GANDHINAGAR : Gujarat Biotechnology University (GBU), India’s first dedicated biotechnology university, – is all set to admit students.
Established by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Gujarat, in partnership with the University of Edinburgh, U.K., It is the first postgraduate university in India that focuses entirely on biotechnology.
Students interested in pursuing their career in biotechnology can apply for various MSc courses provided by the institute using their Graduate Aptitude Test – Biotechnology (GAT B) scores.
The last date to apply for the GAT B exam is 31st March 2022. The examination is scheduled to be held on 23rd April 2022. Candidates can find more information on the registration process and important dates in the following link – https://dbt.nta.ac.in .
Highlighting the unique aspects of GBU, Ms. Amrita Sadarangani, Executive Director, Gujarat Biotechnology University, said, “Biotechnology has tremendous potential to play a crucial role in helping India deal with health emergencies and undertake pioneering research in the healthcare and agricultural sectors. GBU’s goal lies in positioning India at the frontiers of cutting-edge Research and Development.”
The courses provided by the Gujarat Biotechnology University include:
Ø Animal Biotechnology
Ø Environment Biotechnology
Ø Industrial Biotechnology
Ø Medical Biotechnology
Ø Plant Biotechnology
GBU has been established in partnership with the University of Edinburgh (UoE), United Kingdom, by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Gujarat. The following features of the university make it unique among all other institutes that provide courses related to the Biotechnology field:
- Research led postgraduate degree
- Strong industry linkages
- International student mobility
- Research-based bespoke curriculum designed with University of Edinburgh (UoE)
- Visiting academicians from UoE.
- Training and orientation of academicians by UoE for newer pedagogical approach.
Gujarat Biotechnology University’s admission process is guided by a holistic approach to enable students to fulfil their potential. GBU will interview the prospective students with a valid GAT B score to understand the passion and qualities the university seeks to encourage: teamwork, communication and creativity.
Candidates must also note that a monthly stipend of Rs. 5,000 will be provided to all eligible students. In case of any further enquiry, candidates can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.