The Department of Biotechnology was established in the year 2002 and started with an Undergraduate program in Biotechnology. Masters course in Biotechnology was introduced in 2010. The department is actively engaged in research activities in various areas of Biotechnology and related fields. The Department has continuously grown and taken initiatives to impart quality education and inculcate research aptitude in Biotechnology students. A Center for Excellence in Herbal Research is initiated recently to uptake natural research further to national and international levels. The department is also an authorized center for PhD program through UPTU, Lucknow.
Our expert faculties in various disciplines also provide research consultancy in Environmental Biotechnology with a view to develop practical solutions to environmental problems faced by industries and the municipalities. Besides this, other areas such as animal biotechnology, plant biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry, immunology etc are also covered for consultancy and technical support.
The students from Biotechnology department are well-placed in different MNC’s and reputed government/non-government organizations. The major recruiters are, Biocon, Nestle, Serum Institute of India, Infosys, Genpro, Hysel, Genpact etc.
Apart from these, our students are also involved in successful start-ups in Biotechnology product manufacturing/supply. To further promote entrepreneurship in the students we have a Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) supported incubation center which provides facilities such as funds, space and technical support to deserving startup projects from students as well as faculties.
Many of our meritorious students have got high scores in GATE/GMAT/GRE exams and are pursuing higher studies in reputed Universities/Institutes located in India or abroad.
With each passing year the Biotechnology Department is expanding its wings through outside collaborations (such as ICPO, NCOF, IITR etc.), regular guest lectures, industrial visits and trainings. Environmental Engineering is a major challenge to Biotechnology because of the global concern for environmentally sustainable development. In the area of Biotechnology, we are focusing on the following areas:
1. Molecular Biology
3. Genetic Engineering
4. Biochemical Engineering
5. Environmental Biotechnology
6. Plant Biotechnology
7. Animal Biotechnology 8. Microbial Technology