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FACULTY ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS COURSE-CURRICULLUM

 

 

The Department of Biotechnology at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar was established in 1991 by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and is a constituent of National Network of thirty plus centres imparting job-oriented training to the students in Biotechnology. The Department is offering a two-year degree programme leading to M.Sc. in Biotechnology since 1991 and also introduced M.Sc. programme in Bioinformatics from the session 2006-07. The department admits the students to a Postgraduate Biotechnology Programme through an All India Combined Entrance Test (AICET) conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and university test for admission to M.Sc. Bioinformatics programme. The students selected through AICET in Biotechnology are awarded a scholarship of Rs.1200.00 P.M. throughout the two years of their study.
The Department has well equipped teaching, research and computer laboratories for imparting training to the students and for carrying out basic/applied research in the areas of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. The department is recognized by the university to carry out the research for the Ph.D. degrees in these areas of research.


Distributed Informatics Sub-Centre (DISC)

The DISC at Department of Biotechnology was established in the 1995 by DBT, GOI. Since its inception, the DISC has procured various softwares like Microsoft Office 2000, SQL Server 2000, Borland Turbo c++ Suite, Visual Studio, Sigma Stat, Sigma Plot 2001, (V-7.1), Grafit version 4, Minitab 13.3, Lasergene-5 Sequence Analysis, Exome, Exome Blast software. In addition, students and faculty members are also subscribing to different databases like Medline, Agricola, Agris, Life Science Collection, Food Science & Technology, Biotechnology Abstracts for facilitating literature search. So far about 20,000 users, comprising of students and teachers of Guru Nanak Dev University and neighboring Institutes have availed the services of the Centre. The DISC has 512 kbps leased line internet connectivity. In the last nine years, DISC has organized seven workshops in Bioinformatics benefiting more than 130 research scholars and young faculty.

 

 

Faculty
 
Name Designation Specialization
1. Prof. Gurcharan Kaur,
(Ph.D. JNU, New Delhi)
Professor and Head Medical Biotechnology
2. Dr. Prabhjeet Singh
(Ph.D. IARI, New Delhi)
Reader Plant Molecular Biology
3. Mr. P. K. Verma
(M.Tech. IIT, New Delhi)
Sr. Lecturer Biochemical Engineering
4. Dr. Neelu Sood
(Ph.D. PU, Chandigarh)
Sr. Lecturer Plant Tissue Culture
5. Dr. Ramandeep Kaur
(Ph.D. IMTECH [JNU], Chandigarh)
Lecturer Microbial Technology
6. Mr. Manish Kumar
(M.Sc. JMI, New Delhi)
Lecturer Bioinformatics
7. Mr. Mohammad Sufian Badar
(M.Sc., JMI, New Delhi)
Lecturer Bioinformatics

 

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Ongoing Research projects
 
 

Placement Profile

Batch

Students Placed

2009

367

2008

641

2007

536

2006

413

2005

266

2004

203

2003

141

2002

62

2001

131

2000

111

1999

79

TOTAL

2950

   
S. No Title of project Duration Sponsoring Agency Amount PI/Co-PI
1. Juxtacrine and/or paracrine control of Brain plasticity (From Indo-French Centre for Promotion of Advanced Research) in collaboration with Dr. Vincent Prevot, INSERM, Lille, France. 2006-2009 IFCPAR 78 Lacs Prof. Gurcharan Kaur
2. Reversing Age Related Brain Functions Impairments by Late Onset Dietary Restriction

2006-2009 IFCPAR 28 Lacs Prof. Gurcharan Kaur
3. Neurogenesis in the Subventricular Zone and Neocortex of Adult Rat: Interactive Effects of Excitotoxic Injury and Dietary Restriction.

2006-2009 ICMR 13 Lacs Prof. Gurcharan Kaur
4. Purification and characterization of stress-induced calmodulin-binding proteins from Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) 2005-2008 DBT, New Delhi 22.82 Lacs Dr. Prabhjeet Singh

M. Sc. Bioinformatics (Scheme of Courses)

 

Course-Curriculum

Semester-I

 

Basic Concepts in Biology
Basic Mathematics
Basic Biostatistics
Computer Fundamentals, Networking and Web technology
Introduction to Bioinformatics & Biological Databases
Practicals based on Computer Fundamentals, Networking and Web technology Practicals based on Introduction to Bioinformatics & Biological Databases


Semester-II

 

Concepts in Molecular Biology & r-DNA technology
Programming in C and C++ Database Management and Data Mining
Computational Methods for Sequence Analysis Structural Biology and Bioinformatics
Practicals based on Programming in C and C++ & Database Management and Data Mining
Practicals based on Computational Methods for Sequence Analysis & Structural Biology and Bioinformatics

Semester-III

 

Genomics and Proteomics
Advanced Algorithms for Computational Biology
System Biology and Metabolic Pathway Engineering
Molecular Modeling and Computer aided Drug Design Programming in PERL for Bioinformatics Practicals based on System Biology and Metabolic Pathway Engineering
& Molecular Modeling and Computer aided Drug Design
Practicals based on Genomics and Proteomics & Programming in PERL


Semester-IV

Major project in Industry.


M. Sc. Biotechnology (Scheme of Courses)

Semester-I

 

Cell Biology
Biomolecules
Biochemical & Biophysical Techniques Biology of Immune System
Microbial Physiology
Molecular Genetics
Lab in Biochemistry
Lab in Microbiology

Semester-II

 

Plant Tissue Culture
Animal Tissue Culture
Molecular Biology
Genetic Engineering – Tools & Techniques
Bioprocess Engineering & Technology
Lab in Plant Tissue Culture
Lab in Immunology & Animal Tissue Culture

Semester-III


Fermentation Technology
Genetic Engineering – Applications
Macromolecules & Enzymology
Computer Applications & Biostatistics
Lab in Genetic Engineering
Lab in Bioprocess Engineering & Technology
Lab in Computer Applications & Biostatistics


Semester-IV


Research Project
Seminar and invited Lectures on GLP, IPR, Biosafety etc
Genomics & Functional Genomics

 

Placement of Biotechnology Students during last five years:

 

Total number of students (2002-2006) : 72

Number of students who qualified CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/GATE : 40

Number of students pursuing Ph.D. : 43

 

Number of students in job in Biotechnology : 20

 

Placement of students for Ph.D. programme:

 

1) IIT- Mumbai, Kanpur, Roorkee and Guwahati.
2) NIPER Mohali.
3) PU, Chandigarh.
4) PGI, Chandigarh.
5) GNDU Amritsar.
6) JNU New Delhi.
7) Patel Chest Institute, New Delhi.
8) NCCS, Pune.
9) ITRC, Lucknow.
10) MKU, Tamil Nadu.
11) IISc. Bangalore.
12) IMTECH, Chandigarh.
13) CCMB, Hyderabad.
14) RRL, Jammu.
15) IARI, Delhi.
16) AIIMS, New Delhi.
17) NII, Delhi.
18) ICGEB, Delhi.

Placement of students in industry

 

1) Cadilla Pharmaceuticals, Hyderabad.
2) Panacea Biotech, New Delhi.
3) Bharat Biotech, Hyderabad.
4) Tulip Biotech, Ludhiana.
5) Mascon LifeSciences, Delhi.