It was the efforts of Late Rajiv Gandhi which brought Biotechnology in India and since then ‘’We’’ Indians put every effort to make this sector shine globally. Today India is 12th world’s best biotech destination, now we have best research labs, best institutions, top scientists, top companies and most of all smooth regulations which makes India one of the top country in Biotechnology. We will see what are the facilities for academicians and students in India in this article. In the current scenario the line between Life Sciences, Biotechnology and BioSciences is becoming very thin and students, researchers and corporate are jumping into one another’s domain because of interdisciplinary nature of field. Thus now a Botanist or Zoologist also studies Biotechnology as a major subject and can dwell in to Biotechnology academia or industry. Not only this, from past examples we can see that not only Biologist but Chemists and Physicists have proved their significance in Biotechnology, So it will not be wise to restrict our discussion to Biotechnology only but we will see how the community can take benefit once they understand each and every resource.
Emergence of DBT – Introduction
The department of Biotechnology DBT was started in year 1986 and born a new era of development in the country however the seed was sown before a decade ago when Ministry of Education’s most pioneering effort was instrumental in the creation of Biochemical Engineering Research Centre at IIT Delhi with substantial assistance from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland to make available state-of-the-art infrastructure for education, training, and research in biochemical engineering and biotechnology in 1974.
- Recent advances in Biotech in India
- Development of Academic Infrastructure
- Biotech Industry
- Biotech Study in India
- Pitfalls in Biotech or Life Science education
- Perks for bright students – How students find opportunity during/after studies
- Top Institutions for Biotech study
- Private players in Biotech Education
- Future plans of DBT to strengthen Biotech Education
by Seema Pavgi Upadhye, PhD