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Industrial Biotechnology

An insight into the World of Enzymes through Industrial Biotechnology


IIT Kharagpur and NPTEL

About the Course

This course aims to provide an insight to the world of enzymes and microbes for manufacturing products. This has a huge impact on the industry and has grown to be very significant. It teaches us to obtain products from diverse fields including chemicals, food, bio-energy etc. The course gives an experimental demonstration of bioreactors as well as an introduction to their kinds and techniques of operation. This course helps students to gain more practical knowledge rather than just having theoretical base knowledge. Overall, this course teaches the main requirements of the operation of biochemical industries will be taught and discussed.

1.What You Will Learn?
2.Who Should Go For It?
3.Points to Note

This course will teach a quite lot of practical stuff to its students. These can be applied in various fields and students of biotechnology, chemical engineering, food engineering, and pharmaceutical industries can take up this course through which they will be benefitted. Some of the important aspects the students will learn in this course are as follows:

Exploiting Enzymes and microbes to manufacture products that have a good industrial significance.
Students will learn the making of several products such as wine and cheese making, antibiotics and vaccines etc.
Strategies to obtain higher yields, design of the reactors and production of bio-fuels from microbes are thoroughly explained and these can be useful in their following fields of study.
Students will get the idea of how the biochemical industry works and get a practical knowledge of it as well.

This course is highly beneficial as it explores a wide segment of experiments and scientific requirements. Students who pursue science and have an interest in Biotechnology in industrial form can take up this course. This course is not only for students of Biotechnology but also for professionals or learners from various sectors including, chemical engineering, food engineering, and pharmaceutical industries. Some of the intended students of this course are:

Food Science Students
Pharmaceutical Students
Chemistry Students
Biopharma Students
Imparts knowledge on how industrial production of food, medicine, chemicals, etc. works
The course duration is around 3 months or 12 weeks of learning. At the end, there is a Live Session to interact with the instructor as well.
Total enrolled students include 19351 and certified are 1685 students.
Students will get certified according to their performance where they will have to score more than 45% overall.


Field of Study:Industrial Biotechnology
Type:Free Certificate Course
Duration:Around 3 months
Mode of Learning:Online
Average Salary Offered:The average salary offered in this field ranges from 3 LPA, depending upon your skills, experience, and level of knowledge.
Employment Roles:
  • Scientist
  • Biochemist
  • Research Associate
  • Bio-Pharmacists