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Biotechnology is the research-oriented science including a fusion of biology and technology. The Department of Biotechnology, MM(DU) was established in 2008 and has been significantly contributing in terms of enhancing the knowledge and practical exposure of students, providing them with ample employment opportunities, and development of more advanced technologies.
With vast number of specialties and courses, the biotechnology courses at MMEC have emerged as the youth’s preference. The Department offers courses for all, i.e. everyone aspiring to enroll in biotechnology right from an undergraduate student to a Ph. D aspirant. The success stories of students are a testimony to the faculty’scommitment and appropriate research environment across all the interdisciplinary areas of biotechnology. 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.
Department has progressed exceedingly well in the focused research areas including Drug Resistance, Cancer Biology, Medical Microbiology, Natural Products, Plant Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Industrial Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Nano-Biotechnology and Computational Biology.
492, Cumulative Thomson Reuter Impact factor~425, h-Index~40, i10-index = 139; Citations:6576; Publications having more than 3.0 impact factor~65;
13, Published: 04; Gene Sequences with Accession Numbers in GenBank, NCBI, USA: 125.
Faculty members have publications in highly reputed impact Journals such as Seminars in Cancer Biology (IF~11.15), Journal of Biological Chemistry (IF~4.57), Biomolecules (IF~4.6), Critical Reviews in Oncology and Hematology (IF~5.01) etc. Departmental faculty members have written 35 books and 90 book chapters from reputed publishers such as Springer-Nature, Elsevier, Degruyter and NOVA Publishers and many others are in the pipeline.
|Sr. No.||Laboratory Name||Description|
|1||Botany Laboratory||Basic Plant Based Laboratory methods will be demonstrated for the Gradu|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
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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
Sonali Goyal, Dr. Neera Batra
A System for individual care in pervasive Environment
Published on 17/8/18
Sonali Goyal, Dr. Neera Batra
Fingertip based sensor system for health check-up
Published on 10/8/18
Dr. Rajneesh Kumar
A System for Optimized Energy Consumption in Multicast Communication And Methods Thereof Over MANET
Published on 06/07/2018
Apart from having a scope in teaching at the undergraduate, postgraduate or at school level, Biotechnologists can make a career in Pharmaceutical/Therapeutic/Health Industry, Research & Development Sector, Food and Dairy Industry, Agriculture/Pesticide/Bioremediation Industry, Distillery/wine/Beer Industry, Genetic Engineering/Genetically modified (GM) Crop Industry or as a Patent Analyst as well.
Other potential option is to have a career in Research in diverse sectors including Environmental, Industrial, Medical and Microbial Biotechnology.
Students doing B.Tech in Biotechnology from MMDU have gone abroad quite often. Many multi-national companies are looking for talented students for bright job prospects in the field of Pharmaceutical, Health, Research & Development, Food and Dairy etc and offer good pay packages as well.
Our students are competent to go for higher studies abroad in technically advanced and developed countries after qualifying GRE. They may opt for variety of interdisciplinary Master’s programme in Biological sciences which makes them skilled enough to adopt a career in variety of industrial sectors abroad. Furthermore, the Master’s students of MMDU have a wide scope of going to foreign land for pursuing their career in research and pursuing higher education such as Ph.D. degree course in Biological Sciences. Ph.D. degree holders can make a career in research in the above countries by pursuing research as a Post Doctoral Fellow or Research Associate/Scientist.
No, the department is not offering any diploma or certificate courses till date.
We strive to work on over-all personality of the student and continue mentoring him or her in areas of communication, presentation and logical reasoning ability. Along with this, the focus is on inculcating time Management strategies and to have leadership skills. We continue to guide and mentor the students through various personality development sessions and also club these sessions in our classroom teaching pedagogy.
Top Companies of the region and from all across India operating in Food Biotechnology sector, Life Sciences sector, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Information technology, Fermentation and dairy industry, Pharma-covigilance and Medical Data analysis come for campus placement to MMDU to recruit students pursuing B.Tech Biotechnology. Our students are working with global organizations and making us proud each day with their achievements.
Highest pay package is near INR 6 lakh/per annum.
Yes, the Department of biotechnology at MMDU encourages students to undergo training in industry and research institutes of eminence. Moreover, the department is having research collaborations and MOUs with prestigious organizations such as National Dairy Research Institute Karnal; Directorate of Wheat Research (ICAR) Karnal, Central Soil Salinity Research institute, Karnal (Haryana), Anuja Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. Dera Bassi and ONIOSOME Health Care Pvt. Ltd., Mohali, Punjab, India. Students are also encouraged to pursue training at these organizations depending upon their research interests.
Yes, Department has a strong mentor-mentee interaction platform where each and every teacher mentor owns 15-20 students and guides them accordingly for academic progress and employability as well.
Such brilliant minds are encouraged to undertake projects and present their ideas cum research in the form of oral or poster presentations at various conferences/workshops/seminars.
Yes, the Department of biotechnology at MMDU remains committed to train students by organizing expert lectures, workshops and training cum entrepreneurial programmes.
We organize many national-level and international workshops, seminars and industry conferences every year. The students of our department get to participate in industry sponsored as well as academic conclaves. A variety of cultural activities are organized not only at the departmental level but also at the University level where the students participate and show their talent. Annual Youth Mega Festival, UNIVERSUMM, AMMUNATION and other youth fests organized at MMDU and its constituent institutes give our students a chance to get fame and awards. Our students also take part in community activities through National Service Scheme (NSS). Our students have been representing the college in sports as well.
Yes, in fact the Department encourages such interdepartmental interactions and participation in cultural activities. Our students have won laurels at university as well as inter-university fests and cultural competitions.
Valid Identification card with appropriate verification is must to get access to the MMDU’s main library. This is issued by the Department administration.
The department aims to produce world class Bioengineers, Bio-entrepreneurs and Biotechnologists who can innovate, invent and further disseminate the knowledge to the society and the mankind. Department has been majorly focusing in research areas including drug resistance, cancer biology, natural products, microbial biotechnology, bioremediation, industrial microbiology and computational biology providing a strong platform for the students to do research projects or PhD from the department.
Yes, Orientation ceremony and Freshers’ party are organized every year to welcome the new joining students