LifePage Career Talk on Teaching Biotechnology
By Ravinder Kumar
[Assistant Professor in SGGR University]
What is Teaching Biotechnology?
Ravinder Kumar: “The term biotechnology refers to any technology, process or practice that modifies or harnesses any living organism or system to be useful to any human purpose. The word defines itself: bio means life and technology is defined as the application or harnessing of science for a specific purpose. When you hear the word biotechnology today, you probably think about scientists working at the cutting edge with viruses and genomes in a state-of-the-art laboratory, but when you consider how many different types of life there are, and how many different types of technologies there are, you begin to realize that biotechnology is a broad category that has been around for ages! At its simplest, biotechnology is technology based on biology – biotechnology harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet.”
How I got into Teaching Biotechnology?
Ravinder Kumar: “I did graduation in Chemistry and Zoology from CCS University, Meerut and MSc from Biotech from HNB Garhwal University. Post that, I did M Phil from Vinayaka Mission University. In 2005, I started my teaching career and I am an assistant professor at SGRR University, Dehradun in Biotechnology Department. I have qualified ARS-NET and USET.”
Ravinder Kumar’s LifePage:
(Teaching Biotechnology, Ravinder Kumar, SGRR Medical College, Biotechnology, Biotech, Teaching, Science, Biotechnology Professor, Medical College, Study Biological Systems, Medicine, Biology, Chemistry, Tissue Culture, Genetic & Molecular Biology, Drug Designing, Research Analysis)