It is a three-years UG degree program. It involves the study of living organisms, biological systems and use of advanced technology to study the same. The course can create profession- als who could improve the quality of human life and the health of the planet by the products of biotechnology. Biotechnology is a broad discipline in which biological processes, organisms, cells or cellular components are exploited to develop new technologies. New tools and prod- ucts developed by biotechnologists are useful in research, medicine (development of new medicines, vaccines, hormones, insulin therapies etc.), agriculture (development of genetically modified plants i.e., BT cotton, seedless fruits; biofuels, biological treatment, biofertilizers etc.) environment (biofuels, waste water treatment, biodegradation of hydrocarbons, pesti- cides etc.) and industry (production of chemicals, paper, textiles and food). Depending on the tools and applications, it often overlaps with related scientific fields. In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, Biotechnology has expanded to include new and diverse sciences, such as genomics, recombinant gene techniques, applied immunology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, microbiology, biochemistry and development of pharmaceutical therapies and diagnostic tests.