Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi

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Department of Biotechnology

Department of Biotechnology

Department of Biotechnology

The School of Biotechnology was established in 1986 with the financial support from the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi. Departments of the University participated for teaching include Departments of Microbiology and Biochemistry of IMS; Department of Chemical Engineering of IT, BHU, Departments of Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Chemistry and Statistics of the Faculty of Science. The core faculty of the school was appointed in 1990. At present Institute of Medical Sciences and Institute of Technology, BHU and other Universities & research institutions are actively participating in the school´┐Żs multidisciplinary teaching program. The M.Sc. (Biotechnology) 16 students are admitted annually through a National level combined entrance test conducted by the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. M.Sc. students are awarded with fellowship of 1200/-PM.

The faculty members of the School are presently actively engaged in the following areas of research: a). Cellular and Molecular Immunology of Macrophages; b). Immunotherapy of cancer and inflammatory diseases; c).Microbiology of infectious diseases; d). Enzyme based diagnostics and structure-function relationship; e). Bacterial gene regulation; f).Diversity of microbes from extreme environment; g). Use of molecular markers in gene tagging; h). Germplasm conservation and propagation.

So far School has produced around 94 Ph.Ds. The school has excellent infrastructure and equipments facilities such as Spectrofluorimeter, gel documentation systems, water purification system, ABI Prism 310 Genetic Analyzer (DNA Sequencer), Thermal cyclers, GLC, HPLC/FPLC, Scintillation Counters, High-Speed Centrifuges, Spectrophotometers, ELISA Reader, NanoDrop Spectrophotometer, Ice flaker, Circulating water bath, Incubator shaker, Plant growth chamber and Animal & Plant Cell & Tissue Culture facilities, LCD projection systems etc. The School also has a Bioinformatics Centre funded by the DBT with internet facilities, databases, Bioinformatics facility is available for other interested researchers from the other departments of the University and outside institutions.

Department of Biotechnology
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh


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