Biotechnology has a long history of use in food production and processing. For ten thousand years fermentation, a form of biotechnology, has been used to produce wine, beer and bread. Food producers can use new biotechnology to produce new products with desirable characteristics. These include characteristics such as disease and drought-resistant plants, leaner meat and enhanced flavor and nutritional quality of foods. This technology has also been used to develop life-saving vaccines, insulin, cancer treatment and other pharmaceuticals to improve quality of life.
Introduction to computers is a course intended for anyone interested
in understanding the fundamentals of these systems that have pervaded
every aspect of our life. It explains the various components of the
computer, their organization and classifications, the fundamentals of
the number system, internet and its uses along with an introduction
to the C programming language. This course is designed for the
regular students of BSc-MSc Integrated Biotechnology.