The School of Biotechnology is an active department involved in teaching and research in frontier areas of modern biology. The objectives of the school are to conduct high quality basic research and training in cutting edge areas of modern biology, and promote facilities for new and modern techniques in the inter-disciplinary areas of biology. Realising biotechnology as one of the greatest intellectual enterprises of humankind the BSc and MSc Biotechnology degree course was started in the year 1995 and 1999 respectively, to provide the impetus that fulfills this potential of understanding life processes and utilizing them to the advantage of humanity. Even as class room teaching, the well equipped laboratories have their share in the mode of instruction, personal interaction between students and teachers and among students themselves, that form an extremely important and lively medium of generation and transmission of knowledge.
Attaining new heights in biotechnology research, shaping biotechnology into a premier precision tool need lot of infrastructure that GRD School of biotechnology provides the students.
Basic research is essential on all aspects of modern biology including development of the tools to identify, isolate, and manipulate the individual genes that govern the specific characters in plants, animals, and microorganisms. Considering the need for creating a separate framework to strengthen biology and biotechnology, research in the department was started in 2001 and students are enrolled for M.Phil and Ph.D. The creativity of the scientists and the basic curiosity-driven research will be the keys to future success.
INFRA STRUCTUREThe School of Biotechnology is well equipped to perform research in different areas of biology. The available facilities include sophisticated laboratory equipments such as, Plant Tissue Culture, Animal Tissue Culture, and Molecular Biology, Microbial Biotechnology, Immunology, Downstream Processing, DNA finger printing, Recombinant DNA technology etc. The School has sophisticated facilities including the DNA sequencer, UV Spectrophometer, Refrigerated Microcentrifuge, High Speed Centrifuge, Ultrasonicator, PCR Machine (eppendrof and MJ research), ELISA Reader, Electroblotter, Milli-Q-Filtration system, Phase Contrast Microscope, Inverted Microscope with microphotographic facility, CO2 Incubator, Fermenter, Gel Documentation Unit, -80ºC deep freezer, Bioreactor, Cold Room, Biophotometer, Freeze dryer, Bioanalyser, etc.,