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The B.Tech. Biotechnology (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology) program offered by UPES School of Health Sciences & Technology is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of biotechnological techniques and their applications in the pharmaceutical industry. The specialization covers a wide range of subjects, enabling students to explore various aspects of research, innovation, development, and manufacturing of pharmaceutical products. Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of Program Electives (PE). These electives include pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, rational drug discovery, stem-cell technology, and discovery and development of biologics. These courses are strategically offered in different semesters to ensure that students receive a well-rounded education and gain expertise in their chosen area of interest.

By offering a diverse array of courses, the program aims to prepare students for careers in pharmaceutical biotechnology, equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive in the ever-evolving field of biotechnology and drug development. The combination of theoretical knowledge and practical training ensures that graduates are well-prepared to tackle challenges in the pharmaceutical industry and contribute to the development of innovative and life-saving drugs.

Overall, the B.Tech. Biotechnology (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology) program at UPES School of Health Sciences & Technology offers a unique and specialized curriculum that caters to the growing demand for professionals in the pharmaceutical industry. With a focus on cutting-edge techniques and real-world applications, students are empowered to make significant contributions to the field of pharmaceutical biotechnology upon completion of their studies.

Program Highlights

  • The B.Tech. Biotechnology (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology) students get acces to world-class biotechnology lab which serves as the foundation for groundbreaking research and innovation, offering advanced instruments and technologies for students' experiments.
  • Students receive hands-on experience in diverse techniques, utilizing state-of-the-art tools like real-time PCR, fermenters, spectrophotometers, and more for precise and efficient analyses.
  • Dedicated areas for molecular biology, protein analysis, cell culture, genomics, and bioinformatics foster an optimal environment for conducting experiments and encouraging collaboration.
  • Our lab promotes teamwork and the exchange of ideas among students from different scientific disciplines, with shared meeting spaces and workstations for seamless collaboration.
  • Adhering to strict biosafety protocols and regulatory guidelines, our lab prioritizes the well-being of students and the integrity of their experiments, equipped with advanced safety features.
  • Experienced staff provides guidance on instrument operation, experimental design, data analysis, and troubleshooting, empowering students through workshops and hands-on training sessions.

The future scope of the B.Tech. Biotechnology (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology) program is vast and promising. This field involves applying biological processes and organisms to develop new pharmaceutical products and therapies. It encompasses various cutting-edge areas, including biopharmaceuticals, gene therapy, personalized medicine, targeted therapies, vaccines, biosimilars, drug delivery systems, microbiome therapeutics, and the integration of AI and data analytics. The program focuses on interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships to pool expertise for drug development. While pharmaceutical biotechnology shows great potential in revolutionizing healthcare and improving patient outcomes, it also requires ethical and regulatory considerations due to its rapid advancements and unique challenges. Overall, this program offers exciting opportunities to contribute to the future of medicine and tackle complex medical conditions effectively.

Career Opportunities

After completing the B.Tech. Biotechnology (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology) program at UPES School of Health Sciences & Technology, graduates can explore a wide range of promising career opportunities in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. With a strong foundation in advanced biotechnological concepts and pharmaceutical research, they can pursue roles such as pharmaceutical research scientist, bioprocess engineer, drug development specialist, regulatory affairs manager, and bioinformatics analyst. Additionally, opportunities in academia, healthcare, and government sectors are also available. The program equips students with essential skills in molecular biology, pharmacology, and drug discovery, making them well-equipped to contribute to breakthroughs in medical science and revolutionize the pharmaceutical landscape.


The B.Tech. Biotechnology (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology) program at UPES School of Health Sciences & Technology equips students with the knowledge and skills to excel in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Upon completing the program, graduates find themselves well-prepared for a variety of roles in research, development, and production of pharmaceutical products. With a strong emphasis on practical training and exposure to industry trends, UPES ensures that its graduates are highly sought after by leading biotech and pharmaceutical companies. The placement record for this program is outstanding, with a majority of students securing excellent job opportunities in renowned companies, further solidifying UPES' reputation as a premier institution for biotechnology education and career advancement.

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 
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 & Immunotechniques2114
Bioprocess Engineering2013
Heat and Mass transfer2013
Bioinformatics & Computational 
Exploratory 23003
Working With Data2002
EDGE-SoftSkills   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 Engineering2013
Program Elective - II2013
Stem-Cell technology2013
Waste management and Upcycle2013
Machine Learning2013
Fundamentals of Plant Pathology
and Disease Management
Program Elective - III2013
Rational Drug Discovery2013
Gene Expression and Transgenic2013
Cancer Biology2013
Plant Tissue Culture2013
Project III0033
Exploratory 53003
Summer Internship Presentation0011
TOTAL   20

Semester 8

Ethics, Regulations and IPR2103
GMP and GLP1102
Program Elective - IV2013
Precision Medicine & Wellness2013
Tissue Engineering2013
Plant Proteomics and Genomics2013
Project IV0099
Seminar presentation0000
Exploratory 63003
TOTAL   20


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

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria for students interested in enrolling in UPES's B.Tech. Biotechnology (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology) program depend on the individual's performance in UPESEAT / JEE Mains / Board Merit / SAT/CUET.

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