- Fee: NPR 821000
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.
10+2 (or equivalent) examinations with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) or Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB)
OR Minimum 2.4 GPA in aggreate and minimum C+ in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) or Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) and minimum C in other subjects.
Formal Admission takes place in July - August for the Fall Term. Selection of candidates is based on:
- Scores on the KU Undergraduate Admission Test (a two-hour test to access proficiency in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics), and
- Merit of academic attainments up to the higher secondary or intermediate level
- Personal interview
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:
- Research and development in the processing of diverse biological materials and in the field of managing bio-industries.
- Employment opportunities are available in the industries such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages and plant and animal biotechnology and other options in forensics, disease and diagnostic therapy, education and environmental protection bodies.
- Opening ways for pursuing further studies at Masters or Doctoral levels.