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School of Biotechnology

The Amrita School of Biotechnology, with qualified faculty including several Ph.Ds.  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 provides 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, the Amrita School  of  Biotechnology  provides  an ideal  setting  for  all-round  development of  students  to  become  well-trained  in  all  aspects of  the Life Sciences. The excellent placement record of the School stands testimony to our laudable standards of excellence.  The School offers undergraduate and post-graduate studies in Biotechnology. It is approved by TIFAC (Government of India) as a Center of Relevance and Excellence (CORE) in Biomedical Technology. The School’s research program concentrates on preventive and therapeutic innovations.

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  • A trailblazer in the Biotechnology arena since its inception in 2004
  • Well established UG and PG programs in Biotechnology, Microbiology and Bioinformatics
  • Re-accredited in 2021 by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), University Grants Commission (UGC) with “A++” Grade
  • Established as a Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council-Center of Relevance and Excellence (TIFAC-CORE) in Biomedical Technology under the DST Mission REACH Program.
  • Stellar Placement Record for M.Sc. graduates at all major Biotechnology institutions and companies across the country and globally
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  • Dedicated faculty with extensive research experience in labs across USA and Europe, now pursuing research projects of immediate societal impact
  • Substantial funding from DST, DBT, ICMR, CSIR, MHRD, KSCSTEC and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation along with ongoing collaborations with major universities including Oxford, Cambridge (UK) and the University of California (UCSD, UCR)
  • Large number of students enrolled for the Ph.D. program with research fellowships (JRF, SRF) CSIR, DBT, ICMR and guidance from established experts in their respective fields of research.
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure and research facilities with strong industry collaboration facilitating student project internships and subsequent placements (e.g. Agilent Technologies, Biocon Limited, Lupin Limited )
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  • Research focus spanning a wide spectrum of areas including Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology, Developmental Biology, Systems Genomics, Antimicrobial Resistance, Proteomics and Biomarker Discovery, Cancer Biology, Glycobiology, Natural product Lead Discovery, Bioinformatics, Sanitation Biotechnology, Bioconjugate Chemistry, Biomolecular Chemistry and Venomics
  • Selected for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-DBT-BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council) Grand Challenge India Award for the project to explore novel approaches to sanitation solutions in India.

Collaboration on Tata Trust funded Project as part of the Tata Institute for Genetics and society with University of California, San Diego to study the application of Applied Genetics for addressing the problem of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

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

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