Changes in the economy towards science and technology require a new profile of knowledge and skills to be incorporated into academic criteria. Globally, biotechnology represents a major driver for a high technology professional career. The demands from the biotechnology workforce sector for development of knowledge and competencies were a major driving force for starting the B.E. Biotechnology program at BITS in the Middle East.

The Department of Biotechnology established in the year 2007, offers B.E. and PhD in Biotechnology. It houses a total of six state of the art laboratories which are actively used for teaching and a dedicated research laboratory for PhD scholars and undergraduate thesis and projects. The department houses several advanced equipments such as HPLC, GC-FID/TCD, GC-MS, ICP-OES, fluorescence microscope, real time PCR, chemidoc, lyophilizer, zetasizer etc. and microbial, algal and mammalian tissue culture facilities. Undergraduate students are provided with comprehensive hands-on experimental skills on these equipments and facilities. To further improve their laboratory skills, students can also opt for multiple lab-based projects supervised by our faculties with wide range of expertise in the fields of microbiology, industrial microbiology, genetic engineering and recombinant DNA technology, nanobiotechnology, plant biotechnology, human disease biology and metabolism, drug discovery, systems biology and computational biology.

The Department of Biotechnology collaborates with the International Centre for Bio saline Agriculture (ICBA) for engaging in R&D activities such as bio saline agriculture and biofertilizer development. As a part of MoU, there is a provision of Internship (PS) for students through short term and long-term projects at both the Institutes. In addition, the department has MoU with the Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University, UAE for collaborative research in the field of clinical microbiology and pharmacology. More recently, in the year 2021, the department has initiated a collaboration with the Human Biosciences, Inc, USA, a global biotechnology company, to redefine wound care that is expected to produce ground breaking advancements in wound care products.

  • The Vision
  • The Mission
  • To produce knowledgeable and skilled biotechnology graduates capable of applying their acquired knowledge to scientific research and development in the field of agriculture, healthcare, forensics and the environment biotechnology for the benefit of the society

  • The vision of the Biotechnology Department is to establish itself as a Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology, known for its exceptional teaching and research capabilities. By leveraging advanced teaching methodologies and cutting-edge research techniques, the department aims to become a hub of innovation in the field of biotechnology in Dubai.

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We provide well equipped laboratories for students which enable them to conduct their research studies without any hassles. The instruments range from simple analytical instruments like the UV-Vis spectrophotometer to Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometer.

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