DEPARTMENT OF BIO-TECHNOLOGY
The Department of Biotechnology established in the academic year 2004-05 with the B.Sc. Biotechnology at undergraduate level. The department started Postgraduate programme M.Sc. Biotechnology in the year 2005-06. In recent years biotechnology has made significant advances and emerged as a front line area of research and development with an overwhelming impact on the society. Biotechnology is the injection of scientific knowledge into manufacturing process by which marketable goods are made out of biological phenomena. It involves the study of methods by which living resources can be tailored to generate industrial processes and novel specimens for use in agriculture, forestry, horticulture, medicine, health and environment. Commercial potential of biotechnology is immense since the scope of its activities covers the entire spectrum of human life. Biotechnology is an indispensable discipline in modern technological education and has attached considerable attention. Excellence in biotechnology is a must to remain internationally competitive. Biotechnologist are required in all Agro based biotechnological companies, quality control divisions, research and development divisions of pharmaceuticals industries, genome based projects in animal and plant tissue cultures. Many biotechnological companies are coming up in and around Maharashtra. They all require talented and well groomed biotechnologists. The Department has experienced, qualified, research minded and highly motivated staff. Qualified and highly dedicated members of the staff had carried out research work at their own accord with available resources and facilities.