Bsc in Biotechnology - (A-STATE)

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Overview of the Degree Programm

Duration : 4 Years
Credits : 120
Mode of Study : Full Time
Type of award : BSc. (Hons.)

Those organisms may be as simple as yeast or as complex as cells, genes, bacteria or DNA. By combining cellular and bio-molecular processes, we can develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet. Modern biotechnology provides breakthrough products and technologies to combat debilitating and rare diseases, reduce our environmental footprint, feed the hungry, use less and cleaner energy, and have safer, cleaner and more efficient industrial manufacturing processes.

The Course has a strong focus on the business skills that are crucial to the commercialization of biotechnology, including intellectual property, enterprise management and marketing and it is taught by lecturers who are also successful researchers in an industry that is constantly evolving. The course has strong support from the biotechnology industry.

Key Information

The minimum entry requirement.

2 Credit Passes & 1 Simple Pass at ALs.

Proof of English Proficiency

  • TOEFL - Paper-Based 500 / Internet-Based 61
  • IELTS - Academic 5.5
  • PTE - Pearson Test of English Academic 43
  • iTEP Academic - 3.7 or higher
  • Completing the required level of a CEA
  • Accredited ESL program

Obtaining a minimum of 60% in English at X and XII in Certificate in India and Pakistan High School Graduate from USA, UK, Canada (except Quebec), Australia, and New Zealand.

* English proficiency requirement may be waived for countries whose official language is English.

Future After the Degree

The career options are expanding rapidly for Biotechnology graduates. Advances in genetic engineering, protein engineering, cell culture and molecular biology have generated a virtually unlimited potential for altering the capabilities of living systems, greatly expanding the scope of biotechnology, generating new applications for biological products and allowing a previously unprecedented ability to control life processes.

Related careers

  • Agricultural, environmental, chemical, food processing, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and waste management industries
  • Beverage and food production
  • Biotechnology, medical and agricultural industries
  • Government and research establishments
  • In a range of public and private diagnostic, therapeutic and research laboratories covering microbiology, hematology, bioremediation, immunology, forensic science, crop development, pest control, animal production, veterinary services, molecular biology and protein engineering
  • Medical and veterinary science service industries
  • Intellectual Property
  • Suppliers to the Biotechnology Industry

Lecturers of Malabe Branch

Dr. Lekha Wanasekara

Dean – Faculty of Science

Ph. D (Immunology), Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, B.Sc. (Hons) in Bio Science, Sri Lanka

Ms. Shanika Gamage

Senior Lecturer – Faculty of Science

M.Sc. (Food Science & Technology), USJP, B.Sc. (Bio Science), USJP

Mr. Medhisha Gunawardena

Senior Lecturer – Faculty of Science

M.Sc. in Integrated Water Resource Management (PGIA), B.Sc. (Sp. Second Upper) in Environmental Conservation and Management

Mr. Eranda Mandawala

Senior Lecturer – Faculty of Science

MBA, UK, M.Sc. (Biotechnology), Australia, B.Sc. (Biotechnology), India, Diploma in Bioinformatics, SIST

Ms. Chathurangi Pathirana

Lecturer – Faculty of Science

M.Sc. (Biotechnology), University of Peradeniya, MBS, University of Colombo, B.Sc. (Hons) in Agriculture, University of Peradeniya

Ms. Kanchana Peeris

Lecturer – Faculty of Science

B.Sc. (Hons) in Botany, University of Keleniya, M.Sc. in Plant Biotechnology (reading), University of Kelaniya

Ms. Wasana Bandara

Lecturer – Faculty of Science

BSc (Hons), Bio Science and Environmental Science, Asian University for Women, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Mr. Sachith Wickramasinghe

Lecturer – Faculty of Science

M.Sc. (Marine Life Science), South Korea, B.Sc. , University of Colombo

Ms. Yasara Rathnayake

Lecturer – Faculty of Science

B.Sc. (Hons) in Zoology, University of Peradeniya

Mr. Sadin De Silva

Lecturer – Faculty of Science

M.Phil. in Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Grad. Chem.

Ms. Tharangi Ellewela

Lecturer – Faculty of Science

B.Sc. in Biotechnology, Northumbria University, New Castle

Ms. Eranga Karunarathne

Lecturer – Faculty of Science

PhD (Reading), Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, B.Sc. Special in Chemistry, University of Colombo

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