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Facilities and Major Equipments

The Department has excellent facilities for teaching and research in Modern Biology and Biotechnology, namely, Animal and Plant Tissue culture facility, and Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering facility. We have a state-of-the-art common Instrumentation facility, in addition to individual faculty-acquired special instruments through research grants (major equipments are listed below). Further, the Department faculty has access to sophisticated instrumentation facilities available at the nearby Institutes and Departments, such as, National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), National Institute of Virology (NIV) through collaborations. The Department has an excellent computer and network facility for the students. Besides, through mutual collaborative programme, we have access to the Bioinformatics facility at the Bioinformatics centre, SPPU. Thus, the main thrust of the facilities is based on the faculty expertise available within the Department. We also have an in-house library facility, as detailed below.


The Department has its own small Library, which caters to the immediate needs of the students as well as researchers in terms of reference and text books. The library has around 1500 books on basic physical and life sciences, besides Biotechnology. The emphasis is increasingly on the acquisition of reference volumes such as Methods in Enzymology & Advances in various subjects. Further, the faculty and students have access to the SPPU’s main library, i.e. Jayakar Library.

Sr. No. Instrument Name Photos
1 Gel Documentation System     
2   Deep Freezer (-80C)  
3  Real time PCR thermal cycler   
4 Nanodrop Spectrophotometer   
5  Speed Vac Concentrator   
6  Fluorescence Microscope  
7 Multimode plate reader  

  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer

  • CO2 Incubators (#2)

  • Deep Freezer (-80C) (#2)

  • ELISA Reader

  • Fermenter

  • Gel Documentation System (#2)

  • HPLC-cum-Liquid chromatography system

  • Ice flake Machine (#2)

  • Laminar Air flow hoods (#7)

  • Luminometer

  • Lyophilizer

  • Microscopes: Dissecting, Compound & Fluorescence with Camera & Imaging system

  • PCR Thermal Cycler (#2)

  • Refrigerated High Speed Centrifuges (#4)

  • 2-D gel electrophoresis system

  • Ultracentrifuges (#2)

  • UPS (20 KVA)

  • UV-Visible Double beam Spectrophotometers (#3)

  • UV Transilluminator

  • Water filtration system (#2)

  • Flow Cytometer (Talli, Invitrogen)

Besides the above in-house equipments, instruments like, NMR (500 MHz), GC MS, HPLC, EM, Confocal microscope etc. are available in the Common Instrumentation Facility in the University.

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