Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (BGE) is a leading department in the faculty of life science at MBSTU. The technology used in genetic engineering is generally aimed at harnessing the natural biological capabilities of microbial, plant and animal cells for the benefit of mankind. This technology, more specifically termed “Biotechnology”, couples scientific and engineering principles with commercial considerations to develop and improve products and processes made from living systems.
The department was established in 2005 and started its academic programme from May 2006. BGE currently offering four years B.Sc. (Hons.) and one year M.S progamme. It will also accept M. Phill. and Ph.D. students near future. In four years B.Sc (Hons.) programme, we offer comprehensive education in all aspects of modern Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering including basic sciences such as biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, physiology, immunology, genetics, bioinformatics, as well as applied sciences such as bioinformatics, animal biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, clinical biochemistry, agricultural biotechnology, forensic biotechnology, pharmaceutical biotechnology etc. and related laboratory techniques. The M.S. programme aims to introduce the graduate students with advanced knowledge in the field of life science such as molecular biology, developmental biology, neuroscience, system biology, microbial genetics etc.
The department provides well-equipped laboratories and classrooms as well as recently developed seminar hall for arrangement of national and international seminars and conferences to improve the knowledge base of the biotechnology students. It also consists of seminar library that provides recent edition of international printed books as well as e-books for update the knowledge of the students related to class lectures.