University Department of Biotechnology: –
Brief History of the Department (With Photographs)
The University Department of Biotechnology was established in the year 2004. It conducts the course of M.Sc Biotechnology and Ph.D program in Biotechnology. It aimed at high academic standards in teaching and research. Course is designed with scientific and technological approaches. The course imparts training and teaching in various disciplines of Biotechnology so as to make the students more competent towards the commercial aspects of Biotechnology. The department is well equipped with the basic and latest facilities yielding competent students who are pursuing teaching as well as research work at various institutions of India and International repute. Presently, the Department has started 2 Ad on Courses viz (1) Diploma in Forensic Science and (2) Diploma in Food Quality Assessment & Food Safety along with M.Sc. Biotechnology programme from the academic session 2016 onwards.
Biotechnology has emerged as a very promising intellectual enterprise of the present century. It provides the technocratic tools to produce or modify novel products of microcosmic and macrocosmic plants, animals and microbes at industrial level. It holds a great promise in beneficial application of recent fascinating developments in genetic engineering, protein engineering, plant tissue culture, animal cell culture, stem cell biology, immunology, microbiology, bioinformatics, etc. to various sectors of social economic development containing of communicable diseases, production of biofertiliser, bioinsecticide and therapeutic chemicals. It has potentials of revolutionizing healthcare, agribusinesses and environmental diagnostics and putting the Biotechnologists on the global map.
The M.Sc Biotechnology program is designed to:
The venue of M.Sc Biotechnology teaching:
Presently the Post Graduate Department of Biotechnology of Vinoba Bhave University is running theory and Practical classes of M.Sc. Biotechnology course in the campus of Vinoba Bhave University,Hazaribag. It has a very friendly and peaceful environment both for boys as well as girls.
The University Department of Biotechnology is well equipped with its own air conditioned Central Instrumentation laboratory, Computer room with internet facility, Library, Seminar Room. The students are assigned library classes for thrice a week. In addition, V.B.U has Central Library within the campus, where students can go and use the books. Departmental library has more than 300 textbooks and manuals on diverse aspects of Biotechnology. It also has a Smart Room with smart board and projector. It has a number of sophisticated instruments of its own such as Shaker Incubator, UV-Visible spectrophotometer, ELISA reader, PCR, UV Torch, Gel Doc, Laminar Air Flow, Cooling Centrifuge, Water Analyzer, Deep Freezer, Inverted Phase Contrast Microscope, Nano Drop Spectrophotometer, Magnetic Stirrer, Ultra Water Purifier, Bio-Safety Cabinet, CO2 Incubator, Evidence Bench, Water Bath, Vortex, Autoclave, B.O.D. Incubator, Hot air oven and others.
There is a Canteen, Post Office as well as a branch of United Bank of India Bank of India in the University Campus.