The Department of Biotechnology was established in the year 1996 as one of the Departments under Faculty of Science (now under Faculty of Life Sciences) to impart quality education in the field of Biotechnology and to create trained Biotechnologist. Department is conducting courses at UG & PG levels including two year M.Sc. and five year Integrated UG & PG programs in Biotechnology in addition to Ph. D Program through Course work as per UGC regulations. Twelve batches of the postgraduate students have passed out from the Department since its inception. Students of the department have been successful in prestigious GRE, CSIR-UGC (NET), GATE, ICMR, DBT-BET examinations. Alumni of this Department are presently working in different prestigious organization of National and International reputes including Institute of Immunology University of Heidelberg Germany Serum Institute of Ltd, Enterovirus Research Centre, ICMR, Roche Diagnostics etc.The Department of Biotechnology has well developed facility for, Microbiology Biochemistry, Molecular Biology Plant and animal Tissue culture and Bioinformatics. The Instruments available include PCR Thermal Cycler, Gel Documentation system, walk-in cold room, CO2 Incubator, Gas Chromatograph, Laboratory Fermenter, ELISA Reader and washer, Ultrasonicators, Fluorescent Research Microscope etc. In addition to above facilities, equipment at the Central Instrumentation facility include HPLC, LC-MS/MS, RT-PCR, Chemidoc and Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer.The thrust area of research includes Bioremediation of hydrocarbon and petroleum contaminated soil, fungal biodiversity studies for bioactive compounds, Biorefinery and bioprocess based on agro and forest wastes, microbial and plant enzymes and secondary metabolites.Department of Biotechnology has organized various workshops and seminars. The Entrepreneurship development and management are also part of curriculum of M.Sc. Biotechnology coursework. This provide a exposure to the avenues in the field of entrepreneurship

Vision of Department

To impart quality education by integrating technology with biology and to promote innovative ideas in life sciences for research and human welfare

Mission of Department

• Mission of the Department is to disseminate knowledge of new biology to foster creative outlook among young mind. • To create an environment nurturing analytical and logical learning and research for societal development.

Achievements of Department

• The Department of Biotechnology was established in the year 1996 with M.Sc (Biotechnology) • M.Sc under Innovative program of UGC • Started B.Sc. (Hons) Biotechnology in 2003 • Recipient of UGC BSR grant • Recipient of DBT BUILDER grant • Recipient of UGCS SAP grant • Received DBT PG program grant