The department possesses adequate number of spacious, well furnished classrooms supplemented with all necessary teaching aids. The department has a seminar hall adequately equipped with state of art audio video aid with a seating of about 100 students. The seminar hall is routinely utilized for inhouse seminar presentation of students and presentation of project, dissertation and training reports. Along with this same is also utilized during organization of workshop and guest lectures.
The Department of Biotechnology has the following fully equipped laboratories for Under Graduate and Post Graduate programs.
- Biotechnology Laboratory
- Microbiology Laboratory
- Central Instrumentation Laboratory
The laboratories are well organized and spacious with proper ventilation, electricity and water supply and are also well equipped with essential basic instruments required by educational biotechnology laboratory including :
Laminar Air Flow
Laminar air flow cabinet provides sterile and aseptic environment free of contamination for performing various laboratory exercises and research practices particularly microbiology and cell and tissue culture based practical.
An autoclave is used to sterilize surgical equipment, laboratory instruments, pharmaceutical items, and other materials. It can sterilize solids, liquids, hollows, and instruments of various shapes and sizes. It is an appropriate method of sterilizing material such as liquids, cotton, paper, aluminum foil etc which cannot be sterilized through hot air oven and other sterilizing methods.
This instrument commonly used in molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology for the separation of small particles such as viral particles, proteins or protein complexes, lipoproteins, nucleic acids.
Polymerase Chain Reaction (Pcr)
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a technique used to exponentially amplify a specific target DNA segment and is widely utilized in modern research pertaining to molecular biology, genomics and other field of basic and applied sciences.
The LisaScan EM is an automated microplate reader for immunonology and microbiology. It is 8-channel micro well plate reader for quantitative, qualitative and semi quantitative determination of wide range of analytes in body fluids.
The TOSHCON pH meter is micro controller based instrument, the design utilizes latest high specification components and provides trouble free result/ service. The instrument is routinely utilized for maintaining pH of solutions, solvents and media in various laboratory practices.
Transilluminator is utilized for sample illumination by transmission of light through the sample. After electrophoresis of macromolecule such as DNA transilluminator is utilized to visualize DNA. This technique is useful for several applications such as sizing a PCR product, purifying DNA segment after a restriction enzyme digest, Quantifying DNA or verifying RNA integrity after extraction.
Soxhlet apparatus is used for the isolation of desired oil or extraction of desired molecules.
It is used for the separation of biomolecules such proteins and nucleic acid loaded in the gel system under the electric filed. It applies an electric charge to molecules, causing them to migrate towards their oppositely charged electrode.
This instrument is provides the suitable temperature required for the growth of cultures cells. The incubator besides providing optimum temperature is also provided with shaker provide mechanical agitation.
It is used to test the concentration of a solution by measuring the transmittance and absorbance of light passing through a liquid sample. This is used to measure the microbial growth of the nutrient medium.