Department of B.Sc. Biotechnology
The B.Sc Programme with optional subjects-Biotechnology, Genetics, and Biochemistry was established in the year 2001.Since its inception, the department has continuously progressed in imparting quality education in the respective fields. The department has a total of 07 faculty members, including guest faculties.One lab assistant and a lab attender also extend their support in maintenance of laboratories.
Each faculty has specialized in different domains of Biotechnology, Genetics and Biochemistry etc. With the objective of creating an excellent graduate to work in the field of life and applied life sciences by imparting lofty education through innovative teaching practices, the department is marching towards its excellence. Currently the Department strictly adheres to curriculum of Bangalore University for the 2016-2019, 2017-2020 batches and Bengaluru central university norms for 2018 onwards batches. The ICT enabled classrooms and the available Learning resources have strengthened its effective functioning along with the one to one practical teaching methodology.
The initiation of research culture at the Undergraduate level has been a prime focus and the same is materialized through student’s in-house projects, internships, Field visits and industrial visits etc. The well-equipped laboratories and e-learning facilities are the infrastructural facilities in achieving the department’s objective. The active students group in rendering their support is the major asset. Students are encouraged to participate in some of the pre-placements and placements activities. Most of the Students have secured exemplary, outstanding and first class with distinctions at the B.U and B.C.U examinations .The KRJS management, being a governing body has been continuosly contributing towards the effective functioning of the department overall.
Some of the innovative practices initiated over the recent years is organizing Guest lectures, Workshops, Students seminars, Sponsored science fair from Karnataka science and technology academy(KSTA) JEEVASOUKHYA -An intercollegiate BT fest,environmental awareness programmes such as walkathon, On campus plantations etc. One of the distinctiveness that could be highlighted is the 50 Hours of add-on course in Bioinformatics at Basic and Advanced level for UG students apart from their curriculum.
About B.Sc. Biotechnology
Biotechnology is an promising quarter in quest of expansion in the different areas of plant and animal culture, Immunological studies, Biomedicine, Tissue Engineering, Biosensors, Pharmaceutical, Bioprocess Technologies, Fermentation technology and Nanotechnology.
India is considered as one of the most recent biotech advancement nation across the globe. Several people across believe that India will be able to produce companies of utmost potential in the future. India's skill and capabilities in biotech is well renowned. But rapid growth of the industry will ultimately depend on accessibility of manpower excellence and superior educational institutions in the nation. BT is the most recent dawn segment. Experts express that BT industry may outshine IT in the entire expansion of employment, patent registration, Forex. earnings etc.
KSTA sponsored ‘VIJNANAMELA’ 2018/science fair was organised 0n 16.3.2018.
Guest lecture in applications of RDT-19.9.2018.
Guest lecture in Genetics diseases and inheritance pattern-24.9.2018.
Guest lecture in Spectroscopy-A tool for protein characterisation-26.9.2018.
JEEVASOUKHYA-2019; an intercollegiate BT FEST-3.4.2019.