Uttaranchal University, Dehradun

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Department of Biotechnology, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun

 

Department of Biotechnology

The Department of Biotechnology is offering Bachelor of Science (Hon) in Biotechnology. Science of Biotechnology studies how Biology can be used with technology to create different forms and systems to secure maximum benefit for living organism. This science consists of using living cells and bacteria in the industrial process. Biotechnology is interdisciplinary because it studies Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Immunology, Virology, Genetics Engineering and Food Technology. The course also involves the study of agriculture science, health and medicine, soil science and soil conservation, cell Biology, cropping system and crop management, plant physiology, ecology, bio-statistics, seed technology, etc. Biotechnology is highly research –oriented subject.

Courses Offered

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc Biotechnology) - 3 Years

Infrastructure

The biotechnology lab is well equipped with state of art facilities to support quality learning and advanced research. The laboratory has been created to support quality learning and advanced research. The Biotechnology lab set up has the following equipment:

Laminar Air Flow
It prevents contamination of biological samples. This is used for applications such as tissue culture, media preparation, sterile handling, PCR sample preparation and many more.

Incubator
It is an apparatus in which environmental conditions, such as temperature and humidity, can be controlled, often used for growing bacterial culture or providing suitable conditions for chemical or biological reactions

Microwave
It is used for the preparation of various types of nutrient media.

Autoclave
it sterilizes the culture media and glassware.

Colony counter
It is an instrument designed to conveniently count the colonies of microorganisms on a plate containing a gelled growth medium.

Gel electrophoresis
It is used for separating protein molecules of varying sizes in a mixture by moving them through a block of gel by means of an electric field.

 

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