Genetic Engineering

Engineering [Bachelor of Technology]

Genetic engineering is also known as genetic modification, which is the direct manipulation of an organism's genome using modern biotechnology.

It is a set of technologies used to change the genetic structure of the cells, which includes the transfer of genes within and across species boundaries to produce improved or novel organisms.

New DNA may be inserted into the host genome by first isolating and copying the genetic material of interest using molecular cloning methods to generate a DNA sequence, or by synthesising the DNA, and then inserting this construct into the host organism. Genes may be removed, or "knocked out", using a nuclease.

Gene targeting is a different technique that uses homologous recombination to change an endogenous gene and can be used to delete a gene, remove exons, add a gene, or introduce point mutations.

An organism which is generated by applying genetic engineering is called as genetically modified organism (GMO).The first GMO were Bacteria generated in 1973 and GM mice in 1974."

Course Curriculum

Year 1

MATRICES AND CALCULUS
PHYSICS 
PHYSICS LABORATORY 
CHEMISTRY 
CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 
BASIC CIVIL ENGINEERING
MULTIPLE INTEGRALS AND
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 
MATERIAL SCIENCE 
PRINCIPLES OF
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
 
CELL BIOLOGY AND
CYTOGENETICS 
BIOCHEMISTRY
CYTOGENETICS LABORATORY
BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY

Matrices and calculus

Physics

Physics laboratory

Chemistry

Chemistry laboratory

Basic civil engineering

Multiple integrals and differential equations

Material science

Principles of environmental science

Cell biology and cytogenetics

Biochemistry

Cytogenetics laboratory

Biochemistry laboratory

 

Year 2

Principles of genetics microbiology 

Immunology 

Molecular biology of gene 

Basic chemical engineering i – stochiometry,

Thermodynamics and heat transfer

Training in laboratory safety 

Microbiology laboratory 

Biostatistics 

Basic chemical engineering ii – mechanical operation,

Momentum and mass transfer

Molecular techniques in genetic engineering bioprocess principles

Molecular techniques laboratory

Bioprocess and enzyme technology laboratory

Year 3

Recombinant dna technology human genetics

Plant genetic engineering 

Enzyme engineering 

Recombinant dna technology laboratory 

Plant genetic engineering laboratory 

Industrial training i (training)

Bioprocess engineering 

Bioseparation engineering and Lab.

Stem cell biology and gene therapy

Seminar/working model 

Gene expression laboratory

 

Year 4

 
 
BIOINFORMATICS 
BIOENGINEERING INSTRUMENTATION 
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
ETHICAL ISSUES & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS  COMPREHENSION
ANIMAL CELL CULTURE LABORATORY 
BIOINFORMATICS LABORATORY 
INDUSTRIAL TRAINING II (Training


Bioinformatics 

Bioengineering instrumentation 

Research methodology

Ethical issues & intellectual property rights  comprehension

Animal cell culture laboratory 

Bioinformatics laboratory 

Industrial training ii (training)

 

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Uses of Genetic engineering

It is widely used in medicine, research, industry and agriculture, along with that it is used for range of plants, animals and micro organisms.

 

Medicine – In the field of medicine it is used in manufacturing drugs. Various laboratory research and gene therapy need help of genetic engineering.

 

Agriculture – Genetic engineering is also used to create genetically modified crops or genetically modified organisms in order to produce genetically modified foods.

 

Research – It is used by Scientists in various researches. Genes from various organisms are converted into bacteria for storage and modification, creating genetically modified bacteria.

Specialization

You can find below the specialization offered in the field of genetic engineering:

 

  1. Clinical genetics
  2. Classical genetics
  3. Genomics Population,
  4. Quantitative and ecological genetics
  5. Molecular genetics Genetic algorithms
  6. Behavioral genetics 
Clinical genetics
Behavioral genetics
Classical genetics
Genomics
Population, quantitative and ecological genetics
Molecular genetics
Genetic algorithms
Clinical genetics
Behavioral genetics
Classical genetics
Genomics
Population, quantitative and ecological genetics
Molecular genetics
Genetic algorithms

Eligibility

Genetic engineering is a specialization of biotechnology. It can also be studied as a separate specialization.

 

There are many undergraduate and postgraduate courses available in this field.

 

Some of the most sought courses opted by students for genetic engineering are given below:

 

Under graduate courses:

 

B.E in Genetic Engineering

 

B.tech in Genetic Engineering

 

B.Sc in Genetic Engineering

 

Post Graduate courses:

 

M.E in Genetic Engineering

 

M.Tech in Genetic Engineering

 

M.Sc in Genetic Engineering

Average Fees (In Lacs  )

Year wise Fees Bifurcation

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Average Fees by Location

4.2 L Uttar Pradesh
3.9 L Haryana
3.8 L Rajasthan
3.4 L Karnataka

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Career Description

 

What is the career option after genetic engineering?

  1. After pursuing courses in genetic engineering, the student can work in medical and pharmaceutical industries, research and development departments, agricultural sector, genetic engineering firms, chemical companies, etc.
  2. Both private and public sectors companies recruit a genetic engineer.
  3. There is a great growth of genetic engineering in India as well as in abroad.
  4. The future scope in genetic engineering is good as there are a lot of biotech companies coming in India.
  5. Students can also take a teaching job in this field.
  6. The average salary of a well-qualified genetic engineer is Rs. 20,000 to 35,000 per month

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