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Welcome to Department of Biotechnology

1)   Scope and Opportunities

The Department is 4th top Biotechnology Schools of India as per survey made by Bio Spectrum (2013). It is supported by FIST (DST, Govt. of India) and SAP (UGC). The Department offers three formal programmes of study: a five years B.Sc.-M.Sc. integrated programme leading to B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biotechnology and M.Sc. in Biotechnology, a two year post-graduate course leading to M.Sc. in Biotechnology and doctoral research leading to Ph. D. degree. Besides, it also offers opportunity for post-doctoral research. The faculty members of the Department have been able to attract number of extramurally funded research projects from various funding agencies such as DBT, DST, CSIR, ICAR, ICMR, DRDO, UGC, DOEn, ISM&H, CCRUM, AYUSH and World Bank. M.Sc. Part II students are allowed to do an intensive project work with teachers of the faculty covering literature survey, experimentation (wet lab), data generation, writing and presentation skill.  The current research interest of the faulty members include: development of biomolecules by r-DNA technology, regulation of gene expression, Development of diagnostic tests, molecular virology; human viruses, vaccine development, genomics/proteomics of cancers and development of biomarkers for their early detection, Molecular biology of non-infectious diseases, proteomics of host-pathogen interactions, enhancement of secondary metabolites through genetic engineering and in vitro culture, metabolic engineering of medicinal plants for better yields of medicinal compounds, in vivo and in vitro conservation of medicinal plants and transgenics of vegetables, floriculture and oil crops.


The Department has inter-institutional collaboration with ICGEB (New Delhi), AIIMS (New Delhi), NII (New Delhi), Dabur Research Foundation (Ghaziabad), National Institute of Communicable Diseases (New Delhi), National Centre for Biological Sciences (Bangalore), CDRI (Lucknow), TERI (New Delhi), IARI (New Delhi), JNU (New Delhi), University of Delhi South Campus (New Delhi), Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (New Delhi), CDFD (Hyderabad), CDRI, IITRC (Lucknow), IIIM (Jammu), DRDO (New Delhi), Talwar Research Foundation (New Delhi), THSTI (Faridabad), NIPGR to name a few. The students of biotechnology have high rate of success in NET/GATE/ ICMR/ DBT test for JRF. They have been selected in reputed institutions such as JMI, Delhi University, CCMB, CDFD, AIIMS, IISc, ICGEB, NII, NCCS, NCBS etc., besides placements abroad. Recently the Department has developed international research programs (Indo-US Vacine action program) with the Emory University, USA and Centre for Disease Control (CDC), USA on infectious diseases. The Centre for Transgenic Plant Development is a unit of Department of Biotechnology. It is equipped with the state of the art facilities to train Ph. D. and post doctoral students and to carry out research in various disciplines of plant and microbial biotechnology. The major R & D activities being pursued include cloning and characterization of novel genes linked with tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses and quality traits of medicinal and crop plants, authentication and standardization of crude components of herbal formulations and nano vehicle assisted gene delivery in plants. The thrust areas of centre also include improving the secondary metabolites of medicinal crops through genetic engineering of metabolic pathway using miRNA and RNAI approaches; conservation of medicinal plants; developments of easy, rapid, sensitive, cost effective method for aflatoxigenic mould detection in the groundnut kernels and soil, and identification and quantification of aflatoxins in the food and feed. The department has received grants from government agencies such as DST, DBT, Department of AYUSH, CCRUM, CSIR, ICMR, DRDO etc. for R & D projects carried out at the Centre. The consultancy projects from biotech companies are also carried out in the department. 



2)   Contact Details


a)   Head of the Department


Professor M.Z. Abdin

Head, Dept. of Biotechnology

School of Chemical & Life Sciences

Jamia Hamdard, Hamdard Nagar

New Delhi 110062


Email          :

                   Contact      : 26059688 (5580)        

b)   Office (Persons Name, Email, contact no.)


Mr. Anish Cherian

Dealing Assistant


Email          :

     Contact      : 26059688 (5581)

     Mobile        : 9891753344


c)   Complete Address


Department of Biotechnology

School of Chemical & Life Sciences

Jamia Hamdard, Hamdard Nagar

New Delhi 110062


3)   List of Non-Teaching and their contact no.




Contact. No.


Mr. Anish Cherian

Dealing Assistant



Ms. Noor Fatima

Technical Assistant



Ms. Sarika Chouksey

Technical Assistant



Mr. Syed Naved Quadri

Research Assistant



Mr. Mubarak Kahn

Lab Assistant



Mr. Diwan Mohammad

Lab Attendant



Mr. Satish Chand

Lab Attendant



Mr. Shafuddin

Lab Attendant



Mr. S. Zafar Nazish

Lab Attendant



Mr. Islamuddin

Lab Attendant