Biotechnology

About Department

The Department of Biotechnology started in September, 2005 under the School for Biosciences and Biotechnology. After the successful all India entrance test held in November, 2005, the First batch of Biotechnology M.Sc., students was admitted in December 2005 with an intake of 15 students, consequently second batch came in July 2006 with an intake of 30 students. Apart from M.Sc. in Biotechnology, the department also offers Ph. D. in biotechnology with diverse field of specialization including, Enzyme technology and protein chemistry, Microbial technology, Plant molecular biology and Immunotechnology. Biotechnology, being a multidisciplinary subject, requires knowledge from various areas of biological as well as technological sciences. It encompasses understanding of fundamental concepts and their applications in the area of Molecular biology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics and Bioprocessing. Keeping in view the developing of modern applied aspect of the subject, Biotechnology has now become a multi-billion dollar industry. The teaching programme has been initiated to generate the human resource to cater the requirement of Biotechnology Industry and institutes in India and abroad. The syllabus was framed with a great care so that the theory, practicals and tutorials would meet the requirement of such a challenging and demanding field. In addition to the normal teaching classes and the practical training, the curriculum has integral components of Seminars and Research based project works targeted to shape the student’s career in accordance with the requirement of the present national and international needs. The department is in the process of developing facilities conducive for training in the field of Biotechnology at par with that of international level. Many distinguished scientists and eminent scholars from premier research institutes such as CSIR, ICAR and Universities are invited to deliver lectures in their area of interest from time to time. The students are exposed to both academics as well as extra curricular activities during their tenure.

Course Name M. Sc. (Biotechnology)
Duration 2 Years (4 Semester)
Intake 30

Course Name M.Sc. (Brain & Cognition Sciences)
Intake 20

Course Name M.Sc. (Forensic Science & Criminology)
Intake 20

Course Name Ph. D.(Biotechnology)
Intake As per Ph.D. Ordinance

COURSE STRUCTURE

(Effective from session 2007- 2008 vide BOS meeting held on February 1st , 2007)
  • Semester - I
    • Paper CodePaper Name L T P Max. Marks
      MBT - 101CELL BIOLOGY 3-1-0100
      MBT - 102BIOMOLECULES 3-1-0100
      MBT - 103MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY & GENETICS 3-1-0100
      MBT - 104BIOPHYSICAL TOOLS & TECHNIQUES 3-1-0100
      MBT - 105LABORATORY COURSE-13-1-0100

  • Semester - II
    • Paper CodePaper Name L T P Max. Marks
      MBT - 201MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 3-1-0100
      MBT - 202ENZYMOLOGY 3-1-0100
      MBT - 203IMMUNOLOGY 3-1-0100
      MBT - 204 BIOPROCESS ENGG. & TECHNOLOGY 3-1-0100
      MBT - 205LABORATORY COURSE -II 3-1-0100

  • Semester - III
    • Paper CodePaper Name L T P Max. Marks
      MBT - 301ANIMAL CELL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 3-1-0100
      MBT - 302ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 3-1-0100
      MBT - 303PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY 3-1-0100
      MBT - 304GENETIC ENGINEERING 3-1-0100
      MBT - 305LABORATORY COURSE –II3-1-0100

  • Semester - IV
    • Paper CodePaper NameMax. Marks
      MBT - 401SEMINAR50
      MBT - 402RESEARCH PROJECT 250

Dr. Dinesh Raj Modi
Associate Professor

Microbial Biotechnology: Bioremediation, Microbial Production of Enzymes, Amino Acids and MicrobialGenetics.

Qualification:Ph. D Life Science, M.Sc Microbiology 1985, B. Sc (Hons).
Teaching Experience:22 Years
Research Experience:30 Years
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Dr. Sangeeta Saxena
Associate Professor

Plant Molecular Biology, Molecular Markers, Transgenic Plants

Qualification:M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D.
Teaching Experience:20 Years
Research Experience:20 Years
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Dr. Anand Prakash
Assistant Professor

Qualification:M.Sc. Ph.D. Biochemistry
Teaching Experience:5 Years
Research Experience:7 Years
: :
Dr. Monika Sharma

Achievements During April 2006 –March2007

A. Academic Endeavors of the Department-
As indicated above, the first batch of M.Sc. biotechnology students is likely to pass out in August, 2007. The students have already shown their potential by doing well in national level test as listed below.
  • Mr. Jitendra Kannaujia: Qualified CSIR NET–JRF and DBT JRF fellowship (all India second position holder in SC/ST category).
  • Ms Nidhi Singh: Qualified all India entrance exam for DBT JRF Fellowship, secured Ph.D. position in NIPGR, New Delhi.
  • Mr. Shafqat Khan : Qualified all India entrance exam conducted by J.N.U., N.Delhi for M.Tech ( Biotechnology).
  • number of students have qualified GATE (Life Sciences) and various Ph.D. programs offered by premier institutions of the country. Although the above mentioned performance of the students appears a modest one, it assumes more significance and needs to be applauded when we consider the conditions and time constraints under which the faculties and students have worked in unison and also when these results are compared with the performance of older and better equipped/ established departments of the university.Department organizes regular seminars every week and students are encouraged to choose a relevant and current scientific topic in order to enhance their knowledge as well as scientific aptitude. A study tour of III semester students was conducted by Dr Sangeeta Saxena in October 2006, to Central Institute for subtropical horticulture (ICAR). Students were exposed to several sophisticated molecular biology techniques as well as equipments like PCR, Real Time PCR, Electrophoresis, Gene gun etc. Visiting tissue culture lab of horticultural crops and learning various techniques of micropropagation was of much interest to the students. Besides, the students engage themselves in various research training program at premier institutes like IIT Kanpur, SGPGI, Lucknow and various CSIR and ICAR labs of the country.In addition to the above the departmental faculties are rendering invaluable services to the university in its managerial and other related activities. To name a few Prof M.Y.khan, in addition to his routine duties as Prof and head, is also discharging the duties of Dean, Schools of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Information Science and Technology, and Home science. Similarly Drs. D.R. Modi and G.Sunil Babu are looking after the duties of Guest House Incharge and Hostel Warden respectively.
G. Future Plans: As already mentioned that the department has started functioning since September 2005, with M.Sc. Biotechnology and recently Ph.D programme has also started in 2007. We are working a great deal to make the department fully functional by procuring books, instruments, chemicals etc. A lot of emphasis is also given to strengthen the laboratory facilities and to carry out research in respective areas of specialization.