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Explore the World of Biology

In a pioneering effort SLIIT as the leading higher education provider in the country, has embarked in offering Biotechnology and related science degrees through established Faculty of Humanities and Sciences.

The Faculty of Humanities and Sciences was established to groom qualified graduates to meet the emerging trends in higher education today. Thus Faculty offers a variety of undergraduate and post graduate degree programmes in the areas of science, education, mathematics,nursing, english and law.

The school of Natural Sciences of the Faculty offers a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biotechnology for those who wish to pursue a professional career in Biotechnology and Bachelor of Education (Hons) in Biological Sciences for those who wish to pursue an academic career in teaching at secondary level education. Enrollments for these degrees will be opened as Mid Intake in June 2019 and Main Intake in September 2019.

Biotechnology degrees are offered with various combinations of subjects. Major areas included, agriculture, medicine, industry, marine, microbiology, molecular biology and bioinformatics. SLIIT Curriculum contains all these subject areas and students will be given theoretical and practical knowledge through all the modules.

Apart from science subjects this program will provide knowledge in mathematics, biophysics, information technology, statistics and business management subjects. The curriculum was developed by a team of highly qualified professors in this field. Other than the academic activities students will get opportunities to participate research and innovation projects and other student’s centers programs. The Internship for the students will gain chance to get related experience in leading Biotechnology and related companies in Sri Lanka.

Biotechnological applications either a new product, a new plant cultivar, a new animal species or a new tissue or an organ, is the creation of a team of biotechnologists. People who are in this competitive field of biotechnology are creative, inquisitive, inventive, persistent, enthusiastic about discoveries, problem solvers, willing to work long hours and passionate about chemistry, biology and environment.

For those people there is a wide variety of career opportunities ranging from research and development, to manufacturing and quality control and assurance and to sales and marketing. The top three tasks in research and development are design research including development of research procedures, record and analyze data and prepare report for publications. Manufacturing, quality control and assurance as well as sales and marketing need meticulous planning, market research, customer awareness so on. A graduate with a basic degree in Biotechnology can take up vast number of careers. Job Opportunities are available in Medical Laboratories, Veterinary Industry, Research & Development, Pharmaceutical Industry, Biomedical Engineering, Agricultural Industry, Product Manufacturing & Production, Nutritional Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, forensic investigations, Bioterrorism and Marine Biotechnology.

Overall, biotech careers are expected to increase in demand over the next 10 years.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in the USA projects a 10 percent growth for biological technicians, biochemists and biophysicists between 2012 and 2022, and a seven percent increase in microbiologists’ careers. With a master’s degree or a Ph.D. for one of the other biotech jobs, however, the pay increases.

SLIIT has its enormous brand image in the education industry the students who enroll can obtain well recognized degree under the guidance of highly professional academics. All the facilities including laboratory, greenhouse, online library, and IT related facilities will provide to students. The students who graduate from SLIIT will gain overall theory, practical and research knowledge and industrial experience in the field of Biotechnology.

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