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 offers three postgraduate and two undergraduate programs in biotechnology, microbiology and bioinformatics as well as research programs.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 »



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 »



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»

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School of Biotechnology
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Amritapuri Campus
Amritapuri, Clappana P O
Kollam - 690525
Kerala, INDIA
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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 »

Amrita School of Biotechnology Alumni Association strives to create and promote a lifelong bond between alumni and students, and inspire them to care about the past, present and future... 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 »

August 24, 2015
Tuberculosis is one of the most infectious diseases and is caused by various strains of Mycobacterium, usually Mycobacteriumtuberculosis. It has an unusual, waxy coating on its cell surface. They are primarily a pathogen of mammalian respiratory system infecting the lungs leading to the death of 9 million people across the world. Dr. Sunitha De Sousa, the Director of SD Consulting, Bangalore addressed the students and faculty of Amrita School of Biotechnology on August 11, 2015. She was formerly at AstraZeneca as Associate Director (Infection Strategy) and Manager of External Collaborations where she was actively involved in drug designing. She gave the talk on repurposing the existing drug, oxazolidinone for the treatment against tuberculosis. The Mycobacterium can be sensitive to the drugs or may attain resistance. They can show multi- drug resistance, extreme drug resistance or total drug resistance. The drug resistant bacteria show very low cure rates compared to the drug sensitive bacteria. The emergence of these drug resistant bacteria is the major challenge in the treatment of tuberculosis. The existing drugs are all bacteriostatic, but not bactericidal.
July 24, 2015
Amrita School of Biotechnology's Computational Neuroscience Lab participated at this year's​ IJCNN held at INEC conventional center, Killarney, Ireland. The International Joint Conference on Neural Networks is the premier international conference in the area of neural networks. IJCNN 2015 is organized by the International Neural Network Society (INNS), and sponsored jointly by INNS and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society - the two leading professional organizations for researchers working in neural networks.
July 21, 2015
United Nations Academic Impact and Amrita University hosted Skills and Technology Accelerating Rapid Transformation [START] Conference on Technology for Sustainable Development on July 8, 2015 at the United Nations Head Quarters in New York. Over 700 people joined in person as well as many others following online. Speakers at the event included United Nations Development Program Administrator and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark; Chancellor of Amrita University, Amma-Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi; His Excellency Mr. Kaza Imnadze, Permanent Representative of Georgia to the United Nations; Mr. Vijay Nambiar, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Myanmar; and UNAI's Ramu Damodaran.
July 21, 2015
Amrita University has been ranked among the top 200 universities in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries by a reputed international ranking organization QS (Quacquarelli Symonds).  Amrita  is ranked ahead of many well known, older universities.  The ranked list can be found here. QS brings out the World University Rankings (WUR), which is regarded as one of the most influential and coveted university rankings in the world. QS University Rankings: BRICS was developed to track the relative progress of leading universities in BRICS countries. This ranking is based on key performance indicators relating to global reputation, employability, internationalization, faculty quality and research output and impact. 
July 21, 2015
Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amrita University, joined hands with Wipro Technologies to build an end-to-end Diabetes Solution for Indian masses, funded by The Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC)- a Government of India Enterprise.   Dr. Bipin Nair, Dean, Amrita School of Biotechnology, and Mr. Jyotirmay Datta, Vice-President, Medical Devices, Wipro Technologies, jointly unveiled the details of the project at a program held at Bengaluru.   BIRAC, a public sector undertaking of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), has been set up to nurture the biotech innovation ecosystem, support start-ups and SMEs for innovation research and promote affordable product development through public-private partnership.​ 
July 15, 2015
A ​two-week ​Hands-on ​Workshop on Computational Approaches to Memory and Plasticity (CAMP) was held at ​​National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS​)​, Bangalore as a summer school on the theory and simulation of learning, memory and plasticity in the brain. With International participants, the school hosts around 30 PhD students annually to be trained by experts in the field of learning, plasticity and computational neuroscience.
United Nations Academic Impact and Amrita University hosted Skills and Technology Accelerating Rapid Transformation [START]...
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...
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