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B.Tech Biotechnology - BIOINFORMATICS

Program details

The B.Tech. Biotechnology (Bioinformatics) program offered by UPES School of Health Sciences & Technology is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to leverage computational tools, algorithms, and databases for the analysis, interpretation, and comprehension of biological data. This specialization in bioinformatics provides students with a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between biotechnology and computer science, enabling them to tackle complex biological challenges using cutting-edge technology.

Throughout the program, students will be exposed to a diverse range of subjects under the umbrella of bioinformatics. They will have the chance to explore program electives such as genes and genomes, genome sequencing, genomics and proteomics, molecular evolution, genomic data science, and clustering. These electives offer in-depth insights into various aspects of bioinformatics, allowing students to focus on specific areas of interest and expertise.

The curriculum is carefully crafted to ensure that students not only develop a strong foundation in biotechnology but also gain proficiency in computational techniques and data analysis. Graduates of this program will be well-prepared to pursue careers in research institutions, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology firms, and other organizations that require expertise in bioinformatics. By providing a well-rounded education in both biotechnology and computational sciences, UPES School of Health Sciences & Technology's B.Tech. Biotechnology (Bioinformatics) program prepares students to make significant contributions to the field of life sciences and drive innovation in the rapidly evolving world of bioinformatics.

Program Highlights

  • State-of-the-art academic biotechnology lab with cutting-edge instruments and technologies, including real-time PCR, thermocyclers, fermenters, spectrophotometers, and more, providing students with advanced tools for precise and efficient experiments.
  • Dedicated areas for molecular biology, protein analysis, cell culture, genomics, and bioinformatics, enabling students to work in specialized environments that cater to diverse research requirements and promote interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Regular workshops and visits to biotechnology, pharmaceutical companies, research organizations, and academic institutes expose students to real-world applications and technologies, enhancing their understanding and practical skills.
  • UPES R&D offers financial support worth Rs. 50,000/- to undergraduate students for research projects under faculty guidance, fostering a strong commitment to research and development.
  • The B.Tech. Biotechnology (Bioinformatics) program has partnerships with renowned industries like Merck, Wockhardt, Zeon Life sciences, research organizations like AIIMS, Rishikesh, and international universities like University of Queensland, Taipei Medical University, and University of Otago promote research collaborations and global exposure.
  • Experienced staff provide guidance on instrument operation, experimental design, data analysis, and troubleshooting through workshops, seminars, and hands-on training sessions, empowering students with the knowledge and skills needed for successful research endeavors.

The future scope of the B.Tech. Biotechnology (Bioinformatics) program is highly promising. It encompasses various fields where bioinformatics plays a critical role. In genomics, it aids in understanding the genetic basis of traits and diseases through genome sequencing and annotation. Transcriptomics involves analyzing RNA sequencing data to comprehend gene regulation. Proteomics focuses on studying proteins and their interactions using bioinformatics tools. Metabolomics deals with small molecules and their pathways in cells. Systems biology utilizes mathematical modeling to understand biological processes. Structural bioinformatics aids in predicting biomolecule structures for drug design. Phylogenetics helps construct evolutionary relationships among species. Lastly, bioinformatics is essential in drug discovery and development, identifying drug targets and predicting interactions through virtual screening. This program equips students with skills at the forefront of biological research, making them valuable assets in advancing biotechnology and medical fields.

Career Opportunities

After completing the B.Tech. Biotechnology (Bioinformatics) program at UPES School of Health Sciences & Technology, graduates can explore a wide array of promising career opportunities. Equipped with a strong foundation in biotechnology and specialized knowledge in bioinformatics, they become well-suited for roles in various industries. Job prospects include bioinformatics analyst, research scientist, computational biologist, data scientist, and biotechnologist. With the growing importance of data-driven approaches in life sciences, these professionals can contribute significantly to genomics research, drug discovery, personalized medicine, and agriculture. Moreover, opportunities exist in pharmaceutical companies, biotech firms, research institutions, government agencies, and healthcare organizations. This program opens doors to an exciting career at the forefront of cutting-edge technologies that shape the future of biotechnology and life sciences.


The B.Tech. Biotechnology (Bioinformatics) program at UPES School of Health Sciences & Technology offers exceptional placements, providing students with rewarding career opportunities. Graduates of this program have consistently secured placements in top-notch biotechnology and bioinformatics industries, research organizations, and healthcare sectors. The university's strong industry connections, well-crafted curriculum, and expert faculty prepare students to excel in their chosen fields. Through regular guest lectures, workshops, and internships, students gain valuable practical experience and develop the necessary skills to thrive in the competitive job market. UPES' commitment to ensuring the success of its students has earned the program an impressive track record of placements and a reputation for producing skilled professionals in the biotechnology and bioinformatics domains.

Fee Structure

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Semester 1

Chemistry 2114
Physics 2114
Mathematics I2103
Introduction to Biotechnology2114
Introduction to IT 
systems for Health Sciences
Living Conversations2002
Environment Sustainability & 
Climate Change
TOTAL   22

Semester 2

Mathematics II2103
Basic Electrical and 
Electronics Engineering
Workshop Practices1012
Engineering Graphics1012
Engineering Thermodynamics2103
Biochemistry 2114
Social Internship0000
Critical Thinking and Writing2002
Environment Sustainibility & Climate 
Change (Living Lab)
Technologies of the Future 2002
TOTAL   24

Semester 3

Cell Biology2114
Microbiology & Microbial 
Molecular Biology and 
Exploratory 13 03
Design Thinking2002
TOTAL   16

Semester 4

Immunology & 
Bioprocess Engineering2013
Heat and Mass transfer2013
Bioinformatics & 
Computational Biology
Exploratory 23003
Working With Data2002
EDGE-Soft Skills   0
TOTAL   20

Semester 5

Genetic Engineering & 
System Biology2013
Downstream Processing 2013
Bioanalytical Techniques2114
Project I 0011
Exploratory 33003
EDGE – Advance Communication   0
Leadership & Teamwork2002
TOTAL   20

Semester 6

Molecular & Nano Diagnostics2013
Data analysis and simulations 2013
Environmental Biotechnology2002
Enzyme Technology2103
Program Elective - I2013
Big Data Analytics2013
Genome Editing2013
Biosimilars (Discovery, 
Development and Technology)
Plant Physiology2013
Project II 0011
Exploratory 43003
EDGE – Advance Communication II   0
Start your Start Up2002
Summer Industrial Internship0000
TOTAL   20

Semester 7

Animal and Plant Biotechnology2114
Proteomics & Protein 
Program Elective - II2013
Stem-Cell technology2013
Waste management and Upcycle2013
Machine Learning2013
Fundamentals of Plant 
Pathology and Disease 
Program Elective - III2013
Rational Drug Discovery2013
Gene Expression and Transgenic2013
Cancer Biology2013
Plant Tissue Culture2013
Project III0033
Exploratory 53003
Summer Internship 
TOTAL   20

Semester 8

Ethics, Regulations and IPR2103
GMP and GLP1102
Program Elective - IV2013
Precision Medicine & Wellness2013
Tissue Engineering2013
Plant Proteomics and 
Project IV0099
Seminar presentation0000
Exploratory 63003
TOTAL   20


Interested students must meet the minimum eligibility criteria for B.Tech. Biotechnology (Bioinformatics) as follows: Minimum 50% Marks at X & XII with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Math’s, and English as a Major Subject in XII.

Selection Criteria

UPES' selection criteria for students interested in pursuing B.Tech. Biotechnology (Bioinformatics) is determined by evaluating their individual performance in UPESEAT / JEE Mains / Board Merit / SAT/CUET.

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