Department of Biotechnology

B. Sc. Biotechnology (since 1999)
Sanctioned by UGC, Government of India

M. Sc. Biotechnology (since 2001)
Sanctioned by Ministry of Higher and Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra and Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur

Above 160 gene sequences submitted to GenBank maintained by US National Centre for Biotechnology Information as part of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration have been contributed by the Department of Biotechnology, Sindhu Mahavidyalaya.
These genes include:
o    Glucokinase isoform 1 related to familial diabetes (MODY 2) from Sakoli population
o    16S rDNA for identification of Human Microbiome (Human flora of skin and oral)
o    16S rDNA sequences isolated from river, sewage and clinical samples through genomic and metagenomic approach
o    Antibiotic Degrading Gene Sequences (CTX, blaoxa-2) and Xenobiotic Degrading Gene Sequences (dmpl, tfdAα and amoA)

100% result in M. Sc. in last 6 years

More than twenty pass-outs of M. Sc. Biotechnology have joined integrated MS-Ph.D. program in the Universities of USA, UK and Australia.

Faculty                                                Specialization
Mrs. Damini R. Motwani             Immunology and Toxicology
Mrs. Meenakshi Mohadikar        Plant Tissue Culture and Genetics
Ms. Sharda Bhagchandani          Animal Tissue Culture, Genetics and Bioinformatics

Guest Faculty
Dr. M. L. Jisnani               Immunology, Microbiology
Dr. V. S. Jambhulkar         Biophysical Techniques, Metabolism

The Department of Biotechnology has fully equipped laboratories categorized as
    Proteomic Division
    Genomic Division
    Microbiology Division
    Plant Tissue Culture Division
    Animal Tissue Culture Division

Department of Biotechnology also conducts annual Add-on Courses and Training programs to give knowledge and hands-on practice of advanced technology such as DNA and Metagenomic DNA isolation, PCR, DGGE, Tissue Culture, Cloning, Enzyme Extraction and purification, use of Bioinformatics and Biostatistical softwares etc.