The department conducts research in frontier areas of biochemical engineering and biotechnology. The students and faculty collaborate in the research projects of their area of interest, from which an M.Tech or M.S. (R) or Ph.D. thesis is developed.
The past few decades have seen a major, rather revolutionary, change in our knowledge regarding life forms and our ability to manipulate biological systems. This has translated into major strides in Biotechnology, with far-reaching impact on diverse areas such as health-care, diagnostics, agriculture, food, environment and consumer products. These biotechnical innovations are meaningless until and unless their benefits percolate down to the common man. This can happen only if such technologies are taken up for industrial scale production.
The Department offers a unique blend of expertise in applied biological sciences, chemical engineering and biochemical engineering. It strives for application of this expertise to evolve various biotechnological products and processes.
It is envisaged that such a vision can be achieved through:
(a). Generation of highly trained human resource capable of quantitative analysis of biological systems to facilitate their role in manning modern bioprocess industries and provide an integrated approach to research and development in biotechnology.
(b). To continue to evolve research and development programmes for environmentally sustainable bio-industrial products and services e.g., bio-energy, biopolymer, clean environment and therapeutics.
(c). Leading global innovations in Bioprocess Technology and Applied Biological Sciences, and facilitate participation in industrial consulting and sponsored research.
(d). Dissemination of knowledge generated through short term courses, workshops and conferences.
The broad focal areas of research of the faculty members are:
(a). Bioprocess Engineering
(b). Cell and Molecular Biotechnology
(c). Downstream Processing
(d). Systems and Computational Biology
Stronger faculty interactions and collaborations within department provides students with the opportunity to pursue their interests and develop into the future leaders of the biochemical engineering & biotechnology profession. The unique multidisciplinary nature of the biochemical engineering and biotechnology program at IIT Delhi prepares a candidate to pursue a career in academia or industry spanning the chemical, pharmaceutical or medical sector.
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The Prof. T.K. Ghose Memorial Award for Best PhD Thesis in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology was instituted in the year 2021 and is administered by the Office of Alumni Relations. This is supported by an endowment created from donations by the erstwhile colleagues and students of Prof. T.K. Ghose. The Award aims to recognize a student of IIT Delhi whose PhD thesis in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology has been adjudged to be the best in that particular year. An amount of Rs 50,000 is awarded as the 'Prof. T. K. Ghose Memorial Award for Best PhD Thesis in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology'. The award is presented at a ceremony organised by DBEB in the week following the annual convocation of the Institute.
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