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Biotechnology, B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #1001 (WUR) Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Department of Biotechnology at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science established in the year 2007, offers B.E. Biotechnology & M.E. Biotechnology. It houses a total of six state of the art laboratories which are active in teaching and research.
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Changes in economy towards science and technology require new profile of knowledge and skills to be incorporated into academic criteria. Globally, biotechnology represents a major driver for a high technology professional carreer. The demands from the biotechnology work force sector for development of knowledge and competencies were a major driving force for starting the B.E. Biotechnology program at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in the Middle East.

The main objectives of the department are:

  • Generating laboratory facilities for taking up R&D projects from various sponsoring agencies /industries
  • Strengthening the University linkage through R&D projects 
  • Conduct Hands on training for the faculty members and students in the field of Biotechnology.
  • Strengthening the B.E. Biotechnology and ME biotechnology program 

The department of biotechnology has collaboration with Department of Pathology, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA for exchange of faculty and students, visit of experts and scientists between both the organizations and transfer of students to higher degree program. The department also collaborates with International centre for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) for engaging in R&D activities such as biosaline agriculture and biofertilizer development.  As a part of MoU there is a provision for Internship (PS) for students through short term and long term projects at both the institutes.


The research & development in biotechnology is constantly growing and expanding into other industrial sectors, a true driving force of interdisciplinary applications. Research activities in the department of biotechnology covers wide range of interdisciplinary research focused on fundamental biology and applied biotechnology. The department encourages collaborative research and interaction between students and faculty.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Coursesi include:

  • Applied Microbiolog
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Biosensor technology
  • Agricultural biotechnology
  • Computational Biology 
  • Water Quality Modeling and Simulation

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Online Application procedure
  • Copy of mark sheet of the Qualifying Examination, such as General
  • Secondary Education Certificate of Ministry of Education, UAE or Senior
  • School Certificate of CBSE, New Delhi, India or its equivalent.
  • Copy of the 10th Grade mark sheet.
  • Passport copy (first 3 pages and last page). Candidates, who do not possess a valid Passport at the time of applying, must enclose a declaration along with the Application, that they will email the required Passport pages on or before the last date.
  • Candidates applying under the GCC category must submit the passport copy of the parent residing in the GCC country with valid Residence Visa Stamp
  • Application Fee 59$ (220 AED)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6125 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6125 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 22500 AED  per semester

Living costs for Dubai

  • 5300 - 9200 AED/month
    Living Costs

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