About the Department

The University Department of Biotechnology, established in 1997, is running in the University Department of Botany. It is an interdisciplinary course and students passing out from Botany, Zoology Industrial Microbiology, Biotechnology and Chemistry can get themselves admitted.

  • The University Department of Biotechnology was established in December, 1996.
  • However M.Sc. teaching programme started from academic session 1997 – 1999.
  • But it was discontinued on technical grounds after session 2000 – 2002.
  • With receipt of “No Objection Certificate” from Govt. of Bihar, teaching of Biotechnology was once again started from session 2006 - 2008.
  • University Department of Biotechnology is located in the building of University Department of Botany.
  • The founder Head was Prof. B. Jha and since then his position was held by the teachers like Prof. (Dr). Jayakar Jha followed by Prof. (Dr.) I. N .Mishra.

Faculty Members

Sl. No.

Name

Designation

Mobile No.

E-mail ID

1

Dr. Sahnaz Jamil

Coordinator

8544513309

dbiotech@lnmu.ac.in

2

Dr. Vijendra Kumar Mishra

Asst. Professor

7654377541

drvijendrakumarmishra@gmail.com

3

Ms. Anuradha Kumari

Asst. Professor

7261880542

Anu.an05@gmail.com


Achievements of Faculty Members

  • 151 research articles in National and International Journals published.
  • Three major research projects completed successfully under Dr. I. N. Mishra, Coordinator.
  • Six Text Books were published by Dr. I.N. Mishra.
  • Dr. I. N. Mishra is fellow Botanical Society of India (FBS).
  • Dr. I.N. Mishra is fellow Mendelian Society of India (FMSI).
  • Dr. I.N. Mishra – Member NAAC Peer Team.
  • Dr.V.K.Mishra- Life Member of Biotechnological Society of India and Indian Association of Cancer Research

Student Statistics

Average 30 students in each session starting from 1997 – 1998 to 2017 – 2019. However in session 2018 – 2020 it rose to forty students.


Achievement of Students

  • Pass out percentage of the students ranged from 95% to 100% since inception. Although most of them are settled, some of them have secured high ended positions.

Sl. No.

Name

Session

Organization

01.

Dr.Prabhat Nath Jha

1997-99

Associate Prof. Dept. of Biological Science, BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan.

02.

Dr.Yachana Jha

1997-99

Assistant Prof, N.Y. Patel college of pure & Applied Science, Anand.

03.

Dr.Sunil Kumar

1997-99

Sr. Scientist, (Bioinformatics) N.B.A.I.M. Kushmaur, Mau, U.P.

04.

Dr.Vijendra Kr. Mishra

1998-2000

Assistant Prof. Univ. Dept. of Biotechnology, L.N.M.U. Darbhanga.

05.

Dr.Ajit Tiwari

1998-2000

Post Doctorate Fellow, U.S.A.

06.

Dr.Manoj Kumar

1998-2000

Post Doctorate Fellow, U.S.A.

07.

Dr.Drishna Prakash

1999-2001

Assistant Prof. Central Univ. of South Bihar, Patna.

08.

Dr.Malay Srivastav

1999-2001

Assistant Prof. Dept. of Biotechnology Shoolini Univ. Shimla, H.P.

09.

Dr.Vijay Kr. Singh

2002-2004

Molecular Myco-botanical Lab. CSIR-Chandigarh.

10.

Dr.Gopal Jee Gopal

2005-2007

Assistant Prof.CCBhakta Institute of Biotechnology, Surat.

11.

Dr.Ashwini Kr. Roy

2006-2008

Post Doctrate Fellow, J.N.U. New-Delhi

12.

Dr.Ashish Kumar

2012-2014

Post Doctorate Fellow, Bose Research Institute, Kolkata.


Research Scholars

Sl. No.

Name

Title of Work

Supervisor

01

Anuradha Kumari

“Ecomorphological And Some Biochemical Studies of Conjugating Algae Of Darbhanga”

Dr. R.N. Jha

P.G. Dept. of Botany

02

Maryam Parween

“Biotechnological remedy of thickly polluted pond water of Darbhanga district and comparative study of commercial fungicides and plant extract on the health of anaerobic bacteria residing inside it.”

Dr. Arindam Kumar

JMDPL, Madhubani.

03

Kumari Ragni

“Efficacy of bitter plant extracts on physiological and biochemical responses in aflatoxin B1 treated maize seeds (Zea mays L.).”

Dr. Gajendra Prasad

P.G. Dept. of Botany.


Syllabus

Latest CBCS syllabus approved by the Hon’ble Chancellor is being followed.


Student Progression

  • Students are doing extremely well after passing.
  • Topper of the batch obtains Inspire fellowship.
  • Few students complete for NET/GATE fellowship.
  • Some of them travel abroad for PDF.
  • Most of them get placements in Pharmaceutical companies.

Seminar/Conference/Workshop Organized

  • One National level conference on Biodiversity : Aspects and Prospects       – Nov. 16-18, 2016.
  • Workshop on Agricultural and Environmental Biotechnology April 17-22, 2000 and November 27-29, 2001.

Infrastructural Facilities

Labs: Microbiology, P.T.C., Biochemistry, M.B.U., C. I. F., Computer labs & Library

Sl. No.

Name of equipments

Sl. No.

Name of equipments

1.

Trinocular Research Microscope (Zeiss) with camera

19.

Western Blotting Unit

2.

MQ Water Unit

20.

B.O.D. Chamber

3.

Lux Meter

21.

Trans-illuminator

4.

D. O. Meter

22.

Refrigerated Centrifuge

5.

Camera & Laptop

23.

D.D.W System

6.

Micro Centrifuge

24.

Laminar Air Flow

7.

TLC Unit

25.

Rotary Shaker

8.

Autoclave

26.

Stereo Binocular Microscope

9.

Microwave Oven

27.

Incubation Chamber

10.

UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

28.

HPLC

11.

Water Quality Analyzer

29.

I.R. Spectrophotometer

12.

Deepfreezer (-200C)

30.

P.C.R.

13.

Computer with multimedia

31.

Auto Analyzer

14.

Electrophoretic apparatus

32.

Seed Germinator

15.

Desiccators’

33.

Digital pH Meter

16.

Digital Weighing Balance

34.

LCD & Projector

17.

Hydraulic Pellet Press

35.

Vortex

18.

UV Torch

36.

Magnus Binocular Microscope


Supporting Staff

  1. Mrs. Abha Kumari : Librarian
  2. Sri Indradeep Lal Das : Assistant cum Computer operator
  3. Sri Krishna Ram : Sweeper