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 :

  • 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


Project Title Funding Agency Sanctioned Amount Duration Investigators
DNA repair gene: potential marker for ovarian cancer DBT Approx. 24 lacs 2006-2009 Prof. Nandan Bhattacharyya
Diversity of bacteria in the soil samples of Haldia sub division in East Medinipur. West Bengal DST Approx. 7.3lacs 2010-2012 Prof. Nandan Bhattacharyya
A theoretical study on the origin of surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy of some biomolecular residues and their stereoisomers CSIR Approx. 20 lacs 2011-2014 Dr. Tarun Kanti Mandal
Study of Tubulin-Antimitotic compound interaction in search of novel active derivative targeting colchicines binding site on tubulin DBT Approx. 35 lacs 2012-2015 Dr. Suvroma Gupta
Structural investigation of the global virulence regular SarA from Staphylococcus aureus CSIR Approx. 40 lacs 2012-2015 Dr. Keya Sau (PI) & Dr. Siraj Datta (CoI)
Genotyping of cultivated betelvine DST-FTYS Approx. 25 lacs 2012-2015 Dr. Siraj Datta
In-Virto Corm production of Gladiolus UGC 1.7 Lacs 2013-2015 Dr. Siraj Datta (CoI)
Heat and Salt tolerant microbial biofertilizers with improved efficiency to withstand environmental stress West Bengal DST 13.5 Lacs 2016-2018 Dr. Pranab Roy (PI), Dr. Mukesh Singh(CoI), Dr. Rajarshi Banerjee(CoI)
Biorational management of rice pests: evaluation of nanoparticle based and endophyte mediated approaches TAC, ISI Kolkata 24.97 lakhs 2016-2018 Dr. Mukesh Singh (Co-PI)
Investigations of the antimitotic property of sulfamethoxazole (SMX) group of drugs: Mechanistic actions and relevance as a lead anticancer SERB 36.09 lakhs 2017-2020 Dr. Suvroma Gupta(PI)
Modernization and Removal of Obsolescence Scheme (MODROB) AICTE 19.40 Lakhs


Prof. Siraj Datta
Development of plant based assay system for primary screening of lead molecule from medicinal plants of Nagaland DBT Twinning 96 lakhs 2019-2022
Prof. Siraj Datta (PI)
Prof. Suvroma Gupta (Co-PI)

Seminar/Workshop/SDP/STTP Grant received :

Seminar Title Funding Agency Sanctioned Amount Date
New Horizons in Biotechnology-2013 DST, New Delhi Rs. 50,000/- 30-31 August, 2013
New Horizons in Biotechnology-2015 DST, New Delhi Rs. 60,000/- 14-15 October, 2015
New Horizons in Biotechnology-2017 SERB Rs.75,000/ 17-18 February,2017
New Horizons in Biotechnology-2019 Banka Bioloo Ltd., Hyderabad Rs.20,000/ 21st September, 2019