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Department of biotechnology currently offer courses on two subjects i.e., biotechnology, microbiology. Our department provides elevated quality of teaching along with state of art research facilities to nurture the curious and inventive scholars such that they become adequately proficient to face the global challenges from the perspective of academia as well as industry. Department of Biotechnology currently offers Integrated B.Sc.-M.Sc., M.Sc., Integrated M.Sc.–Ph.D. and Ph.D. in Biotechnology. The diverse qualifications of the faculty members ensure expertise in all aspect of Biotechnology as well as in various interdisciplinary areas. Department ensures academic flexibility and good deal of faculty-student interaction. Project work and seminar presentation are introduced in all courses to get an overview of the ongoing research andrecent development in the subject.

B.Sc Biotechnology (Honors)

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility: Passed 10+2 Examination with a minimum of 45%* marks in science stream as per the following requirements:

Biology is compulsory in addition to any two subjects from Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / Computer Science / Statistics

M.Sc in Biotechnology

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: Candidates from Universities of West Bengal with B.Sc. (H) in relevant discipline are eligible. Candidates from other states should have a minimum of 50%* marks in relevant discipline along with 45%* marks in aggregate.

Ph.D. in Biotechnology

Duration: 3-4 years

Eligibility: M.Sc. in any branch of Life Science or allied fields


Departmental laboratories are equipped with the necessary instruments and facilities required for carrying out day to day practical classes and research work.

Career opportunities for students in biotechnology are abound. Those specializing in different sub-disciplines of this field can easily find jobs in both private and government sector undertakings. If you have acquired a post-graduate degree in biotechnology then you can easily find a suitable position in a number of industries.

Major recruiters include industries engaged in processing and developing agricultural and biological products, bio-processing industries, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. There are ample opportunities in industries producing healthcare products, textile industry, cosmetics and organizations engaged in different types of industrial research and development. These days a growing number of qualified biotechnology professionals are engaged by different industries for environment protection activities and for the safe disposal of hazardous materials.

Students can also appear for NET/GATE/SET and become eligible for teaching post or opt for a research career at various renowned national laboratories like IISERs, IISc, IITs, CSIRs, IACS, BARC, DRDO, NTPC etc. Interested students may go to foreign universities for their research career or various jobs related to Biotechnology.

We have already in progress to develop state-of-the-art research infrastructure in various areas of biological sciences. Recent areas of research in the department are: Enzyme kinetics and enzyme secretion, microbial metabolism and regulation, genetic engineering, protein structure, function and engineering etc. One of our current focuses is on identification of pure herbal and/or synthetic compounds/herbal extracts having in-vitro anti-proliferative activities against different cancer cell lines, understanding alterations and cross-talks among signaling pathways in cancers.

Research Projects

Project Title Funding Agency Duration Principal Investigator
Production of Enzyme-Nanoparticle Based biocathode for Biofuel Cell DST-SERB 3 Years Dr. Mainak Mukhopadhyay
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