B.Tech. (Genetic Engineering)

Bachelor of Techonology in Genetic Engineering

Duration: 4 Years
Level: Graduation
Type: Degree
Eligibility: 10+2 or Equivalent

B.Tech. Genetic Engineering or Bachelor of Technology in Genetic Engineering is an undergraduate Genetic Engineering course. Genetic engineering, also called genetic modification, is the direct human manipulation of an organism's genome using modern DNA technology. It involves the introduction of foreign DNA or synthetic genes into the organism of interest. During the course the following concepts are taken up; as traditional breeding methods used for the propagation of recombinant organisms. The most common form of genetic engineering involves the insertion of new genetic material at an unspecified location in the host genome. This is accomplished by isolating and copying the genetic material of interest using molecular cloning methods to generate a DNA sequence containing the required genetic elements for expression, and then inserting this construct into the host organism. The course is four years duration and is job orienting one in the very field.

B.Tech. Genetic Engineering Eligibility

  • The eligibility criteria for a graduate degree (B.E. / B.Tech.) is 10+2 or equivalent examination with Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics as well as genetics as part of the biology or a bachelors degree in science or molecular biology.

B.Tech. Genetic Engineering Syllabus

The syllabus is offered by the SRM University, Kanchipuram with effect from 2008-09.

Sem. I

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study

 

Theory 

1

Mathematics I

2

English

3

Physics

4

Chemistry

5

Basic Engineering I

 

Practical 

1

Physics Laboratory

2

Chemistry Laboratory

3

Computer Literacy

4

Engineering Drawing

5

NSS / NCC / NSO / YOGA

6

Personality Development I

Sem. II

   

1

Mathematics  LS II

2

Material Science

3

Principles of Environmental  Science

4

Biochemistry

5

Basic Engineering II

6

Cell Biology

7

Value Education

 

Practical 

1

Workshop Practice

2

Computer Practice

3

Biochemistry Laboratory

4

Personality Development II

Sem. III

 

Theory

1

Enzyme Technology

2

Genetics and Cytogenetics

3

Immunology

4

Microbiology

5

Mechanical Operations & Heat Transfer

6

German Language Phase I / Japanese Language phase I / French Language Phase I

7

Computer Skills

 

Practical

1

Microbiology Laboratory

2

Immunology Laboratory

3

Personality Development III

Sem. IV

 

Theory 

1

Basic Molecular Techniques

2

Molecular Biology

3

Stoichiometry and Engineering Thermodynamics

4

Bioprocess Principles

5

Biostatistics

6

German Language Phase II / Japanese Language phase II / French Language Phase II

7

Comprehension I

 

Practical 

1

Molecular Techniques Laboratory

2

Bio process Engineering Laboratory

3

Personality Development IV

Sem. V

 

Theory 

1

Advanced Molecular Techniques

2

Functional Genomics and Microarray Technology

3

Momentum Transfer

4

Bioprocess Engineering

5

Biophysics

6

Plant Tissue Culture and Transgenic Technology

7

Personality Development V

 

Practical

1

Gene Expression Laboratory

2

Plant Genetic Engineering Laboratory

3

Industrial Training I

Sem. VI

 

Theory

1

Recombinant DNA Technology

2

Bioinformatics

3

Chemical Reaction Engineering

4

Gene Therapy

5

Biosensors and Biochips

6

Elective-1

7

Comprehension  II

8

Personality Development VI

 

Practical

1

Gene Cloning & DNA Sequencing Laboratory

2

Bioinformatics  Laboratory

Sem. VII

 

Theory

1

Bio-separation Technology

2

Animal Cell Culture and Transgenic Technology

3

Nano-biotechnology in Healthcare

4

Stem Cell Biology

5

Elective II

6

Comprehension  II

 

Practical

1

Genome Analysis Laboratory

2

Animal Cell Culture Laboratory

3

Bio-separation Laboratory

4

Industrial Training II

Sem. VIII

 

Practical

1

Project Work

2

Bio-safety, Bioethics, IPR & Patents

3

Elective III

 

The Electives

 

VI Semester Electives

1

Human Genetics

2

Protein Engineering

3

Industrial Microbiology

4

Industrial management

 

VII Semester Electives

1

Bioreactor Design

2

Biomedical Engineering

3

Genes and Diseases

 

VIII Semester Electives

1

Bio-confinement  of Genetically Modified Organisms

2

Food Safety & Genetically Modified Food

3

Pharmaco-informatics

4

Molecular Medicine

 

B.Tech. Genetic Engineering Colleges

B.Tech. Genetic Engineering Course Suitability

  • One must have sharp analytical mind, an aptitude for research, high levels of concentration, eye for details, lively imagination, abundant physical stamina to put in long hours of work, ability to work as a team, moreover he should have a sound moral sense are the most suitable for it.
  • Those who want to go for higher degree programmes; so it gives a good base to them for it.
  • They should have sharp analytical mind, an aptitude for research, high levels of concentration, eye for details, lively imagination, abundant physical stamina to put in long hours of work, ability to work as a team, moreover he should have a sound moral sense. 

How is B.Tech. Genetic Engineering Course Beneficial?

  • They can be absorbed in medical and pharmaceutical industries, agricultural sectors and the research and development departments of government, semi-government and private sectors.
  • The pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries offer the best opportunities to genetic engineers and professionals with handsome salaries apart from other perks and benefits.
  • There are many Indian and multinational companies in biotech sector located in India and abroad offering quite good employment opportunities to genetic engineering professionals and scientists.

B.Tech. Genetic Engineering Job Types

  • Information Security Engineer
  • Junior Research Fellow
  • Research Scientist - Molecular biology
  • Scientific / Medical Writer
  • Information Management Specialist
  • Production Control Analyst
  • Technical writer
  • Control Engineer - Artificial Engineer
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Scientific / Medical Writer
  • Research Scientist - Molecular Biology

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