Top 10 Biotechnology Universities
Ministry of Human Resource Development has released their National Institutional Ranking Framework’s list for 2019 which ranks the higher education institutes of India.
The ministry does not rank the universities based on their biotechnology curriculum, so we have listed top 10 Biotechnology Universities on overall basis and we have also mentioned the various Biotechnology/ Life Sciences/ Biosciences courses offered by them.
1) Indian Institute of Technology Madras
The Department of Biotechnology at IIT Madras was established in 2004. The department provides two sound integrated (Dual Degree) programs namely BS/MS in Biosciences or BTech/MTech in Biological engineering with strong emphasis both on modern biology and engineering and on several laboratory experiments.
IIT Madras also offer Master of Science (MS) by research and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.
2) Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru
Established in 1909, IISc is India’s leading institution of advanced education and research in the sciences and in engineering.
The Division of Biological Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science is a hub for innovative research, interdisciplinary collaborations and teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels
3) Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi is one of the fifteen IITs created to be Centres of Excellence for training, research and development in science, engineering and technology In India.
The Department of Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology at IIT Delhi has a unique place in the development of biochemical engineering discipline in India.
The Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology offers the following degree programs:
- Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology
- Dual Degree Program: Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) and Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology
- Master of Science – M.S. (Research) in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology
- Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology
4) Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
IIT Bombay is recognised worldwide as a leader in the field of engineering education and research.
The Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering comprises of BT (Biotechnology) and BME (Biomedical Engineering) as core academic groups.
Currently department offer M.Sc. Biotechnology, M.Tech Biomedical Engineering, MSc-PhD Dual Degree Program, and Ph.D. program.
5) Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
The Department of Biotechnology offers joint MTech-PhD programme in Agricultural Biotechnology, Biotechnology and Biochemical Engg. It also offers BTech in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engg along with PhD programmes.
The School of Bio Science (BS) offers MSc Chemical & Molecular Biology along with PhD programmes.
6) Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, established in 1959, is one of the premier institutions established by the Government of India.
The Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering at IIT Kanpur is engaged in cutting-edge research and training in basic biology, biomedical and bioengineering fields. Department offers B.Tech, M.Tech, and Ph.D. programmes in Biological Sciences and Bioengineering.
7) Jawaharlal Nehru University
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi was one of the first six Universities in India to initiate a Postgraduate teaching and research programme in the field of Biotechnology in 1985.
The School of Biotechnology at JNU offers M.Sc. Biotechnology and Ph.D. Biotechnology programmes.
The School of Life Sciences offers programs of study leading to M.Sc. and M.Phil./Ph.D. degrees in Life Sciences.
8) Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Indian Institute of Technology – Roorkee is among the foremost of institutes of national importance in higher technological education and in engineering, basic and applied research.
Its Department of Biotechnology offers B.Tech Biotechnology, M.Sc. Biotechnology and Ph.D in varied areas of Biotechnology.
9) Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, the sixth member of the IIT fraternity, was established in 1994.
The Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati offers both undergraduate (B.Tech.) and postgraduate (M.Tech. and Ph.D.) academic programmes.
10) Banaras Hindu University
Banaras Hindu University is an internationally reputed university, situated in the holy city of Varanasi.
The School of Biotechnology at BHU offers M.Sc. in Biotechnology and Ph.D. in Biotechnology programmes.
In addition to the list of top 10 Biotechnology universities we have listed few more universities:
11) University of Hyderabad
The University of Hyderabad (UoH), one of the major institutions of higher education in India is largely devoted to postgraduate studies and is widely known for its excellence in research and for its distinguished faculty.
Its Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics offers MSc Biotechnology and MTech Bioinformatics. Department also offers PhD degree in Biotechnology and an integrated MSc-PhD in Biotechnology.
12) Calcutta University
Department of Biotechnology and Dr. B. C Guha Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology offers M.Sc. in Biotechnology and Ph.D. in Biotechnology programmes.
13) Jadavpur University
Jadavpur University is at present an internationally recognised premier university of the country.
Its Department of Life Science and Biotechnology currently offers Doctor of Philosophy in Science (Life science & Bio-technology) as well as Master of Science in Biotechnology.
14) Anna University, Chennai
Anna University is a state technical university in Tamil Nadu, India. It was established on 4 September 1978.
Department of Biotechnology established in 1984 is aptly established in premier technical university supporting multidisciplinary growth along with other engineering and technologies of wide diversity rarely seen in any other university or institution.
Its Department of Biotechnology currently offers B.Tech. Industrial Biotechnology, B.Tech. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, B.Tech. Food Technology programmes, M.Tech Biotechnology, M.Tech Biopharmaceutical Tech, M.Tech Food Technology, M.Tech Computational Biology, Ph.D. in Biotechnology
15) Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research academia that is accredited ‘A’ by NAAC and is ranked as one of the best research institutions in India.
Amrita School of Biotechnology provides an ideal setting for all-round development of students to achieve the goal of becoming well-trained in all aspects of Biotechnology and related fields. It currently offers B. Sc. in Microbiology, B. Sc. in Biotechnology, M. Sc. in Bioinformatics, M. Sc. in Microbiology, M. Sc. in Biotechnology, Ph. D. in Computational Neuroscience, Ph. D. in Biotechnology.