Department of
Biotechnology, TIET

Integrating exceptional academic performance with top-notch faculty members to matchinternational standards of education.

Biotechnology was initiated in 1993 with Ph.D program thereafter M.Sc in Biotechnology was started in 1999 with the support from Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. It started B Tech in Biotechnology from 2002 and then MTech in Biotechnology from 2012. Focus of the Department is primarily to excel both in academics and research in the frontier areas of modern biotechnology and related fields. The focus of these academic programs is to provide excellent environment and state-of-the-art infrastructure for hands on training with industrial training. The potentials in Biotechnology were further recognized by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and under Mission Reach, TIFAC-CORE (Centre of Relevance and Excellence) in Agro and Industrial Biotechnology was set up in the year 2000 and STEP (Science and Technology Entrepreneur’s Park) in microbial and food technology was set up in 2005 by NSTEDB, which provides extensive support to research, human resource development and offers new opportunities to students for skill development and promotion of entrepreneurship and new start ups from amongst the students.

A cutting-edge research based curriculum led with industry relevant practices

The programme intends to lay a sharp emphasis in the areas of Health, Environment, Agriculture, Food Security and Industry Applications; actively fostering students with a key understanding of course as well as training them in advanced practical and research skills. The department extends undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral research programmes, with our world-class faculty members and our innovative curriculum. The course framework is designed while keeping the current industry requirements and trends in mind, so that students perfect the skill set necessary to become a leader in the biotechnology field.

The experiential pedagogy at Biotechnology department

Drawing the best in every student with a hands-on learning approach and rich immersion programs like STEP and TIFAC-CORE, our lessons inspire in students a healthy sense of inquisition. The department offers extremely well-equipped labs and infrastructure to fulfill their research endeavours and grow into tech savvy biotechnologists in the fast- growing sector. Along with which a multicultural environment allows them to develop into holistic individuals well able to have a firm grip over global challenges.

Mission

  • To provide the state of art infrastructure and professional environment that enables students and staff to make significant contribution in Biotechnology and allied fields.
  • To be dynamic, innovative and entrepreneurial in devising academic programmes, structures and mechanisms.
  • To produce globally competent graduates having creative skills and ethical values keeping pace with ever-changing technological advancements in biotechnology.
  • To carry out quality research for the benefit of society and nation as a whole.

Vision

  • To provide the state of art infrastructure and professional environment that enables students and staff to make significant contribution in Biotechnology and allied fields.
  • To be dynamic, innovative and entrepreneurial in devising academic programmes, structures and mechanisms.
  • To produce globally competent graduates having creative skills and ethical values keeping pace with ever-changing technological advancements in biotechnology.
  • To carry out quality research for the benefit of society and nation as a whole.

Message from Head of the Department

Prof. M. S. Reddy

Welcome to the Department of Biotechnology at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology (Deemed University) TIET, Patiala. Thank you for giving preference to Department of Biotechnology for shaping and enriching your Graduate, Postgraduate and PhD learning and career in Biotechnology.

Biotechnology is a discipline that has emerged in recent times and promises to solve problems related to human health, agriculture, and industry. This concept suggests that the outcomes of science and technology are always emerged dialectically by social and technical circumstances. The multidisciplinary nature of biotechnology brings about wide applications for the betterment of human society. 

Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India has immensely inspired the Biotechnology research and development activities through several research and development projects and the creation of infrastructural facilities. The umbrella of biotechnology covers the variety of areas ranging from the human genome, vaccines, infectious, chronic and degenerative diseases, cell science, crop science, animal and plant biotechnology, agriculture and aquaculture, food and nutrition to environmental management and technologies for clean energy.

In response to widening horizons of Biotechnology, our department regularly revises its curriculum to align it with recent developments in technology and ever-growing needs of the industry. There is a significant industry connects which helps us to make our teaching-learning processes more effective and industry oriented. As a part of the academic contemporization to bring our teaching standards and practices at par with the best in the world, our curriculum has been harmonized with that of Tel Aviv University, Israel. This contemporization process also includes training of the entire faculty of the department on educational technologies, joint research by faculty of two institutions and student exchange. Faculty members also continuously work for their professional development by attending and organizing conferences and faculty development programme. As a result of the extensive teachers training programme, the latest pedagogical approaches such as experiential learning, research-based teaching and project-based learning are being used.  We are committed to continuously improve every aspect of the teaching-learning process.

I sincerely hope your investment of time on these pages of the Biotechnology department shall reap great benefits as per your interest.

In case you still strive to know more, I shall be more than happy to reply to your queries.


List of academic programmes

250 acre campus offering comprehensive biotechnology programmes

Comprehensive academic programmes at graduate, masters and doctoral levels to train students in an industry specific manner.


Research-Intensive Training

Biotechnology department,TIET has strengthened its grasp over curriculum with numerous industry driven programs in areas

Major research areas

  • Industrial Biotechnology and Environmental Biotechnology
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant Genetic Manipulations
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology,
  • Molecular Biology
  • Animal-microbe interaction
  • Natural product based drug discovery
  • Immunology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Genomics and Plant Biotechnology
  • Food Engineering, Fruit and Vegetable Processing
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Genetic and Epigenetic Gene Regulation
  • Pharmaceutical sciences

Ongoing Sponsored Projects

  • Production of high fructose syrup from cellulosic agro-waste using dual enzyme immobilization on halloysite nanotubes as recyclable biocatalysts
  • Nanobioremediation of butachlor herbicide
  • Development of Hydrogel Scaffold for Human-Derived Stem Cell Expansion and Guided Tissue Regeneration
  • Host mediated silencing of cellulose synthase genes of Phytophthora infestans for late blight resistance in Indian potato cultivar(s)
  • Biocalcification process of photoautotrophic bacteria in concrete environment
  • Development of self-healing concrete using bacteria
  • Biomediated cementation for concrete problems
  • Development of a bio-based packing for enhancing the shelf life of post-harvest fruits and vegetables
  • Green polymers for waterborne pathogen detection and treatment
  • Digital Village project
  • Biosensor platforms and affordable technologies for mitigating post harvest losses of Guava
  • Technologies for mitigating post harvest
  • Deve of nano biocomposites as next generation arsenals for biofilms
  • Next gen arsenals for biofilms
  • Utilization of banana stem juice for renewable energy and value added products
  • Isolation and Characterization of Xanthine oxidase inhibitors from endophytic fungi for treatment of Hyperuricemia and Gout
  • Development of photonic crystal biosensor for detecction of foodborne pathogens
  • Development of Treatment and Regeneration Technology For Phytoestrogens From Wastewater Streams
  • Cloning and characterization of genes of Glutathione biosynthesis in ectomycorrhizal fungi
  • Durability enhancement and prevention of damages in RC structures using bacteria
  • In Silico and In vitro approach to identify immunogenic peptides of H1N1 Virus as a target for Vaccine design
  • Studies on anti-inflammatory responses as function of bioavailable selenium from Se-rich cereal grains
  • Technological Development of Biopolymer overproducing variants of Acinetobacter implicated in phosphate enrichment in water
  • Gene Resources from polluted soils
  • Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Park (STEP) in Agro Biotechnology

Complete Sponsored projects

Production of high fructose syrup from cellulosic agro-waste using dual enzyme immobilization on halloysite nanotubes as recyclable biocatalysts

  • Major Milestones

    last academic year

  • 2017

    NBA Accreditation
  • 2018

    State-of-the-Art CSE Block designed by McCullough Mulvin Architects, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2018

    ABET Accreditation
  • 321

    Papers published in SCI/SCIE Journals
  • 224

    Papers published in non-SCI Journals
  • 309

    Conference
  • 2

    Patents

Choicest faculty to lead you to the pinnacle of success

An excellent reputation precedes the Department of Biotechnology,Thapar Institute. Upholding which the eminent faculty members initiate innovative research programmes while maintaining an intellectually thriving space for students. This has been key for the achievements of teacher- learning aims over the years.

Their command over the subject is reflected in their course design and teaching pedagogy at the department. Hand-on projects and industry-academic interaction are integrated in the course structure to instill an in-depth understanding marking the beginning of their promising career curve.


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