Master of Science (M.Sc) in Environmental Biotechnology
M. Sc. Program in Environmental Biotechnology is offered by the Department of Biotechnology. The Department of Biotechnology at JIIT, NOIDA, established in 2002, remains committed to provide research-informed teaching and learning, and vibrant R & D environment. Faculty with rich research exposure in academia and industry both in India and abroad contributes to the department academic core.The department has 22 faculty members with rich teaching and research experience in diverse areas of Biotechnology: Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Environmental Sciences, Bioinformatics etc . The department offers B. Tech, Integrated B. Tech-M Tech, M. Tech., M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in Biotechnology.
The research emphasis is reflected in the active doctoral program (46 students pursuing PhD and 27 completed), publications in international/national journals, and sponsored research projects totaling approximately INR-9.44 Crores from premier national funding agencies namely, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), the Department of Science and Technology (DST), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) and Department of AYUSH. Interaction with leading scientists from academia and industry through invited lectures, workshops and conferences ensures all-round development of the students. Our students continue to secure positions in graduate schools for MS/Ph.D at universities of international/National repute such as Max Planck Institutes, John Hopkins, Georgia Tech, Keck Graduate Institute, Penn State, IITs etc. among others. Many students have been selected in core biotechnology firms Panacea Biotech, Cadilla Biotech, Ranbaxy, and Premas Biotech Ltd.
Environmental awareness amongst the general public is increasing with each passing day and people are genuinely concerned about the deteriorating environmental quality. Biotechnology involves the use of living systems for developing products for the benefit of mankind. It is a broad area encompassing applications in various fields such as medicine, food, and environment. Environmental biotechnology specifically focuses on the application of biotechnology-based processes for providing solutions to halt or arrest environmental damage. Emerging concerns regarding global environmental changes requires an urgent necessity to address the issues arising from pollution, climate change, damage to natural ecosystems and biodiversity, and food security. Biotechnology-based solutions can be a sustainable and eco-friendly approach for finding cost-effective measures. In contrast to available conventional technologies, biotechnology-based strategies for the environment can be very successfully implemented, keeping environmental laws and regulations in mind.
The two-year M.Sc. Environmental Biotechnology will have courses pertaining to basics-to-application of existing and emerging biotechnological tools for the process development and reducing or mitigating the impact of environmental pollutants. An optimum blend of theory, labs and dissertation/hands on project work will prepare students for a career in industry, academia and entrepreneurship, both in public and private sectors.