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Message From HOD

Dear Students and Parents,

Welcome to Department of Biotechnology, Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune and thank you for giving preference to this department for shaping and enriching your career in Biotechnology. Biotechnology is a forefront discipline of science that holds enormous potential for betterment of humankind. The Department is well known for imparting high quality education that is implemented via updated curricula. The Department has been receiving funding from various agencies such as DST, DBT, CSIR, UGC, NRB in the form of extramural grants and has also been a beneficiary of Institutional programmes such as UPE, DST-PURSE, DST-FIST and RUSA. The infrastructure so developed is world-class and the Department thereby provides an atmosphere conducive for carrying out cutting edge-research of societal relevance. Department of Biotechnology of Savitribai Phule Pune University is a Government aided National Centre of Biotechnology learning and is financially supported by DBT, Govt. of India and Savitribai Phule Pune University. The department has been providing trained human resource with necessary skill sets since the time of its inception. The Alumni of the Department hold key positions in reputed National and International institutes. The Department is a unique place for getting insight into the field of Biotechnology. We house students across the country (through Graduate Aptitude Test – Biotechnology (GAT-B) conducted by Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad. Well-equipped state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms, library, IT hub and a team of highly qualified, and motivated teachers and supporting staff are highlights of the Department. The associated faculty members have a remarkable record of research activities in diverse areas of Biotechnology.

We offer M. Sc. (two year) Biotechnology (DBT supported program) and Ph. D. programmes. With the University adopting the School system, The Department is jointly merged with Institute of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology (IBB) that offers the 5/6 years Integrated M. Sc./M. Tech. programs (offered by IBB) and M.Sc. Virology course (run by National Institute of Virology, Pune via a Memorandum of Agreement). The students have the opportunity to network with research Scientists and academicians associated with reputed Organizations such as ARI, NCCS, NCL, IISER, NIV, NAARI and several other Biotechnology based enterprises & industries. This in turn enables students to hone their knowledge, initiate collaborations and establish contacts for manoeuvring their careers in the interdisciplinary field of Biotechnology. We genuinely believe that we would enhance the academic capabilities of student’s and train them to overcome adversities in their future.

Thank you,

Dr. Smita Zinjarde
Senior Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology,
Savitribai Phule Pune University

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