Biotech Hub

One faculty member of the Zoology Department took initiatives to avail the facilities of DBT, Government of India’s initiative to establish one Institutional Level Biotech Hub and after approval of the project in the year 2011-12, Department satisfactorily implemented the Project and carried out research work.

Dr. Jaharlal Saha, Coordinator of the Project, established the lab with several sophisticated instruments like PCR, GEL DOC, Cold Centrifuge, Table top Centrifuge, Laminar Air Flow, Bacterial Incubator etc. The Priority area of research is Bio technology in broader sense, though there is no UG course of Biotechnology.

With the infra structures developed by this Department, authority is willing to open Biotechnology course in this college.

Department also organized several workshops, special lectures, delivered by scientists/professors, which are shown in the following tables:

Special Lectures organized by Zoology Department in collaboration with IBTHUB, Women’s College.

Sl. Special Lecture Expert Topic Organization
1. Special Lecture Dr. Debasish Maiti Mammalian cell culture Tripura University
2. Special lectures Prof. K. Majumdar Transgenic Fish and food security Tripura University
3. INSA Lecture Prof. Aparna Datta Gupta Biotechnology-Past, Present and Future Hyderabad University
4. INSA Lecture Dr. Subeer Majumdar Transgenic animal, Mammal NII, New Delhi
5. INSA Lecture Dr. Somdatta Sinha Modeling in Biology Indian Institute of Education & Research, Mohali, Punjab
6. Special Lecture Dr. J. Pahri PCR and its application Fishery College, CAU

Eminent academicians & scientists or visitors in the Department

Sl. Name Organization Year
1. Prof. Y.D. Pande, Former V.C. Tripura University 2013
2. Prof. Kshitish Majumder Tripura University 2012, 2013, 2014
3. Prof. B.K. Agarwala Tripura University 2013
4. Dr. Somdatta Sinha IIER, Mohali, Punjab 2012
5. Dr. Subeer Majumder NII, Delhi 2012
6. Prof. Aparna Datta Gupta University of Hyderabad 2013
7. Prof. Jagat Roy BHU, UP 2013
8. Dr. J. Pahri Fishery College, CAU 2012,2013
9. Dr. Debasish Maiti Tripura University 2012, 2013, 2014
10. Prof. S. Dutta Utkal University

Workshop organized by external and internal experts for faculties, scholars and students

Sl. Resource person Organization Topic Participants Duration Date
1. Dr. D. Maiti Tripura University Western Blotting UG students 1 day
2. Dr. S. Nath

State Forensic Lab, Govt. of Tripura Bacteria isolation & staining, DNA isolation from Human Blood, PCR operation, Gel documentation UG students, College faculties 3 days
Dr. D. Maiti Tripura University
Dr. J. Pahri Fishery College, CAU
3. Dr. S. Nath State Forensic Lab, Govt. of Tripura DNA isolation from Human Blood College & University Faculties 2 days
4. Dr. J. Pahri Fishery College, CAU PCR operation, DNA finger printing, Western Blotting UG/PG Students 3 days
Dr. S. Nath State Forensic Lab, Govt. of Tripura
Dr. D. Maiti Tripura University
5. Prof. K. Majumdar

BHU, UP Basic Principles of Molecular Biology & Microbiology Faculties & students of BLISS awarded School 5 days
Dr. S. Nath State Forensic Lab, Govt. of Tripura
Prof. Manas Das Womens Polytechnic, Hapania
6. Dr. J.L. Saha

Coordinator, IBTHub DNA isolation from Onion, Human Blood, Bacteria Isolation, Staining, antibiotic effects on Bacteria (MIC) Students of BLISS awarded School 2 days
Monalisa Choudhury JRF
Ms. Aditi Banik RA

The project was initially for three years and after reviewing the activities the same has been extended for another two years. One JRF and one Research Assistant are working in the project. Research work is already published which encourage the students, faculties to pursue their research activities.