B.Tech. Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology)

B.Tech Biotechnology - PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY

Program details

The B.Tech. in Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology) program offered by UPES School of Health Sciences & Technology is a comprehensive and specialized course designed to equip students with essential expertise and skills in the field of plant biotechnology. This program encompasses various areas such as agriculture, biotechnology, and environmental sciences, making it highly relevant and beneficial for students interested in these sectors.

Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to choose from a range of Program Electives (PE) that cater specifically to plant biotechnology. These electives include Plant Physiology (PE-1) offered in Semester VI, Plant Tissue Culture (PE-2) offered in Semester VII, and advanced subjects such as Fundamentals of Plant Pathology and Disease Management, Plant Proteomics, and Genomics, and Molecular Breeding in Field Crops (PE-3, PE-4, and PE-5), which are offered in Semester VIII. These elective courses enable students to focus on specialized topics and gain in-depth knowledge and expertise in the areas of their interest within plant biotechnology.

By offering a combination of core subjects and specialized electives, this program ensures that students receive a well-rounded education in biotechnology with a particular emphasis on plant-related studies. Graduates of this program will be well-prepared to tackle the challenges and advancements in plant biotechnology and make significant contributions to the agricultural, biotechnological, and environmental sectors. UPES School of Health Sciences & Technology aims to provide a cutting-edge curriculum, expert faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities to nurture the future leaders in the field of plant biotechnology through this B.Tech. program.

Program Highlights

  • The B.Tech. Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology) program offers a comprehensive curriculum covering key subjects like plant genetics, molecular biology, genetic engineering, and more, providing students with a strong foundation in the field.
  • Students gain ample hands-on experience in well-equipped laboratories, learning essential techniques in plant biotechnology, including gene cloning, plant tissue culture, PCR, and genetic transformation.
  • Regular industrial visits, collaborations, internships, seminars, workshops, and conferences create a dynamic learning environment, preparing students for a successful career in plant biotechnology.
  • Our academic biotechnology lab boasts cutting-edge infrastructure with the latest instruments and technologies, empowering students to conduct complex analyses with precision and efficiency.
  • Dedicated areas for molecular biology, protein analysis, cell culture, genomics, and bioinformatics provide optimal environments for research and interdisciplinary collaboration among students.
  • Adhering to strict biosafety protocols, our lab prioritizes the well-being of students and the integrity of their experiments. Additionally, experienced staff offer comprehensive support and training, guiding students on experimental design, data analysis, and troubleshooting.

The future scope of B.Tech. Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology) is promising and diverse. It encompasses crop improvement through genetic modification to enhance yield, pest resistance, drought tolerance, and nutritional content. Genetic engineering enables the introduction of desirable traits into plants, expanding possibilities for crop enhancement and bioproduction. Molecular farming utilizes genetically modified plants as bioreactors to produce pharmaceuticals and high-value products. Genome editing techniques like CRISPR-Cas9 revolutionize plant biotechnology, making crop improvement more efficient and precise. Plant synthetic biology designs new biological systems in plants, while functional genomics and omics approaches help understand plant biology comprehensively. Sustainable agriculture is promoted by reducing chemical inputs and developing climate-resilient crops. Biotechnological tools complement traditional plant breeding methods, facilitating the selection of desirable traits. Nutritional enhancement addresses malnutrition and nutrient deficiencies. As the field continues to evolve, researchers and companies work towards global challenges in food security, climate change, and sustainable agriculture, with a responsible approach considering ethical, environmental, and regulatory aspects.

Career Opportunities

Completing the B.Tech. Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology) program at UPES School of Health Sciences & Technology opens up a plethora of exciting career opportunities for graduates. With a strong foundation in plant biotechnology, graduates can venture into diverse fields such as agricultural research, crop improvement, genetic engineering, bioinformatics, and pharmaceuticals. They can join research institutes, biotech companies, agrochemical firms, or pharmaceutical companies as research scientists, biotechnologists, genetic engineers, or bioinformatics analysts. Additionally, opportunities in government organizations, environmental agencies, and academic institutions for pursuing higher studies and research are also available. The program equips graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to contribute significantly to the advancements and innovations in the field of plant biotechnology.


The B.Tech. Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology) program at UPES School of Health Sciences & Technology offers exceptional placement opportunities, propelling students towards successful careers in the biotechnology industry. The university's strong industry connections and dedicated placement cell ensure that graduates are well-prepared and equipped with the necessary skills to secure rewarding positions in leading biotech companies, research institutions, and agro-biotechnology firms. With a robust curriculum tailored to meet industry demands and expert guidance from faculty, students gain a comprehensive understanding of plant biotechnology, making them highly sought-after professionals. The program's excellent track record of placements further reaffirms UPES's commitment to nurturing talent and fostering growth in the ever-evolving field of biotechnology.

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 Sustainability & 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 
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 Engineering2013
Program Elective - II2013
Stem-Cell technology2013
Waste management and Upcycle2013
Machine Learning2013
Fundamentals of Plant 
Pathologyand 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 & 
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 (Plant 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

Selection for the B.Tech. Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology) program at UPES School of Health Sciences & Technology is determined by the individual's performance in UPESEAT / JEE Mains / Board Merit / SAT/CUET.

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