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The department has a vision to develop a "Centre for Excellence" in Biotechnology for carrying out basic research on Biofuels, Biodiversity conservation, Cultivation of endangered medicinal plants of Jharkhand, to create a Biotech Information Hub and Entrepreneur Park. Moreover some new areas like Proteomics and Genomics, Drug Discovery and Vaccine Development, IPR and Patenting in Biotechnology are of special interest to this department. The department has expertise in all areas of Biotechnology involved in research and teaching. It has proactively taken the lead to provide academic and scientific support to various institutions like NITs and Universities for setting up academic and research facility.

 

Fields of Study/ Research :

Biotechnology:

  • Agriculture & Plant Biotechnology
  • Algal Biotechnology
  • Animal & Plant Tissue Culture
  • Biofuel Production
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Biosensor & Nano-biotechnology
  • Down Stream Processing
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Medicinal Plant
  • Microbial Resources
  • Microbial Biotransformation
  • Value Addition to Biomass & Waste Materials

Biomedical: 

  • Biosignal Analysis
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
  • Systems Biology
  • Electrophysiology

Ongoing Projects :

Project Title
PI / Co- PI/Collaborator, if any
Funding Agency
Duration
Sanctioned Amount (in Lakhs)
1.      

Analysis and identification of features from neural dynamics and their correlations with autonomic nervous system for Development of Hybrid Brain-Computer lnterface

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sinha

AICTE -RPS File No. 8-34/FDC/RPS (Policy-1)/2019-20

14/08/2020- 13/08/2023
17.64
2.      
Development of multi-functional nano-HAP bone substitute for effective bone regeneration in critical defects
Dr. Sneha Singh (PI)
Dr. Abhimanyu Dev (Co-PI)
DST-Nanomission
F. No. DST/NM/NT/ 2018/ 48(G)
15/07/2019- 14/07/2022
100.13
(BIT share ~51.15)
3.      
Identification of the most active cocoonase of sericigenous insects through molecular characterization
Dr. D. M. Pandey          
DBT, New Delhi
21 Feb-2018 to Feb 2021
71.23 (BIT Mesra 22.93)
4.      
To Study the Structure and Blood Flow of Chorioretinal Complex in Human Using Optical Coherence Angiography
Dr. Raju Poddar
ICMR
05/04/2017 – 04/05/2020
37.06
5.      
Towards development of a novel high resolution and high contrast in-vivo imaging technique based on Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography (SSOCT) and unique Upconversion Nanoparticles (UCNPs) Dr. Raju Poddar DST-SERB 25/03/2017 – 25/03/2020 30.42
6.      
Identification and molecular characterization of SNARE genes in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) in response to leaf rust disease
 Dr. Kunal Mukhopadhyay (PI)
 Dr. Manish Kumar (Co-PI)
DST-SERB
06/02/2017-31/01/2020
34.37


List of Completed Sponsored Research Project:

Sl. No.
Project Title
PI / Co- PI/Collaborator, if any
Funding Agency
Date of Sanction
Sanctioned Amount (In Lakhs)
Duration of the Project
1.      
Process Development for the Production of UV-protective, Antioxidative and Antimicrobial Pigments from Bacterial Source Using Dairy Waste
Dr. S.K. Jha (PI)
Dr. H.R. Singh (Co-PI)
Dr. V.K. Nigam (Co-PI)
BIRAC
04/03/2017
(BIRAC/KIIT0124/BIG-09/16)
46.30
01/04/2017- 30/09/2018
2.      
Bioprocess Development for efficient Triclosan Degradation
Dr. Shaswati Ghosh Sachan (Co-PI)
CSIR
01/07/2016
10.50
01/07/2016 -30/06/2019
3.      
Establishment of Bioinformatics Centre under BTIS Net scheme
Dr. K. Mukhopadhyay (Coordinator)
Dr. R. Poddar (Co-Coordinator)
DBT
February 2004
BT/BI/04/065/04
68.0
Feb 05
to Mar 17
4.      
Centre of Excellence on Bioresources and Bioprospecting
Dr. Kunal Mukhopadhyay
Dr. Ashish Sachan, Dr. Manish Kumar, Dr. Shaswati Ghosh Sachan and Dr. Sheela Chandra
TEQIP II
(NPIU/TEQIP-II/FIN/31/158)
November, 2012
05 Crore
Nov, 2012
to
Oct, 2016
5.      
Exploring Biotechnological prospective of Indigenous Novel Hydrogen Producing Microalgae and their characterization
Dr. P. Shukla (PI)
Dr. R. Bandopadhyay (Co-PI)
Innovative Project Scheme for young scientists under PD programme of the institute
Ref No. GO/Con Ord/2011-12
Dt 05 Sep 2011
2.92
Nov 2012
6.      
Study of Antioxidative and DNA protective properties of Anthocyanins
 
Dr. K. Mukhopadhyay (PI)
 
University Grants Commission
31-1 (JH) SR Dt. 10.01.2009
15.13
Jan 09
to
Jan 12
7.      
Development of Protocols for Micropropagation, elicitation and Hairy root culture Techniques for the conservation of critically endangered medicinal plant – Swertia chirayita: a potential source of Xanthone
 
Dr. S. Chandra (PI)
University Grants Commission
37-111/2009 (SR) Dt. 19.12.2009
7.82
Feb 10
to
Feb 13
8.      
Enhanced production of L-Asparaginase by Extractive Fermentation using aqueous two-phase system 
Mr. S.K. Jha
(P.I.)
Dr. H. R. Singh
(Co-P.I.)
University Grants Commission
(Minor research project)
37-625/2009 (SR) Dt. 12/01/10
1.80
Feb 10
to
Feb 12
9.      
Indigenous development of 1µm swept source optical coherence tomography (SSOCT) setup for noninvasive imaging of posterior segment of animal eye
Dr. R. Poddar
(P.I.)
Department of Science & Technology
June 2010
[No.IDP/MED/2010/10]
25
Sep 10
to
Aug 13
10.  
Functional genomics approach towards validation of biologically important consensus promoter motifs in rice (Oryza sativa L.) under submergence
Dr. D. M. Pandey (PI)
UGC
37-113/2009 (SR) Dt. 19.12.2009
12.35
Dec 2009 to
Jul 2013
11.  
Production of Natural Flavour Compounds from Ferulic Acid by Microbial Transformation
Dr. S. Ghosh (Sachan) (P.I.)
Dr. A. S. Vidyarthi (Co-P.I.)
 
UGC
37-115/2009 (SR) Dt. 19.12.2009
10.3
Dec 2009 to Jul 2013
12.  
The culture of local mosses for production of glycosylation enzymes for use in in vitro post translational modification of mammalian proteins expressed in prokaryotes
 
Dr. R. Chandra (P.I.)
UGC
37-116/2009 (SR) Dt. 19.12.2009
11.31
Dec 2009 to Jul 2013
13.  
To understand the nature of diversity in lac insects of Kerria spp. in India and the nature of insect x host interaction
(Network Project)
Dr. A. S. Vidyarthi (Co-Investigator)
Dr. K. Mukhopadhyay
(Co-Investigator)
Dr. B. N. Sinha (Dept. of Pharm Sciences)
NAIP, ICAR
NAIP/Comp-4/C3007/
2008-09 Dt. 10.01.2009
96.50
Jan, 2009 to 2014
July, 2014
14.  
Electroencephalogram and Electrooculogram based Hand-Eye Coordination System for Hybrid Brain-Computer Interface
Dr. Y. Aggarwal
UGC
(MRP)
40-470/2011 Dt. July 2011
1.10
July 2011 to July 13
15.  
Process optimization for bioemulsifier production by microorganisms
Dr. A. Sachan (PI)
UGC
40-160/2011 (SR)
Dt. 22.06.11
5.01
Jul 11
to
Jul 14
16.  
Identification, characterization and molecular documentation of non-marine water chlorophycean microalgal biodiversity of Chota Nagpur Plateau
Dr. A. Pareek (PI)
Dr. A. S. Vidyarthi (Co-P.I.)
UGC
40-171/2011 (SR)
Dt. 22.06.11
8.678
 
Jul 11
to
Jul 14
 
17.  
Development of recombinant human Growth Colony Stimulating Factor
Dr. M. Kumar (PI)
UGC
40-186/2011 (SR)
Dt. 05.07.2011
10.328
Jul 11
to
Jul 14
 
18.  
Development of LAMP based dipstick format biosensor for sensitive and specific DNA detection
Dr. D Prasad
SERB DST
SR/FT/LS-106/2011
14.85
2011 to 2015
19.  
Process Optimization for gold nanoparticle production by microorganisms
Ms. Sneha Singh (PI)
Dr. A. S. Vidyarthi (Co-PI)
 
UGC
(Minor Research Project)
41-1336/2012 (SR)
08.08.2012
1.5
July 2012
To
June 2014
20.  
Discovery, annotation, validation and characterization of SNPs in Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and haplotype structure determination using Next-Generation Sequencing Data
Dr. K. Mukhopadhyay (Project Coordinator)
Dr. M. Kumar (Co-PI)
Dr. R. Poddar
(Co-PI)
Multi-Institutional R&D Project Collaborators: CCSU Meerut
 
DBT
 
BT/PR3925/BID/7/384/2011
Dt. 06.05.2012
 
 
BIT Share:
24.6
 
May 12
to
Nov 15
 
 
 
21.  
Studies on biotechnological potential of halophilic alkaline proteases
Dr V.K. Nigam (PI)
Dr. M. K. Mohan (Co-PI)
Dr. A. S. Vidyarthi (Co-PI)
UGC
41-504/2012(SR)
17.07.2012
7.52
July 2012
To
June 2015
22.  
Biosynthesis of fungal secondary metabolite Lovastatin
Dr. V. K. Nigam (PI)
Dr. A. S. Vidyarthi (Co-PI)
AICTE
20/AICTE/RIFD/RPS
(Policy-1)24/2012-13
28/11/2012
10.5
Nov 2012
to
Oct 2015
23.  
Biotransformation of eugenol into value-added methoxyphenols
Dr. (Mrs) Shashwati Ghosh Sachan
DST-SERB
No.SB/YS/LS-308/2013 Dated: 30.6.2014
21.2
Sept 2014-Dec 2017
24.  
Molecular cloning and heterologous expression of Antheraea mylitta cocoonase
Dr. D. M. Pandey/Dr. K. Mukhopadhyay
DBT New Delhi, GOI
BT/PR5375/PBD/19/233/2012
14.36 Lakhs
June 2013 December 2015
25.  
A RNAi approach to induce parthenocarpy in Trichosanthes dioica Roxb. by regulating phytohormones
Dr. D. Prasad
UGC BSR
01.04.2013
6.0
 
April 2013
to
March 2016
26.  
Exploiting agricultural wastes for harnessing a value- added product ferulic acid
Dr. A. Sachan
DST - SERB
SERB SR/  FT/LS-46/2012  Dt. 12/12/2012
19.4
 
Feb 2013
to
March 2016
27.  
Determination of Mental Workload and Fatigue under different degrees of Mental Task
Dr. Y. Aggarwal
UGC
(Start-Up)
20-5(19)/2012(BSR)
6.0
2013
to
2016
28.  
Overproduction of anthocyanin, the plant derived natural colourant, for food processing industries
Dr. Kunal Mukhopadhyay (PI)
Ministry of Food Processing Industries
08.02.2008
45.00
 
Feb 08 TO
Feb 10
29.  
Development of Probes for early detection of microorganisms responsible for food spoilage during food processing and preservation
Dr. A. S. Vidyarthi (PI)
Dr. Kunal Mukhopadhyay (CO-PI)
Ministry of Food Processing Industries
---
80.00
 
Jan 06 TO
Dec 08
30.  
Study of biodiversity and molecular documentation of Commiphora wightii biotypes using plant biotechnological approaches
Dr. Kunal Mukhopadhyay (PI)
DBT New Delhi, GOI
16.11.2004
16.95
 
Nov 04
TO
Nov 07

LIST OF SCHOLARS AWARDED Ph.D.

Sl. No.

Name of Scholar

Title of Thesis

Year of registration

Name of Int. Guide

Name of Co-guide/

External guide

Convocation (with Date)

  1.  

Ms. Nehi Sinha

Restoration by prostacyclin of impaired insulin induced Interferon – α production in human neutrophils in human breast cancer

2005

(12.02.05)

Dr. A. S. Vidyarthi

Dr. Asru  K. Sinha

SIMST, Kolkata

XIX  (30.03.2009)

  1.  

Mr. Raj K. Gothwal

 

Rhizosphere microbial community analysis of soils from hot arid regions of Rajasthan.

2003

(13.12.03)

Dr. D. Sasmal

Dr. P. Ghosh

Dr. M. Krishna Mohan, BISR

XIX  (30.03.2009)

  1.  

Ms. Rashmi Mishra

Microbiological investigation on recovery of zinc from low grade ores and other waste materials

2003

(13.12.03)

Dr. D. Sasmal

Dr. Asha Gupta

C.M.R.I., Dhanbad

XIX  (30.03.2009)

  1.  

Ms. Subha R. Sharma

Optical imaging of stratified media using optical coherence tomography.