Biotechnology is the utilization of living organism to develop useful products, and it is usually use in agriculture, food production and medicine/drug production.Genetic engineering as well as cell and tissue culture technologies are some of the modern approach of it to fulfil human needs.Development of a large number of diagnostics for major diseases, genetic disorders, cancer, tuberculosis, HIV, malaria, better understanding of the human brain from molecular to systems level to enable control and treatment of large number of currently uncurable neurological disorders and development of new generation vaccines including the DNA vaccine would move fast. Our inherent strength of Ayurveda and traditional systems of medicine would be optimally utilised through biotechnological interventions. Realising that the present century would greatly depend on medicines from plant-based systems, development of new molecules, drugs, prospecting of new genes and the whole field of pharmacogenomics would be a mission.
Basic Research in New Biology and Biotechnology
(c) Basic biological phenomena with potential application
(d) Agriculture, Plant and Animal Biotechnology
(e) Environment and Biodiversity
(f) Medical Biotechnology
(h) Bioprocesses, Product Development, and Bioinstrumentation
(i) Human Resource Development
(j) Creation and Strengthening of Infrastructure in Existing Institutions and setting up new Institutions
(k) Biotechnology for Societal Development
(l) Biosafety, Ethical and Proprietary Issues
(m) Basic Research in New Biology and Biotechnology
How to pursue Biotechnology courses ?
You can opt for a graduate course of Biotech either B.Sc or B.Tech. Even after graduating in Chemistry, Physics, Microbiology and Biology you can also opt for a research in Biotechnology. After a PG degree you can alternatively get a PhD and even can pursue post doctoral research in the subject.
Institute that teaches Biotech in India:
CENTRE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY
Anna University, Chennai- 600025, INDIA
Phone: 2350772, 2350299
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY
New Delhi – 110067
Phone: 26165886/ 26167557
ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi – 110025
Jadavpur, Kolkata – 700032