through your SGC portal, followed by SOP uploading.
Step 5 – Admission
You become eligible for admission into Saraswati Group of Colleges after the declaration of counseling result and submission of requisite fees.