School of Studies in Biotechnology
SOS At a Glance
Biotechnology is a relatively new branch of science which emphasizes the development of new tool and techniques to unveil the mysteries of biology. It is in fact the marriage of the ethics of modern technology with the classical biology to create & better strains of organisms and development of the methods for the extensive exploitation of available bio-resources for the welfare of humanity. It exclusively employs the knowledge and sophisticated techniques of both biology and engineering science to achieve its goals. Today biotechnology finds its applications in the major sectors including agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, etc.
In year 2012, School of Studies in Biotechnology was established at Bastar Vishwavidyalaya with the aim of dissemination of modern and technical knowledge in the faculty of life sciences among the backward students of Bastar region.
The establishment of School of studies was done to empower the students of this region with the knowledge of most updated and blooming technology in field of science so as to provide better career opportunities to the students especially rural and tribal students of Bastar division.
Job opportunities after completing a course in Biotechnology are tremendous. There is a great demand of biotech professionals in biotech firms, research laboratories and Chemical Laboratories for scientific officers and researchers etc. in leading institutes of country like, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISC), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi (IARI), Indian Institute of Pulses Research (IIPR), Central Food Technology Research Institute, Mysore (CFTRI), Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow (CDRI), Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant, Lucknow (CIMAP), National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur (NEERI), Directorate of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad (DOR), Swami Nathan Research Foundation, Directorate of Wheat Research (DWR), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (JNU), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Various IITs, etc., where students after getting a Post Graduate Degree can opt their career in the field of research and development program.
The Department provides the professional knowledge, job opportunities and teaching opportunities of natural resource development and conservation of region in specific and in general as a whole through various bio-technological techniques.
Encouragement of high research, and development of research skills in the students.