Responding to the growing potential for employment and research in the field of Biotechnology, a two year M.Sc course in Biotechnology was started from the academic year 1997-98. Later five year M.Sc. Integrated Biotechnology course has been started from the academic year 2008-09. Ph.D. and M.Phill. Programmes are being offered from the academic year 2007-08.
The department has excellent infrastructure facilities like audio visual class rooms and well equipped spacious laboratories with state of the art equipment for conducting teaching learning process and research in the frontier areas of Biotechnology such as Plant Biotechnology, Animal Biotechnology, Marine Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology and Medical Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering. A separate Research lab is established for the benefit of research scholars and faculty.
Our innovative teaching methodology and extensive wet lab practical training with emphasis on hands on training in basic and advanced techniques, enable the students to qualify in UGC- CSIR National Eligibility Test (NET), ICMR, GATE, IARI tests as well getting recruited by reputed Biotech, Pharma, Healthcare, Chemical companies and Research organizations in India and Abroad. The department has identified Plant Biotechnology and Industrial Biotechnology as thrust areas for focused research.
The faculty have published 40 research papers in reputed journals during the last five years recording an average impact factor of 1.59. Currently a research project in the area of Seri Biotechnology funded by DBT, Govt. of India is in progress.