Biotechnology is one of the most revolutionary and beneficial scientific advances of the last quarter-century. It is an interdisciplinary science including entire Life Sciences and many more. It is a conglomeration of various combined technologies applied to live cells for the production of a particular product or enhancing its quality according to our preferences. Genetics engineering, genomics, bio-computing, biomedical engineering, biosensors, bioinformatics, etc. will be the hot topics for the next decade or so. Its application varies from agriculture, food processing, pharmaceutical, chemical, bio-products, textiles, medicine, nutrition, environmental conservation, animal sciences, etc.

The program has been designed to bridge the gap between industry requirements and the growing demand for skilled manpower in the life science sector. Hands-on training in practical techniques, which are being, used commonly like culture methods, biochemical techniques, etc. Students also examine a range of practical applications and enhance the skill for future research.

Program Educational Objective (PEO)

PEO 1: To produce graduate in Biotechnology with strong technical sounds in Bioscience.

PEO 2: To promote the students towards the research aspect to resolve the social problems.

PEO 3: To generate potential knowledge to identify, assess, and formulate the needs of biotechnology industries.

PEO 4: Recognition of the need for and engage in the lifelong learning process for a productive career.

PEO 5: To inculcate the capability to work as a Researcher and entrepreneur with strong ethics.

Program Outcomes

PO 1: Ability to gain the knowledge fundamental fields of biotechnology

PO 2: To empower the students to acquire technological know-how by connecting disciplinary and interdisciplinary aspects of biotechnology.

PO 3: To learn research-based knowledge including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and valid conclusions.

PO 4:  Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources with an understanding of the limitations.

PO 5: Able to think originally, conceptualize, and solve different fields of biotechnology problems, evaluate a wide range of potential solutions for the core area of expertise.

PO 6: To distinguish the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in lifelong learning independently with a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to improving knowledge and competence continuously.

PO 7: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the research practice.

PO 8: Recognize the importance of Bioethics, IPR, and entrepreneurship so as to usher the next generation of Indian Industrialists.

Program Specific Outcome

PSO 1: Cell Biology- The student has a strong foundation on the functions of the Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells.

PSO 2: Fundamentals of Microbiology – The student has an understanding of the concept of culturing microbes, Characterization, and Industrial Application.

PSO 3: Principles of Genetics – The students have to know the concept of gene and the relationship between genotype and phenotype

PSO 4: Bioinstrumentation –The student has thoughtful knowledge of the theory, operation, and function of analytical instruments.

PSO 5: Plant Biotechnology –  The student has trained in technological updation of advancement in the Agriculture sector.

PSO 6: Animal Biotechnology – Students learn about the transgenic animal, their application in the pharmaceutical industry, cloning, and its importance.

PSO 7: Genetic Engineering- The student would be able to demonstrate the role of genetic engineering in gene therapy and its applications in agriculture and medicine.

PSO 8: Molecular Biology – The student has understood the molecular mechanism of the prokaryotic and eukaryotic genome.

PSO 9: Environmental Biotechnology – The students are able to analyze case studies representatives of key areas of Environmental Ecology.

PSO 10: Industrial Biotechnology – The student will aware of better opportunities biotechnology in the industry

S.No. Sem Part Sub Type Sub Code Subject Credit Hours INT EXT Total
1 1 1 L1 19BGE1BT Language – I 4 4 40 60 100
2 1 2 L2 19BGE1BE English for Communication – I 4 4 40 60 100
3 1 3 Core 19BBT1CA Core  –  Fundamentals of Microbiology 4 4 40 60 100
4 1 3 Core Practical 19BBT1CP Core Practical – Lab in Fundamentals of Microbiology 2 4 20 30 50
5 1 3 DSC 19BBTC01 Cell Biology 4 4 40 60 100
6 1 3 DSC Practical 19BBTCP1 Lab in Cell Biology 2 4 20 30 50
7 1 3 Allied-I 19BCHA01 Chemistry I 4 4 40 60 100
8 1 4  19BCSAFC Environmental Studies 2 2 50 50
9 1 6 19BBT1VA Good Lab Practice 2 50 50
28 30      
1 2 1 L3  19BGE2BT Language – II 4 4 40 60 100
2 2 2 L4 19BGE2BE English for Communication – II 4 4 40 60 100
3 2 3 Core 19BBT2CA Core  – Principles of Genetics 4 4 40 60 100
4 2 3 Core Practical 19BBT2CP Core Practical – Lab in Genetics 2 4 20 30 50
5 2 3 DSC 19BBTC02 Bioinstrumentation 4 4 40 60 100
6 2 3 DSC Practical  19BBTCP2 Lab in Bioinstrumentation 2 4 20 30 50
7 2 3 Allied-II 19BMAA13 Biostatistics and Computer Application 4 4 40 60 100
8 2 4 19BPYAFC Human Rights 2 2 50 50
9 2 6  19BBT2VA Food Adulteration 2 50 50
28 30      
1 3 3 Core 19BBT3CA Core –  Plant Biotechnology 4 5 40 60 100
2 3 3 Core Practical 19BBT3CP Core Practical – Lab in Plant Biotechnology 2 4 20 30 50
3 3 3 DSC 19BBTC03 Biochemistry 4 5 40 60 100
4 3 3 DSC Practical 19BBTCP3 Lab in Biochemistry 2 4 20 30 50
5 3 3 Allied-III 19BBTA01 Nanoscience & Nanotechnology 4 5 40 60 100
6 3 4 SEC 19BBTS01 Human Anatomy  & Physiology 2 5 20 30 50
7 3 4  19BENAFC Communicative English 2 2 50 50
8 3 6  19BBT3VA Medical Coding I 2 50 50
9 3 6 19BBT3IS Nature Medicine 2 50 50
24 30      
1 4 3 Core 19BBT4CA Core – Immunology, and Immunotechnology 4 5 40 60 100
2 4 3 Core Practical 19BBT4CP Core Practical – Lab in Immunology and Immunotechnology 2 4 20 30 50
3 4 3 DSC 19BBTC04 Animal Biotechnology 4 5 40 60 100
4 4 3 DSC Practical  19BBTCP4 Lab in Animal Biotechnology 2 4 20 30 50
5 4 3 Allied-IV 19BBTA02 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 4 5 40 60 100
6 4 4 SEC 19BBTS02 Research Methodology 2 5 20 30 50
7 4 4  19BMAAFC Quantitative Aptitude 2 2 50 50
8 4 6 19BBT4VA Medical Coding II 2 50 50
9 4 6  19BBT4IS Food Processing & Preservation 2 50 50
24 30      
1 5 3 Core 19BBT5CA Core – Genetic Engineering 4 4 40 60 100
2 5 3 Core Practical 19BBT5CP Core Practical – Lab in Genetic Engineering 2 4 20 30 50
3 5 3 DSC 19BBTC05 Molecular Biology 4 4 40 60 100
4 5 3 DSC Practical 19BT5CP Lab in Molecular Biology 2 4 20 30 50
5 5 3 DSE DSE – I Elective  – I – DSE 1E 4 5 40 60 100
6 5 3 DSE DSE – II Elective  – II – DSE 2E 4 5 40 60 100
7 5 4 SEC 19BBTS03 Bioinformatics 2 4 20 30 50
8 5 6  19BBT5VA Techniques in  Molecular Markers 2 50 50
24 30      
1 6 3 Core 19BBT6CA Core – Environmental Biotechnology 4 6 40 60 100
2 6 3 Core Practical 19BBT6CP Core Practical – Lab in Environmental Biotechnology 2 4 20 30 50
3 6 3 DSE DSE – III Elective – III – DSE 3E 4 6 40 60 100
4 6 3 DSE DSE – IV Elective – IV – DSE 4E 4 6 40 60 100
5 6 3 Core Course – XI DSC Core Project 8 4 80 120 200
6 6 4 SEC 19BBTS04 Entrepreneurial Development Program 2 4 20 30 50
7 6 5 Extension Activity- EX % 2 50 50
26 30 1900 1950 3850
Total credit 154
ELECTIVE I ELECTIVE II ELECTIVE III ELECTIVE IV
Food Biotechnology (19BBTE01) Medical Biotechnology

(19BBTE03)

Industrial Biotechnology

(19BBTE05)

Bioethics, IPR, and Biosafety

(19BBTE07)

Cancer Biology

(19BBTE02)

Agriculture Biotechnology

(19BBTE04)

Herbal Technology

(19BBTE06)

Biodiversity and Ecology

(19BBTE08)

Biotechnology has rapidly emerged as an area of having a marked impact on almost all domains of human welfare ranging from plant science, food processing, protecting the environment, production, and proactively trade and economy. The contribution of biotech products to global markets has been around $100 billion and countries to be on the rise. Major demand has been in the area of human health, agriculture, and industrial products. The projection shows that there will be thousands of unfilled science and technology jobs in these areas of biotechnology.

Job Prospects: Biopharmaceutical Industries, Medical Labs, Medical Transcription, Funding agencies, IPR Industry, Research assistants, R&D, Prospects for admission in M.Sc., M.Tech, Ph.D. in India or abroad, Professor and Assistant Professor, Scientists, BIO – Entrepreneurship and a few more.

The discipline of biotechnology enables students to meet the technological and biological challenges of today and tomorrow.

A graduate student of Biotechnology from Rathinam College of Arts and science will be well-trained in the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject, making them ready for both industrial and academic careers.

Life sciences form the basis of a variety of careers, ranging from academia and research to meeting industrial needs in domains such as medicine and pharmaceuticals.