20 Private Biotech Schools
- Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) from Mumbai moved up the
ladder in the Public BioSpectrum BT School Ranking (Public) from last
year's Rank No. 4. ICT also made it to No. 1 Rank on faculty parameter
- Delhi's prestigious JNU made it to Rank No. 2
of the Institute
of Chemical Technology
||School of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University
of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad
||University School of Biotechnology, Guru Gobind Singh
Biotechnology Center, National Dairy Research Institute
||Center for Plant Molecular Biology, Tamil Nadu
||Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
of Biotechnology, University of Kashmir
Jammu & Kashmir
||Department of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology,
of Biotechnology, Jamia Millia Islamia
||School of Biotechnology, Banaras Hindu University
||Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
of Microbiology and Biotechnology, The Maharaja Sayajirao
University of Baroda
||Department of Biotechnology, University of Jammu
||Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir
of Biotechnology, University of Pune
||Department of Biotechnology, University of Burdwan
||Bardhaman, West Bengal
of Biotechnology, Shivaji University
||Department of Biotechnology, Cochin University of
Science and Technology
of Biotechnology, University School of Sciences, Gujarat University
||Department of Biotechnology, Kumaun University
of Biotechnology, Guru Ghasidas Viswavidyalaya
||Department of Biotechnology, Himachal Pradesh
|| Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Public BT Schools: Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology
(Thiruvananthpuram, Kerala), Government Science College (Bangalore,
Karnataka), Bangalore University (Bangalore), Aligarh Muslim University
(Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh) and Kakatiya University (Warangal in andra
Pradesh) did not participate in the 2010 survey due to on going
admission processes, vacations and participation of teaching faculty in
BioSpectrum Biotech Schools Survey 2010-Methodology
The BioSpectrum Top Biotech Schools study includes institutions
offering BTech, Masters and PhD courses but not of BSc courses. This
study was conducted during May-July 2010. The ranking is based on
measurable and quantifiable data. The research team did not seek
perceptions and opinions of stakeholders such as students or industry
to rank the institutes. BioSpectrum team sent questionnaires to over
200 institutes and followed up with them. We received about 50
Step - I: Identification of Parameters
for Ranking of the Institutes
Like the previous year's studies, the parameters suitable for ranking
of the institutes were identified in consultation with experts from the
industry, education and R&D. Over 10 experts were consulted.
Faculty, industry interface, infrastructure and placements emerged as
the most important parameters.
Step-II: Ranking on the basis of the
Structured questionnaire was used to take opinion on relative
importance of the four parameters prior to the study. Their opinion was
sought for deciding on weights to be assigned to each parameter. The
following means emerged based on data received from experts: Faculty,
infrastructure, and industry interaction had emerged as the three most
important parameters ahead of placement.
Step-III: Data collection, analysis
and ranking of the institutes
A pre-tested structured questionnaire was sent to Directors/
Principals/ Deans of Biotech institutes by the BioSpectrum team.
BioSpectrum scrutinized and validated the responses given by the
institutes for accuracy, consistency and sufficiency of the data, data
entry, analysis of the data and ranking of the institutes.
The research team spent considerable amount of time accurately
analyzing the filled in data for each institute. For each institute, a
score was arrived at for each parameter. For a particular parameter,
the score was a composition of each of the sub-parameters.
Faculty score of an institute would be composed of faculty per student,
qualification of faculty members, research articles published,
contribution of the faculty to national and international journals,
patents filed and granted.
Infrastructure score would be similarly composed of capital expenditure
on lab equipment and consumables, expenditure on books and journals,
and availability of dedicated and shared PCs per student. Similar
scores were arrived at for industry interaction and placement using
Appropriate and largely consistent weights were used for sub-parameters
wherever necessary. Sub-parameter scores were indexed with hundred
points being granted to the institute with highest score for a
particular sub-parameter. Indexed scores were than added up for each
institute to arrive at the total score for a particular parameter.
Scores were than averaged on hundred.
Each of the parameters (faculty, infrastructure, industry interaction,
and placements) was further weighed as per weights provided by experts
to arrive at the total score of an institute.
The institutes were then ranked as per this score on an overall basis.
The ranking was done separately for the public and private institutes.
Faculty: Faculty per student;
faculty qualification; faculty experience; publications by the faculty
in national and international journals at different points of time; and
patents filed/granted both national and international at different
points of time.
Infrastructure: Expenditure on
library; expenditure on lab equipment and consumables at different
points of time; and labs per student.
Industry Interaction: Products
developed by the institute in production; projects sponsored to an
institute from industry and government sources; and royalty inflow at
Placements: Visits of
companies for campus recruitment; job offers during campus placement;
number of students placed against needed; number of job offers against
needed; and salary offered during the campus placement.
Faculty-28; Industry interaction-28; and Placement-12
Biotech School Survey 2010
Ranking by Industry Interaction
Ranking by Placement Score
Ranking by Faculty Score
Ranking by Infrastructure Score
School of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University from New Delhi
ranked No. 1 on industry interactionand infrastructure parameter. The
institute runs one the finest masters degree programs in biotechnology.
Most of the post-graduate students opt for higher studies with only few
students taking job opportunities with the industry. The school slipped
to No. 2 spot in overall ranking on account of placement scores, since
its students opt for higher studies.
institutes offer course at affordable fees
The private institutes that offer both under-graduate and post-graduate
courses in biotechnology are charging an average fee of about 3,20,000
for the course. Whereas post graduate course in public sector
institutes costs on an average 49,200 for the two year course.
Some of the premier universities of the country such as Jawaharlal
Nehru University are charging a meager fee of 1,391 for the entire
course of two years. Similarly, other leading universities such as
Cochin University of Science and Technology, MS University of Baroda,
Banaras Hindu University are offering biotechnology courses to
students at 6,190, 4,260 and 8,858 for the entire course.
While private institutes such as Shree Manibhai Virani & Smt
Navalben Virani Science College have been charging about 21,000 per
annum. Sitadevi Ratanchand Nahar Adarsh College and Maharani Lakshmi
Ammanni College for Women are offering biotechnology courses at 28,000
per annum. The biotech course at Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of
Engineering and Technology and Arunai Engineering College are being
offered to students at 30,000 per annum and 32,500 per annum
respectively. While other institutes in private sector are offering the
course at higher fees of over 1 lakh per annum.