About The Department

Department of Biotechnology fosters interdisciplinary knowledge of applied science and a dynamic academic environment to prepare students to address the most compelling biological challenges and various other pursuits, backed by intense knowledge, integrity, and deep understanding of research and innovation. The department also has modern infrastructure and scientific equipment to nourish both the academic and as well as research environment.  The primary objective of the department is to educate students with an up-to-date and modern course curriculum, a global outlook, and an active industry-academia collaboration. This will help our students to excel in their life with domain-specific knowledge and practical skill and also prepare them to be ready for any sort of work for the welfare of society with a focus on improving healthcare, medicine, agriculture, and the environment.

OUR VISION

To achieve excellence in biotechnological education and research for societal development through innovation and producing technologically sound graduates as global citizens fostering life-long learning.
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OUR MISSION

  • Adopt and implement the latest curriculum in biotechnology with a futuristic approach and innovative pedagogy fostering knowledge, intellectual and skill development.
  • To enable and enhance biotechnological and allied subject skill sets through rigorous training and research through a multidisciplinary approach.
  • To cater professional and societal need by cutting-edge biotechnological research through collaboration and industry-academia partnership.
  • To inculcate values, culture along with biotechnological knowledge to foster the spirit of self-reliance and entrepreneurship development.

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Interdisciplinary nature of the subject and the design of the academic curriculum
  2. Highly qualified faculty members having various national and international fellowships
  3. Basic infrastructure facilities like Labs, bioinformatics lab, animal cell culture, stem cells, etc.
  4. Funding from DST and various other National and International research agencies for research projects.
  5. Scientific publications and high-quality interdisciplinary research work.
  6. Various scientific activities through Biotechnology Club (organized by departmental students and faculty members).

Dr. Abinit Saha

Dr. Abinit Saha

HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT

 

Dr. Abinit Saha completed his Bachelor degree from Vivekananda College, Thakurpukur with Zoology (Hons.). He secured 2nd rank in B.Sc Zoology (Hons.)  from University of Calcutta. He completed his Master degree in Zoology with specialization in Endocrinology from University of Calcutta. He was awarded Ph.D. degree in 2016 from University of Calcutta in Biotechnology. After getting his Ph.D. degree, Dr. Saha was awarded the prestigious Visiting Fellow in the NIH Visiting Program but declined and instead, he joined Adamas University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology in 2016 to continue his research work here.

His research interests span over several topics in Biochemistry and Biotechnology e.g., transcription biology; Prokaryotic Gene Regulation; Protein-nucleic acid interactions; cyclic AMP signalling in prokaryotes and Macromolecular crystallography.
He has published his doctoral work in reputed international journals and also presented his work in various national and international conferences.

Dr. Saha also worked as Project Associate from July 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014 to assist in writing the book entitled “The History of Science in India, Volume VIII, Bio-Chemistry, Bio-Physics and Molecular Biology” under the guidance of Prof. N.C. Mondal and Prof. Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay, sponsored by the National Academy of Science, India, Allahabad, Govt. of India.

Dr. Saha received K.S.RAO Memorial Award and Teachers’ Council Award from Vivekanada College, Thakurpukur for securing highest marks in B. Sc. (Zoology Hons).

Dr. Abinit Saha also received a core research grant (CRG) from DST, India in January, 2022.

PROGRAMS

Undergraduate

Career Avenues:

  • Employment opportunities in various fields like medicine, healthcare, information technology, consumer product industry, manufacturing, animal husbandry, agriculture and environment industry as safety officer, quality assurance officer, clinical research officer, scientific content writer, forensic expert, bioinformatician, etc.
  • A career in Biotechnology Sales and Services sector as a business development officer, technical service representative, sales executive, and sales representatives based on skill and experience.
  • A career in research in India as well as abroad, both in private and government organizations as a research intern, lab technician, etc.
  • Programs designed with specific applications will enable students to start their own entrepreneurship ventures.
  • The major course will enable students to compete for entrance tests for M.Sc. Courses in Biotechnology/Bioinformatics in various Institutes to pursue higher studies.
  • Some may also shift to MBA in Pharmaceutical Management or Biotechnology Management to enter the world of business as their engineering background gives them the required quantitative skills to excel in these sectors.
  • The major courses, as well as courses on career, skill development, and foundation offered in the curriculum, will enable students to compete for national-level competitive exams like IIT-JAM/ GATE to build up their career as academician/ researcher and also enable students to compete for UPSC and similar examinations to make their career in administration.

 

Duration: 4 Years

 

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Career Avenues:

  • Employment opportunities in various fields like medicine, healthcare, information technology, consumer product industry, manufacturing, animal husbandry, agriculture and environment industry as safety officer, quality assurance officer, clinical research officer, scientific content writer, forensic expert, bioinformatician, etc.
  • A career in Biotechnology Sales and Services sector as a business development officer, technical service representative, sales executive, and sales representatives based on skill and experience.
  • A career in research in India as well as abroad, both in private and government organizations as a research intern, lab technician, etc.
  • Programs designed with specific applications will enable students to start their own entrepreneurship ventures.
  • The major course will enable students to compete for entrance tests for M.Tech. Courses in Biotechnology/Bioinformatics in various Institutes to pursue higher studies.
  • Some may also shift to MBA in Pharmaceutical Management or Biotechnology Management to enter the world of business as their engineering background gives them the required quantitative skills to excel in these sectors.
  • The major courses, as well as courses on career, skill development, and foundation offered in the curriculum, will enable students to compete for national-level competitive exams like CSIR-NET/ GATE to build up their career as academician/ researcher and also enable students to compete for UPSC and similar examinations to make their career in administration.

 

Duration: 4 Years

 

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Postgraduate

Eligibility:  

B,Sc in any Biological Science Discipline with good academic performances.

 

Duration: 2 Years

 

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Eligibility:

  • 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in B. Tech in Biotechnology or 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in M.Sc. in Biotechnology/Microbiology/Botany/Zoology.
  • Appearing in online examination of Adamas University Admission Test (AUAT)

 

Duration: 2 Years

 

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