PhD in Biotechnology is a program of Kathmandu University, School of Science and Engineering. The total duration of this course is 3-5 years. Department of Biotechnology is the authentic body for conducting this program. Biotechnology is that branch of science which uses technology to examine the living beings at its molecular level, explore the genetic codes that govern biological process and manipulate it for the benefit of living beings. Biotechnology is not the mere subject but the integration of different scientific fields. With the rapid development in this field, new concepts such as bioinformatics, proteomics, microarrays, etc. have become the area of research. PhD in biotechnology is one of the highest and prestigious degrees where the students analyze the different aspects of the biotechnology from the research perspective. PhD degree needs lot of dedication, hard work and ability to think out box capacity. Apart from depth academic knowledge students should be well acquainted with scientific equipment and statistical tools necessary for effective research work.
It takes around Rs. 6, 30,000 to complete the PhD study.
Below is the list of colleges for PhD in Biotechnology program under Kathmandu University in Nepal.
The key objectives of PhD in Biotechnology are as follows:
Biotechnology is one of the rapidly growing fields of science and technology. Inventions and developments in the field of biotechnology have been associated with life of people and improving their standard of living. The PhD graduates can get jobs in the industries related to chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages and plant and animal biotechnology. There are other options such as working in forensics, disease and diagnostic therapy, education and environmental protection bodies, etc. The graduates can also work in core research positions in different national and international organizations working in the field of biotechnology. There are various nongovernmental organizations working in the field of agriculture, plants and animals, where PhD graduates can get the senior level jobs. One can also develop the careers in the academic sectors as a teachers and professors teaching students in colleges and universities. Moreover, students also have another option of going abroad and working there as the biotechnologist.