The Department of Biotechnology is functioning as a core teaching and research facility at present. The department offers academic programmes like B.Tech (Biotechnology), B.Tech (Bioinformatics) and M.Tech (Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering). The curriculum has been framed by Board of Studies members drawn from International and National level reputed academic, research and industrial organizations.
Despite the severe shortage of trained manpower in this emerging field, Vignan University is supported by experienced faculty with a rich and varied teaching and research exposure. Many of them have post doctoral research experience from standard Indian Institutions and reputed institutions abroad. The department aims to train students by imparting them latest knowledge in the fields of Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and other allied areas.
The B.Tech programmes are twined with management courses to develop not only technocrats but also techno leaders and entrepreneurs. Driven by new enterprise and innovation in recent years, the School of Biotechnology has an accelerated growth path and is rapidly attaining critical mass in terms of skills and capabilities to polish the students to be truly global players. The department aspires to transform its students into young scientists who will strive to create cutting edge ecofriendly technologies for solving global and national level environment problems, enhance food production, invent processing technologies and make India a market leader in agro and pharmaceutical products.
The Department has well defined and exclusive builtup space of about 1800 sq. meters at Aryabhatta Orbit with facilities for carrying out both regular academic as well as research work in various areas of biotechnology, housing, modern infrastructure, Bioprocess technology, Bioinformatics, Genetic Engineering, Plant Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Immunology etc.
Besides encouraging students to become proficient in their academic arena, the Department of Bio-technology motivates them to participate in various personality enhancing activities. The student association VIBA (Vignan's Innovative Biotechnologists Association) regularly conducts technical, cultural and literary competitions at both intra and inter University level.Professionals from presumed industry and national research laboratories, visit the department to give guest lectures and seminars in the latest developments and industrial practices in Biotechnology & Bioinformatics. Biotechnology engineers can easily make a career in Bioinformatics, for which the department conducts value added programmes in Bioinformatics like PERL, PYTHON to prepare the students for their prospective careers.
Dr.Vijaya Ramu Dirisala
Assoc. Professor & HoD, Biotech Dept