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The Department of Biotechnology of Kasturba Gandhi Degree & PG College for women was established in 2003. The department offers B.Sc. course in Biotechnology. All the basic infrastructural facilities needed for conducting teaching and research programmes in different areas of Biotechnology have been developed in the department. The department  has well equipped laboratories with tissue culture and double distillation  facilities, class rooms with audio visual facilities. A separate instrumentation room consisting of sophisticated equipment, library with 50 latest text books and e-books, a seminar hall with public address system, Systems with statistical softwares, bioinformatic softwares and digital lessons are also available.

So far 11 batches of students have completed their B.Sc. degree course and several of them qualified in National level/state level M.Sc/M.B.A entrance tests and  some of them are working in several prestigious instituitions and industries. The department provides an ideal platform for interdisciplinary activities and interaction between students and faculty through Bioclub. Certificate programme in Biostatistics with SPSS/SAS has been initiated form 2008 and four students obtained jobs  in Biostatistics field. The areas of research specialization in the department include microbial technology, enzyme technology, plant biotechnology and bioprocess development. Biotechnology department has successfully organized 3 training programmes in Biotechnology.

The major research areas include  Plant Biotechnology, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Industrial Microbiology, Cancer, Molecular Biology, Biostatistics and Immunology. The research activities of faculty members are well-funded through  research funding from agencies such as UGC and industries . Faculty members  are involved in active industrial consultancy. Collaborative and technology transfer projects are currently running with industries and other institutions.

VISION 

To make an impact through research, technology based training and innovation .

MISSION

Leverage global knowledge and help  in developing human resources capable of leading creative developments by upholding intellectual qualities and human values.

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