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Department of Molecular Biology

& Genetic Engineering

 

PANTNAGAR BIOTECHNOLOGY PROGRAMME

(SILVER JUBILEE YEAR 1988-2012)

Biotechnology can be viewed as group of useful enabling technologies that have tremendous potential in precision farming and molecular agriculture. In view of the importance of biotechnology, University has initiated Biotechnology program in 1986 to develop suitable biotechnological techniques to complement conventional methods of raising field crops. The Biotechnology program started in 1988 with the support of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India which serve as the nodal department besides imparting training to postgraduate students as part of manpower development program. After initiating the M.Sc. program, the department initiated a Ph.D. program in 1995 and has been offering it as inter-disciplinary program with curricular and faculty inputs from different departments. The M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs essentially provide basic and applied science curricula and specialized skills for profitable employment. The students of this program not only excelled nationally but also internationally. Almost all students qualified the competitive NET/GATE and CSIR and DBT-JRF examinations and found placements in premier National/International Institutes. In 2008, B. Tech Biotechnology programme was started to cater the need of growing industrial sectors. Year 2012-13, we are celebrating our silver jubilee year after completion twenty-five years of Pantnagar Biotechnology programme. During this journey, programme has got national recognition and rated one of the Top-ten biotech schools in the country. In year, 2011 The masterís programme in agricultural Biotechnology has been ranked under A categories.

            Pantnagar biotechnology group is making concerted efforts to make use of rich biodiversity of Uttarakhand state to promote high-tech agriculture through development of stress tolerant varieties, addition of value to agricultural produces and enhancement of socio economic status of people by using modern tools and techniques of molecular biology and biotechnology. To achieve this objective, department has developed the state-of-art facilities and equipments for carrying out the focused research in frontier areas of Biotechnology. With the support of State government (~1.6 crores) a new wing of biotechnology having two floors of ~ 2000 sq. mt. has already been constructed which will has central Instrumentation facility and ten function based laboratories in the areas of Immunodiagnostics, Signal Transduction , Animal Cell Culture, Plant Tissue Culture, Genomics, Proteomics Plant Stress Biology, Metabolomics, Bioinformatics, Biosafety and Bioresource and Bioprospecting. The space and labs are being utilized on the pattern of ICGEB to optimize the utilization of routine and specialized equipments. The State Government has also created a separate budget for strengthening and sustaining Biotechnology in the University. Over the year, the activities of the biotechnology programme are expending with the kind support of State and Central Government. DBT has supported extensively in providing quality human resource, creating infrastructure for bioinformatics center, strengthening research through programme mode support in agricultural biotechnology and dissemination of biotechnology to farmers through rural bio resource complex etc. Beside it, the Ministry of Environment and Forest has identified this University as one of the four national centers on biosafety under the GEF-World Bank Project. The idea is to conduct training, demonstrations, promote on-farm activities to deferent stockholders, and develop business hubs where industries can get sufficient raw material in these Hi-Tech areas. Uttarakhand Government is also in the process of establishment a Biotechnology Park at Pantnagar where Pantnagar University will be a knowledge partner.

            The most outstanding impact of the Agricultural Biotechnology program at Pantnagar besides generation of human resources has been reorientation of agriculture research to problem solving and end use mode by incorporating tools of molecular biology and biotechnology. It has permitted university to take up advanced research in the areas of basic plant molecular biology, transgenic, immunodiagnostic especially for plant and animal diseases and pregnancy diagnostics, embryo transfer technology, IVF etc. Recently a program mode support programme (second phase) in Agricultural Biotechnology of worth Rs. 20 crores has been sanctioned from DBT, Govt. of India for implementation of four projects in three different areas viz. signal transduction, aromatic rice and neutraceuticals. Scientists, in the Department, are also continuously fetching funds from DST, DBT, ICAR & DRDO to do seminal work in key research areas of agricultural importance. The bio-agents developed by the university have already reached farmers. The immunodiagnostic kits for detection of Karnal bunt and early pregnancy in cattle are under validation. A salmonella inactivated toxin has been patented. The several other patents are in pipeline.

 

Faculty members:  The sanctioned faculty for the department is 15, but, five posts are still vacant. At present, the departmental faculty includes two Professors, two Associate Professors and five Assistant Professors.               

Name

E-mail

Designation

Qualifications

Specialization

Dr. Anil Kumar

ak_gupta2k[at]rediffmail[dot]com

Professor & Head

Ph.D.

Molecular Cell Biology, Immunology, Cell signaling, Hybridoma Technology, Immunodiagnostics

Dr. A.K.Gaur

anilgaur123[at]rediffmail[dot]com

Professor

Ph.D.

Plant tissue culture, Plant Biochemistry & Biotechnology

Dr. Sandeep Arora

plantstress[at]gmail[dot]com

Associate Professor

Ph.D.

Plant Stress Biology

Dr. Sundip Kumar

malik[dot]sundip[at]gmail[dot]com

Associate Professor

Ph.D.

Molecular Cytogenetics

Dr. G. T. Khan

gohartajkhan[at]rediffmail[dot]com

Assistant Professor

Ph.D.

Plant  Molecular Biology, Plant Transgenic Technology

Dr.B.R.Singh

singhbr[at]rediffmail[dot]com

Assistant Professor

Ph.D.

Abiotic Stress and Plant Tissue Culture

Dr. Sonu Ambwani  

ambwani_sonu[at]rediffmail[dot]com

Assistant Professor

Ph.D.

Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

Dr. Pushpa Lohani

pushpa[dot]lohani[at]yahoo[dot]com

Assistant Professor

Ph.D.

Protein Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Dr. Dinesh Pandey

dineshpandey73[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]in

Assistant Professor

Ph.D.

Plant Molecular Biology, Signal transduction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Academic Programmes:

M.Sc.

Ph.D.

 

Courses offered by the department:

 

 

Post Graduate

 
Code Course Credits

BMB-510

Principles of Biotechnology

2(2-0-0)

BMB-520

Fundamentals of Molecular Biology

3(3-0-0)

BMB-530

Molecular Cell Biology

3(3-0-0)

BMB-535

Techniques in Cell Biology

2(0-0-2)

BMB-540

Molecular Genetics & Breeding

3(3-0-0)

BMB-545

Techniques in Molecular Biology

2(0-0-2)

BMB-550

Concepts in Genomics & Proteomics

2(2-0-0)

BMB-560

Immunology & Molecular Diagnostics

2(2-0-0)

BMB-570

Introduction to Bioinformatics

3(2-0-1)

BMB-575

Biosafety, IPR & Bioethics 

1(1-0-0)

BMB-600

Master's Seminar

1

BMB-601

Special Problems

2

BMB-610

Principles in Genetic Engineering

3(3-0-0)

BMB-615

Techniques in Genetic Engineering

3(0-0-3)

BMB-620

Microbial/ Industrial Biotechnology

2(2-0-0)

BMB-625

Plant Tissue Culture & Genetic Transformation

3(1-0-2)

BMB-630

Animal Biotechnology

2(2-0-0)

BMB-635

Animal Cell Culture: Principles & Applications

3(1-0-2)

BMB-640

Nano-Biotechnology

2(2-0-0)

BMB-650

Crop Biotechnology

2(2-0-0)

BMB-690

Masterís Thesis Research

20

BMB-710

Advanced Molecular Biology

2(2-0-0)

BMB-715

Computer Applications in Molecular Modeling

2(0-0-2)

BMB-720

Advances in Genetic Engineering

3(2-0-1)

BMB-730

Advances in Functional Genomics & Proteomics

3(3-0-0)

BMB-735

Immunological Applications in Biotechnology

2(1-0-1)

BMB-740

Advances in Microbial Biotechnology

3(3-0-0)

BMB-750

Advances in Crop Biotechnology

3(3-0-0)

BMB-760

Advances in Animal Biotechnology

3(3-0-0)

BMB-785

Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture Technology

2(2-0-0)

BMB-788

Doctoral Seminar I

1

BMB-789

Doctoral Seminar II

1

BMB-790

Ph.D. Thesis Research

45

 

Under-Graduate

 
Code Course Credits

BWP-101

Work Programme

1(1-0-0)

BMB-300

Introduction to Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

2(2-0-0)

BMB-320

Chemical and Biochemical Reaction Technology

2(2-0-0)

AGP-302

Introduction to Plant Biotechnology

3(2-0-1)

BMB-330

Cell Biology

3(3-0-0)

BBM/BMB-340

Microbial Technology

3(3-0-0)

BMB-350

Bioinformatics & Molecular Modeling

3(2-0-1)

BMB-360

Molecular Marker Technology

3(2-0-1)

BMB-370

Recombinant DNA Technology

3(3-0-0)

BMB-380

Biocomputing and system Biology

3(1-0-2)

BMB-390

Regulations in Biotechnology

2(2-0-0)

BMB-400

Genomics and Proteomics

3(3-0-0)

BMB-402

Plant Cell Technology

4(2-0-2)

BMB-401

Animal Cell Technology

4(2-0-2)

BMB-410

Bioanalytics and Bioseparation

4(2-0-2)

BMB-415

Cellular Targeting and  Drug Delivery

4(2-0-2)

BMB-420

Application of Nanobiotechnology

4(2-0-2)

BMB-425

Herbal drug design & Metabolomics

4(2-0-2)

BMB-430

Transgenic Technology

4(2-0-2)

BMB-435

Molecular Cytogenetics 

4(2-0-2)

BMB-440

Biodiversity, Bioprospecting and Green House Technology

4(2-0-2)

BMB-450

Vaccine Technology

4(2-0-2)

BMB-455

Molecular Diagnostics

4(2-0-2)

BMB-460

Bioprocess Technology 

4(2-0-2)

BMB-405

Seminar

1

BMB-475

Project Work

8(0-0-4)

 

Contact Person

Dr.  Anil Kumar

Prof. & Head

Deptt. of Molecular Biology & Genetic Enginnering, CBSH,

G. B. Pant  University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar 263145 Uttarakhand
Telephone No:
05944-233898(O)
E-mail: ak_gupta2k[at]rediffmail[dot]com