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PG Diploma in Biotechnology, Law and Policy

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  • Aims and Objectives
  • Outcome of the Program
  • Eligibility for Admission
  • Fees Structure
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  • Admission Procedure
  • Program Structure
  • About the Courses
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  • Brochure
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  • Program Duration
  • Class Timings
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About the Program

Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and India is among the top 12 destinations. Biotechnology applies to development of products and technologies useful in a broad range of sectors like agriculture, environment, health, fuel etc. Some of the biotechnological applications are welcome and some like stem cell research, GM products are controversial. Biotechnology is the life science, which generally deals with the study of living organisms. It is an application of biology and different other techniques to change or to modify products for specific human use. Biotechnology is also known as biological technology. Biotechnology plays a very important role in human welfare and has revolutionized mankind since its existence. It contributes much towards the human’s welfare and their health needs. By this course we aim to teach the relationship between biotechnology and law. This course would discuss the areas which are less discussed with respect to biotechnology, environment, IPR and science. This course would take a holistic approach to make the students aware of the legal aspects of biotechnology.

Aims and Objectives
  • Generating awareness amongst different stakeholders of biotechnology which primarily includes, but is not limited to, researchers, at various levels in different government and private organizations of the state. Awareness is believed to be necessary to undertake responsible research.
  • Training researchers in to the process of government approval for biotechnology research, products or processes and the scientific data and other requirements for the approval. This helps in preparing the appropriate proposal at appropriate time and obtaining relevant government approval for methodical study.
  • Examine the emerging social and economic issues arising from the use of new biotechnologies from a legal and ethical perspective and share current trends and essential elements of ethics, legal issues, and regulations.
  • To provide a forum for multidisciplinary dialogue and reflection between lawyers, ethicists, bio scientists, clinicians, policy makers and other stakeholders.
  • Explore related areas such as law and genetics, research on human tissues and stem cells, biosecurity, bio- banks and gene patents.
  • Act as a forum for exchange of ideas between bio scientists, lawyers, bioethicists, policy makers, the biotech industry and other stakeholders.
Outcome of the Program
  • A unique distinguishing asset when applying for jobs in the different areas of life science, such as medicine, nursing and allied health care professions as well as in education and law.
  • Excellent preparation for any profession that requires graduates with high levels of human understanding, critical skills and knowledge of current affairs.
  • Provide an overview of the important ethical, legal, and regulatory issues that are critical to the biotechnology industry.
  • Share current trends and essential elements of ethics, legal issues, and regulations in a way that allows for an appreciation of how each influences the others.
  • Examine core ethical values that guide the practice of science in the biotechnology industry.
  • Provide an overview of legal issues, such as protecting inventions and intellectual property and licensing, and the range of regulatory oversight mechanisms with which the biotech industry must comply.
  • Review the implications of strategic ethical, legal, and regulatory choices that add value to the biotechnology firm, customers, and society.
Eligibility for Admission
  • Completed Graduation in any field and the received the degree.
Fees Structure
  • Rs. 15,000/- for the entire program
Admission Procedure
  • The candidate should apply online and send the filled in application form along with the enclosures by Registered Post or deliver personally to the Registrar, Attalika Avenue, Knowledge Corridor, Koba, Koba (Sub P.O.), Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, 382426 latest by 27th November, 2020 by 5.00 pm.(The admission deadline is extended)
  • All the interested candidates are also request to kindly email the application form along with the scanned copy of the supporting documents to pgdblp@gnlu.ac.in

Enclosures:

  • Passport size photograph
  • Attested copy of the graduation degree and marksheet.
Program Structure
About the Courses

Indian Legal System a Primer

  • The legal system in India has drastically changed since colonial times. There are criticisms directed towards the existing legal framework as not responding to the challenge of contemporary society and with its identification as a Common Law legal system. However, Judicial activism has resulted in liberal interpretations of the various statutes.
  • The aim of this paper is to acquaint the students with basic understanding of development of legal system in India.

Science of Biotechnology

  • Biotechnology is highly multidisciplinary subject with its roots lying in basic sciences- botany zoology chemistry, physics mathematics and computer science. Biotechnology has been developing so fast in the recent years and it has had a great impact on human life. Biotechnological inventions and applications raise ethical, legal and social issues.
  • The goal of this course is to introduce students to the world of biotechnology and to acquaint them with various techniques and emerging areas of biotechnology.

Regulation of Biotechnology

  • Regulating any technology needs to be done with a holistic approach to ensure optimal utilization of such technology toward sustainable development. Especially so with biotechnology as this deals with the basic concept of life and includes health, food and other aspects. The issue of regulation of biotechnology has been contentious regarding the mode and method of application of law in the field of biotechnology. In order to ensure optimal utilization of biotechnology toward sustainable development, the laws and policies should be in compliance with the law of the land—the Constitution of India and the socioeconomic goals set out in the Directive Principles of State Policy prescribed under the constitution. At the same time, the fundamental rights of the people of India are also required to be safeguarded in the most dynamic way by any policy that intends to regulate biotechnology.

Biotechnology and IPR

  • All novel Technologies require the law to adjust and develop, yet beyond the normal challenges, biotechnology poses fundamental, ethical and legal problems and also calls for reflection as it touches upon the very foundation of life.
  • Biotechnology today plays a key role in virtually all areas of Pharmaceutical science, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, stem cell related research, embryology and cell biology, bioremediation and biodegradation. The inventions made with biological resources beneficial to humanity needs to be protected. It is here that intellectual Property Law plays an important role.

Biotechnology and Human Rights

  • The biotechnology covers a vast range of issues. Biotechnology invites us to re-examine concerns ranging from reproductive technology to the rights of those indigenous peoples whose genetic samples are used in biotechnological research. It also creates new areas of human rights discussions with far-reaching implications for future generations, dealing with such processes as germ-line manipulation (altering the genes in egg, sperm, or embryo cells to change characteristics of the developing foetus), and genetic screening.
  • This paper aims at learning about main issues and developments related to Biotechnology and Human Rights.

Biotechnology and Environmental Law

  • This paper aims at learning about main issues and developments related to Biotechnology and Environmental Law. This paper would look into the application of the various processes of protecting and conserving the environment. The environmental biotechnology laws are used to prevent and reduce environmental degradations and this paper would teach all those aspects to the students.

Biotechnology and Trade

  • In recent past, adoption and diffusion of biotechnology has raised several policy challenges for the governance of this technology due to rapid expansion of the biotechnology industry. Development of trade in biotechnology has been a subject of great importance, debate and discussion. With the WTO and the TRIPs Agreement, International Trade in Health Care, Pharmaceutical Products and Agricultural Products has brought to the forefront many issue sand challenges calling for proper regulation and policies.
Examination
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Program Duration
  • One-year program
Class Timings
  • Classes will be held on every weekends leaving the public holidays.
  • The classes are commencing from 5th December, 2020.

Contact Us

For any further queries kindly email to pgdblp@gnlu.ac.in