MTech Biotechnology

MTech Biotechnology

Masters
·
2 years
  • Fee: NPR 528000

Kathmandu University School of Science, Department of Biotechnology offers in M.Tech Biotechnology program. 

M.Tech in Biotechnology program of Kathmandu University aims to fulfill the acute shortage of competent biotechnologists in the national bio-industries and allied areas with a mission to cater and supply a steady stream of highly competent biotechnology graduates required for the country. 

Eligibility

Students who have completed 4 years undergraduate programs in Biotechnology, Agricultural Science, Food Technology, Microbiology, Pharmacy , Biochemistry and Veterinary Science and other relevant degrees with minimum 60 % in aggregate or 2.5 CGPA are eligible to apply.

Students, who have completed 3 years undergraduate programs with minimum 60 % in aggregate or 2.5 CGPA, will have to undertake 1 year bridge course, in Biotechnology, to be conducted by the Department.

Job Prospects

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 peoples standards of living. Major avenues of career development for M. Tech Biotechnology graduates are as follows:

  1. Research and development in processing of diverse biological materials.
  2. Managing bio-industries.
  3. Employment opportunities are available in the industries such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, and plant & animal biotechnology. Other options are available in forensics, disease and diagnostic therapy, education and environmental protection bodies.

Prospect Careers

Curricular Structure

First Semester: Total Credits 17

Course No.

Title of the Course

Credits

BIOT551

Cell Biology and Genetics

3

BIOT553

Advanced Biochemistry

3

BIOT543

Microbiology and Immunology

3

BIOT544

Quality Management System and IPR

3

BIOT561

Research Methodology and Biostatistics

3

BIOT591

Laboratory Techniques I

2

 

Second Semester: Total Credits 18

Course No.

Title of the Course

Credits

BIOT556

Bioinstrumentation

3

BIOT557

Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering

3

BIOT580

Plant and Animal Cell Culture

3

BIOT545

Advanced Environmental Biotechnology

3

BIOT546

Bioinformatics

3

BIOT 590

Seminar-I

1

BIOT592

Laboratory Techniques II

2

 

Third Semester: Total Credits 17

Course No.

Title of the Course

Credits

BIOT577

Plant Pathology and Pest Management

3

BIOT582

Medical Biotechnology

3

BIOT576

Agriculture Biotechnology

3

BIOT570

Industrial Biotechnology

3

BIOT560

Entrepreneurship and Project Management

3

BIO1594

Laboratory Techniques II

2

 

Fourth Semester: Total Credits 11

Course No.

Title of the Course

Credits

BIOT596

Proposal & Manuscript Writing

1

 BIOT595

Seminar - II

1

BIOT599

Dissertation

9