BIOTECH HUB:

One faculty member of the Zoology Department took initiatives to avail the facilities of DBT, Government of India’s initiative to establish one Institutional Level Biotech Hub and after approval of the project in the year 2011-12, Department satisfactorily implemented the Project and carried out research work.

Dr. Jaharlal Saha, Coordinator of the Project, established the lab with several sophisticated instruments like PCR, GEL DOC, Cold Centrifuge, Table top Centrifuge, Laminar Air Flow, Bacterial Incubator etc. The Priority area of research is Bio technology in broader sense, though there is no UG course of Biotechnology.

With the infra structures developed by this Department, authority is willing to  open Biotechnology course in this college.

Department also organized several workshops, special lectures, delivered by scientists/professors, which are shown in the following tables:

 Special Lectures organized by Zoology Department in collaboration with IBTHUB, Women’s College.

 

Sl No

Special lectures

 

Expert

Topic

Organization

1

Special lectures

Dr. D. Maiti

Mammalian Cell culture

Tripura University

2

DO

Prof. K. Majumdar

Transgenic Fish and food security.

Tripura University

3

INSA Lecture

Prof. Aparna Dattagupta

Biotechnology-Past, Present and Future

Hyderabad University

4.

INSA Lecture

Dr. Subeer Majumdar

Transgenic animal, Mammal

NII, New Delhi.

5.

INSA Lecture

Dr. Somdatta Sinha

Modeling in Biology

Indian Institute of Education & Research, Mohali, Punjab

6

Special Lecture

Dr. J. Pahri

PCR and its application

Fishery

College, CAU.

 Table 2. List of eminent academicians & scientists / Visitor in the Department.

Sl. No

Name

Organization

Year

1.

Prof Y.D. Pande, Ex V.C.

Tripura University

2013

2.

Professor Kshitish Majumder

Tripura University

2012, 2013,2014

3.

Professor B. K. Agarwala

Tripura University

2013

4

Dr. Somdatta Sinha

IIER, Mohali,

Punjab

2012

5.

Dr. Subeer Majumder

NII, Delhi

2012

6.

Professor Aparna Datta Gupta

University of Hyderabad

2013

7.

Professor Jagat Roy

BHU, UP

2013

8.

Dr. J. Pahri

Fishery College, CAU

2012,2013

9.

Dr. DebasishMaiti

Tripura University

2012, 2013, 2014

10.

Prof. S.dutta

Utkal University

 

 

Table 3. Workshop organized by external and internal experts for faculties, scholars and students.

 

Sl.No

Resource person

Organization

Topic

Participants

Duration

Date

1.

Dr. D. Maiti

Tri. Univ.

Western blotting

UG students

1 day

 

2.

Dr. S. Nath,

 

Dr. D. Maiti.

 

Dr. J. Pahri,

State Forensic Lab, Govt. of Tripura.

Fishery College, CAU

Bacteria isolation & staining, DNA isolation from Human Blood, PCR operation, Gel documentation

UG students, College faculties.

3 days

 

3.

Dr. S. Nath

State Forensic Lab, Govt. of Tripura.

 

DNA isolation from Human Blood.

College & University Faculties.

2 days

 

4.

Dr. J Pahri,

Dr S. Nath,

D. Maiti

College of Fisheries, CAU,

State Forensic Lab,

Tripura Univ.

PCR operation, DNA finger printing, Western Blotting

UG/PG Students

3 days

 

5.

Prof. K. Majumdar,

Dr. S. Nath,

Prof. Manas Das

BHU,

State Forensic Lab.  Womens Polytechnic

Basic Principles of Molecular Biology & Microbiology.

Faculties & students of BLISS awarded School

5 days

 

6.

Dr. J.L.Saha, Ms. MonalisaChoudhury, Ms. AditiBanik.

Coordinator, IBTHub,

JRF.

RA.

DNA isolation from Onion, Human Blood, Bacteria Isolation, Staining, antibiotic effects on Bacteria (MIC).

students of BLISS awarded School

2 days

 

The project was initially for three years and after reviewing the activities the same has been extended for another two years. One JRF and one Research Assistant are working in the project. Research work is already published which encourage the students , faculties to pursue their research activities.