Dr. Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya, Head
Department of Biotechnology,
The Department of Biotechnology, Mizoram University was established in the year 2007. The department offers a two year M. Sc. Degree Course in Biotechnology. Research programs leading to M. Phil and Ph. D degrees are also being offered in the department. The department is undertaking research projects and has attracted funds from various National agencies such as DBT, DST, CSIR, ICAR, UGC and Mizoram Govt. Health Department.
The Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility (BIF) was established by the support of DBT, New Delhi in the year 2008. This facility has high/medium end servers and state of the art desktop machines and softwares with 2 Mbps internet connectivity. Electronic journal access facility with about 1000 free online scientific journals through DBT- Digital e-library consortium (DeLCON) in the area of Modern Biology, and Biotechnology is made available to our University.
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India has also sanctioned to setup State Biotech Hub under North Eastern Region-Biotechnology Programme Management Centre (NER-BPMC) for promotion of Biotechnology in Mizoram through Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL). The Department has programs for obtaining On-line Access facility of Library Resources for Higher Secondary and Sr. Higher Secondary Schools in Mizoram through DBT, New Delhi.
To develop and become a full-fledged teaching and research centre, which can excel in the field of biotechnology to cater the needs and challenges of the region and the country as a whole.
Major Research areas and Laboratories in the Department.
- Plant Biotechnology
- Microbial Biotechnology
- Molecular Phylogenetics & Bioinformatics
- Animal Biotechnology
- Cancer Biology
- Redox Homeostasis in Cyanobacteria
- Molecular Microbiology