Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering offers the under graduate four year professional programmes, Bachelor of Engineering as shown below.

  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Chemical Engineering

The enrolled students for B.E. Biotechnology are trained for the manufacturing & service sectors related to Biological applications in various process industries related to food, medicine and health care. In this pursuit, students get imparted with the knowledge and skills in the core subjects like, Cell & Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Microbiology, Immunology, Enzyme Technology, Protein Engineering, Genomics, Chemical Engineering, agriculture and plant cell technology, Bioprocess and Reactor Engineering, Bio-separation Engineering and Biological Waste Management. Apart from the core subjects, the students will be strengthened with knowledge in interdisciplinary courses of biostatistics, basic electrical and electronics, mechanical workshop and tools, bioinformatics, simulations and management skills.

The enrolled students for B.E. Chemical Engineering shall be trained for the manufacturing skills related to chemical process industries like, petrochemical and its allied industries, cement and construction industries and process simulations and design engineering service sectors.  In this endeavour students are imparted with the knowledge and skills in the core subjects like, Chemical Engineering, Reaction Engineering, Fluid mechanics, Energy engineering, Strength of materials, Heat transfer operations, Mass transfer operations, Transport phenomena, Biochemical Engineering, Polymer Science and  Engineering and Combustion engineering, Rocket propulsion and explosives, renewable and non-renewable energy sources etc. Additionally the students can get exposed to interdisciplinary courses of basic electrical and electronics, mechanical workshop, software tools, bioinformatics, simulations and management skills, Computer aided designs, manufacturing etc.

The department believes and executes in imparting knowledge through class room interaction, realizing the concepts in laboratory facilities and visualize the concepts in executing as part of the project work. Another important addition to the curriculum is to develop the entrepreneurial endeavour in the young talents and nurture their ideas for the successful development of enterprise in their chosen fields of study.

Infrastructure and Laboratory Facility

Department Infrastructure and facilities are established as per the programme requirements prescribed by the parent university and are being updated on a regular basis. Currently the following laboratory facilities cater to the B.E. programme requirements.

Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Genetic & rDNA technology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Bioinformatics Labs, Bioseparations Technology Lab, Environmental Technology labs, Bioprocessing Labs, and Chemical Engineering Labs with the facilities of Fluid Flow, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer studies, Fluidized bed and packed bed reactors.

Major Equipments & Kits / Software

Bench Top 3 L Fermenter, UV Spectrophotometer, Multifuge, Refrigerated centrifuge, Omni PAGE Mini, Gel documentation system, Horizontal electrophoresis unit, ELISA strip Reader, Thermocycler, TLC Unit, Bacteriological Incubator, Laminar Flow Chamber, Inverted Microscope, COD meter, DO meter, Bomb calorimeter, rotary evaporator, Rotameters, Venturimeter, Viscometer, Refractometer, Distillation unit, Soxhelet extraction apparatus, Packed bed reactor, Fluidized bed reactor, Ovens, Forced convection apparatus and Gas liquid absorption bed.

Student Projects/ Research in the Department


List of Internal Research Initiatives:

  • Screening of Sea Water for Isolation of Potential Phytoplankton for Mass Cultivation
  • Biological waste management of Paper.
  • Production of Xanthan gum by fermentation methods using Oman date palm.
  • Studies on antibacterial and antifungal properties of clove oil and clove extract
  • Studies on antioxidant properties of tree bark extracts of Date Palm varieties of Oman

Some of the Student Projects conducted are as follows.

  • Immobilisation of enzyme in “Smart nano polymer” hybrid hydrogel for sustained drug delivery
  • Development of conductometric urea biosensor
  • Development of caffeine biosensor
  • Genetic disorder in the Globin Chain THALASSEMIA
  • Genetic study on Omani Date Palm
  • Antioxidant properties of orange peels and seeds
  • Analysis of water samples from various sources in Oman in the light of modern biotechnology


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