Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies (VISTAS) established under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956, by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, in 2008. VISTAS (popularly known as Vels University) has originated from a self –financing Group of Institutions known as Vels Group of Institutions established in 1992. VISTAS is a Multi-disciplinary offering varied and innovative courses in the emerging areas. VISTAS offers 42 Undergraduate, 50 Postgraduate Programmes and 24 Diploma and Certificate Programmes of Contemporary Relevance.
of Bio-Engineering under the School of Engineering was started in the year 2015.
Department offers B.Tech Biotechnology and Ph.D. Programme.
The department has well equipped laboratories for advanced research facilities
in the areas of Biotechnology. The thrust areas of research includes Molecular
Biology, Drug Discovery and Development, Bioprocess Technology and
Biotechnology is a fast growing field in the 21st Century. Many new techniques have been developed to produce medically valuable compounds, to change hereditary traits of plants and animals, to diagnose diseases and to cure them through biotechnology derived recombinant proteins and polypeptides developing into new class of drugs or vaccines and also to clean up the environment. In this way, the Biotechnology has very great impacts in all the major areas which helps the society both environmentally and medicinally. Biotechnology in a complete word-“ No field of Science can be winning without the uses of techniques of Biotechnology”. Overall, Biotechnology is a miracle which mainly serves the society.
Biotechnology in Health Care
Drug Discovery and Development
Genetic Engineering and Recombinant DNA Technology
Intellectual Property Rights and Patents
Medical Microbiology and Pathology
Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy