M.Tech. Marine Biotechnology Admissions 2017-18

M.Tech. programme in Marine Biotechnology
Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala

About the Programme

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The M.Tech. programme in Marine Biotechnology sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India is a unique course of its kind in the country.

Over above two decades, Government of India has been supporting infrastructure development and research in focused areas of Marine Biotechnology to develop novel processes and products aiming at enhancement of manifold industrial processes, biomedical material development and environment management._These efforts paved the way for the development of Marine Biotechnology industry in the country harnessing the potentials of the marine environment. The Department of Biotechnology, Government of India on taking stock of the situation realized that to infuse power to the sector effective human resource with vibrant entrepreneurship and high level technical expertise were the prime requirements. This paved the way for instituting the M.Tech. programme in Marine Biotechnology at National Centre for Aquatic Animal Health, Cochin University of Science and Technology in 2008 with the objective of generating the right kind of human resource to augment the developments in Marine Biotechnology industry in the country. The National Centre for Aquatic Animal Health is equipped with state-of -the -art facilities for research and education in Marine Biotechnology. This programme was constantly under revision and up-dating and the one offered right now has the motto - 'Ignite young talented minds having strong foundation in science, engineering and technology to take up major challenges of human race and find practical solution through marine biotechnological interventions'. The challenges to be addressed are:
1. Food and nutritional security through enhancement of marine/aquatic food production through intensive aquaculture.
2. Depleting fuel stock and alternate next generation fuel (Bio-fuel).
3. Climate change and need of its reversal for survival.
4. Human and animal health related issues and requirement of next generation pharmaceuticals with minimal or no side effects.

The four semester M.Tech programme consists of two semesters of theory, practical classes, assignments, problem analysis, short term projects and case studies with in-house research during the third and fourth semesters. The thrust areas are:

  1. Advanced molecular biology
  2. Marine genomics and proteomics
  3. Animal cell culture and hybridoma technology
  4. Marine algal biotechnology
  5. Marine bioprospecting
  6. Marine microbiology and microbial productivity of the Oceans
  7. Biotechnological interventions in aquatic animal health management
  8. Fish genetics and high health brood stock development
  9. Bioprocess engineering
  10. Nano-biotechnology
  11. Systems and computational biology
  12. Marine Biotechnology industry management

The curriculum includes a short term cruise onboard FORV Sagar Sampada.

A training programme in an industry or in an Institution is placed during summer vacation after the first year. Scholarships are paid at the rate of Rs. 12,000.0 per month as prescribed by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.

**Fees to be paid at the time of Admission: Rs.19760/-(approx.)

To apply log on to ncaah.cusat.ac.in.

Contact Address: Prof. I S Bright Singh, UGC-BSR Faculty

National Centre for Aquatic Animal Health, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Lakeside Campus, Fine Arts Avenue,

Kochi - 682016 Kerala

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