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Overview | Bio Technology

The apex of your career is where you are going to reach with the biotechnology course being offered by Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed) University. With vast number of specialties and courses, the biotechnology courses at the MMEC have gained a lot of popularity in a very short span of time. Despite being established as recently as in 2008, this department has been able to contribute significantly in terms of enhancing the knowledge and practical exposure of students, providing them with ample employment opportunities, and development of more advanced technologies.

The best part is that this Department offers courses for all, i.e. everyone aspiring to enroll in biotechnology right from an undergraduate student to a Ph. D aspirant. Students vouch for our extremely appropriate research environment across all the interdisciplinary areas of biotechnology.

Vision of Department

To produce Biotechnology professionals with leadership quality, innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship ability.

Key Features

  • Our focus is to prepare the students as per the Industry requirement; hence we also train our students on Bio-Safety, Regulatory and Intellectual Property related issues in broader social context and sustainable development, Professional ethics, communication skills, team work skills, leadership and multidisciplinary approach.
  • The Institute utilizes its state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities to the fullest to provide best learning environment to the students. The facilities include WiFi Campus, air-conditioned lecture theaters, and Computer Labs.

Research Outcome:

Total Publications: 291,Total citation 5468, Cumulative Impact factor~323+, h-Index~37, i10-index = 124; Publications having more than 3.0 impact factor~53
Patents filed: 06, Published: 02
Gene Sequences with Accession Numbers in GenBank, NCBI, USA: 125

  • Department is running a Biannual Research Journal “Current Trends in Biotechnology and Chemical Research” indexed in many reputed databases
  • One of the key strengths of the Department is having research collaborations and MOUs with prestigious organizations such as National Dairy Research Institute Karnal. Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research (IIWBR-ICAR), Central Soil Salinity Research institute, Karnal (Haryana), Bhopal Memorial Hospital & Research Centre (BMHRC) Bhopal, India, IBI Solutions, Panchkula, Haryana, Institute of Pathology and Pathophysiology, Moscow, Russia, and ONIOSOME Health Care Pvt. Ltd., Mohali, Punjab, India.
  • Innovative projects: The Department has attracted extramural funding to the tune of INR 50 Lakhs and currently engaged in some innovative projects.

Mission of Department

  • To provide state-of-art outcome-based learning and excel in teaching and research practices.
  • To build up an education-cum-research based hub in Biotechnology era.
  • To produce best professionals with high moral value and skill ability for society.

Courses | Bio Technology

Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology offers a balanced curriculum which gives equal importance to life science subjects such as Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Cell Biology etc. and engineering subjects like Bioprocess Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Thermodynamics, Mass Transfer etc.

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B.Sc. Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary science program aimed at providing excellent carrier opportunity for the students. It is a fast emerging course providing distinctive advantages to students as it finds applications in various aspects of life sciences.

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This is a multidisciplinary degree which deals with different aspects of biology, cell biology and biotechnology. This course is carefully designed to cover the knowledge in key fields such as gene therapy, drug design, genomics, proteomics, genetic engineering and industrial biotechnology for plants, animals and micro-organisms.

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The Master of Science program in Botany was started in 2016-17 academic year from Biotechnology Department of the University. M. Sc. in Botany course provides a broad background in the biology of plants – from the molecular to the organism level.

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The M. Sc. course in Microbiology was started in the year of 2012 from the Department of Biotechnology of the university with an aim of providing quality education and impart in-depth knowledge to the students in various areas of microbiology so as to meet the demand of industry and academia.

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Career Opportunities

The Department provides a strong career platform for students to adopt Biotechnology as a potential career option through professional courses such as UG (B. Tech Biotechnology, B.Sc. Biotechnology) and PG (M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Microbiology and Botanical disciplines) courses. Department of Biotechnology is one of the potential departments for providing well-equipped research laboratories for research. Research scholars of the department are doing research on various aspects such as Animal Biotechnology, Plant Biotechnology, Environment Biotechnology and Microbiology. After completion of their UG and PG courses, students can join in the field of Pharmaceutical, Therapeutic and health, Bioinformatics and Bio robotic industry. Students have many opportunities in the field of research and development in national and international research institutes. PG Students may set-up their own entrepreneur in the area of Food Biotechnology, Agriculture, Pesticide, Bioremediation and Genetically Modified crops.

Objectives

  • To explain structure & functions of gene, cloning & expression, and application of recombinant DNA technology.
  • To develop the appreciation of statistics in modern biological science, the collection of biological data, and its statistical analysis. Research methodology helps to carry out research work.
  • To develop the skills of the application of basic and advanced techniques employed in the quantitative and qualitative analysis of biomolecules.
  • To develop the practical skills of the application of microbes employed in biotechnology.
  • To impart knowledge of molecular concept and principle of the immune system, technological aspect, and techniques for developing diagnostics.
  • To impart knowledge on the advanced study of stem cells, properties of stem cells, stem cell niches, isolation and characterization, and potential application of stem cells in health care.

Outcome

  • Apply the knowledge of biotechnology & applied science.
  • Design and perform wet lab experiment individually.
  • Innovatively design diagnostic tools for dreadful diseases.
  • To work in a team with other interdisciplinary sciences.
  • Learn and excel the yield of industrially valuable products.

Academic Activities | Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Mullana

Sr. No.

Name of Conference/Workshop

Date

1

Students-Led Conference on Emerging Trends in Multidisciplinary Research(SLCETMR-2018)

26/10/2018

2

National Conference on Innovative Trends in Mathematics

30/1/2017

3

International Conference on Innovative Trends in Mathematics, Computer and Information Sciences (ITMCIS-17)

9/3/2017 & 10/3/2017

4

International Conference on Contemporary Social Issues

11/11/2016

5

National Conference on Recent Advances in Chemical Sciences

11/11/2016 & 12/11/2016

6

National Conference on Contemporary Social Issues

31/3/2015

7

International Conference on Newest Drifts in Mechanical Engineering

20/12/2014 & 21/12/2014

8

National Conference On Emerging Trends In Applications of Electronics and Communication Technology (ETAECT-2014)

15/1/2014 & 16/1/2014

9

Renewable Power Technology and Electric Drives (RPTED-2013)

19/12/2013 & 20/12/2013

10

2nd National Conference on River Hydraulics

22/03/2012 & 23/03/2012

11

HYDRO 2010

16/12/2010 & 18/12/2010

Sr.No.

Topic

Date

1

Two Day workshop on Physics and Astronomy

04/03/2017 & 05/03/2017

2

Three-day workshop under 'TI University Program'

15/02/2017 to 17/02/2017

3

GREEN TECHNIQUES FOR SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

06/02/2017 to 10/02/2017

4

One-day workshop on "Industrial Automation"

9/2/2017

5

Mendeley For Researchers

6/2/2017

6

Three day Workshop on Communication Skills

07/01/2017 to 10/01/2017

7

Workshop on "PCB and Circuit Design"

25/10/2016

8

Workshop on Brain Power

20/10/2016

9

A two days' workshop is organized by Centre of Excellence-National Instrument

18/10/2016 & 19/10/2016

Sr. No.

Name of Eminent Guest Speaker

Designation of the speaker

Topic of Lecture with brief summary in two lines

Date of Lecture

1

Mr. Rajendra Madhavrao Shende

Former Director in United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Smart city and energy conservation

02/02/2018

2

Dr.Gurbachan Singh

Ex-Chairman Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board

Opportunities in Agriculture and Biological Sciences

28/02/2018

3

Dr. Narottam Sharma

In Charge CMRL, Dehradun

ADVANCEMENT IN MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTIC

18/09/2018

4

Prof. Jose J Rodes,

Professor in University of Alicante, Spain

ASTROBIOLOGY

20/02/2019

5

Mr. Rajinder Bansal, Chandigarh

MD, BANSAL CARRIER ACADEMY, C

Carrier counseling

27/02/2019

6

Mr. Ravi Shankar Joshi

GM North India Division, IVEX Paper Chemicals Ltd

Significance of Yoga

15/10/2017

7

Dr. Kusumdeep

Prof. In Mathematics, IIT Roorkee

Innovative trends in the field of Mathematics

9/3/2017

8

Dr.AnilVashisth

Prof in Mathematics, Kurukshertra University, Kurukshetra

Importance of Mathematics in professional as well as personal life

9/3/2017

9

Er. Rajat Chauhan

Zonal manager, CAD DESK INDIA, PTTS Pvt. Ltd, Ambala

Matlab & its Applications

8/3/2017

10

Mr. Madhukar

IBM, Bangalore

Smart India Hackathon 2017

28rd Feb 2017

11

Er. Ankur Malhotra

Assistant Manager, IISCO Steel Plant, (Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)) at Burnpur, West Bengal

Importance of Self Study

23/1/2017

Drug Resistance in Cancer Targeting N6 adenine specific methyltranferase 1 (N6AMT1) and drug resistance in cancer: Expanding the utilityof RNA Aptamers Funding agency-DHR-ICMR worth- 8.92 Lacs PI-Dr. Gaurav Parashar Kumar (Ph.D Biotechnology), Department of Biotechnology, MMEC, MMDU-Mullana
Parkinson's Disease Identification of neuroprotective action of compounds through prevention of alpha-synuclein toxicity in cell based and animals models of Parkinson's Disease Funding agency-ICMR worth- 36.5 Lacs PI-Dr. Sasanka Chakraborty, Department of Biochemistry, MMIMSR & Biotechnology, MMEC-Mullana CO-PI- Dr. Gaurav Parashar Kumar (Ph.D Biotechnology), Department of Biotechnology, MMEC, MMDU-Mullana
Chromium Bioremediation To develop a process for bioremediation of chromium from industrial effluents used microbial consortium, Funding agency-HSCST-PANCHKULA(Haryana) worth- 8.33 Lacs PI-Dr. Raman Kumar (Ph.D Biotechnology), Department of Biotechnology, MMEC, MMDU-Mullana CO-PI- Prof. Namita Singh (Ph.D, Microbiology), Department of Biotechnology and Nanotechnology, GJUS&T, Hissar
Bio-plastic Biodegradable plastic which can be used in manufacturing of biodegradable plasticwares. Useful for preparation of drug delivery agents. Environment friendly food packaging
Bio-fuel Biofuel can be used in replacement of fossil fuels Blending of fossil fuels. Economical use of agricultural waste.
Bio-cement Ecofriendly It can be used as an alternative of chemical based cement.
Bio-enzymes Useful for industries like detergent, food, pharma industry and waste treatments
Molecular characterization of biosynthetic pathways of bacosides in B. monnieri - Molecular components (pathway genes, TFs, miRNAs) identification through transcriptome mining, - Validation the same molecular components through qRT-PCR - Functional analysis of genes
Morphotaxonomy, molecular heterogeneity and Bioecology 1. Morphotaxonomy, Morphotaxometry, Biosystematics and Numerical Taxonomy 2. Molecular heterogeneity and barcode validation based on conserved gene sequences 3. Environmental influence on bioecology, population biology and transmission dynamics Consolidated Biological Processing of Field Crops Biomass and Crop Diversification for Sustainable Environment: i. To design an effective biological strategy for sustainable agricultural waste management in Haryana and Punjab. ii. To employed the contrivance of crop diversification in cash crops for better utilization of natural resources and financial augmentation for sustainability. Significance: Following are the significance of the present proposed project: i. Improvement in the health of soil-humus content of the agricultural fields by the management of lignocellulosic waste. ii. Prevention of the burning of field crop residues, hence overcome environmental pollution through the composting of post harvested remianders by the application of wild fungal species.
 

Laboratories

Sr. No. Laboratory Name Description
1 Botany Laboratory Basic Plant Based Laboratory methods will be demonstrated for the Gradu

2

Zoology Laboratory Natural Science studies pertaning to graduate studies fo Zoology Subjects
3 Biochemistry Laboratory Advanced methodology for Bionalytical techniques
4 Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory Prepration of transgenic plants and basics of Tissue culture
5 IMA Laboratory The advent of dedicated Bioinstruments has facilitated progress in the instrumental methods of analysis in Biology. Large number of Biological data points can be collected, stored, manipulated and analyzed at a high precision with the help of instruments having high sensitivity, selectivity, and extremely low detection limit. This course aims at providing background of useful instruments, their handling and applications, in the field of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.
6 Microbiology Laborotary To impart practical knowledge of microorganisms and methods for their study. Introduce microbial processes of environmental significance. Provide detailed information on the most up to date methods for the study of microbial communities.
7 Genetic Engineering Laboratory This laboratory provides hand on experience of applications of genetic engineering in biotechnology and demonstrates the influence of Recombinant DNA technology in the production of mammalian products (such as human growth hormones and insulin) and vaccines, gene therapy, transgenic plants and animals, food processing as well as environmental bioremediation.

(Department of B. tech Biotechnology)

Sr. No. Laboratory Name Description
1 Bioanalytical Laboratory This laboratory provides hand on experience in the field of genetic engineering, also demonstrates the influence of Recombinant DNA Technology in the production of mammalian products (such as human growth hormones and insulin) and vaccines, gene therapy as well as environmental bioremediation.

2

Plant Biotechnology laboratory This lab provides a hands on experience about micropropagation, callus induction, transgenic plants and tissue culture under aseptic conditions.
3 Microbial Biotechnology Laboratory To impart practical knowledge of microorganisms and methods for their study. Introduce microbial processes of environmental significance. Provide detailed information on the most up to date methods for the study of microbial communities.
4 Molecular Biology Laboratory The advent of dedicated Bioinstruments has facilitated progress in the instrumental methods of analysis in Biology. Large number of Biological data points can be collected, stored, manipulated and analyzed at a high precision with the help of instruments having high sensitivity, selectivity, and extremely low detection limit. This course aims at providing background of useful instruments, their handling and applications, in the field of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.
5 Biochemical laboratory To provide basic knowledge about several protein, carbohydrates, DNA and RNA biochemical assays.
6 Bioinformatics Laboratory This laboratory provides hands on experience of applications of computer based tools in Biotechnology for its application in drug discovery.

Research & Publications

Sr. No.

Name of the Teacher

Title of Patent/Copy Right

Details of Patents / Copy Right filed

Details of Publication of Patents/ Registration of Copyright in official Journal of the Patent office/ Copyright Office Govt. of India New

Patent/Copy Right Granted

1

Sonali Goyal, Dr. Neera Batra

A System for individual care in pervasive Environment

201811029371A

Published on 17/8/18

Published

2

Sonali Goyal, Dr. Neera Batra

Fingertip based sensor system for health check-up

201811005530

Published on 10/8/18

Published

3

Dr. Rajneesh Kumar

A System for Optimized Energy Consumption in Multicast Communication And Methods Thereof Over MANET

201811023691

Published on 06/07/2018

Published

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