M.Eng. On Campus


Birla Institute of Technology and Science

24 months
8438 USD/year
8438 USD/year
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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 offered by the Birla Institute of Technology and Science 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 BITS in the Middle East. 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. 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. Faculty members   have presented their research work in international conferences and symposiums.  The major research areas include Applied Microbiology, Environmental biotechnology, Biosensor technology, Agricultural biotechnology, Computational Biology and Water Quality Modeling and Simulation. The ongoing research projects are bioluminescent bacteria for development of biosensors, studies on desert ecology, biodiversity, conservation of endangered plants, development of biofertilizers, molecular characterization rhizobia, microalgal biotechnology and water quality modeling & simulation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • molecular biology, 
  • microbiology,
  • genetic engineering and bioprocess engineering 
  • Instrumental methods of analysis
  • DNA and protein gel electrophoresis systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application procedure
  • Copy of 10th class mark sheet / certificate for date of birth .
  • Copy of the transcript and degree of Qualifying Examination,such as B.E /
  • Tech or its equivalent. If the degree copy is not available, at the time of applying, fax /email this as soon as the same is available. If the transcript is not available, Mark sheets of all semesters / years of the qualifying degree should be submitted.
  • Copy of the ID for U.A.E Nationals. For candidates with other nationalities, passport copy (first 3 pages and last page), and U.A.E visa page if holding U.A.E. residence visa. Candidates , who do not possess a valid passport at the time of applying, must enclose a declaration along with the Application, that they will fax the required Passport pages on or before the last date. word statement of purpose describing what you propose to achieve by doing this programme and your ultimate goal.
  • Application Fee of 220 AED (60$)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4219 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    8438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4219 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • 15500 AED per semester

Living costs for Dubai

5300 - 9200 AED /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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