Department of Biotechnology

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

Biotechnology @ IITH

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 B.Tech in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, M.Tech. in Medical Biotechnology and PhD. in Biotechnology and has active research groups in the frontier areas of biotechnology. We use a range of model systems such as bacteria, yeast, mouse, Drosophila, zebrafish, and human cells and employ single-molecule imaging to high-throughput omics based platforms to address a variety of biological questions. The mission of the department is to develop new generation of scientific leaders with scientific vigor, critical thinking, ethics and multitasking managerial skills to thrive in the fast-paced technology driven industry and academia. We foster innovations through cutting- edge technologies and interdisciplinary research.

Latest in BioTech

Hands-on lab training in Biotechnology /Bioinformatics.
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Additional candidates provisionally selected for Ph.D. admission (January 2023).
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Dr.Gaurav Sharma has been appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology.

Biotech Foundation Day to be celebrated on 12th Nov'2022 in the esteemed presence of Dr. K. Thangaraj.


Talk by Prof. G. Narahari Sastry, Director, CSIR-NEIST
Title: Molecular Property Diagnostic Suite
Date: 03-Aug, 2022

Talk by Dr. Raj Birudaraj, Roche Diagnostics, USA
Title: Drug Development and Diagnostics: The Past, Present and Future
Date: 22-July, 2022