The Department of Biotechnology came in existence under the School of Life Sciences at Central University of Rajasthan in July 2011. The Master’s program in Biotechnology was started as the flagship program of the department with immediate effect. In the following academic year, 2012-13,Ph.D. program was introduced and then in academic year 2013-14 an integrated M.Sc. programme was also initiated.

The department has well equipped laboratories for Ph.D., M.Sc. and integrated M.Sc. students. The department has a total of ten highly qualified and  enthusiastic faculty members already on board. With continuous development and expansion of its scientific infrastructure and learned faculty, the  department aims to become one of the shining beacons of the University and the nation in the near future.

 

 
 

 

M. Sc. Biotechnology (2 years Program)

The science of Biotechnology has tremendous potential for application in agriculture,  medicine and environment. The breakthroughs in modern biotechnology mainly include our ability to produce useful organisms through genetic engineering and cell fusion techniques and improved bioprocess technology to purify novel molecules generated by such processes. It also involves areas focusing on drug targeting, development of delivery systems, development of vaccines and genetically modified products for the benefit of society. Considering this background, the program is designed in such a way that it covers diverse areas of biological and biomedical sciences such as, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology and Genetics.

Integrated M. Sc. Biotechnology (5 years Program)

Ten integrated M.Sc. programmes were started parallely. Out of these programmes, seven programme viz. Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics share same course framework (except for the course of mathematics) for the first two years, after completion of which, specific courses of the individual programme are taught. The other three programmes viz. Statistics, Economics and Computer Science form the other group where courses are shared. This design of academic programme was adopted to make the science students learn basic fundamentals of all the science streams. Hence the students of biotechnology programme will learn basic courses related to biology and also other discipline e.g. chemistry, physics, mathematics, environmental science. Integrated M.Sc. programmes of the university were conceptualized to generate skilled manpower capable of taking inter-disciplinary approach to understand and solve real problems.

Doctor of Philosophy

Based on the expertise of faculty members, department is offering Ph. D. in upfront areas of  research, which include functional genomics of abiotic stress and root development; cell signalling and human disease; Microbial physiology, genetics and ecology; Biophysics, protein chemistry and structure biology of amyloid; Vaccine development, antibody engineering and structure biology; Biophysics and infection biology; Nanotechnology for targeted drug, gene and siRNA delivery etc. A stipend of Rs. 8000/- is provided  to all the candidates who make to the program.

Regular

Prof. Aditya K. Gupta

Professor and Head

PhD(Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

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Dr. Janmejay Pandey

Assistant Professor

M.Sc. (Biotechnology), Ph.D. (Life Sciences; IMTECH - CSIR-JNU, Chandigarh), CSIR- UGC NET- JRF; ICMR- JRF; GATE

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Dr. Jay Kant Yadav

Assistant Professor

M.Sc., Ph.D. (Biotechnology)

jaykantyadav@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Jayendra Nath Shukla

Assistant Professor

M.Sc. Biotechnology, G.B. P.U.A &T, Pantnagar; NET-JRF(July 2003) PhD.(Molecular Genetics), Centre for DNA Fingerprinting & Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad (2009), Postdoctoral Research: The Rockefeller University, NY, USA; University of Kentucky, Lex, USA

jayendrashukla@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Jogeswar Panigrahi (On Lien)

Associate Professor

M.Phil, Ph.D. (Utkal University)

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Dr. Pankaj Goyal

Associate Professor

M.Sc. Biotechnology; M.Tech. Biotechnology; Ph.D. (Human Biology; University of Munich (LMU), Munich, Germany),CSIR- UGC NET JRF; ASRB-NET; GATE

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Dr. S.Thangminlal Vaiphei

Assistant Professor

M.Sc. Biotechnology, Goa University; Ph.D. School of Biotechnology, JNU, New Delhi; CSIR-UGC NET-JRF; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA;Temple University, Pennsylvania, USA.

vaiphei@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Suman Tapryal

Assistant Professor

M.Sc. Biotechnology: JNU, New Delhi; (NET-JRF); Ph.D. scFv libraries (Biotechnology): JNU, New Delhi; Postdoctoral Research: X-ray crystal structures of antibodies: National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi.

suman_tapryal@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Surendra Nimesh

Assistant Professor

M.Sc. Biomedical Science, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Center for Biomedical Research(ACBR), University of Delhi, Delhi; NET-JRF(Dec. 2000); PhD.(Nanotechnology), ACBR, DU(2007); Postdoctoral Research: Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, Montreal, Canada(2007-2009)

surendranimesh@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Tarun Kumar Bhatt

Assistant Professor

M.Sc. Biotechnology: MKU, Madurai (NET-JRF), Ph.D. Computational and Malaria Biology: ICGEB, New Delhi, PostDoc. Structural Biology: The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, USA

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Research Grant received from different agencies during the last five years:

Total Amount (Rs) and Number of Research Projects:                646.17 lakhs

 

Name of the Investigator

Title of the project and duration

Amount sanctioned

(Rs. In Lacs)

Funding Agency

Prof. A. K. Gupta

Functional Characterization of a heat shock Protein (HSP90), Amino Acid Transporter (AAT), and Nucleosome Assembly Protein (NAP) genes for their role in root development in tomato

(2014- 2017)

51.46

DBT, Govt. of India

Dr. Pankaj Goyal

(mentor of Dr. Deepika)

Development and q-PCR based statistical optimization of bioprocess for production of PGPR associated with cluster bean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) cultivars

(2014- 17)

29.5

DST WoS -A

Ministry of Sci. & Tech.
Govt. of India

Dr. Pankaj Goyal

How lysophospholipids (Lysophosphatic acid and sphingosine -1- phosphate) metabolic pathway regulate placental development during pregnancy maintenance

(Approved for funding)

50.0

DBT, Govt. of India

Dr. Pankaj Goyal

(Scientific Mentor for Dr. Indu Shekhwat)

Studies on the role of sphingosine kinases in pregnancy maintenance and disorder

(2016- 18)

19.20

National Postdoctoral Fellowship Project.

DST, Govt. of India

Dr. Pankaj Goyal

(Scientific Mentor for Dr. Vijay Kumar)

Investigating the role of Rho-GTPases pathways and adhesion proteins in decidualization and embryo implantation.

(2017- 19)

19.20

National Postdoctoral Fellowship Project.

DST, Govt. of India

Dr. Janmejay Pandey

Comparative analysis of soil microbial diversity across textile waste- water effluent stream(s) of Sanganer Region, Rajasthan (2014-2018)

22.70

DST- SERB

Ministry of Sci. & Tech.
Govt. of India

Dr. Tarun K. Bhatt

Molecular Modeling of malaria parasitesecretome: A potential drug target

(2013- 16)

16.74

DST- SERB

Ministry of Sci. & Tech.
Govt. of India

Dr. Tarun K. Bhatt

Biochemical and structural studies on two secretory proteins of plasmodium falciparum

(2014- 16)

6.00

UGC, Govt. of India

Dr. Tarun K. Bhatt

In silico screening of apicoplast proteome: In search of potential anti- malarials

(2014- 17)

24.76

BRNS, DAE, Govt. of India

Dr. Tarun K. Bhatt

Molecular and structural characterization of Mitochondrial DNA Primase in Leishmania donovani

(2016-19)

44.5

DBT Twinning,

Govt. of India

Dr. Tarun K. Bhatt

Development and screening of potential anti-malarials based on priviledged scaffolds

(2017- 20)

6.0

DST,

Govt. of Rajasthan

Dr. Tarun K. Bhatt

Design, synthesis and In silico/ in vitro studies of cladospori derivatives as potential anti-malarial agents (Multi-institutional with ICGEB & HCU)

(2018-21)

15.0

DST,

Govt. of India

Dr. Suman Tapryal

Anti- chickengunya Ig- Viral envelope protein E2 chimeric vaccine

(2014- 17)

6.00

UGC, Govt. of India

Dr. Suman Tapryal

Development of multimeric glycoprotein D- Ig µ chain fusion, subunit vaccine against Herpes Simplex virus- 2

(2016- 19)

29.0

DST, Govt. of India

Dr. Suman Tapryal

Development of glycoprotein E1/E2 immunoglobulin (Ig) chimeric subunit vaccine candidates against chickengunya virus in E.coli

(2017- 20)

34.0

DST, Govt. of India

Dr. Jay Kant Yadav

Assessment of amyloidogenic propensities of HIV infection enhancing peptide PAP

(2013- 16)

19.00

DST- SERB

Ministry of Sci. & Tech.
Govt. of India

Dr. Jay Kant Yadav

Targeting crystallin-amyloids for the development of non-invasive therapeutic strategy for treatment of age-related cataract

 

30.00

DST- SERB

Ministry of Sci. & Tech.
Govt. of India

Dr. Surendra Nimesh

Novel receptor targeted nanotechnology based gene silencing approach to suppress metabolic function of PCSK9 gene for treatment of hypercholesterolemia

(2013- 2016)

18.90

DST- SERB

Ministry of Sci. & Tech.
Govt. of India

Dr. Surendra Nimesh

Nanotechnology based delivery vector for targeted drug/ gene delivery for treatment of cancer and hypercholesterolemia

(2014- 15)

6.00

UGC, Govt. of India

Dr. Surendra Nimesh

Nanoparticle aided delivery of siRNA for the treatment of breast cancer

(2015- 18)

25.0

DBT, Govt. of India

Dr. Surendra Nimesh

Polymeric Nanoparticle mediated locked nucleic acid delivery for the treatment of breast cancer

(2015- 18)

15.33

UGC, Govt. of India

Dr. Surendra Nimesh

Design of a microbial process for the removal of organophosphorus pesticides in water supplies from rural and urban water bodies”

14.88

DST, Govt. of India and National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT), United Mexican States

Dr. Jayendra N. Shukla

Ramalingamswami Re-entry fellowship

22.5

(Research Grant)

DBT, Govt. of India

Dr. Jayendra N. Shukla

Identification of sex-determining signal(s) and sexual differentiation factors in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum.

50.0

DST- SERB

Ministry of Sci. & Tech.
Govt. of India

Dr. Jayendra N. Shukla

Identification and  characterisation of genes involved in the sex determination pathway of Callosobruchus maculatus.

10.0

UGC, Govt. of India

Dr. S. T. Vaiphei

Validation studies of radiation induced genes as potential molecular biomarkers of stress response

10.0

UGC, Govt. of India

Dr. S. T. Vaiphei

Identification of candidate radiation response gene(s) (RRG) in human peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) for use as a molecular biomarkers

28.0

DST- SERB

Ministry of Sci. & Tech.
Govt. of India

Dr. Vivek Verma

Ramalingamswami Re-entry fellowship

22.5

(Research Grant)

DBT, Govt. of India

Department of Biotechnology

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF RAJASTHAN
NH-8, Bandar Sindri,
Dist-Ajmer-305817, Rajasthan [INDIA]

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