Department of Biotechnology, Christ College, Rajkot is a nodal center of Network of Biotechnology Capacity Building Cell (N-BT-CBC) of GSBTM cell in the region of Saurashtra from the academic year 2018-19. The Department provides holistic teaching learning to students which would help to understand the subject through theory as well as practical by conducting workshop to provide hands on experiences, research projects, seminars, social awareness program needed for sensitization and intercalate social responsibility in young generation. Department is well equipped with infrastructure with advance instrumentation and facilities needed to do Molecular biology, Biochemistry, Plant tissue culture, Microbiology experiments. Faculties are well qualified and experienced with PhD and Postdoc degree. Two Faculties of the department have PhD guideship and one CSIR Net qualified.
Department of Biotechnology is coordinating the Star College Scheme awarded to Christ College under STAR strengthen for UG Sciences by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. The department has also handled government funded projects and successfully completed UGC sponsored a major and minor research project and MHRD sponsored project on E-content development in collaboration with IIT Gandhinagar.
To establish ourselves as a well-recognized center for biotechnology education, research, and innovation that advances society.
To provide students with a high-quality education and training in biotechnology that fosters ethical principles, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking.
To carry out biotechnology research that advances knowledge in the field and tries to solve societal problems.
To provide students with the information, abilities, and self-assurance to pursue a variety of careers in biotechnology.
To sensitize students for various issues of society through social awareness program on health, environment and nature which connects to biotechnology
To develop a lively, welcoming learning atmosphere that supports diversity, creativity, and lifelong learning.
To promote partnerships between business, government, and academia in order to advance technological transfer, entrepreneurship, and societal impact.
As the head of the Biotechnology Department, I am glad to welcome all new and existing students, faculty, and staff to the department. Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary field that involves the application of biology and engineering principles to develop new technologies and products that improve human health, the environment, and the economy. Faculty members are highly experienced and passionate about teaching and conducting research that has real-world applications. Department provides individualized attention and mentoring to every student which helps them to develop the skills, knowledge and emotional support needed to prepare for strong career with mental toughness.
In addition to emphasis on academic pursuit, we also assist and encourage our students to actively participate in internships and research projects, giving them additional hands-on experience that prepares them for the workforce. Our graduates go on to pursue careers in a variety of industries, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare.
"Provided me the necessary foundation to build my research career"
Dr. Vishal Oza
I consider myself fortunate being an alumnus of Christ College as it helped me acquire skill sets prerequisite in developing scientific approach towards the subject. During my graduation, I had opportunity on numerous occasions to interact with eminent scientists from different scientific fields. The practical skills I have learned is turning out to be tremendously helpful. Professors were really very supportive, helped me in enhancing my subject knowledge. I found infrastructure and facilities to be outstanding which gave me hands on experience with lab instruments. I am grateful for this journey of three years at Christ College that helped me grow both academically and as a person.
Mahimn Indravadan Dave
I had the privilege of learning from the best lecturers who are very knowledgeable and were always approachable and gave good guidance. Proud toÂ beÂ aÂ Christite!
Mr Siddharth Mukherji
The infrastructure and the learning environment has always encouraged me to implement my theoretical knowledge into practice
Mr. Bhoomish Rathod
I am proud to be from the first batch of B.Sc Biotechnology (2001-03). The professors were knowledgeable and passionate about the material they taught, while the campus was beautiful and well-maintained. The college provided academic support along with student activities and events. I am truly grateful for my time at Christ College, Rajkot - it provided me with a valuable educational experience that I will always cherish.
Ms. T Raseshwari