Welcome to the Department of Biotechnology at IIT Hyderabad. The field of biotechnology can contribute multi-directionally in addressing the various medical and environmental challenges facing the mankind. The department was established in 2010 and has outstanding teaching & research programs. Being located in the greater Hyderabad area, a hub of biotechnology, pharmaceutical industries, & numerous central biological research institutes, the department has unique & unparalleled advantages. The department offers M.Tech. in Medical Biotechnology and PhD. in Biotechnology and has active research groups in the frontier areas encompassing Carcinogenesis, Infectious Diseases, Prion & amyloid Diseases, molecular mechanisms of diseases/toxicity using zebrafish animal model, electrophysiology, Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology and Structural Biology. The department is rapidly expanding in the other cutting-edge biotechnology research areas as well.