Life Sciences & Technology

OVERVIEW

The Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology is established with the objective is to provide excellent and sensible teaching with maximum practical and research exposure to create skilled and well trained bio-technocrats and entrepreneurs as per academia and industry needs in the frontier areas of Microbiology and Biotechnology.

MISSION

The mission of the Department is to flourish the students in value based system by exploring and nurturing their potential to discover novel bio products and to extend services for the betterment of whole living system and the environment.

VISION

The vision of the Department is on human and environmental welfare. We at the Department of Biotechnology endorse each student by providing them maximum practical approach to understand their subjects in better way of global standards and making them technologically advanced and ethically of high quality to serve the society

 

COURSES OFFERED

All the degree programmes offered by the Department are based on their academic requirements are spelt out as a number of subject credits. Programs are structured in such a way that a student will be able to finish the programme in a stipulated number of semesters.

Duration Course Offered Eligibility
3 Yrs B.Sc. Hons (Biotechnology) Passed 10+2 with PCB/Biotech or equivalent examination with Minimum 45% (40% for Reserved categories)
4 Yrs B.Tech. (Biotechnology) Passed 10+2 with PCM/PCB/Biotech or equivalent examination with Minimum 45% (40% for Reserved categories)
2 Yrs M.Sc.
  1. Biotechnology
  2. Microbiology
  3. Environmental Sc
Graduation in relevant subject or Suitable combination with minimum of 45% Marks (40% for reserved categories)
2 Yrs M.Tech. (Biotechnology) BE/B.Tech. in relevant branch or Equivalent or M.Sc. in Biotech/ Microbiology/Genetics/ Biochemistry or equivalent with minimum of 50% Marks (45% for reserved categories)s
1 Yrs M.Phil M.Sc. Biotechnology
As per University PhD Ordinance Ph.D. M.Sc. in Biotechnology or allied sciences

The backbone of the department is the academic intellectual sense provided by a dedicated faculty and students coming from all across the country. The Department has a strong base in Microbial technology and Plant Biotechnology and the main focus of the program is on Genetics, Molecular Biology, Industrial Microbiology, Immunology, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry and other contemporary areas allied to Microbiology and Biotechnology. Basic training is given in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Developmental Biology, Genetic Engineering, Biochemical Engineering and some aspects of Biophysics, Biostatistics, Environmental Biology, Bioinformatics, and Genetic Engineering. Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary program with life sciences, chemical engineering and bioprocesses. The students are educated with the industrial processes which evolve into byproducts using chemical engineering tools to design process equipments and optimize for effective production

The curriculum explains the use of living cells in bioprocesses along with their biochemical properties to be engineered in life sciences papers. The Department of Biotechnology offers a two years Post Graduate program leading to the Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Biotechnology, three years B.Sc. (Honors) Biotechnology, four years B. Tech Biotechnology and two years M.Tech in Biotechnology. The all programme begin with fundamental courses in Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology and Molecular Biology and then proceed to a thorough study of their selected area of specialization. The Department also offers M.Phil/PhD in Biotechnology

 

ACHIEVEMENTS / EVENT

National Symposium on Recent Trends in Microbial Diversity Research held on 28 Nov. 2013

01 day

150 participants

3B Blackbio Biotech India Ltd. Bhopal and AKS University Satna

National Hands-on Workshop on Genomics and Bioinformatics held during 28th Nov-4th Dec. 2013

07 days

115 participants including UG, PG students of life sciences streams and faculty and research scholar

3B Blackbio Biotech India Ltd. Bhopal and AKS University Satna

National Symposium on Biotechnology Research in Current Scenario during 11-12 Aug. 2014

02 Day

150 participants including UG, PG students of life sciences streams and faculty and research scholar

3B Blackbio Biotech India Ltd. Bhopal and AKS University Satna

Hands-on-training in Analytical Tools & Techniques used in Biotechnology Research during 11-12 Aug. 2014

02 Day

150 participants including UG, PG students of life sciences streams and faculty and research scholar

3B Blackbio Biotech India Ltd. Bhopal and AKS University Satna

Hands-on-workshop on Mushroom cultivation and Entrepreneurship Development on 15th Nov. 2015

01 Day

100 participants including UG, PG students of life sciences streams and faculty and research scholar

AKS University and BCRBC, Jabalpur

Hands-on-workshop on Scopes in animal Biotechnology & Stem cell research in India during 18-19 Sept., 2015

02 Day

150 participants including UG, PG students of life sciences streams and faculty and research scholar

AKS University and IAB sciences, Kurukshetra

Special Seminar on Experimentation with Homa Therapy for Sustainable Agriculture “Rejuvenate the Vedic Science” during 15th-16th February, 2016

02 Day

200 participants including UG, PG students of life sciences streams and faculty and research scholar

AKS University, Satna

National workshop on Recent Advances in Genomics and Bioinformatics for Genome Analysis during 6-11 March, 2017

07 Day

200 participants including UG, PG students of life sciences streams and faculty and research scholar

MP Council of Science & Technology, Bhopal

Scientific Event “Biocreations-2017” organized on 3rd November 2017

01 Day

200 participants including UG, PG students of life sciences streams and faculty and research scholar

AKS University, Satna

Three days Entrepreneurship awareness Program organized during 13015 Nov. 2017

03 Day

70 participants including UG, PG students of life sciences streams

DST-NIMAT and EDII ahmedabad

Popular Expert Lectures-2016
Expert Name Title Date Participants

Dr. R.C. Dubey, Prof. & Dean, Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar (UK)

Bacteriophage: Its Importance in medicine

16 September 2016

200

Dr. Ashish Kumar, Agriculture College-ICAR, Rewa

Molecular Markers

16 September 2016

200

Dr. K. K. Tripathi, Former Advisor, DBT, Govt. Of India, New Delhi

IPR and Patenting, Scopes available in Biotechnology

22-23 September 2016

180

Dr. Ramavtar, Delhi University, Delhi

Yog and Meditation

22 September, 2016

180

Workshop and Events attended by faculty members and students
  • International workshop attended by Mr. Shreyansh Parsai, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology on Organic Waste to Energy through Anaerobic Digestion at Kathmandu University that is jointly organized by the Kathmandu University, Nepal, NEERI, Nagpur, and Intstitute for Ecopreneurship, FHNW, Switzerland during 23-28 January, 2017 at Kathmandu University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • One week national workshop on “Latest Trend of HPLC Techniques and Overview of Latest Analytical Techniques with Current Prospects” organized by Department of Pharmaceutical Science, AKS University, and Satna form 6 to 11 May 2016 by all faculty members and 60 students of the department.
  • 70 Students with 06 faculty members of Department of biotechnology visited Deendayal Research Institute, Chitrakoot during 22-23 October, 2016.
  • Faculty and students attended ICMR and MPCOST sponsored National Seminar on Frontier Research on Natural Products during 3-4 Feb. 2016 organized by Department of Pharmaceutical Science AKS University, Satna
  • Faculty and students attended EDII-DST Ahmadabad sponsored camp on Entrepreneurship Awareness during 24-26 Oct. 2016 organized by Department of Pharmaceutical Science AKS University, Satna
Various other Events attended by faculty members and students
  • Students participated in 2 blood donation camp dated on 17 September, 2016 and 8 December, 2016. In these camps approx 40 students and staff members donated their blood.
  • Students participated in “Yaad Karo Kurwani” Event on 70th Independence day of India as per instruction of UGC and MP Private University Regulatory Commission Bhopal under the coordination of Dr. Deepak Mishra
  • Students Participated in National Camp organized by NYK and NSS at Simhasth Maha Kumbh-2016, Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh) with the team of 10 students under the coordination of Dr. Deepak Mishra
  • Students attended competitions organized during ‘Welcome The Girl Child” event organized by Indian Medical association Satna on 08th March 2017.
  • Students participated in competitions organized during “Sanskriti Gyan Pariksha” organized by Gayatri Sakti Peeth September, 2016.
  • Students participated in “Essay Competition” organized by Shri Ram Chandra Mission and United Nation Information Center (India and Bhutan) and Heartfulness Institute, October 2016.
Invited talk by faculty members
  • Dr. Kamlesh Choure: Invited Lecture on “Nano-biormulations for sustainable agriculture” in UGC sponsored Conference on Biotechnology for sustainable development organized by MD PG College Shriganganangar (Rajasthan) on 22 December, 2016.
  • Dr. Kamlesh Choure: Invited Lecture on “Conservation and propagation of medicinal plant through application of nano-biofertilizers” in ICMR sponsored conference on Status and prospects of medicinal plant resources and herbal technology organized by Deendayal Research Institute, Chtrakoot (MP) on 22 Oct. 2016
  • Dr. Deepak Mishra: Invited Lecture on “Plant Tissue Culture” in ICMR sponsored conference on Status and prospects of medicinal plant resources and herbal technology organized by Deendayal Research Institute, Chtrakoot (MP) on 22 Oct. 2016
  • Dr. Deepak Mishra: Invited Lecture on “Mushroom Cultivation” in SERB sponsored conference on Recent Advances in Biotechnology and Herbal Product on 04 March, 2017 organized by Department of Botany and Biotechnology, Govt. PG College Satna (MP)
  • Dr. Kamlesh Choure: Invited lecture on “DNA: After the invention of polymerase chain reaction” in MP Council of Science & technology, Bhopal and Chromatography Society of India sponsored National workshop on Recent trends in scientific instrumentations with skill innovations and self employability organized by Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, AKS University, Satna (MP) on 07.05.16

 

TRAINING

Training programmes organized under Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology Research and Training (CEBRT)

Programme Title

Date

Participants

One month training program on Molecular Diagnostics

25 Dec. 16 to 24 Jan. 2017

10 students of B. Tech Biotechnology of AKS University

One month training program on Microbial Biotechnology

20 Feb. to 19 March 2017

Batch of 42 Students from Govt. Degree College, Satna

One week training program on Microbial Biotechnology

20 March-27 March 2017

Batch of 10 students from SIT College, Sidhi

15 days training on Mushroom Production Technology

06 Feb. to 20 Feb 2017

15 Students of M.Sc. Agricultural Sciences, AKS University, Satna

Training programme and industrial tours attended by students

Name of company / Institute

No. of students

No. of days

Directorate of weed research-ICAR, Jabalpur organized training on Bioherbicides with special ref. to Microbial Technology during 27 Jan-10 Feb. 2015. Sponsored by MP Biotech. Council, Bhopal

06

15

BMHRC, Bhopal organized training on Medical Biotechnology during 6-27 Aug 2015. Sponsored by MP Biotech. Council, Bhopal

13

15

Directorate of weed research-ICAR, Jabalpur organized training on Agriculture Biotechnology – Microbes and their biotechnological interventions for sustainable agriculture during 12-27 Sept. 2017. Sponsored by MP Biotech. Council, Bhopal

05

15

State Forest research Institute Jabalpur on Plant Biotechnology during 21Sept-11 Oct. 2017. Sponsored by MP Biotech. Council, Bhopal

21

15 (working days)

Invited talk by faculty members
  • Industrial tour of PG students at 3B Blackbio Biotech India Ltd. at Bhopal (M.P.). 08 students participated.
  • Industrial tour of B.Tech students at IFFCO, Phulpur (UP). 06 students participated
  • Tour at Deendayal Research Institute at Chitrakoot. 40 students participated

 

INFRASTRUCTURE / LAB

Class Rooms

Class room has been designed to be effectively used as smart class room with good ventilation and light facility. All class rooms and research labs are facilitated with wifi internet connections

Online Classrooms

The University has provided Department with one online classroom with video conferencing facility. Experts from prestigious organizations from the nation deliver lectures to the students

Staff Room

The workforce team of the Department includes 15 teaching faculty and three non-teaching faculty. The HOD, Department of Biotechnology is seated in separate room. All faculty members are seated in separate staff rooms of the same building with individual table & chairs, storage cupboards & computers with internet connection and intercom facilities

Office Room

The department has been provided with enough Laptops, OHP and LCD projectors to be effectively utilized by the teaching faculty for delivering lectures

Departmental Library

The Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology has separate labs for regular academic programs, research and projects. The Department is well equipped with the following laboratories for regular academic practical

Research Laboratory Facility
  1. Microbial Technology
  2. Molecular Biology
  3. Plant Biotechnology
  4. Plant tissue Culture
  5. Fermentation Technology
  6. Bionanotechnology
LIST OF EQUIPMENTS
  1. Autoclaves
  2. Automatic Autoclave-35 litre
  3. Bacteriological incubators
  4. Centrifuges
  5. Chromatography Chamber
  6. Colony counter
  7. Compound Microscope
  8. Cooling Centrifuge
  9. Cytometer
  10. Darkfield clinical stopch2-ds
  11. Deep freezer
  12. Digital conductometer
  13. Digital micrography system
  14. Digital PH meter
  15. Digital photo colory meter
  16. Digital photo fluorometer
  17. Dot matrix printer
  18. Electrophoresis- Horizontal & Vertical
  19. ELISA reader
  20. Extraction assembly
  21. Flame photometer
  22. Gel Doc System
  23. Heamocytometer
  24. Heamometer
  1. Compound Microscopes
  2. Olympus Research Microscope
  3. Olympus Trinocular Microscope
  4. Orbital shaker Incubator
  5. Electrophoresis Units
  6. pH meters
  7. Photo colory meters
  8. Potentio meters
  9. Refrigerators
  10. Rotary shakers
  11. Centrifuges
  12. Sonicator
  13. TDS /Salinity Meter
  14. Thermocycler (PCR Machine)
  15. Tissue Culture Hood
  16. Transilluminator
  17. U.V. Spectrophotmeter
  18. Vortex shaker
  19. Water baths
  20. Hot air ovens
  21. Hot plates
  22. Weighing Balance
  23. Incubator Shakers
  24. Laminar air flow Cabinets
  25. Magnetic shakers with hot plate
  26. Magnus phase contrast pc-2

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

S. No.

Name of the funding agency

Name of the Scheme

Programme Title

Year of funding

Duration

Amount sanctioned

Status

1.

Madhya Pradesh Biodiversity Board, Bhopal (M.P.)

Major research project

Study of Flora and Biodiversity of Parasamaniya Plateau of Satna District of Vindhyan Region, Madhya Pradesh

2014-17

03 Years

Rs. 9.98 Lakh

Completed

2.

M.P. Biotechnol-ogy Council, Bhopal

Major research project

Genome Analysis and Diagnostics Development for Detection of Soyabean Viruses.

2014-17

03 Years

Rs. 11.68 Lakh

Completed

3.

MP Science & Technology, Bhopal

Major research project

Nano-bioformulation of Microbial Consortium for Alleviation of Diseases to Enhance the Productivity of Legume Crops

2016-2018

02 Years

Rs. 4.98 Lakh

Ongoing

4.

MP Science & Technology, Bhopal

Major research project

Preparation and Physicochemical Characterization of Acetylated and Non-acetylated Xylan-based Hydrogels for Sustained and Targeted Delivery of Drug

2017-2020

03 Years

Rs. 12.04 Lakh

Under screening

5.

MP Science & Technology, Bhopal

Major research project

High-Nutrient Compost Production from Co-composting of Sewage Sludge and Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste

2017-2020

03 Years

Rs. 11.78 Lakh

Under screening

 

 

ASSOCIATION

 

MoU with Private and Government Bodies for Research, Training and Placement
  1. National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), CSIR Laboratory, Nagpur (MP)
  2. Indian Institute of Seed Science (ICAR Institution), Mau, UP
  3. 3B Blackbio Biotech India Ltd., Bhopal (MP)
  4. Allele Life Sciences, Noida
  5. Biodiversity Conservation & Rural Biotechnology Centre, Jabalpur
  6. Priyambda Birla Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Satna
  7. Deendayal Research Institute (DRI), Chitrakoot (MP)
  8. Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd., Jalgaon
Research, Training and Extension Activities
    1. A. CEBRT- Brochure

Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology Research & Training (CEBRT) is an entity of Department of Biotechnology, AKS University, and Satna (M.P.). The research and training programs CEBRT is designed to develop skills of aspirants as per present needs of the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries by providing skilled personnel wit hands on experience in various facets of techniques. Each module covered under CEBRT is “study and hands on” intensive.

Key points of the programs under CEBRT
      1. Projects trainees will get trained extensively by our Expert Faculty Members on research methodologies including:
        • Microbial technology
        • Fermentation technology,
        • Plant Biotechnology
        • Molecular biology,
        • Nanotechnology,
        • Bioinformatics Tools
        • Analytical tools and techniques,
        • Microscopy including digital compound microscopy as well as electron microscopy.
      2. These project studies are aimed to develop skills of the trainees in all manners to achieve their goals.
      3. This training is also followed by Biotechnology Popular Expert Lectures from various prestigious research organizations such as CSIR laboratories, DBT laboratories, Central Universities and IITs as well as Experts from Pharmaceutical Industries. Trainees may interact with these renowned researchers and get guidance from them.
      4. Proper guidance will be given to each trainee for preparation of examination such as CSIR-NET, DBT and ICMR, GATE Fellowships programs.
Important Instructions
      1. • Who can apply: Those students who are pursuing their M.Phil, M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Biotechnology, Microbiology and B.Tech in Biotechnology?
      2. • Students can submit application forms duly forwarded from Head of Institution/Department with requisite Registration Fee as Demand Draft in favors of AKS University, Satna.
      3. • Number of seats: 02 seats are available for each project. Seats are limited.
      4. • If number of applications exceed then selection of trainee will be based on written test/ Interview

 

  1. Mushroom and Spawn Production and Processing Unit
  2. Bio-Organic Products
    • Biofertilizer & Biopesticide
    • Nanobiofertilizer
  3. Indian Type Microbial Culture Collection (ITMCC) Centre