Diploma in Biotechnology - (A-STATE)

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Overview of the Diploma Programm

Duration : 4 Years
Credits : 120
Institution : A-STATE UNIVERSITY
Mode of Study : Full Time
Type of award : BSc. (Hons.)

Biotechnology is technology based on biology. It is the use of living organisms - often minute, micro- organisms - to create products or perform tasks for us. 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

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. Ruwan Perera

Acting Vice Chancellor / Dean - International Programs

LL.B / LL.M, Ph.D. (Hull, UK)

Dr. Thusitha Gajanayake

Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Science

BVSc (Peradeniya) / MSc (Fribourg), PhD (Bern)

Mr.Priyanka Dharshana

Lecturer

BBM (Marketing) special (Hons) / Master in Business Administration, University of Ballerat Australia

Mr. Dayal Baduraliya

Lecturer

National Diploma in Teaching

Mrs. Shanika Gamage

Lecturer

MSc. In Food Science and Technology / BSc. Bio Sciences

Mr.Terence Kahapola Arachchi

Dean - Faculty of Management

B.Sc, MBA (Leicester) / PGDip. (Marketing) (CIM,UK)

Mr. Udara Dewamuni

Head of Faculty - Education Senior Lecturer/Psychology / Academic Counselor / Chairman/Mentoring Committee.

BSc (UK), MSc (UK) / MSc (India)

MS.Kumuduni Sakunthala Rathnakara

Lecturer

M.Sc. (Mgt) (SJP) / B.Sc. (HRM)(SJP) ICASL (CAB II) / Dip. In Counselling Psychology

Mr. Mohamed Ishan Sabar

Head - Dept. of Information Technology / Senior Lecturer - Faculty of IT

MS in Computer Science (USA) / BSc.(Hons) in Computer Science (Col.) / First Class, Diploma in Computer Systems Design (NIBM)

S.P. Chathurangi Lankika

Lecturer - Faculty of Science

MSc in Biotechnology / BSc (Hons.) Agriculture

Dr. Amal Rajapakse

Dean - Faculty of IT

Ph.D. Computational Graph Theory (University of Mining & Metallurgy, Austria) / MSc Computer Science (University of Wales, Cardiff, UK) / BSc (Hons) Maths Special (PDN) / PMP (USA), OCA (USA) / Grad Cert. (Australia)

Senior Lecturer/Faculty of IT / Executive in Quality Assurance

Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Science

MSc in IT (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK) / BIT (UCSC) / MCS (SL) / Dip. in QA in Higher Education (UNESCO)

D. Eranda Nipunika Mandawala

Lecturer/Faculty of Science

Dip. In Bioinformatics, BSc.Biotechnology(India) / MSc. Biotechnology(Aus) / MBA (General) (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK) - Merit

Ms. Nipuni Upeksha

Lecturer

PG.Dip in Computer Science (SJP) / BIIT (Hons)(Uva Wellassa) / ACS (SL) / ICASL (CAB I)

Mr. Sachith Wickramasinghe

Lecturer

M.Sc (South Korea) / B.Sc (Colombo)

G. M. Wasana R. Bandara

Lecturer

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

Prof. T. Thanaraj

Dean - Faculty of Education

B.A. (Colombo) / Dip. Ed.Mgt (NIEPA, New Delhi) / PGD Ed. (Colombo) / M.Ed. (OUSL) / MBA (USJ)

Dr. (Mrs.) Lekha Wanasekera

Dean - Faculty of Science

B.Sc. (Hons) (Sri Lanka) / Ph. D. (Immunology) (Colombo)

Mr.Medhisha Gunawardena

Lecturer

Reading - M.Sc. In Integrated Water Resource Management (PGIA) / B.Sc.(Sp. Second Upper) In Environmental Conservation and Management

Dr. Roshini Nilupama Wimalarathna

Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Science

Ph.D. in Biology (NY, USA) / M.Sc. In Biotechnology (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.) / B.Sc (Bangalore, India)

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