About Department Bio-Technology

Head of the Department: Prof. P. K. Khare

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  1. Name of the Department : 6.2 - Department of Biotechnology

Year of Establishment : 2002

 

 

  1. Brief Introduction of the Department :

The Department of Biotechnology was established in 2001-02 with the visionary leadership of Prof. S. K. Jain, Founder Co-ordinator and was initially an off-shoot from Department of Zoology. The Department acquired an independent status in 2009 and is now a full-fledged independent unit under the School of Biological Sciences. Currently, the department has three faculty members specialized in cell and molecular biology, cancer biology, viral-oncology, nano-biotechnology, genetic engineering and plant biotechnology. The department has published significant number of publications in the leading national and international peer reviewed scientific journals. In the past, the department has also organized several hands-on workshops, national and international conferences. At the department of Biotechnology research is being pursued in both basic and applied areas of biotechnology. With an inclination towards inter disciplinary research; faculty members in the department have forged active national & international collaborations. The department’s current research areas include plant biotechnology with focus on development of transgenic plants, cancer biology with emphasis oncogenic viruses.

Department facilities include Refrigerated centrifuge, Thermocycler, UV visible digital spectrophotometer, 5 lit. laboratory fermeter, Laminar air flow benches, Deep freezer, Binocular microscope with photographic attachment, Cooling incubator, Water purifier, Ice maker, Gel doc systems, Ovens and autoclaves.

The Department houses DNA sequencer and Flow cytometer & cell sorter which are part of University’s sophisticated instrumentation facility.

 

  1. (a) Details of Teaching Faculty :

Sl.

No.

Name

Designation

Degree (University /

Institute from which awarded)

Subject Specialization

1.

Prof. Subodh Kumar Jain

Prof. & Head

M.Sc. & Ph.D. (Dr.HSG VV Sagar)

Cell and Molecular Biology

2.

Dr. Chandrama Prakash Upadhyaya

Assistant Professor

M.Sc. & Ph.D. (Delhi University)

Plant Biotechnology

3.

Dr. Rajaneesh Anupam

Assistant Professor

Ohio University

Molecular virology and cancer biology

 

  1. Student Intake Capacity (PG) : 28

 

  1. No. of Teaching and Non Teaching Staff in the department (2017-18) :

Designation

SC

ST

OBC

UR

Total

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

Professor

           

1

 

1

 

Associate Professor

                   

Assistant Professor

           

2

 

2

 

LDC

   

1

         

1

 

MTS

       

2

 

1

 

3

 

 

  1. (a) Details of the Courses (CBCS) conducted by the Department (PG Programme) :

I

Semester

Code

Course Title

Credit

BIT CC 121

Cell Biology & Genetics

4

BIT CC 122

Biochemistry

4

BIT CC 123

Microbial Physiology

4

BIT CC 124

Lab Course 1

2

BIT CC 125

Lab Course 2

2

BIT EC 127

Scientific Writing and Presentation

4

II

Semester

Code

Course Title

Credit

BIT CC 221

Molecular Biology

4

BIT CC 222

Bioinstrumentation & Bioinformatics

4

BIT CC 223

Immunology

4

BIT CC 224

Lab Course 3

2

BIT CC 225

Lab Course 4

2

BIT EC 226

Lab Based Project Work

4

III

Semester

Code

Course Title

Credit

BIT CC 321

Animal Biotechnology

4

BIT CC 322

Genetic Engineering

4

BIT CC 323

Bioprocess Engineering and technology

4

BIT CC 324

Lab Course 5

2

BIT CC 325

Lab Course 6

2

BIT EC 326

Environmental Biotechnology

4

BIT EC 327

Plant tissue culture

4

BIT EC 328

Basic Virology

4

BIT EC 329

Biostatistics

4

IV

Semester

Code

Course Title

Credit

BIT CC 421

Dissertation Work

15

 

(b) Course Conducted by the Department for Ph.D. Programme:

Courses

Code

Course Title

Credits

I

Semester

BIT CC 501

Research Methodology

4

BIT CC 502

Instrumentation

4

BIT EC 503

BIT EC 504

Biotechnology Techniques and Applications or

Cell and Molecular Biology

4

BIT CC 505

Review of Published Research

8

 

 

  1. (a) Student Particulars ( 2017-18) :

Sl.

No.

Courses / Semester

SC

ST

General

OBC

Total

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

1.

M.Sc. I Semester (July 2017)

00

03

02

01

02

08

01

11

05

22

2.

M.Sc. II Semester (Jan.2018)

00

03

02

01

02

08

01

11

05

22

3.

M.Sc. III Semester (July 2017)

01

02

00

01

02

09

01

06

04

18

4.

M.Sc. IV Semester (Jan.2018)

01

02

00

01

02

09

01

06

04

18

5.

Ph.D. Course Work (July 2017)

       

01

     

01

 

 

(b) Students Support and Progress :

(i) Total No. of Students (2017-18):

       
               
               

 

(ii) No. of Student outside the state : 08

 

  1. 55

UR

SC

ST

OBC

PC

Total

23

08

04

22

Nil

57

 

 

 

(c) Annual Average Percentage of Attendance of Students : Above 75

 

Programme/Semester

Registered

Appeared

No. of Pass students

Pass Percentage

M.Sc. Semester I

28

34

25

73.53

M.Sc. Semester III

 

22

20

90.91

 

 

  1. Details of Scholars Registered for Ph.D. Programme during 2017-18 :

Sl.

No.

Name of Scholars

Registration

No.

Title of Dissertation/Thesis

Name of Supervisor(s)

 

Abhishek Jain

Y17462001

Course Work

Prof. Subodh Kumar Jain

 

  1. Details of total scholars enrolled for Ph.D. Programme in the department (during 2017-18) :

Name of Supervisor

Designation

Ph.D.

SC

ST

OBC

UR

Total

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

Prof. Subodh Kumar Jain

Professor

--

01

--

--

01

--

--

01

01

02

Dr. C.P. Upadhyaya

Asstt. Professor

01

--

--

--

--

--

02

--

03

--

Dr. Rajaneesh Anupam

Asstt. Professor

--

01

--

--

--

01

--

01

--

03

 

  1. Details of Candidates qualified for the Ph.D. degree (submitted / awarded during 2017-18):

Sl.

No.

Name

Registration

No.

Title of Dissertation/Thesis

Supervisor

01

Neha Bunkar

Y13465001

Mitochondrial Retrograde Signaling Regulates Epigenetic Modifications in a subset of chronic human ailments: Biological Framework to translational Perspectives.

Prof. Subodh Kumar Jain

 

  1. Details of students who are receiving Fellowship/Financial Support :

Course

Details

SC

ST

OBC

UR

Grand Total

M

F

TT

M

F

TT

M

F

TT

M

F

TT

M

F

TT

PG

M.Sc.

01

04

05

02

01

03

01

11

12

--

--

--

04

16

20

Ph.D.

Total

01

01

02

--

--

--

01

02

03

02

01

03

04

04

08

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship

01

01

02

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

01

01

02

UGC (JRF/SRF)

--

02

02

--

--

--

--

01

--

--

--

--

--

01

01

MANF-JRF

--

--

--

--

--

--

01

--

--

--

--

--

01

--

01

DHSGSU-UGC

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

01

01

02

01

03

02

02

04

Post Matric Scholarship

01

04

05

02

01

03

01

12

13

--

--

--

04

17

21

 

  1. Number of publications (Research Papers, Books, Chapters in Books published/ presented / chaired sessions / attended Seminars / Conferences / Workshops; Invited Lectures given by Teaching Faculty) (Annexure I)

Sl.

No.

Name of Faculty

Research

Papers Published

Books

Published

Chapters

in Books

Papers presented

Chaired sessions

Attended

Seminars / Conferences

Invited Lectures given

1.

Dr. C. P. Upadhyay

4

 

2

7

 

7

3

2.

Rajaneesh Anupam

         

1

 
 

Total

4

 

2

7

 

8

3

 

  1. On-going Major / Minor Research Projects at the Department : 01 Major
  2. Research funds sanctioned and received from various funding agencies, industry and other organizations :

Nature of Project (Name)

Duration

funding Agency

Total grant sanctioned

Metabolic Engineering of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L) for enhanced vitamin-B6 accumulation by overexpression of pyridoxine gene

2

 

3882560/-

 

  1. Number of Candidates Qualified in NET/JRF/SLET Examination in the year 2017-18 : 1
  2. (a) Any other information relating to the Department (RCs/Seminars/Workshops organized
    by Faculty Members:
    • National Workshop on Molecular Biology: Theory and Practice, Feb 21-27, 2018.
    • Awarded FNASc (2017)