The Amrita School of Biotechnology which was founded in September 2004, has lready established its presence as a preferred institution of higher learning in the field of Biotechnology and related Life Sciences, in the short time that it has been in existence. The School offers Undergraduate programmes in Biotechnology and Microbiology as well as Postgraduate programmes in Biotechnology, Microbiology and Bioinformatics. A Ph.D. programme has also been initiated. The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, under its “Mission Reach” programme selected The School of Biotechnology to be a “Center of Relevance and Excellence” (CORE) in Biomedical Technology with a research program focused on the development of preventive and therapeutic innovations.
Additionally, a number of diverse research projects including Wound healing, Target discovery and validation, RNAi, Computational modeling and development of Anti-snake venom therapeutics are in progress with adequate research funding. The School also coordinates the MHRD effort to design and create virtual laboratories for Biotechnology in collaboration with IIT Mumbai and IIT Delhi at the national level. The cutting-edge curricula along with state-of-the-art facilities of the School will provide a solid foundation in the biological sciences. In addition, the dedicated, experienced faculty, offer students an opportunity to interact, learn, advance and succeed with career in Biotechnology and related life sciences. With Amma’s Grace, there will be ample opportunities for everyone to be a part of the plan.