September 20, 2020

New course in bio-tech

Darbhanga: The Women’s Institute of Technology here will launch two new BTech courses for the batch of 2018-22. The institute will be the first in Bihar to offer a BTech in bio-informatics, and will also offer a similar course in electrical and electronics engineering.

Then President APJ Abdul Kalam had inaugurated the institute in 2005.

Institute director Mohammad Nehal said the initial phase was challenging as the institute had to struggle to develop physical infrastructure, initiate new courses and manage the faculties. “After a long struggle we have earned the two BTech courses,” he said.

The institute at present offers BTech courses in computer science and information technology, and a masters course in computer application. There are 468 students and 32 faculty members.

Nehal said the institute is the first in Bihar to launch the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) approved BTech course in bioinformatics.

“The branch has a broad spectrum as it allows the students of biology to become engineers. Girls who opt for the bioinformatics course can pursue careers in the fields of biotechnology, medical science, drug designing, agro-science and animal sciences,” he added.

He said the institute would shift to a new building soon.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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