Science and Technology
B.Tech. (in Biotechnology) is a pioneering program in Nepal. Biotechnology is a frontier area offering a new technological base to understand living beings at the molecular level unravel the genetic codes that govern biological processes and thereby be able to manipulate those for the betterment of humankind.
Biotechnology is not just one subject; rather it is an amalgam of a number of different scientific fields. Biotechnology uses knowledge of microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry just to name a few. In recent times, new concepts such as bioinformatics, proteomics, microarrays are becoming standard terminologies within this vast area of research. Novel research findings by scientists in this field of science are helping people worldwide in their quest for a healthier lifestyle.
The program is an intensive four-year course stretch over eight semesters of full time study.
Eligibility: Candidates should have passed I.Sc. (or 10+2 or equivalent) with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and 50% in PCM or PCB. Students who have passed Class 11 and waiting for the Class 12 results can also apply. Applicants with GCSE A-Level must have minimum of 'C’ grade in at least three related A-Level advanced courses.
Formal Admission takes place in July - August for the Fall Term. Selection of candidates is based on:
A career in biotechnology is not just a job; it is an invitation to participate in the development of new products and processes that also contribute to improving people's standards of living.
Major avenues of career development opportunities are as follows: