Prof. Janmejai Kumar Srivastava Director
Amity Institute of Biotechnology
Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow

Science and Technology (S&T), an innovation and technology driven sector, has always been an interesting area for everyone. Biotechnology is one of the emerging areas under S&T and has not left any stone unturned towards betterment of life, thus making life of human beings almost biotechnology driven.

The programme strives to generate more innovative products and amalgamate thriving technologies to transform every facet of life. The impact of the availability of new genetic and genomic tools is also highly relevant for industrial, medical and environmental applications.

Realizing the significance and responsibility towards society, Amity Institute of Biotechnology (AIB) – Lucknow, under the aegis of Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, was established in the year 2004 with the focus to generate and nurture the talent of life science students through diverse fields of Biotechnology. AIB offers diverse programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels viz. B.Tech. (Biotechnology), B.Sc. (Hons) Biotechnology, M.Sc. (Biotechnology), M.Sc. (Microbiology) and M.Tech. (Biotechnology) and Ph.D. (Biotechnology).

These programmes are designed vis-à-vis industrial requirement, thus helping students to be industry ready on completion of the academic programme. The institute is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratory as well as facilities and infrastructure for research activities. The institute is privileged to have highly qualified faculty with proven track record, enriched with industry and academia experience. The institute has redesigned its curriculum by incorporating core subjects, electives and basket courses where the learners develop themselves through theoretical and practical training. Research set up under AIB is supported by a specialized Research Cell that concentrates on research initiatives in important thrust areas in all sectors of life processes related to health care, diagnostics, therapeutics and preventives.

The students are motivated to initiate research projects under the supervision of the institute and industry mentors where they also come out with significant research publications and paper presentations at conferences. Some of the students have shared ownership in patents. The institute is proud of its alumni and their valuable credentials. Many of our students cleared highly competitive exams like UPSC (Civil Services), GATE, CSIR-UGC-NET with selection in IITs and national laboratories of CSIR, ICAR and ICMR. We also feel honored to add that our students have made positions in leading foreign universities like International Max Planck Research School, Tübingen, Germany; Helmholtz Zentrumfür Infektions for schungInhoffen strasse, Germany; Harvard Medical School Boston, USA; Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad; University of Ulster, United Kingdom to name a few.

A wide range of specialized lectures by subject experts, visit to industries along with seminars, symposia, workshop and conferences bring awareness and confidence among our students, thus giving them an edge over other candidates in shaping future career and work opportunities.