Department of Marine Biotechnology
The Department of Marine Biotechnology, AMET deemed to be University is established during 2008-2009 with the aim of imparting world class higher education in Marine Biotechnology. Marine Biotechnology is an important field which is still in its infancy and the scope in future is enormous. New pharmaceutical companies are focusing on developing new drugs from marine resources. The enhanced focus on aquaculture will generate thousands of jobs for trained Marine Biotechnologists. The growing use of marine products in the food, cosmetic, and agriculture industries has created a current demand that we can barely meet.
The Department of Marine Biotechnology, AMET deemed to be University University with a long history of teaching and research, is offering undergraduate , postgraduate and research programs such as
- Ph. D., Marine Biotechnology.
The Department is equally strengthened with both experienced and young faculty members with vast research experience and credible publications.
To be a Centre of excellence in the field of biotechnology equipped to nurture world-class bioengineers with a potential to innovate, discover and disseminate knowledge for the welfare of mankind.
- To transform into a comprehensive and a multidisciplinary biotechnology center that supports, coordinates, disseminates and advances biotechnology
- To impart quality education for life long professional growth and opportunity in a wide range of Careers
- To become a resource center for biotechnology information and education to create awareness towards socio ethical implications of potentials of biotechnology
- To initiate multi-disciplinary programs through academia-industry interface with a special emphasis on implementation of bioprocess and scale-up
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- The Department is equally strengthened with both experienced and young faculty members.
- The department identified "biologically active molecules from marine organisms" as its core theme of approach, both in teaching, research and consultancy. We have developed our course curriculum, syllabus and other prospectuses to focus on our identified emerging theme.
- The Department has also established Centre for Marine Bio-prospecting to intensify our advanced research on bio-prospecting of marine organisms for novel biologically active molecules.
- The Department has conducted 6 exclusive workshops on techniques related to "biologically active molecules from marine organisms" at National Level.
- Besides we have also conducted 9 national level academic events such as conferences and seminars to disseminate the knowledge on Marine Biotechnology and Marine Microbiology.
- We have established a network of research collaboration with 5 international and 11 national research organizations.
- We have also established Memorandum of Understanding with two Biotechnology Industries to expand our training, consultancy, research and development activities in Marine Biotechnologies.
- We have also established an international collaboration with Scottish Association of Marine Sciences, UK (SAMS) to extend the collaborations for joint research and development activities, joint Ph.D., Programmes, Faculty and student exchange Programs in specific areas such as carbon sequestration, algal biofuels, bio fouling and bio prospecting of marine organisms.
- Department publishes Journal of Marine Biosciences, a biannual International Journal