The Department of Biotechnology,
The Department of Biotechnology, Savitribai Phule Pune University (University with potential for excellence) established in 1994 offers a two-year M.Sc. Biotechnology Course supported by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India. Students from all over the country take the entrance examination (GRADUATE APTITUDE TEST-BIOTECHNOLOGY (GAT-B)) conducted by the Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad for the DBT-supported PG Programmes in Biotechnology. It also offers Ph.D. programmes in Biotechnology and related areas. Since its inception, this Department emphasizes on recruiting meritorious Faculty in various specialised branches in Biotechnology. The Faculty members have excellent track record of research in various areas of Biotechnology with exposures to Foreign laboratories. The Faculty members have excellent records of publication in journals with high impact factors and have filed National and International patents.
Being a National Centre and due to in-built strength of the Department with inputs from various Scientists of National Institutes and Industries in and around Pune, this Department attracts meritorious students for both M.Sc. and Ph.D. courses from India and Abroad. Our students perform extremely well in various fellowship programmes in India including Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (SPM) Fellowship of CSIR, and in various International Fellowship programmes.
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