Institute of Genetic Engineering (IGE)

First College in West Bengal started Biotechnology and Genetics courses

B.SC in Biotechnology

Duration : 6 Semesters (Three Years)

Eligibility : For admission in B.Sc, students from science stream with 10+2 (HS exam) or equivalent (ISC, CBSE etc.) examination having Physics / Chemistry / Biology / Mathematics (any two Science subject is compulsory) and pass mark in each subject will be eligible.

Scope of Biotechnology for B.Sc students

Scope of Biotechnology for BSc students

If you are a BSc student in biotechnology or any other biological sciences related fields, it is highly recommended that you pursue your MSc. The job opportunities for BSc graduates in a highly research oriented field as biotechnology is very less and most students tend to pursue their MSc in Biotechnology or a specialized discipline of biotechnology. India is home to some excellent MSc programs such as JNU, DU, IISc, TIFR, IITs etc. With an MSc degree, most students tend to work in research labs and industries as research assistants. The pay package is also quite less for MSc graduates. Since India is still developing, it is highly recommended that you do your MSc in a reputed institution for good campus placements and job opportunities. If your university is not reputed, chances of any biotech company coming for placements will be zero.

A BSc degree focuses more on the biological sciences aspect of Biotechnology. Yes, there will be a few subjects (1 or 2) related to industrial processes but the main emphasis will be on R&D in biological sciences fields such as Biochemistry, Plant and Animal Biotechnology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Microbial Genetics, to name a few.

Students can be placed in renowned companies

Students can be placed in renowned companies, universities and research institutions in India and worldwide for their work in Biotechnology and allied fields.

Names of Companies

Pharmaceuticals

  • Biocon, IFGL Bioceramics Limited, Orbees medical, Invitrogen, Glaxosmithkline, Reliance life sciences, CTS life sciences, Dr.Reddy’s labs, Cipla, Jubilant life sciences, Wockhardt, Torrent pharma, Cadila healthcare, Ranbaxy etc.

Universities and research institutions

  • Center for Cell and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), CSIR - Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB), National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), National Brain Research Centre (NBRC) , National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), National Chemical Laboratories (NCL), National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology ( RGCB), Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIRIMTech) , MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), National Institute of Immunology (NII), AUKBC research centre, Centre for Stem Cell Research (CSCR) etc.

Healthcare

  • Cerner corporation, Unitedhealth Group etc.

B.Sc DEGREE COURSE (Hons) in Biotechnology

DURATION

DURATION : Six Semesters (Three Years)

Total Credit 140 Credits

COURSE STRUCTURE

  • 1. In view of the increasing demand for training manpower in the area of Molecular Biology, Genetic Medicine and Biotechnology, it was consensus of the committee (Faculties & experts) that this course should be broad based and should be able to give a good insight into modern biology and important component of hands-on training to the students. Thus by nature it will be an interdisciplinary course.
  • a. For admission, students from Science stream with 10+2 (HS exam) or equivalent, ISC, CBSE exam will be eligible.
  • b. Admission will be through selection test CET (Common Entrance Examination) and also on the basis of the merit.
  • c. The number of students for this course to be admitted this year will be 60.
  • 2.The fee structure should be on no grant basis as applicable to technical courses.

BSc : Biotechnology (Hons) Syllabus

FIRST SEMESTER

CORE COURSE (4+2 credits) ABILITY ENHAINCEMENT
COMPULSORY(2 credits)
[Any One (T+P)]
GENERIC ELECTIVE (4+2 credits)
[Any One (T+P)]
Paper Name Paper Code Paper Name Paper Code Paper Name Paper Code
Biochemistry and Metabolism CBT-101 English Communication AECBT- 101 Bio-mathematics I
(Theory+Tutorial)
GEBT-101
Lab on Biochemistry and Metabolism CBT-191
Cell Biology CBT-102 Computer
Fundamentals
AECBT-102 Plant and animal tissue culture (T) GEBT-102
Lab on Cell Biology CBT-192 Lab On Plant and animal tissue culture(P) GEBT-192
    Environmental Science AECBT- 103 Biotechnology and Human welfare(T) GEBT-103
Lab on Biotechnology and Human welfare (P) GEBT-193

SECOND SEMESTER

CORE COURSE ABILITY ENHANCEMENT
COMPULSORY
[Any One (T+P)]
GENERIC ELECTIVE
[Any One (T+P)]
Paper Name Paper Code Paper Name Paper Code Paper Name Paper Code
General licrobiology CBT-201 Computer Fundamentals AECBT- 201 C Programming Language GEBT-201
Lab on General
Microbiolo!!v
CBT-291 C Programming Lab GEBT-291
Chemistry-1 CBT-202 Environmental
Science
AECBT- 202 Inheritance biology GEBT-202
Lab on Chemistiy-1 CBT-292 Lab on Inheritance biolol!V GEBT-292
Plant and Mammalian Physiology CBT-203     Biomathemtics II (Theory +Tutorial) GEBT-203
Lab on Plant
and Mammalian Physiolo!!v
CBT-293

THIRD SEMESTER

CORE COURSE SKILL ENHANCEME NT COURSE
[Anv One (T+P)]
GENERIC ELECTIVE
[Any One (T+P)]
Paper Name Paper Code Paper Name Paper Code Paper Name Paper Code
Genetics CBT-301 Enzymology SECBT-301 Biostatistics GEBT-301
Lab on Biostatistics GEBT-391
Chemistry-II CBT-302 Industrial fermentation SECBT-302 Biological Diversity
and Taxonomy
GEBT-302
Lab on Chemistry-II CBT-392 Lab on Biological Diversity and Taxonomy GEBT-392
Molecular Biology CBT-303 Plant and animal chromosome preparation and karyotyping SECBT-303 Data Structure &
Numerical Analysis
GEBT-303
Lab on Molecular Biolo!!V CBT393 Data Structure Lab GEBT-393

FOURTH SEMESTER

CORE COURSE(4+2 credits) SKILL ENHANCEMENT COURSE
(2 credits) [Any One (T+P)]
GENERIC ELECTIVE(4+2 credits)
[Any One (T+P)]
Paper Name Paper Code Paper Name Paper Code Paper Name Paper Code
Immunology CBT-401 Molecular Diagnostics SECBT-401 Entrepreneurship Development GEBT-401
Lab on Immunology CBT-401 Biofertilzers SECBT-402 Lab on
Entrepreneurship Development
GEBT-491
Bio- analytical Tools CBT402 Research
Methodology
SECBT-403 Ecology and
Environmental Management
GEBT-402
Lab on Bio- analytical Tools CBT492 Basics of Forensic Science SECBT-404 Lab on Ecology and Environmental Management GEBT-492
    Introduction to DBl\IS, Computer networking and Numerical analysis GEBT-403
    Lab on DBIS,
Compute1·networking and Numerical analvsis
GEBT-493

FIFTH SEMESTER

CORE COURSE (4+2 credits) DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ELECTIVE (4+2credits)
[Anv One (T+P)from A group and one from B group]
Paper Name Paper Code Paper Name Paper Code
Bioprocess Technology CBT-501 Animal Biotechnology DSEBT-501A
Lab on Bioprocess Technolo2v CBT -591 Lab on Animal Biotechnology DSEBT -591A
Recombinant DNA
Technolo2v
CBT -502 Model organism and human genome project DSEBT -502A
Lab on Recombinant DNA TechnolOR:Y CBT -592 Lab on Model organism and human genome project DSEBT 592 A
    Medical biotechnology DSEBT -503A
    Lab on 1eclical biotechnolog DSEBT -593A
(Anv one)
    Plant Biotechnology DSEBT501B
    Lab on Plant Biotechnology DSEBT591B
    Plant secondary metabolites and Bio- transformation DSEBT -
502B(Any one)
    Lab on Plant secondary metabolites and Bio-transformation DSEBT -592B

SIXTH SEMESTER

CORE COURSE(4+2 credits) DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ELECTIVE(4+2 credits)
[Any One (T +P) from A group]
Paper Name Paper Code Paper Name Paper Code
Genomics, Proteomics and
Bioinformatics
CBT-601 Genetic Modification
In agriculture and Medicine
DSEBT-601A
Lab on Genomics, proteomics and Bioinformatics CBT -691 Lab on Genetic Modification In agriculture and Medicine DSEBT-691A
IPR, Biosafety and ethical issues CBT -602 Environmental Biotechnology DSEBT-602A
Lab on IPR, Biosafety and ethical issues CBT -692 Lab on Environmental Biotechnology DSEBT-692A
(Any one)
    Project/ Dissertation DSEBT-601B