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Duration of Program 4 years (8 Semesters)

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Seats 20

Total Seats in B.Tech. (Biotechnology)

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology can be defined as that branch of study which applies principles of biotechnology in development of therapeutics. This is one of the fastest growing areas in the pharma sector. Development of diagnostics as a point of care using pharmaceutical Biotechnology is widespread in todays’ world. Common biopharmaceutical products include proteins, antibodies, aptamers, recombinant DNA products, gene therapy, engineered enzyme, etc.  Pharmaceutical biotechnology companies develop tailor-made medicine for maximum therapeutic effects. A majority of therapeutic drugs in the current market are pharmaceutical application biotechnology principles such as antibodies, nucleic acid products and vaccines.

This multidisciplinary course has broad scope not only with theoretical knowledge, but with skill development opportunities and also focuses on practical content, exposure to pre-clinical studies and marketing. This course will cover all the technologies associated with production, manufacturing and registration of biological drugs. The various components of the course will better prepare students for a diverse career in either academia or industry.

Academic Framework

The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.

The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.

SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.

  • Scientists,
  • Medicinal Chemists,
  • Engineers,
  • Science technicians,
  • Lecturer,
  • Regulatory affairs officer,
  • Sales and Marketing,
  • Product Developer,
  • Patent Attorney,
  • Quality controller, etc.
Minimum 50% Marks at Higher and Senior Secondary level (10th and 12th) with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Math’s and English as a Major Subject
Through Board Marks & JEE Scores

 

Minimum 50% marks at Higher& Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) and minimum 50% aggregate in PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics) at Senior Secondary level (12th class)

or

Valid JEE Score with 50% marks  with Minimum 50% marks at Higher& Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) and minimum 50% aggregate in PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics) at Senior Secondary level (12th class)

 

 

Last date to apply: 17 Sep. 2021

COURSE

 

Course Credits %
Major Foundation 25 14%
Major Core 78 44%
Program Electives 15 8%
Projects 10 6%
Life Skills 12 7%
Signature 18 10%
Exploratory 18 10%
Internships 1 1%
Total 177 100%
SLI Total 48 27%

 

 

SEMESTER I

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Chemistry  3 3
  Physics  3 3
  Remedial Mathematics/Remedial Biology 2 2
  Chemistry Lab 1 2
  Physics Lab 1 2
  Remedial Biology Lab 1 2
  Introduction to Biotechnology 3 3
  Biotechnology Lab 1 2
  Life Skill - I 2 2
  Life Skill - II 2 2
       
  TOTAL 19 23

 

  

SEMESTER II

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Mathematics  3 3
  Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering 2 2
  Workshop Practices 2 2
  Engineering Graphics 2 2
  Engineering Thermodynamics 2 2
  Computer Applications 2 2
  Computer Applications Lab 1 2
  Molecular Biology and rDNA Technology 3 3
  Molecular Biology and rDNA Technology Lab 1 2
  Life Skill - III 2 2
  Signature - I 3 3
  Social Internship 0  
  TOTAL 23 25

 

  

SEMESTER III

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Cell Biology 2 2
  Microbiology 2 2
  Biochemistry and Metabolic Engineering 2 2
  Proteomics and Protein Engineering 2 2
  Process Calculation 2 2
  Microbial Technology 2 2
  Biochemistry and Metabolic Engineering Lab 1 2
  Cell Biology Lab 1 2
  Microbial Technology Lab 1 2
  Green Biotechnology and Pollution Abetment 2 2
  Life Skills - IV 2 2
  Signature - II 3 3
  Exploratory - I 3 3
  TOTAL 25 28

 

  

SEMESTER IV

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Bioprocess Engineering 2 2
  Genetics 2 2
  Biostatistics 2 2
  Unit Operations 2 2
  Bioenergetics and Enzyme Technology 2 2
  Bioprocess Engineering Lab 1 2
  Toxicology and Nanobiotechnology 2 2
  Unit Operations Lab 1 2
  Cheminformatics & Medicinal Chemistry 2 2
  Life Skills - V 2 2
  Signature - III 3 3
  Exploratory - II 3 3
  Government/NGO/Startup Internship 0  
  TOTAL 24 26

 

  

SEMESTER V

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Immunology and Immunotechnology 2 2
  Bioreactor Design and Analysis 2 2
  Downstream Processing 3 3
  Bioanalytical Techniques 2 2
  System Biology 2 2
  Structural Biology 2 2
  Immunology and Immunotechnology Lab 1 2
  Downstream Processing Lab 1 2
  Bioanalytical Techniques Lab 1 2
  Project - I 1 2
  Life Skills - VI 2 2
  Signature - IV 3 3
  Exploratory - III 3 3
  TOTAL 25 29

 

  

SEMESTER VI

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Animal and Plant Biotechnology 3 3
  Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 2 2
  Genetic Engineering and Omics 3 3
  Bioseparation and Biochemical Analysis 2 2
  Animal and Plant Biotechnology Lab 1 2
  Bioseparation and Biochemical Analysis Lab  1 2
  Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Lab 1 2
  Program Elective - I 3 3
  Project - II (Interdisciplinary) 3 6
  Signature - V 3 3
  Exploratory - IV 3 3
  Summer Industrial Internship 0  
       
  TOTAL 25 31

 

  

SEMESTER VII

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Scientific Writing 2 2
  Ethics and Regulatory issues in Biotech Industries 2 2
  Good Manufacturing & Laboratory Practice 2 2
  Data Analysis and Simulations 2 2
  Program Elective - II 3 3
  Project - III 3 6
  Signature - VI 3 3
  Exploratory - V 3 3
  Exploratory - VI 3 3
  Summer Internship Presentation 1  
  TOTAL 24 26

 

  

SEMESTER VIII

 

Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Program Elective - III 3 3
  Program Elective - IV 3 3
  Program Elective - V 3 3
  Project - IV 3 6
       
  TOTAL 12 15

 

 

SPECIALIZATION

 

Specialization - Pharmaceutical Biotechnology  
Pharmacology  PE-I
Medicinal Chemsitry  PE-II
Rational Drug Discovery PE-II
Stem-Cell technology PE-IV
Discovery and Development of Biologics PE-V

 

 

LIFE SKILLS

 

Life Skills Credits
Learning how to learn 2
Living Conversations 2
Leadership and Teamwork 2
Design Thinking 2
Working With Data 2
Persuasive Presence 2

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

Signature Credits
Critical Thinking and Writing 3
Ethical Leadership in the 21st Century (Human Values and Ethics) 3
Environment and Sustainability - Himalaya Fellowship 3
Start your Start-up 3
Choose from basket below: 3
Solving Complex Problems  
Technologies of the Future  
Future Casting  
Managing Relationships and Being Happy  
Choose from basket below 3
India and Its Place in the   
Contemporary World  
Theory of Everything  
   
Digital Transformation  
Finding your purpose in Life  

 

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