University School of Biotechnology
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|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Anil K. Tyagi|
|Dean||Prof. N Raghuram|
|Location||New Delhi, Delhi, India|
University School of Biotechnology (USBT) is a constituent institute of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. The school offers a full-time Bachelor of Technology, Master of Engineering, as well as Ph.D programs.
Founded in 1999, University School of Biotechnology (USBT) was established by Government of Delhi as one of 12 University Schools of Studies under the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. The school has recently transferred to Dwarka Campus of the University. The University School of Biotechnology ranked third all over India after National Dairy Research Institute of Karnal and Department of Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology, IIT Dellhi.
USBT began with a five and half year integrated course of B. Tech/M. Tech with eleven semesters and PhD program. But from the academic session 2004-2005 onwards, the M. Tech program has been delinked from B.Tech program and the two program are being offered under dual degree program - B.Tech/M.Tech dual degree course and separate M.Tech program in different fields of biotechnology. As like other major institutes of India, admission in USBT is done strictly according to the merit based on 'All India Common Entrance Test of GGSIPU'. Students with physics, chemistry, biology or biotechnology during senior school are eligible for entrance exam. Overwhelming demand of Biotechnology professionals, led to an increase in seats from 30 to 45 in the academic session 2006-07 and further in 2009-10.
USBT offers following programs:-
- B.Tech./M.Tech. - 5 ½ Years for Integrated program
- B.Tech. 4 Years program
- Ph.D. – minimum 2 years