Research of Biotechnology Department


The research purposes are to foresee future problems through pursuit of truth, to identify and respond to current problems, and to contribute to the creation and development of scientific technologies with the aim of realizing an affluent society and create technologically advanced solutions for problems of humanity. At the same time, the Department aims to create excellent educational resources and an excellent educational environment through frontline research opportunities.

The young and motivated faculties are involved in the following research areas

  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Microbial Biochemistry
  • Protein Anticancer Drug Interaction
  • Protein Chemistry & Cell Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Genome Analysis & Phage Therapy, Molecular & Microbiology
  • Environmental Toxicology & Molecular Genetics
  • Archaebacterial Microbiology & Molecular Biology of Probiotics
  • Gene Expression
  • Antimicrobial Activity Study
  • Animal Cell Culture Based Assay Development and Environmental Biotechnology


R&D Project Grant Received from different Govt. Funding Agencies:

Sl. no. Project Title Funding Agency Sanctioned Amount Date of Commencement-Completion Duration PI/CoI
1. DNA repair gene: potential marker for ovarian cancer DBT Approx. 24 lacs 2006-2009 3 Yrs


Prof. Nandan Bhattacharyya
2. Diversity of bacteria in the soil samples of Haldia sub division in East Medinipur. West Bengal DST Approx. 7.3lacs 2010-2012 2Yrs


Prof. Nandan Bhattacharyya
3. A theoretical study on the origin of surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy of some biomolecular residues and their stereoisomers CSIR Approx. 20               lacs 2011-2014 3 Yrs


Dr. Tarun Kanti Mandal
4. Study of Tubulin-Antimitotic compound interaction in search of novel active derivative targeting colchicines binding site on tubulin DBT Approx. 35               lacs 2012-2015 3 Yrs


Dr. Suvroma Gupta
5. Structural investigation of the global virulence regular SarA from Staphylococcus aureus CSIR Approx. 40               lacs 2012-2015 3 Yrs


Dr. Keya Sau (PI) & Dr. Siraj Datta (CoI)
6. Genotyping of cultivated betelvine DST-FTYS Approx. 25               lacs 2012-2015 3 Yrs


Dr. Siraj Datta
7. In-Virto Corm production of Gladiolus UGC 1.7 Lacs 2013-2015 3 Yrs


Dr. Siraj Datta (CoI)
8. Heat and Salt tolerant microbial biofertilizers with improved efficiency to withstand environmental stress West Bengal DST 13.5 Lacs 2016-2018 3 Yrs


Dr. Pranab Roy (PI)

Dr. Mukesh Singh(CoI)

Dr. Rajarshi Banerjee(CoI)


Seminar/Workshop/SDP/STTP Grant received:

Sl no. Seminar Title Funding Agency Sanctioned Amount Date
1. New Horizons in Biotechnology-2013 DST, New Delhi Rs. 50,000/- 30-31 August, 2013
2. New Horizons in Biotechnology-2015 DST, New Delhi Rs. 60,000/- 14-15 October, 2015