• Two Days Workshop on UGC-CSIR-NET ( Life Sciences) EXAM.
    Notice regarding the Inter Departmental Poster Competition to commemorate 150th year of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti.
    Orientation Program for M.Sc. Part-I Students.
    M.Sc. Biotechnology Third Merit List 2018-2019.
    M.Sc. Biotechnology Second Merit List 2018-2019.
    M.Sc. Biotechnology First Merit List 2018-2019
    M.Sc. Admission Notification 2018-2019
    One-day National Seminar-cum-Event on Biotechnology Entrepreneurship in India: Recent Trends and Challenges on 26th March, 2018.
    DST-PURSE Interview Report
    Ph.D. Interview Report.
    Notification for Ph.D. interview
    Notication for DST-PURSE Junior Research Fellow post interview
    Online-Tender for Supply of Multimode Microplate Reader system proposed for the fluorescence, UV-visible absorbance and high performance luminescence detection of nucleic acids and proteins
    Notice Extension of Project Fellow Application under DST-Purse Scheme
    Notice for Extension of Ph.D. Application Date
    Interview Report Ph.D. Admission in Biotechnology
    Notice for Interview for the post of one Junior Research Fellow

    Notice for Ph.D. Application
    Notice for Orientation Programme for M.Sc. Biotechnology

    Third Merit List for M.Sc. Biotechnology
    Second Merit List for M.Sc. Biotechnology
    First Merit List for MSc Biotechnology
    Admission forms for MSc Biotechnology
    Notice for extension issue and submission of admission forms for MSc Biotechnology
    Notice for submission of forms for admission to M.Sc. in Biotechnology course
    M. Sc. Admission Notice
    M.Sc. Admission Notification
    Results of JRF interview for MMR-EIS
    JRF Interview
    Shortlisted Candidates List
    Advertisement for the post of Junior Research Fellow (JRF)
    Interview for the Post of One Junior Research Fellow
    Short listed candidates list for Junior Research Fellow (Project Fellow)
    Advertisement of one Junior Research Fellow At Department of Biotechnology
    Advertisement of One Junior Research Fellow at Department of Biotechnology
    Notification for Interview of Ph.D. Degree Course in Biotechnology
    Eligible For Ph.D.
    Notification for Admission to Ph.D. Degree Course in Biotechnology
    Interview for Junior Research Fellow in Biotechnology
    Advertisement of One junior Research Fellow (UGC XII plan).
    Advertisement of One junior Research Fellow (DST-PURSE).

    Third Merit List Addmission, M.Sc. Course 2016-17
    Second Merit List Addmission, M.Sc. Course 2016-17
    First Merit list
    NOTIFICATION FOR INTERVIEW of RESEARCH FELLOW UNDER the MMRDA PROJECT
    Advertisement of One Minor Junior Research Fellow
    Interview Report of Ph.D. Admission

    Ph.D. Candidate List
    Eligible candidates

    Notification for Admission to PhD Degree Course in Biotechnology

     

    Introduction

    Biotechnology, a multidisciplinary subject finds applications in varied fields from medicine to agriculture and from environment to sericulture. The term biotechnology was coined in the year 1919 by a Hungarian engineer Karl Ereky. The subject has revolutionized science since then.

    Keeping a beat to the global demands for researchers in this field a full fledged post graduate degree course (MSc) in Biotechnology was introduced at the University of Mumbai in the year 1997. The department has also started a Ph.D. program in biotechnology since May 2012. Hence, currently the department offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biotechnology.

    The post graduate course initially started in three colleges across Mumbai is now offered at post graduate level in 18 colleges across Mumbai. The admissions though not centralized the course contents are uniform throughout the colleges under the umbrella of University of Mumbai. The course contents have been developed by senior faculties from various colleges affiliated to the University of Mumbai.

    The department was one of the first three to have started this course in the year 1997. Initially as a part of the department of life sciences, an administratively independent University department of biotechnology was established in the year 2006. Since its inception the department has witnessed a consistent rise in the students demand for the subject. The teachers are available to the students for academic as well as personal counseling, as & when required.

  • Department laboratory :

    the department has separate laboratories for Molecular biology, Animal tissue culture as well as plant tissue culture. These laboratories are well equipped with the instruments (list as below) required for research in the subject. Additional instrumentation as and when required are made available to the students through research collaborations and interactions with eminent research laboratories in and around Mumbai.

    Sr No.

     

    List of major instruments

    Make /Model no

    1

    Refrigerated Centrifuge systems with Multiple rotars

    Eppendroff

    2

    Gel documentation system (2)

    Biorad, Alpha imager

    3

    -86 ultra freezer

    Cryoscientific

    4

    Optical Microscope with LED illumination

    Leica

    5

    PCR with workstation

    Biotron

    6

    Centrifuge

    Eltek

    7

    Spectrophotometer

    Schimadzu

    8

    Electrophoresis units

    Technosource

    9

    Laminar air flows

     

    10

    Micro-centrifuge

     

    11

    Ice flaker

     

  • Library

    The Jawaharlal Nehru / central library in the University Kalina campus has over 10,000 books related to biological sciences. It also has a number of national as well as international journals related to biological sciences. There are online journals also available to the students and the staff of the University.Besides this facility the department has its own collection of over 350 books in biotechnology. These include reference books as well as encyclopaedias. A number of E-books are also available in the department. The students are permitted to issue the books from the department library for the purpose of referencing. The department also subscribes to research journals from the Indian Academy of Sciences. The department also has a collection of CD as well as books for competitive examinations like GATE, GRE, NET etc

  • Course

    Name of the course

    Two years Master of Science (MSc) Biotechnology

    Application form fee

    Rs. 100/-

    Syllabus of the course

    Click the following link http://archive.mu.ac.in/syllabus/4.75%20Biotechnology.pdf

    Eligibility

    A learner being eligible for admission to MSc degree course in Biotechnology must have passed

    a. Three years integrated course degree examination of this University or (any other University recognized as equivalent thereto) with at least Seven Units in Biotechnology (i.e. the minimum required for majoring in the subject).
    OR

    b. With Three Units in Biotechnology at the T.Y.B.Sc. in combination with Three Units of any other major subject at the T.Y.B.Sc.

    There is no entrance examination for the purpose of admissions to the MSc degree course in Biotechnology. The learners will be admitted to the said course on the basis of the marks obtained at the T.Y.B.Sc examination. (Circular no PG/Univ.VCD/ICC/2012-13/8)

    Number of Seats available

    Total of 20 seats + 1 seat for Jammu Kashmir migrants;

    Reservations as per University circular no Aff/Recog.I/Admission (2008-09)/215 of 2008. Candidates belonging to reserved category and having domicile in Maharashtra are considered for admissions in the reserved quota. Reserved category candidates with domicile in other states of India are treated as open category candidates.

    Admissions Procedure:

    The forms for the said course are made available at the department office every year after the TYBSc results in Biotechnology of University of Mumbai are declared (between May-June). The notification for the same is put up on the University website as well as the department notice boards. Candidates whose names appear in the merit list are required to secure their admission

    •  by submitting the attested photocopies as well as the originals of statement of marks, caste certificate and caste validity certificate (wherever applicable) to the staff-in-charge of the admissions and paying the fees as shown in table in cash at Allahabad Bank counter, University of Mumbai, Kalina between 11.00a.m-2.30 p.m after collecting challan from department office
    •  In addition to the above students from other districts to required to submit District change certificate
    •  Students from other University (Other than Mumbai University) are required to submit -Attested photocopy as well as original Statement of marks (HSc, FYBSc, SYBSc, TYBSc), Migration certificate, Eligibility form (to be filled in the office during the time of admissions), transfer certificate at the time of admissions. The admission of the Candidates failing to pay the fees or submitting the requisite documents within the specified time span stands cancelled. Admissions are strictly on the basis of merit.

    <Sr no.

    Category

    Amount in Rs (Open category)

    Amount in Rs (Reserved category)

    1

    Tuition Fee 1st and 2nd term

    15,000/-

    -

    3

    Other fees and extracurricular activities

    250/-

    -

    4.

    University exam fee

    600/-

    -

    5

    Marksheet

    50/-

    -

    6

    Laboratory Fee

    20,000 /-

    -

    7

    Library fee

    1000/-

    -

    8

    Gymkhana Fee

    200/-

    -

    10

    Vice chancellors fund

    20/-

    20

    11.

    Magazine

    100/-

    -

    12.

    Identity card

    50/-

    50

    13.

    Group insurance

    40/-

    40

    14.

    Students welfare

    50/-

    50

    15.

    University Sports and cultural activity

    30/-

    -

    16.

    Development fee

    500/-

    -

    17.

    Utility

    250/-

    -

    18.

    Computer /internet

    500/-

    -

    19.

    e-suvidha

    50/-

    -

    20.

    e-charges

    20/-

    --

    21.

    Disaster relief fund

    10/-

    10

    22.

    Admission processing fee

    200/-

    200/-

     

    TOTAL

    39,020/-

    370/-

    Fee structure per year for MSc Biotechnology

    Form fee                                 Rs 100/-

    Document verification            Rs 400/- wherever applicable

    Refundable deposits

    Caution money                           Rs 150/-

    Library deposit                            Rs 250/-

    Laboratory deposit                      Rs 400/-

    Project fee                                   Rs 2000/- wherever applicable

    Registration fee for MSc I            Rs 1000/-

    Registration form fee                  Rs 25/-

    Convocation fee only for MSc II  Rs 250/-

    NB:

    Foreign students will have to pay five times prescribed fee. Fees collected under different heads would be spent only for specified purpose for which they have been collected.

    Fees are to be paid in cash at the Allahabad Bank, Kalina Branch after procuring the challan from the department office.

    Refund of fees as per University ordinance no 0.3574

    Attendance: University of Mumbai has prescribed 0.119 regarding attendance and the procedure to maintain the attendance. Kindly refer to circular no. UG/502 of 1999 dated 6th October 1999. (Page no. 607 of Vol. II of the new compendium published by University of Mumbai.)


    Name of the course: PhD Biotechnology

     

    Name of the course

    PhD Biotechnology

    Application form fee

    Rs. 100/-

    Course work

    www.mu.ac.in/phdcourse%20common.pdf

    Eligibility

    As per circular no UG/441 of 2005

    Number of PhD guides in the department

    1

    Admission schedule

    Notified on website as well as department notice board every year between June-September

    Fee structure for PhD program:

    Sr No

    Title

    Annual fee (Rs)

    1

    Tuition fee

    4000

    2

    Laboratory fee

    12000

    3

    Library fee

    1000

    4

    Students welfare fee

    50

    5

    Extra curricular fee

    250

    6

    Gymkhana fee

    200

    7

    computer ,Internet, e-charge

    570

    10

    Sports and cultural activity fee

    30

    11

    Disaster Fee

    10

    12

    Group Insurance fee

    40

    13

    Admission , VC, Magazine, ID

    370

    14

    Development + Utility

    750

     

    Total

    19270/-

     

    3. Course contents:

    Credit based semester and grading system: for more information refer to the http://archive.mu.ac.in/2__Manual_SCGS_Science_09-06-2011.pdf.

    Syllabus:

     

    Course Code

    UNIT I

    Biochemistry

    Credits

    L / Week

    PSBT101

     

    I

    Proteins

     

    4

    1

    II

    Signal transduction

    1

    III

    Lipids

    1

    IV

    Neurochemistry

    1

    Course Code

    UNIT II

    Immunochemistry

    Credits

    Credits / Week

    PSBT102

     

    I

    Immuno-globulins

     

     

    4

    1

    II>

    Complement system

    1

    III

    MHC and Regulation of immune response

    1

    IV

    Cytokines

    1

    Course Code

    UNIT III

    Genomes and Transcriptomes

    Credits

    L / Week

    PSBT103

     

    I

    Gene evolution and the Human genome

     

     

    4

    1

    II

    Mapping Genomes

    1

    III

    Transcription Initiation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes

    1

    IV

    Synthesis and processing of RNA

    1

    Course Code

    UNIT

    Biophysics

    Credits

    L / Week

    PSBT104

     

    I

    DNA Topolgy

     

     

    4

    1

    II

    Protein Secondary Structure

    1

    III

    Advances in Microscopy

    1

    IV

    Membrane mimicry

    1

     

     

     

     

     

    PSBTP101

    I

    Biochemistry

     

     

    4

    1

    PSBTP102

    II

    Immunochemistry

    1

    PSBTP103

    III

    Genomes and Transcriptomes

    1

    PSBTP104

    IV

    1

     

    SEMESTER II

     

    Course Code

    UNIT I

    Metabolomics

    Credits

    L / Week

    PSBT 201

     

    I

    Carbohydrate and lipid metabolism

     

    4

    1

    II

    Protein metabolism

    1

    III

    Nucleic acid metabolism

    1

    IV

    Plant metabolism

    1

    Course Code

    UNIT II

    Clinical Immunology

    Credits

    L / Week

    PSBT202

     

    I

    Hypersensitivity and Autoimmunity

     

     

    4

    1

    II

    Transplantation

    1

    III

    Tumor immunology

    1

    IV

    Immuno-deficiency

    1

    Course Code

    UNIT III

    Genomics and molecular biology

    Credits

    L / Week

    PSBT203

     

    I

    Translation in eukaryotes

     

     

    4

    1

    II

    Regulation of genome activity

    1

    III

    DNA vectors

    1

    IV

    Model organisms

    1

    Course Code

    UNIT

    Advanced Analytical techniques

    Credits

    L/ Week

    PSBT204

     

    I

    Analytical techniques

     

     

    4

    1

    II

    Gene amplification techniques

    1

    III

    X-ray crystallography

    1

    IV

    Spectroscopy

    1

     

     

     

     

     

    PSBTP201

    I

    Metabolomics

    2

    1

    PSBTP202

    II

    Clinical Immunology

    2

    1

    PSBTP203

    III

    Genomics and Molecular biology

    2

    1

    PSBTP204

    IV

    Advanced Analytical techniques

    2

    1

    For details refer to http://archive.mu.ac.in/syllabus/4.75%20Biotechnology.pdf

  • Research

    Besides academics, one of the major focus area of the department is on research. The department has well equipped laboratories to carry out research activities. Moreover, a number of research facilities within the campus as well as out of the campus are made
    available to the students. It also has research collaborations and interactions with well known research laboratories in and around Mumbai.

    The department has a young enthusiastic and student friendly staff. The faculty has consistently been successful in obtaining Major Research Fundings from various Government & Non-Government agencies over the years. The department encourages students to independently think as well as implement research ideas. The faulty also guides the students during their participation in a number of co-curricular as well as extra-curricular activities across various colleges, research institutes and Universities in the country.

    Every year, the department also provides research guidance to project students from across the country. This includes short term to six months training / projects programs for post graduate students in Biological Sciences.

    A fee of Rs. 2,000/- is charged for training/ projects.

    The goal of the Department is to be a Centre of Excellence, in both academics and research with the help of young, enthusiastic teaching/ non- teaching staff and students.


    Contact details:
    Dr. Archana Rath
    Head

    Department of Biotechnology
    University of Mumbai
    2nd Floor, Life Science Building,Vidyangari
    Email: drarath@mu.ac.in, biotech2015depatment@gmail.com
    Ph. No.: 26526053, 26543371, 26543372

     

  • Annual Report of Last Academic year

    Students' activities:

    The students of the department actively participate in various research as well as cultural meets across the country. They strike a perfect balance between their studies and co-curricular activities that is reflected in their results for the past five years.

    • 22.8% distinction
    • 50.5% 1st class
    • 17.8% 2nd class
    • 8.9% dropout rate

    As a part of their curricula every year the students along with the faculty members organize visit to various Industries / Research Institutes across the country

  • Activities and Events

    Every year the department organizes seminars, conferences and workshops for students as well as faculty in the field. A few of them have been listed as below:

  • Services

    Accommodation/ food (Hostels and Guest house information) at the campus and fee structure-

    Besides separate hostel facilities for girls and boys the campus also has 2 guest houses, WRIC and ICSSR located on the premises. The details of the same can be obtained from the website as below: http://archive.mu.ac.in/service_hostel.html ; http://archive.mu.ac.in/hostelappl.pdf A few 3 as well as 5 star properties are located near the campus. Four different canteens (Central canteen, Examination house canteen, IDOL canteen and ICSSR canteen) well distributed in the campus are available to cater to the needs of the staff as well as students. There are a number of restaurants around the campus that cater to multi cuisine as well as authentic Maharashtrian food.

  • Academic Staff
    archana_rath

    Name: Dr. Archana Rath (M.Sc., Ph.D.) 
    Designation: Head and Assistant professor
    Areas of specialization: Molecular Biology, Immunology and Antimicrobial Resistance
    Subjects taught: Immunology, Immunochemistry, Environmental Biotechnology, Plant Tissue Culture and Bioremediation
    Research Interest: Antibiotic resistance and antimicrobials, Food microbiology and biotechnology, Environmental biotechnology and production of value added products for sustainable development
    Contact details - drarath@mu.ac.in
                                arath09@gmail.com
    Tel No: -+91 022 26526053
                   +91 022 26543371
                   +91 022 26543372
    Google Scholar Profile:  https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=zO6GY4kAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao 

    Profile

    Name: Dr.Mrs. Varsha Kelkar-Mane (MSc, PhD)
    Designation: Assistant professor
    Area of specialization: Bioprospecting, nanotechnology
    Subjects taught: Biochemistry, Bioprocess technology
    Contact details: drvkelkar@mu.ac.in 
    Profile

     

    Name:  Dr Bhupendra Pushkar
    Designation: Assistant Professor
    Area of specialization: Zoology
    Subjects taught: Molecular Biology, Animal tissue culture
    Email- 
    Bhupendra.pushkar@gmail.com

      Adjunct Guest Faculty from other University Departments and various Research Institutes in and around Mumbai.
  • Administrative staff / Non teaching staff:

    Sr No

    Name

    Designation

    Duty

    1

    Mr Mangesh Kargutkar

    Lab assistant

    All laboratory related maintenance

     

  • Alumni

    Click here for  alumni details