Engineering is an application of biological sciences and chemical
engineering principles to improve the quality of human life.
Biotechnology Engineering involves scientific manipulation of
biological systems at genetic and molecular level t manufacture useful
products and to provide services under controlled conditions. It is
multidisciplinary subject which encompasses several disciplines such
as cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology,
genetics and chemical engineering etc. Skilled biotechnology engineers
are committed to exploit available biological resources for the
betterment of society using biotechnological tools such as r-DNA
technology, tissue culture, Bioprocess and fermentation technology,
Bioinformatics etc. They are found to be most demanding human resource
for the development of industrial sectors such as pharmaceutical,
agricultural, food and beverages, Bioinstrumentation, environmental
along with various academic and research institutes in India and
abroad. Clinical research, consultancies and entrepreneurships are
also the new fields of opportunities for biotechnology engineers.
Areas of study in
Bio-nanotechnology, Bioprocess and Enzyme Technology, Microbial and
Plant Biotechnology, Immunotechnology, Genetic Engineering , Animal
Biotechnology, Food Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology.
KITís College of
Engineering Kolhapur took an early note of the significant role that
was to be played by biotechnology engineers in future industrial
development of biotechnology related processes and products by
establishing department of biotechnology engineering in 2002 with
approval from DTE and AICTE, India. The department is also accredited
by NBA. It has a unique place in the development of Biotechnology
engineering discipline in Maharashtra. At present the Department
provides a model for an integrated approach towards education as well
as research and development in biotechnology. Our alumni occupy number
of positions in various industries like Reliance Life Sciences Ltd.
Mumbai, BIOCON Ltd. Bangalore, Serum Institute of India Ltd. Pune, Dr.
Reddyís Laboratories Ltd. Hyderabad, Lupin Pharmaceutical Ltd.
Pune, Cryobank Ltd. Delhi, A.B. Mauri Ltd. Chipalun, Thermax Ltd. Pune
and some are working in Armed Forces. They are working in various
sections like Research and Development, Quality Control, Quality
Assurance, Production, Regularities Affairs, Pollution Control and
Occupational Safety division of these industries. Some of our students
are well known entrepreneurs and some are working for their master
(M.S.) and Ph.D. courses in abroad and regional CSIR laboratories in
Biotechnology course, students are acquainted with various techniques
in fermentation technology, r-DNA technology, Medical Biotechnology,
preparation of transgenic animals and plants, bioinformatics, food
processing and food safety, effluent treatment, cancer biology, stem
cell culture and its applications. The curriculum also comprises
industrial training, industrial visits, co-curricular,
extra-curricular activities etc. In the final year students carry out
projects in the areas like Bioprocesses Engg., Plant and Animal tissue
culture, Genetic Engg. Molecular cloning, Medicinal plant and their
processing, Nanotechnology, Biosensors etc. Our Post Graduate students
are working in various prestigious organizations like CSIR- Institute of
Oceanography, CSIR -NCL, Vasantdada Sugar Institute, CSIR- Centre for
Cellular and Molecular Biology, Serum Institute of India Ltd.