University School of Biotechnology ,Delhi (USBT)
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
Sector - 16C Dwarka
Delhi - 110078, India
University School of Biotechnology (USBT) is a constituent institute of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. The school offers a full-time Bachelor of Technology, Master of Engineering, as well as Ph.D programs.
Founded in 1999, University School of Biotechnology (USBT) was established by Government of Delhi as one of 12 University Schools of Studies under the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. The school has recently transferred to Dwarka Campus of the University. The University School of Biotechnology ranked third all over India after National Dairy Research Institute of Karnal and Department of Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology, IIT Delhi.
USBT began with a five and half year integrated course of B. Tech/M. Tech with eleven semesters and PhD program. But from the academic session 2004-2005 onwards, the M. Tech program has been delinked from B.Tech program and the two program are being offered under dual degree program - B.Tech/M.Tech dual degree course and separate M.Tech program in different fields of biotechnology. As like other major institutes of India, admission in USBT is done strictly according to the merit based on 'All India Common Entrance Test of GGSIPU'. Students with physics, chemistry, biology or biotechnology during senior school are eligible for entrance exam. Overwhelming demand of Biotechnology professionals, led to an increase in seats from 30 to 45 in the academic session 2006-07 and further in 2009-10.
USBT offers following programs:-
- B.Tech./M.Tech. - 5 ½ Years for Integrated program
- B.Tech. 4 Years program
- Ph.D. – minimum 2 years
The Govt. of NCT of Delhi established its first University with the name Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in 1998. It is a teaching and affiliating University with the explicit objective of facilitating and promoting “studies, research and extension work in emerging areas of higher education with focus on professional education, for example engineering, technology, management studies, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, education, law, etc. and also to achieve excellence in these and connected fields and other matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.”
In order to serve the broad purposes for which the University was established, it set out its statements of Vision, Mission and Quality Policy which read as thus :
“The University will stimulate both the hearts and minds of scholars, empower them to contribute to the welfare of society at large; train them to adopt themselves to the changing needs of the economy; advocate them for cultural leadership to ensure peace, harmony and prosperity for all.”
“Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University shall strive hard to provide a market oriented professional education to the student community of India in general and of Delhi in particular, with a view to serving the cause of higher education as well as to meet the needs of the Indian industries by promoting establishment of colleges and Schools of Studies as Centres of Excellence in emerging areas of education with focus on professional education in disciplines of engineering, technology, medicine, education, pharmacy, nursing, law, etc.”