Biotechnology Department

Head of the School

Dr. Ranjan Kumar Pradhan

Dr. Ranjan Kumar Pradhan (HOD)


About the School

The Biotechnology Department was established in 2007 with student intake of 30 for B Tech degree programme under self sustain mode. Later on M Tech degree programme started in the academic session 2013-14 as a regular programme with intake of 18.

Presently there are 8 teaching faculty members in the Department in various specialisations like Protein Engineering, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Industrial microbiology, Bioprocess Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Bioinformatics and Animal Biotechnology.

The academic performance of the B Tech students in the University Exams is very much satisfactory. The placement percentage for the students in last five years is also encouraging. The Department is actively engaged in a good number of consultancy jobs like structural vetting and material testing for the consultants in our laboratory.

In last five years, the faculty members have published a good no of papers in national and international journals.

The Department organises workshops and seminars every year for the interest of students and faculty of this Department. The Annual Technical Bulletin named ‘ESSENCE’ is published every year by this department with a view to provide the faculty and students a platform to show their talents and innovative ideas. The department also organises study visits for the students to the industries and national institutes. Also advance training programmes are arranged for the benefit of students inviting Professors from IITs/NITs and professional field experts under aegis of TEQIP.


To develop the department embedded with quality education, R&D activities, industrial association with professional and scholastic attitude and ethics in the domains of Biotechnology.


  • To provide the infrastructure and environment for enhancing quality human resources at par with the dynamic scenario of academic and industry in the field of Biotechnology.
  • To promote excellence in research activities for development of rational knowledge and positive contribution to the society.
  • To impart training for improvement of moral and professional skills in the practical field of Biotechnology.