The Department came into existence as Centre in 1989. In 1994 after obtaining financial aid from UGC and DBT, Govt. of India, it was upgraded upto the level of full-fledged Department. Since 1996 the faculty has been awarded several research projects by DBT, DST, UGC, CSIR & ICMR and has produced several Ph.Ds. The Department has many MoU/Research Interactions with Imtech (Chd.), CSIO (Chd.), PGI (Chd.), ICGEB (Delhi), IHBT (Palampur), RRL (Jammu), NDRI (Karnal), NBGAR (Karnal) and pharmaceutical industry. The Department first in North India to start B.Sc. (Hons. School) course in Biotechnology. Most of the students qualify UGC and CSIR entrance test and are admitted to Ph.D. programmes in prestigious research institutions in India. Some Students of the Department are also go abroad to pursue higher studies. The Department preferred by foreign students to pursue PhD through Cultural exchange program. Most of the faculty members have been trained abroad and have received prestigious national and international awards. The faculty of the department publishes research papers in national and international journals on regular basis. Every year Workshop/Symposium/Seminar dealing with state of art technologies is organized wherein scientists of international repute are invited to deliver lectures. The Department also organizes BIOTECH. RENDEZVOUS for the students of Schools, Colleges and University and act as a nodal agency to popularize Biotechnology.
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