Despite of tremendous development in agriculture in last four decades through using technologies of green revolution, currently used technologies seem inadequate to supply the growing demand of food and address new challenges in agriculture. The 21st century is called the century of biotechnology (BT) and Information Technology (IT). Biotechnology is considered as the frontier technology which has high potential to provide solutions of all of these challenges and ensure food security of Bangladesh.
Although application of IT in daily life is phenomenal however, the advancement of biotechnology in education, research and industrial application is still limited. By realizing this truth, the government has given special importance to ensure quality higher educations particularly in this industrially emerging area of science. The vision 2021 for Agriculture and National Biotechnology Policy 2011 has also emphasized the application of biotechnology as an engine for agricultural development.
The department of biotechnology has been offering a high quality academic program, Masters in Biotechnology since April 2010. Led by some internationally reputed faculty members, the department offers good facilities to students for globally competitive research. Establishment of a modern laboratory with state-of-art facilities for advanced research in biotechnology is now in progress by the funding from the World Bank through HEQEP project. We have planned to launch the Ph D in Biotechnology by 2014. Students who have high passion to develop their career in biotechnology are welcome to the MS in Biotechnology program.