The Department of Biotechnology was established in 2005 to impart quality education in the field of biotechnology.



  • Excellence in teaching-learning process and research
  • To impart and disseminate knowledge, develop competencies and to produce industry-ready and academically enriched engineers for the emerging areas of applied biotechnology


  • State-of-the-art laboratories
  • Department with highest Ph.D.-qualified faculty
  • Dynamic curriculum with right mix of bioloogical sciences and engineering
  • Research-driven opportunities  in Institutions in India/abroad
  • Ongoing funded research from state as well as central government agencies
  • Wide range of program and open electives
  • Opportunity for students to carry out inter-disciplinary research projects across Medical, Pharma, Life Sciences, Engineering, Bioprocess, etc.
  • Workshops, Guest Lectures and conferences on a regular basis
  • A National-level annual technical symposium "SymBiot" by the Institute of Engineers Biotechnology (IEBt) student club


  • Bioinformatics
  • Bionanotechnology
  • Biopolymers
  • Bioreactor Design
  • Drug Delivery
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Fermentation Engineering
  • Microfluidics
  • Modeling & Simulation of Bioprocess
  • Photo-bioremediation
  • Phytochemicals
  • Plant & Animal Cell Culture

E-Newsletter "Bio-TransMiT"

Volume-1 2019



The Department of Biotechnlogy, MIT offers the following programs:


B.Tech - Biotechnology

M.Tech - Industrial Biotechnology





World-class laboratories give learning a practical dimension

Innovation Centre

State-of-the-art Innovation Centre to facilitate multi-disciplinary research


Libraries have excellent resources for reference and study


Paper tree - A green initiative by MIT students of MUTBI

Computing Facility

Wi-fi campus with modern computing and digital facilities

Research & Publications

The areas of research are drug delivery, nanomaterials, bioinformatics, separation and purification of biomolecules, production of industrially important enzymes, bioremediation, bioprocess development, bio-separation processes and nanobiotechnology. The students get an opportunity to work in these leading areas of research. They obtain hands-on work experience in using the hi-end equipment in laboratories, as well as the latest modelling and simulation tools. Research Grants: 1. "Production of polyhydroxyalkanoate Copolymers from Bacillus species using oil refinery waste" by Dr. Divyashree M.S from DBT for 34.99 lakhs (3 years, On going) 2. "Foldscope as a research tool to assess the adherence of phytase-producing probiotic bacteria on the intestinal epithelium" by Dr. S. Balaji from DBT for 8 lakhs (1 year) 3 Detection of Candida albicans pathogenic dual switching using Paper-based Analytical Devices (PADS for Candida) Ms. Anusha Prabhu VGST National Government 5 lakhs October 2017 5 lakhs 4 PADS: Engineering miniaturized devices for POC diagnosis of Candida Dr. Naresh Kumar Mani Manipal-McGill Centre National Non Government 2 lakhs Novemeber 2017 2 lakhs 5 Exploring the immunomodulatory properties of chitosan derivatives Dr. Ritu Raval MACID Private Non Government 2 lakhs Novemeber 2017 2 lakhs 6 Centre for Interactive Biomolecular 3D- literacy(C-In-3D) Dr. S. Balaji VGST National State Govt. 30 lakhs 3 Years from Nov. 2017 10 lakhs On going 7 Development of PAPER-based platforms for Point-of-care(POC) Nucleic Acid Testing of Candidiasis[PAPER at Point-of-Care] Dr. Naresh Kumar Mani VGST National State Govt. 5 lakhs 1 Year from 2017 5 lakhs On going