Vision

The department reflects to assiduously pursue and achieve the goals. It is our commitment to continue to be at the forefront in providing the best for our students and acting as a catalyst in shaping a bright and sustainable future for them. We aim to be internationally acclaimed and recognized for excellence in teaching, research and outreach; provide the highest tertiary education to students, nurture their talent, promote intellectual growth and shape their personal development; remain dedicated and steadfast in the pursuit of truth.

MISSION

  • Foster all-round development of students through multi-faceted education and their sustained engagement with local, national and global communities.
  • Nurture lifelong inspired learners from across the globe in line with our cultural ideal of 'Learn Leap and Lead'.
  • To create and sustain an environment that emphasizes literacy, critical thinking, and scientific curiosity.
  • To make an ambience where faculty and other key constituents can interact.
  • To scientifically collaborate with the global community for creation and dissemination of knowledge.
  • Support faculty and other scholars in pursuing world-class research: clinical, theoretical, empirical, experiential and foster creative endeavor.
  • To create a collaborative environment open to the free exchange of ideas, where research, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship can flourish

Introduction

The Department of Biotechnology was established in 2018. We have Postgraduate M.Sc. programme in Biotechnology. Department has the mission to make its students technically strong and coherently aware by inculcating the domain of the implications of their studies. It is one of the most vibrant departments of SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat (Haryana). The Department has well-equipped laboratories to provide hands-on training and research exposure to the students.

We have state of the art lab facilities along with specialized Centre for Drug, Discovery, Designing & Development (C4D) unit to support our academic courses and research areas. Our department is having active research groups for carrying out collaborative and interdisciplinary research.

The department has nationally and internationally experienced and trained faculty to impart knowledge in the various specialized fields of Biotechnology. The faculties are assigned to teach our students the fundamental perceptions and the advance level of learning. In addition to classroom teaching, the students are directed and instructed to practically implement the principles learnt in classrooms through various laboratory exercises & experiments. Along with flip classes, the students are also taught with critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Students are provided project training program in top organizations like DRDO & CSIR etc. The department conducts various workshops, expert talks and training programs. Students are motivated to actively participate in International/National seminars, symposiums, conferences and workshops.

Message from HOD:

It gives me pride and pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Biotechnology at SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat (Haryana), India. The Department of Biotechnology was established in 2018. We have Postgraduate M.Sc. programme in Biotechnology. At the doctorate level, we offer Ph.D. degrees in the interdisciplinary areas. Department has the mission to make its students technically strong and coherently aware by inculcating the domain of the implications of their studies. It is one of the most vibrant departments of SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat (Haryana).

As per UGC-norms, Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) has been implemented, in the departmental curriculum, so that our students get high quality education with an innovative core and specialized subject units together with related practical skills. The Department has well-equipped laboratories to provide hands-on training and research exposure to the students. We have state of the art lab facilities along with specialized Centre for Drug, Discovery, Designing & Development (C4D) unit to support our academic courses and research areas. Our department is having active research groups for carrying out collaborative and interdisciplinary research.

The department has nationally and internationally experienced and trained faculty to impart knowledge in the various specialized fields of Biotechnology. The faculties are assigned to teach our students the fundamental perceptions and the advance level of learning. In addition to classroom teaching, the students are directed and instructed to practically implement the principles learnt in classrooms through various laboratory exercises & experiments. Along with flip classes, the students are also taught with critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students are provided project training program in top organizations like DRDO & CSIR etc. The department conducts various workshops, expert talks and training programs. Students are motivated to actively participate in International/National seminars, symposiums, conferences and workshops.

Under the supervision of quality faculties, in this vigorous academic program, I am sure that all our students of the department are capable of envisaging, planning and widening big projects of commercial and research interests and will placed in their respective field of expertise.

Courses Offered

Postgraduate Courses

M.Sc. - Biotechnology

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility:  Candidates must have passed graduation or an equivalent examination in any discipline in any field of Life Sciences/Microbiology/Biology/ Biotechnology and Medical Laboratory Technology, or in their respective branch from UGC recognized University with 50% marks in aggregate.

Fee : 52,500/-

Doctorate

Ph.D. - Biotechnology

Duration: Minimum duration for Ph.D. is 3 years including course work.

Eligibility:  Candidates must have passed Master\'s and Bachelor\'s degree in relevant discipline from a UGC recognized University with 55% marks or Eqivalent CGPA in aggregate. However an applicant with M.Phil( Relevant Domain)/CSIR-UGC/JRF/NET/SLET cleared in the relevant subject is exempted from Entrance test.

Fee : 1,31,250/-

Value Added Courses

  • Personality Development
  • Value Education

Faculty

Name Designation
Professor Simon Croft Visiting Professor
Dr. V. Samuel Raj Professor & Dean Academics
Dr. Arpana Vibhuti Associate Professor
Dr. Ramendra Pati Pandey Assistant Professor
Dr. Nehha Kasturiaa Assistant Professor

Laboratories

  • CD4 - Centre for Drug Discovery Lab

Department Research

2021

  • Tinker RJ, da Costa AC, Tahmasebi R, Milagres FAP, Dos Santos Morais V, Pandey RP, José-Abrego A, Brustulin R, Rodrigues Teles MDA, Cunha MS, Araújo ELL, Gómez MM, Deng X, Delwart E, Sabino EC, Leal E, Luchs A. Norovirus strains in patients with acute gastroenteritis in rural and low-income urban areas in northern Brazil. Arch Virol. 2021 Jan 19. doi: 10.1007/s00705-020-04944-5.
  • Manoj Kumar Yadav, Arpana Vibhuti, Anjali Priyadarshini, Archana Gupta, Prafullakumar Tailor, V. Samuel Raj, and Ramendra Pati Pandey. Outbreak of strains of SARS CoV-2, its prevalence & preventive measures taken by different Countries. doi: 10.31219/osf.io/ce6vf.
  • Archana Gupta, Anjali Priyadarshini, Manoj Kumar Yadav, Arpana Vibhuti, V. Samuel Raj, and Ramendra Pati Pandey. Differential behavior of COVID-19 in Multi-Country Journey: Challenges for Drug Intervention.Available: 2021, doi: 10.31219/osf.io/gtn34.
  • Geovani de Oliveira Ribeiro et al,. Guapiaçu virus, a new insect-specific flavivirus isolated from two species of Aedes mosquitoes from Brazil. Scientific Reports-Nature ( Accepted).
  • Beyau Konyak, Richa Naredi, Ekta Rana, Ramendra Pati Pandey.Diagnosis and possible use of Traditional Medicinal Plant to combat COVID-19. doi: 10.2174/2666796702666210127111351
  • Rashmi Tyagi, Anubrata Paul, V. Samuel Raj, Krishna Kumar Ojha, Manoj Kumar Yadav.A Drug Repurposing Approach to Identify Therapeutics by Screening Medicines for Malaria Ventures Exploiting SARS-CoV-2 Main Protease. doi: 10.26434/chemrxiv.13578203.
  • Manoj Kumar Yadav, Shivani Gajbhiye. Genome-wide characterization and identification of synonymous codon usage patterns in Plasmodium knowlesi. Genome-wide characterization and identification of synonymous codon usage patterns in Plasmodium knowlesi. doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.01.01.425038.
  • Endrya do Socorro Fôro Ramos et al. Multiple clades of Husavirus in South America revealed by next generation sequencing". PLOS ONE (Under revision).

2020

  • Pandey RP, Kumar S, Ahmad S, Vibhuti A, Raj VS, Verma AK, Sharma P, Leal E. " Use Chou's 5-steps rule to evaluate protective efficacy induced by antigenic proteins of Mycobacterium tuberculosis encapsulated in chitosan nanoparticles", Life Sci., 1;256:117961, Sep 2020.
  • Miglani M, Rain M, Pasha Q, Raj VS, Thinlas T, Mohammad G, Gupta A, Pandey RP, Vibhuti A. "Shorter telomere length, higher telomerase activity in association with Tankyrase gene Polymorphism contribute to High-altitude pulmonary edema". Hum Mol Genet. 4;29(18):3094-3106, Sept. 2020.
  • Tyagi R, Srivastava M, Jain P, Pandey RP, Asthana S, Kumar D, Raj VS. "Development of potential proteasome inhibitors against Mycobacterium tuberculosis", J Biomol Struct Dyn. 19:1-15, Oct 2020.
  • Pandey RP et al. Exploring the Modulation of Immune Response and Oxidative Stress of Intracellular Pathogens Using Nanoparticles Encapsulating Drugs. doi: 10.20944/preprints202010. 0580.v1
  • Pandey RP et al. New Approaches for the Treatment of Chagas Disease. Curr Drug Targets. Available: doi: 10.2174/1389450121999201124122643.
  • Raghulchandrana, A. (2020, Nov.). Pretreatment Studies of Biohydrogen Production from Agro-Industrial Waste. Available: doi: 20944/preprints202011. 0320.v1.
  • Chaira T, Barman T, Samuel Raj V. In Vitro ADME, Preclinical Pharmacokinetics and Prediction of Human Pharmacokinetics of RBx14255, a Novel Ketolide with Pharmacodynamics Against Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Pathogens. J Pharm Pharm Sci. 2020; 23:206-219.
  • Choubey A, Girdhar K, Kar AK, Kushwaha S, Yadav MK, Ghosh D, Mondal P. Low-dose naltrexone rescues inflammation and insulin resistance associated with hyperinsulinemia. J Biol Chem. 2020 Nov 27;295(48):16359-16369.
  • Yadav, M.K., Bharti, R.R. & Rashmi, M. Exploration and identification of novel inhibitors against Knowpain-4 of P. knowlesi using a combinatorial 3D pharmacophore modeling approach. Netw Model Anal Health Inform Bioinforma 9, 67 (2020).
  • Ramendra Pati Pandey, Anjali Priyadarshini, Archana Gupta, Nehha Kasturiaa, Manoj Kumar Yadav, Arpana Vibhuti, and, V Samuel Raj. COVID-19: A Real Killer Disease. RFP Indian Journal of Hospital Infection, 2(1),2020.

2019

  • Ulisses Alves Rosa, Geovani de Oliveira Ribeiro, Adriana Luchs, Flávio Augusto de Pádua Milagres, Shirley Vasconcelos Komninakis, Danielle Elise Gill, Márcia Cristina Alves Brito Sayão Lobato, Rafael Brustulin, Rogério Togisaki das Chagas, Maria de Fátima Neves dos Santos Abrão, Cassia Vitória de Deus Alves Soares, Steven S. Witkin, Fabiola Villanova, Xutao Deng11, Ester Cerdeira Sabino, Pandey RP, V. Samuel Raj, Eric Delwart , Antonio Charlys da Costa , and Élcio Leal. "A novel mammalian orthoreovirus detected by gut virome analysis of children with acute gastroenteritis in north of Brazil", Scientific Reports, (Nature), 9;9(1):18599, Dec 2019.
  • Barman, T.K., Kumar, M., Chaira, M., Ramkumar, G., Singhal, S., Rao, M., Mathur, T., Bhateja, P., Pandya, M., Ramadass, V., Chakrabarti, A., Das, B., Upadhyay, D.J., and Raj, V. S. (2019). Potentialof the fluoroketolide RBx 14255 against Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitides and Haemophilus influenza in an experimental murine meningitis model. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 74(7):1962-1970
  • Lun, S., Tasneen, R., Chaira, T., Stec, J., Onajole, O.K., Yang, T.J., Cooper, C.B., Mdluli, K., Converse, P., Nuermberger, E., Raj, V.S., Kozikowski, A., Bishai, W.R. (2019). Advancing the therapeutic potential of indoleamides for tuberculosis. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (Volume 63 Issue 7 e00343-19) doi:10.1128/   AAC.00343-19

2018

  • Barman, T.K., Kumar, M., Chaira, T., Dalela, M., Gupta, D., Jha, P.K., Yadav, A.S., Upadhyay, D.J., Raj, V.S., and Singh, H. (2018). Improved efficacy of novel bi-aryl oxazolidinone RBx 11760 loaded polylactic acid-polyethylene glycol nanoparticles in mouse hematogenous bronchopneumonia and rat groin abscess caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Nanomedicine 14(4):1213-1225
  • Tyagi, R., Kumar, D., Raj, V.S. (2018). In silico identification of potential inhibitors against Mycobacterial proteasome. International Conference on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (BSB). Pages 193-197