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School of Biotechnology & Microbiology
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School of Biotechnology & Microbiology

Our department provides elevated quality of teaching along with state of art research facilities to nurture the curious and inventive scholars such that they become adequately proficient to face the global challenges from the perspective of academia as well as industry. Department of Biotechnology currently offers B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in Biotechnology. The diverse qualifications of the faculty members ensure expertise in all aspect of Biotechnology as well as in various interdisciplinary areas. Department ensures academic flexibility and good deal of faculty-student interaction. Project work and seminar presentation are introduced in all courses to get an overview of the ongoing research andrecent development in the subject.

Biotechnology is one of the most sought-after interdisciplinary fields which is a combination of biological sciences with engineering technologies. It allows for the creation of different types of products that advance healthcare, medicine, agriculture, food, pharmaceutical, environmental control, and a lot more.

JIS University’s biotechnology colleges in Kolkata enable the students to acquire competencies relevant to technical skills which will help them reach the heights of success easily and with confidence. With a team of experienced faculty members, we acquaint the students with the knowledge that will help in their career growth. We provide proper orientation towards developing an all-round personality for our learners. We offer programmes that are consistent with their goals and objectives and ensure that the students grab the best opportunities available for their career path.

B. Sc. In Biotechnology

We ensure that when you enroll yourself in the best B. Sc. in Biotechnology colleges in Kolkata, you come out with all the knowledge and technical skills required to excel in the profession. The University has a mission to be one of the best universities in India and it is a favored destination for students, research scholars, and faculty members. The aspirants are assured of quality education as B. Sc. in Biotechnology from JIS University is duly accredited and affiliated by University Grants Commission, New Delhi.

The Department of Biotechnology strives to inculcate in its students with sound knowledge in technical studies along with realized social responsibilities. This helps the students to combat any current and impending challenges that are faced across the globe. The highly experienced and well-qualified faculty members impart high-quality education and training to all the students to make them sound professionals with the foresight to easily understand the problems of varied industries and offer innovative solutions with their knowledge and skills.

Vision:- The vision of the Department is to create a niche in different areas of Biotechnology, and produce competent Biotechnologist who can tackle problems in both academic and industrial sectors.

Mission:- The mission of the department is to prepare students in multidisciplinary fields with emphasis on training and research in Biotechnology. To offer quality education so that students can interlink between basic and applied science along with focus on industry based problems. To provide hands on training courses in the rapidly advancing field of biotechnology along with emphasis on Entrepreneurship skill development programs.

Program Educational Objective

  • PEO1: To understand and apply basic concepts in Biotechnology through interdisciplinary subjects which will create foreground for higher studies in future.
  • PEO2: To imbibe and implement state-of-the-art technology and inoculate research aptitude in students.
  • PEO3: To ensure participation in individual and team oriented projects and workshops so as to produce professionals with leadership qualities and problem handling attitude for becoming entrepreneurs of the future.
  • PEO4: To enforce knowledge through updated curriculum in accordance to national/international competitive examinations.
  • PEO5: To introduce in students, professional ethics, problem solving attitude and innovative thinking for the welfare of society and human beings.

Program Outcome:

  • PO1: This will create a bridge between different areas and related subjects of Biotechnology like Engineering, Computer, Mathematics and Science.
  • PO2. Students will grow an ability to review literature, design and conduct experiments, and interpret data.
  • PO3. Students can apply modern and conventional techniques or software to solve protein structure and perform modelling designs along with an understanding of the limitations.
  • PO4. Individual and teamwork can make students function effectively in multidisciplinary scenario and address complex problems.
  • PO5. Use of research-based knowledge will help to design new experiments, analysis and interpret data.
  • PO6. Contextual knowledge can help to address issues related to legal and societal issues.
  • PO7. Environmental problems and sustainable solutions can be unearthed from their updated curriculum design.
  • PO8. Students can understand the professional and ethical responsibility from their course design and experimental research journal and implement the same.
  • PO9. Prepare them to give effective presentation, broaden communication with inter and intra write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • P10. Students can learn Project handling and finance dealing in multidisciplinary environments.

B.Sc Biotechnology (Honors)

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility: Passed 10+2 Examination with a minimum of 45%* marks in science stream as per the following requirements:

Biology is compulsory in addition to any two subjects from Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / Computer Science / Statistics

M.Sc in Biotechnology

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: Candidates from Universities of West Bengal with B.Sc. (H) in relevant discipline are eligible. Candidates from other states should have a minimum of 50%* marks in relevant discipline along with 45%* marks in aggregate.

B.Sc. in Microbiology

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility: Biology is compulsory in addition to any two subjects from Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / Computer Science / Statistics.

M.Sc. in Microbiology

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: Candidates from Universities of West Bengal with B.Sc. (H) in relevant discipline are eligible. Candidates from other states should have a minimum of 50%* marks in relevant discipline along with 45%* marks in aggregate.

Ph.D. in Biotechnology

Duration: 3-4 years

Eligibility: M.Sc. in any branch of Life Science or allied fields

PhD in Microbiology

Duration: 3-4 years

Eligibility: M.Sc. in Microbiology.


Departmental laboratories are equipped with the necessary instruments and facilities required for carrying out day to day practical classes and research work.

After the successful completion of the Course, one can enlist in the State Bar Council roll and there after qualify in the All Indian Bar Council Examination. Then one can independently practice law in any Court in India. The individual can go for practice in several other administrative Tribunals and Courts. A student can also apply for several jobs both in the governmental as well as non-governmental organizations.

The jobs in government sector include judicial services, law officers, public prosecutors, assistant prosecutor, law clerks and legal officers in baking as well as insurance sector. Non- governmental jobs include law firms, drafting and conveyancing , corporate houses, jobs in private banks and non-banking financial institutions, legal research, legal content writing, legal publishing, legal process outsourcing and legal consultation.

Students interested in higher studies may pursue LLM (Masters in law), Ph.D. and LLD both in India as well as in abroad.

We have already in progress to develop state-of-the-art research infrastructure in various areas of biological sciences. Recent areas of research in the department are: Enzyme kinetics and enzyme secretion, microbial metabolism and regulation, genetic engineering, protein structure, function and engineering etc. One of our current focuses is on identification of pure herbal and/or synthetic compounds/herbal extracts having in-vitro anti-proliferative activities against different cancer cell lines, understanding alterations and cross-talks among signaling pathways in cancers.

Research Projects

Project Title Funding Agency Duration Principal Investigator
Production of Enzyme-Nanoparticle Based biocathode for Biofuel Cell DST-SERB 3 Years Dr. Mainak Mukhopadhyay


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