Panjab University, Chandigarh

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Department of Biotechnology

Department of Biotechnology

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.

Courses Offered :

=> B.SC Biotechnology - 3 years
=> M.SC Biotechnology - 2 years
=> Ph.D Biotechnology - 5 years

Seats :

=> B.SC Biotechnology - 17
=> M.SC Biotechnology - 7
=> Ph.D Biotechnology - Subject to availability

Eligibility :

B.SC Biotechnology :
=> The candidate should have passed 10+2 system of examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The admission to this course is as per the guidelines applicable to other Honours School courses in the University and as per the merit list of Common Entrance Test (CET) examination conducted by the Panjab University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics combination.

M.SC Biotechnology :
=> Students who have passed the B.Sc.(Hons. School) in Biotechnology examination from Panjab University will be eligible for admission to the 1st year of the M.Sc. (Hons. School) Biotechnology, without the entrance test.In addition, the students who have passed B.Sc. in Biotechnology as elective or vocational are eligible for admission to 1st Year of the M.Sc. (Hons. School) Biotechnology on the basis of Entrance Test [OCET] to be conducted by Panjab University.

Ph.D Biotechnology :
=> As per University rules Enrolment in Ph.D. is on the basis of an Entrance Test conducted by Panjab University/ CSIR/ UGC/ ICMR.

Facilities :

=> Laminar Flow Chamber
=> Incubators
=> Water bath shakers
=> Millipore water purification system
=> UV-transilluminator
=> Thermocycler
=> Autoclave
=> CO2 incubator
=> pH meter
=> Electronic balance
=> Microfuge
=> High Speed Centrifuge
=> Spectrophotometer
=> Computers
=> Fluorescent microscope
=> Inverted microscope
=> Gel DOC
=> Lyophilzer
=> Fermenter
=> ELISA Reader
=> Gel DOC
=> -70 & -20 Deep Freezer
=> Sonicator
=> Elcetroporator

Department of Biotechnology
Panjab University
Sector 25
Chandigarh, U.T. - 160014

Telephone No : +91 172 2534091

E Mail : [email protected]


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