Ph.D in Biotechnology

Overview

Ph.D. or Doctor of Philosophy in Biotechnology is a Doctorate course in Biotechnology. It generally takes 3-5 years to complete, including coursework. A candidate who has completed their Masters in Biotechnology or Allied Biological Sciences with a minimum of 55 % or 5.5 CGPA can apply for this degree. Candidates who have qualified UGC-NET, UGC-CSIR-NET can sit directly for the personal interview.

Biotechnology is a field of study that uses living organisms or cellular and bio-molecular processes to make new products or provide new production methods. Recent scientific and technological improvements have transformed biotechnology. And have unlocked its fantastic potential in various areas such as health care, environment, food and beverage industry, forestry, industrial processes, and so on.

The applications of Biotechnology are manifold. It is used to develop medicines and healthcare products; it can provide food security and bioenergy through the genetic manipulation of crops and algae etc.

Biotechnology at GIET University has experienced and world-class faculty to guide the candidates in their research. The department also has well-equipped infrastructure for advanced research. Its intense research and development (R&D) program, up-to-date curricula, and modern laboratory infrastructure make it a much sought-after department. Candidates who enroll for a Ph.D. in Biotechnology at GIET University are allocated a supervisor who guides them in their research. The department is committed to providing academic assistance in the candidates’ research and scholarly pursuit.

Doctoral candidates can select several research areas where their supervisor actively guides them:

Medical Biotechnology

  • Development of diagnostics for various diseases and pathogens
  • Infectious diseases- diagnostics and anti-microbial resistance
  • Rational drug development for therapeutic application

Industrial Biotechnology

  • Industrial enzymes: bioprospecting, genome mining, and protein engineering
  • Bioremediation of contaminants and solid municipal waste.
  • Optimisation, up-scaling, and life-cycle analysis of bioprocesses

Plant Biotechnology

  • Genetic improvement of indigenous medicinal herbs
  • Genetic characterization and DNA barcoding of plants
  • Plant cell cultures for rapid multiplication and production of phytochemicals

Bioinformatics

  • Development of Bioinformatics tools and algorithms for analysis of biological data
  • Clinical Data warehouse development and mining
  • Protein modelling and computer-aided drug design

After completing a Ph.D. in Biotechnology, candidates can opt for a career in research and development (R & R&D) jobs of pharmaceutical companies. They can go for academics, the agriculture sector, and research institutes where candidates can get jobs. Another area with immense job potential is in Intellectual Property Research and Patenting.

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