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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 »

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.
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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.
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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.
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February 13, 2015
The Cultural Association of Amrita University’s Amritapuri campus, SAMSKRITI organized a colourful program on February 4, 2015, to offer felicitations to participants and prize winners at the South India Inter University Youth Festival held in December 2014.  Students participated and won prizes in five events viz., musical percussion, group music (indian), collage, quiz and photography​. Padma Sree, Sri. Shekhar Kapoor, the noted Actor, Film Director and Producer, was the Chief Guest. Dr. Neena Prasad, the well known dancer, and Br Sankarachaitanya, Medical Director, Amrita School of Ayurveda, were the other dignitaries present on the occasion. In association with Amrita SPICMACAY team, the function was graced by a scintillating Mohiniyattam performance by Dr. Neena Prasad that kept the audience spell-bound.  Sri. Shekar Kapoor also did the honours by releasing the latest issue of Amritapuri campus’ quarterly student journalSAMVIT.  This issue of the journal contained articles on various topics dealing with the past, present and future of our country. It was indeed a memorable evening.  
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February 6, 2015
The work entitled “Effect of Cristallinity of Nb2O5 Electron Blocking Layer in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells” won the best poster award in the Physical Sciences section, at the 102nd Indian Science Congress (ISC) 2015. The award carries prize money of Rs.5, 000/- besides a Certificate of Merit. The conference was held at the University of Mumbai from January 3-7, 2015. ​This is a collaborative work of Green Energy Lab in Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amritapuri campus, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and Department of Optoelectronics, Kerala University, Karyavattom campus, Thiruvananthapuram. ​The team was led by Dr. C. O. Sreekala​. Mr. Suresh S., Associate Professor, Department of Electronics, Sree Ayyappa College presented the work. He is a Teacher ​Fellow ​at the Department of Optoelectronics under the guidance of Dr. Mahadevan Pillai, Dean, Faculty of ​Applied ​Science and ​Technology, Kerala University. 
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Jan
31
2015
Amrita School of Biotechnology hosted Biocrest 2015, an international mini-symposium, commemorating the school’s 10th...
Jan
10
2015
Inaugural Ceremony of Amrita Center for Integrated Medicine and Research will be held at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi...
Aug
30
2014
The 11th convocation of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham was held on August 30, 2014 at the University Headquarters at Coimbatore...
Feb
28
2014
Vidyut is the annual techno-management fest of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,one of the fast growing institutions of higher...
Aug
10
2013
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