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Department of Marine Biotechnology


Apart from general basic biotechnology, the Programme, Marine Biotechnology envisages marine environment as a rich source of biological and chemical diversity which has been the source of unique chemical compounds with the potential for industrial development as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, nutritional supplements, molecular probes, enzymes, new antibiotics against drug resistant microbes, fine chemicals and agrichemicals all of them have a potential multibillion dollar market value.

Courses Offered :

=> M.Sc. Marine Biotechnology- 2 years, 4 Semesters
=> M.Phil. Marine Biotechnology (Full Time- 1 year), (Part Time- 2 years)
=> M.Phil. Marine Microbiology (Full Time- 1 year), (Part Time- 2 years)
=> Ph.D. a. Marine Biotechnology (Full Time- 3 years), (Part Time-4 years)

Specialization of the Department :

Core Theme of Research is Bioactive Molecules From Marine Resources”
Department’s Research Priorities: Enzyme Technology, Sea Food Microbiology, Marine Microbial Diversity, Extremophiles & Marine Actinomycetes, Luminescent bacteria, Fluorescent pseudomonads, Bioactive secondary metabolites from marine microbes, Marine Bioproducts (Bioplastics) & Bioprocess Technology.


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