Biotechnology

Department At A Glance


The Department of Biotechnology was established from the session 2005–2006 by the order no. 914/2005, dated 20/4/05 of Directorate of Higher Education, Govt. of Chhattisgarh, with both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programme and the programme was affiliated by Pt. Ravishanka Shula University, Raipur by order no. 914/Ace./Affl./2007, dated 17/5/2007. Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur has recognized our department as Research Centre for Ph.D. Programme in 2011 by order no. 4371/Ace/Res/2011, dated 30/07/2011. Latter in 2012, the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India has granted us STAR College Programme.

The aim and objective of the department is to nurture youth of the state for scientific exploitation of natural resources in sustainable manner, to explore health problem of the state and to protect environment and Biodiversity of the state by the help of tools and techniques of Biotechnology. To fulfill the mission of exploration of natural resource, existing health cause and environmental protection, the department has initiated skill development among youngsters of the state by UG, PG and Ph.D. programme. .

With the aim of above mission and vision the department is organizing UG, PG, Ph.D programme in close collaboration of various international, national institutions and industrial houses, so that we may provide skilled human resource to the academic and industrial houses for overall growth of Chhattisgarh state and finally Nation.


VISION 

Integrated Human Resource Development is a flagship programme of the Department of Biotechnology to create well trained manpower to cater the needs of R&D, teaching and industry.

Biotechnology is regarded as the greatest intellectual enterprise of human kind and for meeting its basic requirements of food, health, nutrition, ecological and livelihood security. World has witnessed phenomenal progress in this field specially after the unraveling of the double helix structure of DNA by Watson & Crick. For research and development and application of Biotechnology which is knowledge and capital intensive, skilled human resource is critical.

Realizing the need of the well trained manpower in multidisciplinary and rapidly advancing area of Biotechnology the Department has conceived an integrated human resource development programme feathered with undergraduate, postgraduate and Doctoral courses to fulfill the need of R&D, teaching and Industry at both global and local level. At local level we have incepted various prospects and  problems in the field of haemoglobinopathesis, genotoxicology, communicable diseases, gene frequency prospects related to pathogenesis, natural product exploitation , biomolecule of natural resources related to pharmaceutical, nutritional and cosmetic significance from local resources, water bodies diversity/ contamination and biodiversity as a vision of the department for their scientific evaluation and application in larger interest of people specially for Chhattisgarh. 


MISSION 

Translating the action, the Department has made conscious efforts to fulfill the vision, following mission have been incepted. As a primary mission we have undertaken to popularize the subject among common stakeholders by providing the scientific input concerned with need, prospects and applicability.

  Our next step mission is to develop skilled human resource by both theoretical and intense hands on training programme to meet the need of R&D, Industry and Society. Under this mission one research based internal project in each semester and one external project during the two years course are effective tool beside large number participation of students in the programme of Biotech Consortium India Limited training programme.

  Our final step mission is to develop an environment for research based activities. To fulfill this mission we have Ph.D. programme with several fellowships viz. Women Scientists programme of DST (Both A&B), Young Scientist Fellow, Rajiv Gandhi Fellow, Maulana Azad National Fellow, ICMR Fellow, Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Fellow etc. The main theme of our research mission are - evaluation of genotoxicity, gene frequency of various diseases in the society, haemoglobinopathesis, natural product exploitation, scientific validation of traditional knowledge are based on local and global need so that our product as human resource may be more and more skilled , competent and useful for the Society.

           As a societal mission we have opted large scale extension programme to the society of catchment area viz. Screening of Sickle Cell Anemia, Chemokine receptors of HIV in population, Tobacco and Tobacco produce induced pathogenecity, Radiation induced genotoxicity, Evaluation of Cyanotoxin from water bodies, Screening of Arsenic and Fluoride like toxic chemical from drinking water source of society, Mushroom cultivation for livelihood, Evaluation of Secondary Metabolites from Medicinal Plants and it’s commercialization skill to the local people etc.