BIOT-5101     INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY                               3(3+0)

To acquaint students with the basic concepts and significance of biotechnology as it stands today. The subject covers basic scientific knowledge and its application in biotechnology. Some historical examples, contemporary applications of biotechnology will be discussed to provide tools and basic knowledge in order to understand biotechnology. The emerging areas of biotechnology, for example Agricultural Biotechnology, Protein, Forensic Biotechnology, Bioremediation, Aquatic Biotechnology, Regulatory agencies and issues that impact Biotechnology industry will be discussed as well. In addition to that, a provocative and issues in Biotechnology, genetically modified food, genetic testing, embryos for research/human cloning, ethical/legality/social questions & dilemmas will be incorporated.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of this course, Students should know

1. Applications of Biotechnology in daily life

2. Also know different methods to produce biotechnology products on large scale.

Assesment Criteria:

Sessional: 20 ( Attendance, Quizz, Presentations)

Mid term: 30

Fianl term: 50

Course Material