Department of Biotechnology
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To impart education in the area of biotechnology and bioengineering and to develop highly trained manpower for facing global challenges in the field of Biotechnology and to create awareness among the society to harness the benefits of modern biotechnological innovation.
To conduct academic programmes for Post Graduate courses (M.Sc. and PhD) in Biotechnology through up-to-date curricula to develop trained manpower in the areas of Miocropropagation Technology, Food Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Natural Product Chemistry, Microalgae bioenergy, Bioprospecting, Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, Medical Biotechnology and Neutraceuticals.
To carry out need-based research in different areas of Biotechnology, giving priority to areas like in-vitro multiplication and conservation of rare and endangered plants of the NE region, Bioprospecting and bioassay of medicinal plants, Food Biotechnology specially fermented foods of the sub-Himalayan region, biopesticides, biofertilizers, Microalgae bioenergy, cancer chemoprevention and probiotics.
Programmes of Study
M.Sc. (Biotechnology) Department of Biotechnology offers full time M.Sc. programme in Biotechnology. This programme is completed in four (4) semesters with both theory and practical courses. The Department offers two (2) special courses in 3rd and 4th semesters in (i) Bioresource & Environmental Biotechnology (BEB), (ii) Food Biotechnology & Bioprocessing (FBB). The M.Sc. students undertake a 2-semester research project to orient them towards research in different areas of Biotechnology. Eligibility: Candidates with B.Sc./B.Tech degree in Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Zoology and other allied subjects of Biology from recognized universities can apply for the programme.The candidates are selected by a centralized Entrance Examination (CEE) conducted by the University during the Month of July. First semester classes generally starts from First week of August. (Find more details in the Prospectus)Intake capacity: 18 (Reservations in accordance with Govt. Of Assam rules) + 2 (Reserved for B.Sc. Biotechnology students) Courses offered under M.Sc. Biotechnology programme:
Students have to undertake Six month dissertation work in the 4th semester under the faculties of the Department.The students are given a one month summer placement at various reputed institutes from NE India. Ph. D. in BiotechnologyThe Department offers programme of study leading to Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology. The Department has collaborations with IASST,Guwahati, NEIST, Jorhat, GMC, Guwahat, RMRC(ICMR), Dibrugarh, DRL(DRDO), Tezpur, TRA, Jorhat, IBSD, Imphal for providing Ph.D. degree. For enrolment as Ph.D. students in the Department the candidate should qualify the GU-RET conducted by the university. The entrance test is based on Master level knowledge of Biological Sciences. Additionally the candidates might be evaluated on the basis of general aptitude in Science and relevant subjects of Science in the entrance Examination Eligibility Candidates having a M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology and any other cognate subject of Biology are eligible for applying. Applicants have to clear the CEE for eligibility for admission.
Duration: Minimum: Two (2) years from the date of registration
Maximum: Six (6) years from the date of registration.
Facilities available The Department offers well equipped laboratory space for Research Scholars to conduct their Ph.D. research works. Students working in other institutes as research Fellows can avail their respective facilities for experimentations.
On-going Projects under the Faculty Members as Principal Investigator
Prof. A.K. Handique:
Prof. M.C. Kalita
Prof. P. J. Handique
Dr. Sujoy Bose:
Dr. Pranjan Barman
Dr. M.I. Khan:
Prof. MOHAN CHANDRA KALITA
Patent Application No. 187/MUM/2004, Publication Date: 05/05/2006 (A method of extraction of an essential oils from Cymbopogon winterianus plant using Clevenger and Cleisen apparatus for protection against pests). Prof M.C. KALITA
Patent Application No. 737/MUM/2004, Publication Date: 16/06/2006 (A method of extraction of bioactive compounds from Ipomoea cornea plant using solvents for protection against pests). Prof M.C. KALITA
ASSOCIATION WITH ANOTHER PATENT GRANTED:
Mr. Kashyap Gogoi, then a high school student in Hindustan Central School, Guwahati, who was one of the 67 children scientist under the National Children Science Congress (1999) organized by Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India worked in my laboratory under my guidance and supervision for a period over two years since 1999 and scientifically validated his plant based formulation on the biopesticide for controlling termites developed by him in connection with the award for which Mr. Gogoi has been granted a patent on the invention he made (a new formulation on plant based biopesticide against termites). - Prof M.C. KALITA
Workshops/Trainings organized by Advanced Level Biotech Hub (DBT Sponsored) in the last academic year.
|Name||Designation||Contact Number||Email ID|
|Mr. Bipulananda Das||Store Keeper||9864205519|
|Dr. Sailen Talukdar||Laboratory Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr. Jainuddin Ahmed||Laboratory Bearer|
|Mr. Dipak Kumar||Laboratory Bearer||6000644046|
|Mr. Tarun Rabha||Peon||9365345131|
Training of students at National Institute of Biologicals, Noida