Biotechnology and Microbiology

OVERVIEW

The Department of Biotechnology is established with the objective to provide excellent and sensible teaching with maximum practical and research exposure to create skilled and well-trained bio-technocrats and entrepreneurs as per academia and industry needs in the frontier areas of Microbiology and Biotechnology.

MISSION

The mission of the Department is to flourish the students in value-based systems by exploring and nurturing their potential to discover novel bioproducts and to extend services for the betterment of the whole living system and the environment.

VISION

The vision of the department is Human and Environmental welfare. We, at the Department of Biotechnology, endorse each student by providing them maximum practical approach to understand their subjects in a better way of global standards and making them technologically advanced and ethically of high quality to serve the society.

 

Mentors and BoS Members

Hon'ble Mentors and Advisors

Prof. Ashok Pandey (PROFILE)

Prof. P. S. Bisen (PROFILE)

Board of Studies External Members

Prof. Ragini Gothalwal PROFILE

Prof. Pramod RamtekePROFILE

Prof. Anil PrakashPROFILE

Prof. C. P. UpadhyayPROFILE

Dr. P. K. ShuklaPROFILE

Prof. S.P. SinghPROFILE

Prof. Piyush Pandey PROFILE

 

Partners and Collaborators

  1. Life science sector skill development council, NSDC, Govt. of India
  2. Merck High End Skill Development Centre, Imtech-CSIR, Chandigarh
  3. SHRM Biotechnologies Pvt. Ltd, Kolkata
  4. 3B Blackbio Biotech India Ltd., Bhopal

 

 

FACULTY AND STAFF

  

The faculty of Life Sciences & Technology is performing under the leadership of Dr G.P. Richhariya as Dean.

Prof. Kamlesh Choure, Head

Dr. Ashwini A. Waoo (Associate Professor)

Dr. Deepak Mishra (Associate Professor)

Dr. Reni Nigam (Assistant Professor)

Dr. Arvind Gupta (Assistant Professor)

Dr. Lovely Mahawar (Assistant Professor)

Er. Arpit Srivastava (Assistant Professor)

Mr. ShreyanshParsai (Assistant Professor)

Mrs. KeertiSamdariya (Assistant Professor)

Ms. Sandhya Pandey (Assistant Professor)

Mr. Piyush Kant Rai (Assistant Professor)

Mrs. Sonal Gupta (Assistant Professor)

Mrs. Chahna Desai (Assistant Professor)

Ms. Monika Soni (Laboratory Technician)

Mr. Bharat Soni (Laboratory Technician)

Mr. Ramjee Singh (Laboratory Technician)

Mrs. Priya Dwivedi (Laboratory Technician)

Mr. Sourabh Singh Gour (Research Assistant)

Mr. Vivek Kumar Agnihotri (Research Assistant)

Ms. Shilpi Singh (Research Assistant)

 

COURSES OFFERED

All the degree programmes offered by the Department are based on their academic requirements are spelt out as a number of subject credits. Programs are structured in such a way that a student will be able to finish the programme in a stipulated number of semesters.

Duration Course Offered Eligibility
3 Yrs B.Sc. Hons (Biotechnology) Passed 10+2 with PCB/Biotech or equivalent examination with Minimum 45% (40% for Reserved categories)
4 Yrs B.Tech. (Biotechnology) Passed 10+2 with PCM/PCB/Biotech or equivalent examination with Minimum 45% (40% for Reserved categories)
2 Yrs M.Sc.
  1. Biotechnology
  2. Microbiology
Graduation in relevant subject or Suitable combination with minimum of 45% Marks (40% for reserved categories)
2 Yrs M.Tech. (Biotechnology) BE/B.Tech. in relevant branch or Equivalent or M.Sc. in Biotech/ Microbiology/Genetics/ Biochemistry or equivalent with minimum of 50% Marks (45% for reserved categories)s
     
As per University PhD Ordinance Ph.D. M.Sc. in Biotechnology or allied sciences

ACADEMICS AND CURRICULUM

All the degree programmes offered by the department are based on UGC CBCS System and are spelt out as a number of subject credits on their academic requirements. Programs are structured in such a way that a student will be able to finish the programme in a stipulated number of semesters.

The backbone of the department is the academic intellectual sense provided by a dedicated faculty and students coming from all across the country. The Department has a strong base in Microbial Technology and Plant Biotechnology and the main focus of the program is on Genetics, Molecular Biology, Industrial Microbiology, Immunology, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry and other contemporary areas allied to Microbiology and Biotechnology. Basic training is given in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Developmental Biology, Genetic Engineering, Biochemical Engineering and some aspects of Biophysics, Biostatistics, Environmental Biology, Bioinformatics, and Genetic Engineering. Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary program with Life Sciences, Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses. The students are educated with the industrial processes which evolve into byproducts using chemical engineering tools to design process equipments and optimize for effective production.

 The curriculum explains the use of living cells in bioprocesses along with their biochemical properties to be engineered in life sciences papers. The Department of Biotechnology offers a two years Post Graduate program leading to the Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Biotechnology, three years B.Sc. (Honours) Biotechnology, four years B. Tech Biotechnology and two years M. Tech in Biotechnology. All the programmes begin with fundamental courses in Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology and Molecular Biology and then proceed to a thorough study of their selected area of specialization. The Department also offers PhD in Biotechnology.

PLACEMENT RECORDS

Mr. Abhas Gautam, B. Tech Biotechnology placed in Macleod Pharmaceuticals, Gujarat as an Apprenticeship Trainee-Fermentation Technology in R& D.

Mr. Rohit Barmate, B. Tech Biotechnology placed in Macleod Pharmaceuticals, Gujarat as an Apprenticeship Trainee-Fermentation Technology in R& D.

Mr. Pankaj Ku. Saket, M.Sc. Microbiology placed in Spice Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi on position Technical Officer (Diagnostics) 

Mr. Achintya Acharya, B. Tech Biotechnology placed in Zenotech Laboratories Ltd. Hyderabad on position TR. Officer Upstream Processing

Mr. Vishal Singh Thakur, B. Tech Biotechnology placed in Symbiotic PharmalabPvt. Ltd. Pithampur on position QC Technologist

Ms. Ritu Pandey, M.Sc. Biotechnology placed as DBT-JRF  in All India Institute of Medical Sciences-Bhopal and pursuing PhD.

Ms. Riya Khilwani, M.Sc. Biotechnology placed in National Institute of Immunology (NII), New Delhi as DST-INSPIRE Fellow. 

Mr. Shivpal Verma, M.Tech Biotechnology pursuing PhD in North-West A& F University, Yangling, China. 

Ms. Preeti Patel, M.Tech Biotechnology working as Project Fellow in AIIMS-Bhopal. 

Mr. Santosh Soni, B.Tech Biotechnology working as QC Technologist in Dawat Rice Pvt. Ltd. Haryana.

Mr. Achintya Acharya, B. Tech Biotechnology placed in Biocon Ltd. Bangalore on position TR. Officer Downstream Processing.

Mr. Amit Kanu, B. Tech Biotechnology placed in Reva Flora Culture on position of Training Supervisor.

 

EVENTS AND NEWS

 

Upcoming Events

BRSI XVIII Convention and International Conference at CSIR Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun

Dec 01, 10:00 AM GMT+5:30 – Dec 04, 5:00 PM GMT+5:30

Dehradun, Haridwar Rd, IIP, Mohkampur, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248005, India

PROGRAM INFORMATION

 


Merck Virtual Workshop Series -2021 Workshops and Trainings: At Merck, we believe in training the next generation scientists and making them ready for academic and industrial world. Through year-round workshops and trainings, we help newbie and experienced research professionals in understanding the basics of science, learning specific skill sets and getting insights into the functioning of biotechnology industry. REGISTER HERE

 

Previous Events and News from Department of Biotechnology

Department organized First International Conference on Recent Advances in Biotechnology

http://www.biotechconference.aksuniversity.ac.in/

 

Increasing availability of biological information about human, plants, animals and microorganisms has allowed the harnessing of unexplored information, furthering our understanding of mechanisms of superior growth and survival. An eventual goal for the biotechnology would be optimizing the use of untapped/unexplored assets that can be utilized for further strengthening of the human life. The aim of AIBioSD-2019 Conference was to provide an advance-thinking environment for biotechnologist, microbiologists, environmentalists, bioinformaticians, statisticians and computer scientists together to discuss and understand the future challenges associated with biological phenomenon through innovative applications of new technologies. Conference had provided the premier multidisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and scientists to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends and practical challenges associated with biotechnology. The conference broadly covered topics in medical and pharmaceutical, food and agricultural, climate change and environmental biotechnology, waste management and bioremediation, energy, and industrial microbiology and biotechnology. We expected that this conference would foster new collaborations and help to define areas within biotechnology that are in most need of research attention in order to ensure better survival of human kind in future for sustainable development. Participation at this conference was the prime opportunity to keep pace with the cutting-edge research in such exciting topics and to network with other members of scientific community.

 

 

 Official supporter of Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI) 10th International Conference

The Biotech Research Society, India and Malviya National Institute of technology, Jaipur jointly organized the 10th International Conference on Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture, Environment and Health (BSAEH-2021) on April 04-08, 2021. In the conference, 100+ speakers had participated across the world and presented their work. For AKS University, their dedication and work ethics made them the “Official Partner” of the 10th international conference. The efforts and dedication of academicians of AKS University (biotechnology department) had proved their efficiency to build up a common platform for scientific community. From Department of Biotechnology of AKS University, Prof. Kamlesh Choure (Head), Mr. Piyush K. Rai and Mr. Vivek Agnihotri had assisted the conference with organizing team at Jaipur. Prof. Kamlesh Choure was the session moderator and he had also presented the topic on ‘Nano-bioformulation of bioinoculants for improving the agriculture productivity’.

 

eRefresher Course in Biotechnology during winter 2020

September-October 2020

Department of Biotechnology of AKS University believe in Come, Create and Collaborate theory and on the basis this “Biotech e-Refresher Course” was organized. The objective of this Biotech e-Refresher Course was to expand and explore the new horizons, developments made by the scientific communities for the betterment of society. 21st Century is the Era of Biotechnology where scientists, researchers, academicians and industrialists playing an important role in ideating, innovating and engaging self to provide numerous biological products, therapies and processes which can lead the society in multiple ways. With this vision, Department of Biotechnology of AKS University achieved success by organizing this e-Refresher Course of 55 days in which 19 workshops on topics like, Next Generation Sequencing, Metagenomics, Plant Tissue Culture, Microbial Therapeutics, Bio fertilizers, Vaccine Development, Stem Cell Engineering, Fermentation Technology, Intellectual Property Rights, Ethnobiology, Probiotics, Immunology, Rapid Diagnostics, Molecular Biology, Microbial Biodiversity, Gene Editing with CRISPR Technology, Genomics Assisted Strategies for Climate Resilient Crops, Scope, Career and Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology was covered by 50+ speakers from incredible institutes of India like ICMR - National Institute for Research in Environmental Health, DBT, DST, AIIMS, DBT-ICT-Centre for Energy Biosciences, Institute of Chemical Technology, ICRISAT, Hyderabad, NIPGR – New Delhi, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, IBSD – Sikkim, CSIR- Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, CSIR – NBRI, IIT – Delhi, ICAR – IISR (Indore), ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, Malviya National Institute of Technology – Jaipur, Merck – CSIR - Imtech Chandigarh and ICGEB – New Delhi. With this, research scientists from Indian universities like Barkatullah University, Amity University, SHUATS – Prayagraj, Gurukul Kangri University and Jiwaji university had also presented their extensive research domain that was beneficial for more than 200 participants from 29 states, 718 districts and 7 territories as recorded by the organizing committee of Biotech e-Refresher Course. With scientists & research scholars, the students of multiple colleges and universities across India had also benefited from this e-Refresher course. We believe that every single soul who participated in this e-Refresher course was transformed by innovative and advanced learning in the field of Biotechnology. 

 

 

RESEARCH

Product Development and Patents

Most of the Product development projects were received from Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh - Bhopal

  1. Bioproduct to prevent and control COVID-19- Patent Application
  2. Bioproducts based on Edible and MedicinalMushrooms
  3. Bioproducts for Immunity Booster
  4. Cordy-Immune Tea
  5. Novel Nano biofertilizers for sustainable agriculture- Patent Application
  6. Mycoherbicide for controlling WaterHyacinth
  7. Virokil “Ayurvedic COVID Treatment tablets”
  8. Nano-biofertilizer (shelf life more than 2 years)
  9. Mush-Proteome to fulfil ProteinRequirement
  10. Anticancer Formulation
  11. Industrial Enzymes
  12. Bio-detergent
 

Research Journal

Journal Website: https://jiar.in/

Journal Details

Journal of Innovation in Applied Research (JIAR)ISSN: 2581-4206 (ONLINE) is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes "innovative and applied research" in the field of Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Genetics, Microbiology, Microbial Technology, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Biotechnology, Industrial Processing & Biotechnology, Agriculture Biotechnology and Microbiology, Nanotechnology Applications in Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Food and Dairy Microbiology, Environmental Biotechnology and Data Science Applications.

JIAR publishes issues 4 times per year (Quarterly). All accepted manuscripts are granted free online access immediately after publication, which permits its users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles, thus facilitating access to a broad readership.

JIAR believes in technical and research community ethics and by publishing High-quality research, reviews case studies papers that describe significant data and novel findings with advanced knowledge in a diversity of scientific domain. Being multi-disciplinary in nature, this journal publishes extensive contributions in all the areas listed below:

JIAR also believes in salutations submission of manuscripts from cross-disciplinary fields, including Biological Science, Basic and Applied Science, Pharmaceutical science, and Agriculture science; however, no area is excluded from consideration. In addition to original articles, JIAR publishes Original Research, Reviews, Mini-reviews, Case reports, and Letters to the Editor, thereby providing a forum for the reporting and discussion of cutting-edge perspectives in science. The journal is committed to publishing research works by utilizing a hasty, unbiased, and rigorous review process. All submitted papers are subjected to strict single-blind peer review by its distinguished International Advisory Board members, as well as by other anonymous International and National reviewers. Submitted manuscripts must not have been published previously in any copyright form (print or electronic/online).