A brief Introduction:
The Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology was initiated in 2003. The department has played a pivotal role in the formation of several successful students who are presently engaged in research at several institutions of national and international reputations. The academic environment and close association between the students, researchers, staffs and the faculty members has been the key to this success.
Head of the Department:
Dr. Utpal Basu
Programmes of Study:
1. M.Sc. (2 years with 4 semester system)
Eligibility Criteria for admission to M.Sc.
Students having B.Sc. with honours in any branch of Life Sciences and Chemistry are eligible for admission. Candidates must have Chemistry or Biochemistry either as honours or general paper in undergraduate course and papers on chemistry (and/or Biochemistry) should constitute at least 15% of the total marks allotted in undergraduate level.
Entrance Examination: Entrance examination is of 60 minutes duration with 50 Multiple Choice Questions based on Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.
Eligibility Criteria for admission to Ph.D.
Students having M.Sc. in Chemistry and any branches of Life Sciences are eligible for admission to Ph.D. programme. NET and GATE qualified Candidates are preferred. Candidates who have qualified KURET are also eligible to enroll in Ph.D. programme.
The department has already developed a facility for research in Molecular Biology, Plant, Fungal and Animal tissue culture. The laboratory is equipped with Small Volume spectrophotometer, Thermal Cycler, -20oC and -80oC Refrigerator, Luminometer, Sequencing Gel Electrophoresis System, Transilluminator, Gel Dryer, Centrifuges, 2D Gel Electrophoresis, UV Crosslinker, CO2 Incubator, BOD Incubator with Shaker, Laminar Air Flow and Biosafety Cabinet, Inverted and Upright Microscopes, GM Counter etc.
1. Dr. Tapas Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Associate Professor
2. Dr. Utpal Basu, Assistant Professor
3. Dr. Tanima Saha, Assistant Professor
Professors and scientists of various academic and research institutes are associated with the teaching of our department.
Most of the alumni of our department have been engaged in research as doctoral and post-doctoral fellows in different parts of the country and abroad.