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Amrita School of Biotechnology, with qualified faculty including several Ph. D.’s recruited from academia and industry around the world, is perfectly poised to offer students an opportunity to develop expertise and succeed in building a career in the exciting areas of biotechnology and related fields. Our cutting-edge curricula with state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research will provide a solid foundation in the biological sciences. With a vibrant academic environment and a unique approach to learning that involves thought-provoking discussions and constant interaction among students and faculty,...Read More»

amrita school biotechnology academicsThe School follows a credit-based semester system,with two semesters in an academic year. The credit-based system is a systematic way of pursuing an educational programme by attaching credits to its components that makes educational programmes easy-to-understandand comparable both nationally and internationally.The curriculum will facilitates mobility, academic flexibility and universality , and helps universities to organize as well as recognize their study programmes quickly. The School follows a semester pattern, with two semesters in an academic year. Students accruing the specified minimum number of credits will be...Read more»

Admissions open for the academic year 2015 at Amrita School of Biotechnology. The Amrita School of Biotechnology offers programs of education at the undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels that bolsters core science concepts...Read more »



The faculty, well-known and highly respected in their respective academic fraternities, is really what distinguishes School of Biotechnology. They are drawn from among the best minds in the world. This affords the school an extensive network of contacts which are instrumental in getting collaborative researches, live student projects and industry inputs so essential to quality biotechnology education. The faculty includes acclaimed scholars and award winning professors drawn from all life sciences disciplines. The eclectic blend of faculty, academicians, researchers, and professionals drawn from India and abroad...Read more»

The Amrita School of Biotechnology in Amritapuri is also approved as a Centre of Relevance and Excellence [CORE] in Biomedical Technology under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, TIFAC Mission REACH programme. Read more » Publications »



Over the years Amrita School of Biotechnology has developed working relationships with many of the best universities in the world. Strong collaboration with national and international organizations is the hallmark of all research carried out at Amrita School of Biotechnology and to this extent we have developed a broad range of international partnerships around the world. We, at Amrita, give tremendous significance to research and development of new products and technologies and with more than a hundred research projects aiming to benefit society...Read more»

The School of Biotechnology is nestled in a serene campus located adjacent to the scenic backwaters of Kerala and the Arabian Sea. Despite the rigors of a life devoted to excellence in technology, creativity blossoms naturally and the spirit of selfless service adds fragrance to every event. The School has separate boarding and mess facilities for male and female students, faculties and researchers. An ever-updating library at the campus with a vast collection of qualitative publications help the student stay abreast with the current knowledge in academics and research domain. Medical assistance around the clock is available... Read more»

Dean's Office
School of Biotechnology
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Amritapuri Campus
Amritapuri, Clappana P O
Kollam - 690525
Kerala, INDIA
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Telephone: +91 476 2803000
Fax: +91 476 2899722
E-mail: biotech@am.amrita.edu





Our Inspiration

Amrita University was started by the world-renowned humanitarian leader, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Amma. As Chancellor of the University, Amma continues to guide the university's mission and growth....»»

The Amrita School of Biotechnology in Amritapuri is also approved as a Centre of Relevance and Excellence [CORE] in Biomedical Technology under the Department of Science... Read more »

Amrita University is one of India's leading research and teaching universities accredited with the highest grade of 'A' by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council... Read more »

The Amrita School of Biotechnology offers programs of education at the undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels that bolsters core science concepts... Read more »

Amrita School of Biotechnology is committed to offer advanced pedagogical and hands-on training in the biological sciences that is, indeed, your stepping stone to success... Read more »

March 16, 2015
Amrita University will now be able to access new technology after being named a CUDA Research Center by NVIDIA. With this Amrita will join Imperial College London, Purdue University, IIT Rourkee and others as a NVIDIA designated research center. With several studies on GPGPU computing, a form of high performance computing, Amrita School of Biotechnology is now called aCUDA Research Center as declared by NVIDIA, a world leader in high performance computing and the makers of CUDA. CUDA, which stands for Compute Unified Device Architecture, is a parallel computing platform and programming model created by NVIDIA and implemented using graphics processing units (GPUs).
March 7, 2015
Dr. ­Anirban Banerjee, Department of Bioscience and Bioengineering, IIT Bombay addressed the students and faculty of Amrita School of Biotechnology on March 2, 2015. His seminar was titled “Molecular Basis of Group B Streptococcal Pathogenesis: The Hidden Facts”. Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a human pathogen that is responsible for pneumonia and meningitis in neonates, preterm birth, still birth, amnionitis and sepsis in pregnant women.   GBS is divided into different serotypes based upon the polysaccharides in the capsule layer on the outer membrane. The different stages of its pathogenesis are colonization, intra-amniotic infection, pneumonia and lung injury, leading to bacteremia and sepsis.   GBS which exhibits beta hemolytic activity, crosses the blood brain barrier (BBB), and causes meningitis.   In pregnant women, the Preterm Premature Rupture of Membrane (PPROM) leads to preterm birth.
February 22, 2015
Over the last decade computational (in silico) methods have been applied to pharmacology hypothesis development and testing. In silico research in medicine is thought to have the potential to speed the rate of discovery of drugs while reducing the need for expensive laboratory works and clinical works. Dr. Ignitius Kunjumon, Faculty at the department of Atmospheric Sciences, Cochin University of Science and Technology, addressed the students and faculty of Amrita School of Biotechnology on February 18th 2015. In his seminar titled “Design Your First Drug Using AutoDock Tools” Dr. Kunjumon discussed how to design and dock a new drug to a particular target protein using the computer software AutoDock.
February 21, 2015
“Can we prevent osteoarthritis?”  This was the question Dr. Hideaki Nagase recalled asking himself fifteen years ago when he joined the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology at the University of Oxford. 250 million people across the world suffer from knee-related osteoarthritis, making it one of the major causes of mobility disability. As of now, there is no legitimate cure- only joint replacement, anti-inflammatory drugs, and pain management. As the Professor and Head of Matrix Biology at the Department of Orthopedics, Rheumatology, and Musculoskeletal Sciences at Oxford, Dr. Nagase is a trailblazer in the research towards understanding the mechanisms of osteoarthritis and for discovering anti-arthritic agents against this crippling condition.
February 16, 2015
Encouraged by Amma’s message that everyone should be able to eat vegetables grown organically at least once in a week, the college students at Amrita University’s Amritapuri campus have started an organic vegetable garden using natural methods of cultivation. The garden is flourishing with the growth of colorful, delicious produce, including spinach, okra, tomatoes, tapioca, green chilies, cauliflower, pumpkins, and bananas. The students take turns coming every day to water and tend to the plants, with Wednesdays set aside for all the students to work together. When a plant begins to produce fruits or vegetables, the students are always keen to offer these first gifts of nature to Amma.
Amrita School of Biotechnology hosted Biocrest 2015, an international mini-symposium, commemorating the school’s 10th...
Inaugural Ceremony of Amrita Center for Integrated Medicine and Research will be held at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi...
The 11th convocation of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham was held on August 30, 2014 at the University Headquarters at Coimbatore...
Vidyut is the annual techno-management fest of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,one of the fast growing institutions of higher...
BIOQUEST 2013 provided an ideal forum to discuss exciting and emerging multidisciplinary themes related to the use of...

Dean's Message

The Amrita School of Biotechnology which was founded in September 2004, has already 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. Welcome to this Temple of Learning. I wish you the very best in all your efforts.
Prof. Bipin Nair, Ph. D.
Dean, Amrita School of Biotechnology