COLLEGE OF BASIC SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES



Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering


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About Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering Department (Silver Jubilee Year 1988-2012)

Biotechnology can be viewed as group of useful enabling technologies that have tremendous potential in precision farming and molecular agriculture. In view of the importance of biotechnology, University has initiated Biotechnology program in 1986 to develop suitable biotechnological techniques to complement conventional methods of raising field crops. The Biotechnology program started in 1988 with the support of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India which serve as the nodal department besides imparting training to postgraduate students as part of manpower development program. After initiating the M.Sc. program, the department initiated a Ph.D. program in 1995 and has been offering it as inter-disciplinary program with curricular and faculty inputs from different departments. The M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs essentially provide basic and applied science curricula and specialized skills for profitable employment. The students of this program not only excelled nationally but also internationally. Almost all students qualified the competitive NET/GATE and CSIR and DBT-JRF examinations and found placements in premier National/International Institutes. In 2008, B. Tech Biotechnology programme was started to cater the need of growing industrial sectors. Year 2012-13, we are celebrating our silver jubilee year after completion twenty-five years of Pantnagar Biotechnology programme. During this journey, programme has got national recognition and rated one of the Top-ten biotech schools in the country. In year, 2011 The master’s programme in agricultural Biotechnology has been ranked under A categories.


Programmes


  • B.Tech. (Biotechnology)
  • M.Sc. Ag. (Molecular Biology & Biotechnology)
  • M.V.Sc. (Molecular Biology & Biotechnology)
  • Ph.D. (Molecular Biology & Biotechnology)

Facilities

Laboratories

  • Quality Assurance & Molecular Analytical Lab
  • Plant Stress and Molecular Cell Biology LabQuality
  • Bioprospecting & Metabolomics Lab
  • Biosafety & Molecular Diagonistic Lab
  • Immunobiological & Proteomics Lab
  • Bioresources & Genomics Lab
  • Bioinformatics & System Biology Lab
  • Plant Tissue Culture Lab
  • Animal Cell Culture Lab
  • Molecular Cytogenetic Lab
  • Central Equpment Facilities Lab –I
  • Cenrral Equipment Facilities Lab- II
  • Gyan Vigyan Nilyam Library Facility

Equipments

Modi Xerox Machine, Ice Flakar machine, CryoCan, Electronic Single Pan balance Model, Ovens, Refrigerator, Centrifuge TL-100 Backman, Water bath, Lyophilizar, Spectrophotometer, Vacuum Pump 0.25 HP, Microfuge model, UV-Vcs. Spectrophotometer, Electrophoresis system, RC. 5C Super Speed Refrigerated centrifuge, Wide Photomicroscope with transmitted light illumination (Bebovert invested Microscope Leitz with its accessories), Homogenizer, Polywar wide field microscope, HPLC System, Incubator Shaker, CO Incubator autozen System B-5061, Plant 2 Growth Chamber, Electrophoresis system Submarine (Analytical Model (SES 02),Preparative model (SES 03), Ultra Low Freezer -900C (Deep Freezer), Microscope, Olympus Model HB, Fume Cup Board, Elisa Reader, Gas Chromatography, Electrophoresis System, Stebgel System, Protein gel electrophoresis, Gel Documentation system, Phosphor Imager, FTIR Spectrophotometer, pH Analyser , Rotary Vacume and filter evaporator, Magnetic Stirrer, PCR, Digital colorimeter, Aspirater appasator, Electronic Analytical Balance, GC-MS, Super Critical Fluid Extraction facility, HPLC System (Semi-preprative), surface Plasmon Resonance, Hydroshear,, Genetic Analyzer, Micro-array, 2-D Gel Electrophoresis, FPLC System, Caplillary Electrophoresis, Nano-drop Spectrophotometer, Microspectrophotometer, Real-time PCR, UV Fluorescent Microscope, Thermal Block, Fluorescence Plate Reader, Transgenic Green Houses, Pathogen Inoculation facility, Hybridization cum cross linkers.


Faculty

Professor & Head Of Department

Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. Anil Kumar

Professor & Head


Professors

Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. A.K. Gaur

Professor

Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. Sandeep Arora

Professor

Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. Sundip Kumar

Professor

Associate Professors

Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. G.T. Khan

Associate Professor


Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. B.R. Singh

Associate Professor


Assistant Professors

Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. Sonu Ambwani

Assistant Professor

Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. Pushpa Lohani

Assistant Professor

Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. Dinesh Pandey

Assistant Professor

Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. Priyanka Pandey

Assistant Professor

Dr.Vandana A. Kumar

Dr. Sneh Gautam

Assistant Professor


Research work

The most outstanding impact of the Agricultural Biotechnology program at Pantnagar besides generation of human resources has been reorientation of agriculture research to problem solving and end use mode by incorporating tools of molecular biology and biotechnology. It has permitted university to take up advanced research in the areas of basic plant molecular biology, transgenic, immunodiagnostic especially for plant and animal diseases and pregnancy diagnostics, embryo transfer technology, IVF etc. Recently a program mode support programme (second phase) in Agricultural Biotechnology of worth Rs. 20 crores has been sanctioned from DBT, Govt. of India for implementation of four projects in three different areas viz. signal transduction, aromatic rice and neutraceuticals. Scientists, in the Department, are also continuously fetching funds from DST, DBT, ICAR & DRDO to do seminal work in key research areas of agricultural importance. The bio-agents developed by the university have already reached farmers. The immunodiagnostic kits for detection of Karnal bunt and early pregnancy in cattle are under validation. A salmonella inactivated toxin has been patented. The several other patents are in pipeline.


Courses

Post-Graduate

Course Code Course Name Credits
BMB-510 Principles of Biotechnology 2(2-0-0)
BMB-520 Fundamentals of Molecular Biology 3(3-0-0)
BMB-530 Molecular Cell Biology 3(3-0-0)
BMB-535 Techniques in Cell Biology 2(0-0-2)
BMB-540 Molecular Genetics & Breeding 3(3-0-0)
BMB-545 Techniques in Molecular Biology 2(0-0-2)
BMB-550 Concepts in Genomics & Proteomics 2(2-0-0)
BMB-560 Immunology & Molecular Diagnostics 2(2-0-0)
BMB-570 Introduction to Bioinformatics 3(2-0-1)
BMB-575 Biosafety, IPR & Bioethics  1(1-0-0)
BMB-600 Master's Seminar 1
BMB-601 Special Problems 2
BMB-610 Principles in Genetic Engineering 3(3-0-0)
BMB-615 Techniques in Genetic Engineering 3(0-0-3)
BMB-620 Microbial/ Industrial Biotechnology 2(2-0-0)
BMB-625 Plant Tissue Culture & Genetic Transformation 3(1-0-2)
BMB-630 Animal Biotechnology 2(2-0-0)
BMB-635 Animal Cell Culture: Principles & Applications 3(1-0-2)
BMB-640 Nano-Biotechnology 2(2-0-0)
BMB-650 Crop Biotechnology 2(2-0-0)
BMB-690 Master’s Thesis Research 20
BMB-710 Advanced Molecular Biology 2(2-0-0)
BMB-715 Computer Applications in Molecular Modeling 2(0-0-2)
BMB-720 Advances in Genetic Engineering 3(2-0-1)
BMB-730 Advances in Functional Genomics & Proteomics 3(3-0-0)
BMB-735 Immunological Applications in Biotechnology 2(1-0-1)
BMB-740 Advances in Microbial Biotechnology 3(3-0-0)
BMB-750 Advances in Crop Biotechnology 3(3-0-0)
BMB-760 Advances in Animal Biotechnology 3(3-0-0)
BMB-785 Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture Technology 2(2-0-0)
BMB-788 Doctoral Seminar I 1
BMB-789 Doctoral Seminar II 1
BMB-790 Ph.D. Thesis Research 45

Under-Graduate

Course Code Name Credits
BWP-101 Work Programme 1(1-0-0)
BMB-300 Introduction to Molecular Biology & Biotechnology 2(2-0-0)
BMB-320 Chemical and Biochemical Reaction Technology 2(2-0-0)
AGP-302 Introduction to Plant Biotechnology 3(2-0-1)
BMB-330 Cell Biology 3(3-0-0)
BMB/BBM-340 Microbial Technology 3(3-0-0)
BMB-350 Bioinformatics & Molecular Modeling 3(2-0-1)
BMB-360 Molecular Marker Technology 3(2-0-1)
BMB-370 Recombinant DNA Technology 3(3-0-0)
BMB-380 Biocomputing and system Biology 3(1-0-2)
BMB-390 Regulations in Biotechnology 2(2-0-0)
BMB-400 Genomics and Proteomics 3(3-0-0)
BMB-402 Plant Cell Technology 4(2-0-2)
BMB-401 Animal Cell Technology 4(2-0-2)
BMB-410 Bioanalytics and Bioseparation 4(2-0-2)
BMB-415 Cellular Targeting and  Drug Delivery 4(2-0-2)
BMB-420 Application of Nanobiotechnology 4(2-0-2)
BMB-425 Herbal drug design & Metabolomics 4(2-0-2)
BMB-430 Transgenic Technology 4(2-0-2)
BMB-435 Molecular Cytogenetics  4(2-0-2)
BMB-440 Biodiversity, Bioprospecting and Green House Technology 4(2-0-2)
BMB-450 Vaccine Technology 4(2-0-2)
BMB-455 Molecular Diagnostics 4(2-0-2)
BMB-460 Bioprocess Technology  4(2-0-2)
BMB-405 Seminar 1
BMB-475 Project Work 8(0-0-4)

Contact Person

Dr. Anil Kumar
Professor & Head
Department of Molecular Biology & Genetic Enginnering,
College of Basic Sciences Humanities,
G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology,
Pantnagar 263145 Uttarakhand
Telephone No: 05944-233898(O)
E-mail: ak_gupta2k@rediffmail.com