Biotechnology is an important tool that can be applied to various economic sectors of special interest to developing countries, such as the production of food crops, livestock management, human health care, chemical industry and environment management. The majority of developing countries including India lack the necessary qualified manpower to exploit such technologies.
Further, Biotechnology, as practiced today, requires inputs from not only one area of biological sciences, but requires a fusion of different modern biological and technological sciences. Biotechnology has become a multi-billion dollar industry all over the world.
Department of Biotechnology was established in 2001. The progress of the department is consistent over the years and presently holds many research projects funded by the UGC, DST, DBT and ICMR. During the last 10 years, the department has made all round progress and is on par with the well established departments of the KAHE. Scholars in the department are pursuing research in the areas of Nano-biotechnology, Food Technology, Fermentation Technology, Plant Tissue Culture, Animal Tissue Culture, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Microbial Technology and Phytochemistry. It is commendable to mention that the department is the proud recipient of Rs. 2.1 crores from the Govt. of India for various research and development programmes.