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Applied Sciences and Biotechnology

Educate, innovate to produce young leaders in science and technology


The Faculty of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology at Shoolini University attracts some of the most talented students of India for its Biotechnology, Microbiologyand Food Technology programmes. Our vision is to develop technically qualified, skilled, and competent human resource through excellent teaching and hands-on training to cater to talent requirements in Biotech, Food and Pharma industries.An integral part of the curriculum is training the students to be able to produce future scientists of the nation. We offer under graduate, masters, and doctoral level programs all 3 disciplines--Biotechnology, Microbiology, and Food Technology.

The Food Technology program is sponsored by Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), Govt. of India through infrastructure grant and food testing laboratory, the first one of its kind in Himachal Pradesh.


Courses offered by Faculty of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology


Course Duration Eligibility
B Sc (Hons) Biotechnology 3 Years 10+2 (PCB/PCM) with at least 50% marks
B Tech Biotechnology 4 Years 10+2 (PCB/PCM)
B Tech Biotechnology (Lateral Entry) 3 Years Diploma in Biotechnology or related subject with minimum of 50% marks
B Tech Food Technology 4 Years 10 + 2 (PCM/PCB)
B Tech Food Technology(Lateral Entry) 3 Years Diploma in Food Technology or related subject with minimum of 50% marks
B Sc (Hons) Food Technology 3 Years 10+2 (PCB/PCM) with at least 50% marks
M Tech Biotechnology 2 Years BE/ B Tech Biotechnology OR M Sc Biotechnology/ Microbiology/Biochemistry/any other branch of Life Sciences
M Tech Food Technology 2 Years BE/ B Tech Food Technology/Agriculture/Biotechnology OR M Sc Biotechnology/Microbiology/Biochemistry/any other branch of Life Sciences.
B Sc (Hons) Microbiology 3 Years 10+2 (PCB) with at least 50% marks
Integrated B Sc (Hons) - M Sc (Biotechnology) 5 Years 10+2 (PCB/PCM) with more than 75% marks
Integrated B Sc (Hons) - M Sc (Microbiology) 5 Years 10+2 (PCB/PCM) with more than 75% marks
M Sc Biotechnology 2 Years B Sc with Biotechnology/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Life or Physical Sciences as one of subject or Bachelor Degree in any branch of Science & Technology. Minimum marks 50%
M Sc Microbiology 2 Years B Sc with Biotechnology/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Life Sciences as one of the subject with minimum 50% marks
M Phil Biotechnology 1 Year Master's degree in Biotechnology/related discipline with at least 55% marks.
M Phil Microbiology 1 Year Master's degree in Microbiology/ related discipline with at least 55% marks
PhD Biotechnology 3 Years Master's degree in Biotechnology/related discipline with at least 55% marks.
PhD Microbiology 3 Years Master's degree in Microbiology/ related discipline with at least 55% marks

Curriculum for Applied Sciences and Biotechnology

  • Research oriented programmes
  • Outcome-driven curriculum
  • Course delivery through innovative teaching
  • New learning methods eg. e-Univ
  • MoUs with univs in USA, Canada, Europe, China, South Africa, and South Korea

Enhancing Student Value

As a part of the curriculum, we integrate real-world expertise with practical skills. This helps us to prepare future- and job-ready graduates.


  • SPRINTTM: Shoolini's SPRINTTMprogram has been adopted for skill and personality development of students. The curriculum is designed and revised in consultation with external academic and industry experts as per the growing demand of research and corporate. 
  • To foster research in young minds, our UG programs incorporate atleast one research project. This has helped our students to file patents even at the undergraduate level.

Why Choose Applied Sciences and Biotechnology at Shoolini

As a part of the curriculum, we integrate real-world expertise with practical skills. This helps us to prepare future- and job-ready graduates.


  • Exchange programs at UG and PG level
  • Foreign faculty for lectures and mentorship
  • Ranked 2ndin pvt. biotech institutions of India (BioSpectrum)
  • Recognised by CCI and Gujarat Technological University



Faculty Members

We have highly-qualified and learned faculty who have done their PhD and post doc from institutions in USA and Europe, emphasizing on quality teaching and research. Most of the faculty members have received awards, grants and recognition in their fields of interest, which provides platforms for innovative students in the sophisticated labs available forBiotechnology, Microbiologyand Food Technology.

Faculty member profiles


Research

Aligned with Shoolini University's thrust areas of research, the focus at the department of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology is to harness Himalayan biodiversity.In the last 6 years, we have produced about 94 PhDs and 83 MPhils in Biotechnology and Microbiology. Additionally, research grants worth Rs. 10 crores have been generated from DST, DBT, ICMR, NMHS, HIMCOSTEand MoFPI. More than 300 research papers have been published in the journals of national and international repute with highest impact factor of 14.

Scientists of the department have filed 100+ patents in translational research of international importance, with UG and PG students as one of the inventors in most patents. The Faculty has been sanctioned a food-testing laboratory by MOFPI and DST-FIST grant for infrastructure development.


Key areas of research include:

  • Drug discovery
  • Microbial diversity
  • Enzyme technology
  • Agricultural research
  • Conservation of Himalayan biodiversity
  • Food fermentation
  • Fortified food development&nutrition science
  • Etiology of human diseases
  • Diagnostics such as biosensor technology
  • Phytomedicine from Himalayan region to treat Multidrug resistance
  • Biology of Extremophiles and their applications


Job placements and career prospects

The department of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology has included CSIR/UGC –NET and GATE syllabi in the course curriculaso that students qualify such national level competitive examinations. Our students bagged a number of prestigious fellowships like UGC/ARS-NET, GATE, INSPIRE, Rajiv Gandhi and Maulana Azad fellowships for pursuing research.

A number of students have also availed semester exchange opportunity during the course of their study to the partner institutions in, China, Korea, Italy, USA, Poland, Spain and Italy. A number of students who opted for exchange program during the course of their study have translated this opportunity to full time and fully funded higher education program at the collaborating Universities. Just to name a few our students are selected for pursuing higher education at University of standard USA (Yogender), Gachon University Korea (Sanjay, Jasmine, Babita etc), Wageningen University, Netherlands (Rocky Raj), University of Bonn (Sainjani), University of Lanzhou, China (Apurva Kakade), University of Naples, Italy (Aveenash, Sheetal) etc. Students are also getting funded internships at the International Universities like our students are currently pursuing funded internships in India, Poland, China, Spain, Italy etc.



Placements


Student Reviews

"I came to Shoolini as a young 18-year-old boy, not the brightest, accompanied by mild panic attacks on what my future holds. With invaluable help from Shoolini, I was able to secure a position at Stanford University as a Life-Science Research professional, a career I am enthusiastic about.

Yogendra Verma

"The exposure and education at Shoolini enabled me to secure a job in BioCon, one of the top Biotech firms.

Dikshita Thakur

M.Sc. Biotechnology

"I am grateful to Shoolini and my mentor for supporting me in filing 9 patents during my B.Tech and M.Tech programs.

Rajan Rolta

B. Tech and M. Tech. Biotechnology

"I am extremely grateful to Shoolini for providing me an international exchange program opportunity. It paved way to pursue Masters at Gachon University, South Korea.

Jasmine Kaur

B. Tech. Biotechnology

"I am thankful to my teachers at Shoolini whose guidance and support helped me secure a job in BioCon, a premier biotech company.

Dewanshu Sharma

M.Sc. Biotechnology

"Ijoined Shoolini for M.Sc.Biotech. Shoolini’s research environment inspired me to pursue PhD in Biotech, which also opened new doors for me as a foreign intern at Lanzhou University, China.

Amanpreet Kaur Virk



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