The Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (BBTech) of the Faculty of Basic Medical and Pharmaceutical Science started its journey in 2002 with a vision to generate competent and skilled graduates who would explore the BBTech world for the greater interest of the humanity.
The department offers four years B.Sc. (Honors) and an eighteen-month M.Sc. program with an emphasis on the special courses such as chemistry, biomolecules, metabolism, molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, molecular genetics, cell biology, genetic engineering, spectroscopy, oncology, and bioinformatics. The department is also enthusiastic to provide hands-on experience of modern techniques and technologies to develop and improve products and processes made from living systems.
The research areas include Molecular Biology, Plant Biochemistry, Nutritional Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry of Natural Products, Microbiology, and Clinical Biochemistry. In these research endeavors, the Department has collaborated with BCSIR of Rajshahi, University of Rajshahi, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, University of Chittagong, Asian University for Women, BCSIR of Chattogram and Directorates of Environment and Forest, Chattogram. The BBTech faculties and students are also involved in various research programs in the country. They also regularly take part in the National and International seminar, symposium, conference, and workshop as the department feels that teaching, research, and extension work are the most important responsibilities for its academic staff. Graduates are pursuing doctoral and post-doctoral research abroad.
BBTech is committed to provide quality education in the field of Biochemistry and Biotechnology responsive to the emerging challenges at home and abroad and is dedicated to nurture and develop world-class professionals, who would serve the mankind with a strong sense of ethical values and competence as well as ready to face the competitive world.
Mission and Vision
Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology has been established with the aim of expanding quality education and to generate competent and skilled general graduate.
The vision of this department is to be recognized globally as a center for excellence, in the field of biochemistry and biotechnology to provide a platform for researcher and scientist where they will be able to apply their expertise and knowledge to enhance the quality of human life.
v To produce graduate with adequate knowledge of Biosciences including analytical, interpersonal and leadership skill
v To develop strategies to meet national and international needs in the field of agriculture, biological sciences, and public health nutrition and food technology.
v To create opportunities to get hands on experiences in –
Ø Research oriented education in Biochemistry and Biotechnology.
Ø Programming and application skills in computational biology.
Ø Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.
Ø Clinical biochemistry.
Ø Entrepreneurship with strong ethics, social responsibilities, communication skills in Biochemistry and Biotechnological areas.