Programme overview

The Department of Life Science at RNTU offers a research-intensive Ph.D. programme in biotechnology under the guidelines prescribed by the University Grant Commission (UGC). The scholars, researchers, and guides of biotechnology are engaged in research in diverse research areas of fundamental and applied biology like plant biotechnology, molecular biology, genomics, bioinformatics, applied microbiology, biofertilizers, biocontrol, and the environment. In this programme, after successful completion of pre-Ph.D. course work, the scholar needs to choose the research topic and submit their thesis at the end of the programme. Promotion of the Indian biotechnology sector is high on the policy agenda of the Government of India. Biotechnology has also been recognised as one of the key priority sectors under the ‘Make in India’, ‘Skill India, and ‘Startup India’ initiatives of the Government of India, as it is one of the sectors expected to contribute towards enterprise creation, innovation, and economic growth.

  • 3-6 Years

    Duration of Program

  • Doctoral

    Level of Study

Key Highlights

Well-qualified and highly experienced research guides
Advanced Research
Well-versed library
Well-equipped Laboratory
Placement and Advisory Services

How will you benefit

Experiential learning
Critical thinking and innovative research skills
Planning and execution of research projects independently
Communication of research findings at the global and societal level

What will you study

Research Methodology

Research Work

Scientific Writing Skill

Communicate findings effectively

  • PO1 - Scholar will acquire knowledge in the biotechnology domain that enables their applications in industry and research
  • PO2 - Scholars will develop research skills
  • PO3 - Scholars will be able to critical analyse and understand the biological problems
  • PO4 - Scholar will able to design and conduct independent research projects using advanced methodologies of Biotechnology
  • PO5 - Scholar will be able to communicate the research findings.

  • PSO1 - Acquire knowledge on the basics of sound and solid base biotechnology which enables them to understand the emerging and advanced concepts of engineering in life sciences.
  • PSO2 - Acquire technical know-how by linking biotechnology, disciplinary and interdisciplinary aspects.
  • PSO3 - Have developed the ability to critically evaluate current research and research techniques and methodologies.
  • PSO4 - Recognize the importance of bioethics, IPR, entrepreneurship, communication to bring India industrialists to the next generation

  • PEO1 - Gain and apply knowledge of biotechnology (combining science and engineering) for problem-solving in the field.
  • PEO2 - Design, execute, analyze, and interpret data for research in biotechnology.
  • PEO3 - Choose and apply suitable tools and techniques for biotechnological processes.
  • PEO4 - Understand and justify societal, health, safety, and legal considerations in biotechnological engineering.
  • PEO5 - Develop effective oral and written communication skills for scientific purposes.


  • Research Work




Eligibility Criteria

M.Sc. Biotechnology or equivalent in relevant subjects with a minimum of 55% aggregates or equivalent grades as prescribed by UGC to qualify for the RNTU Ph.D. entrance test and interview.

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