• 5 August 2009
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JNU, Top Public Biotech School

JNU, Top Public Biotech School
India is one among the select few countries in the world to impart biotech program as a specialization at higher levels of education mainly, at the postgraduation and engineering levels. Considering the fact that biotechnology is considered as an inter-disciplinary field of various aspects of science, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), under the ministry of science and technology in India, has played a pivotal role in progressing the biotech education in country. Today, some of the institutes are known globally for their academics. While the government has been actively supporting the growth of biotech education, there have been several private biotech institutes which have mushroomed in the country providing industry-oriented biotech programs.
BioSpectrum has over the past few years tried to map the progress of the institutes imparting biotech education through its annual survey of the Biotech Schools. It ranks institutes and colleges, which are imparting education at the BTech, MTech, MSc or PhD level in biotech. Delhi-based Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) emerges as the top institute in the overall ranking. It is followed by University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, at the second position, Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thiruvananthapuram at the third position, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai at the fourth and Tezpur University, Tezpur, at the fifth position. Tezpur University is a first time entrant into to the Top 5 Schools. The ranking has been separately arrived for both public and private schools as well and we present the ranking and profiles of institutes in these two categories as distinct sections in the ensuing pages. Read on to find out how each of the schools fare on various parameters.

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