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Welcome to the Department of Biotechnology, established in 2005 with the mission to broaden access to state-of-the-art scientific education. Our programs, spanning undergraduate to postgraduate levels, integrate essential disciplines including biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and engineering. This comprehensive approach ensures a deep theoretical understanding complemented by practical application, preparing you for a range of challenges and opportunities in the field of biotechnology. Our department stands at the forefront of biotechnological innovation, integrating advanced methodologies like computer-aided drug discovery, nanobiotechnology, and genetic engineering using CRISPR-Cas9 directly into our teaching and research framework. These cutting-edge technologies are not just elements of study but are core to our dynamic learning environment. By weaving these advanced topics throughout our curriculum and research initiatives, we provide a fertile ground for exploration and discovery. Students are encouraged to engage deeply with these technologies, undertaking projects that push the boundaries of what is currently possible in the field of biotechnology. This approach ensures that you, as a student, are not only learning about the latest advancements in science but are also actively contributing to these developments. Our department is committed to fostering a culture of innovation where your academic journey involves real-world applications and tangible contributions to the field of biotechnology.. Hands-On Learning with Real-World Applications We emphasize project-based learning, enabling you to engage directly with real-world problems and apply your knowledge in meaningful ways. This includes opportunities to collaborate on significant projects with top industry leaders like the Serum Institute of India, known for their critical role in vaccine production. Such experiences offer a glimpse into the impactful roles biotechnologists can play in global health and beyond. Our curriculum also includes projects involving techniques such as quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) for virus detection, equipping you with the skills needed to excel in today's technologically driven biotech landscape. Career Preparation and Opportunities Our graduates are known for their readiness to contribute effectively in their fields, with many finding opportunities in renowned organizations. The skills and experiences you gain here not only enhance your employability but also prepare you to be a leader in innovation and problem-solving.

Your Future in Biotechnology If you’re driven by curiosity and motivated by the possibility of making significant contributions to society, you’ll find a vibrant community here that supports your ambitions. Our commitment to advancing biotechnology education is reflected in our state-of-the-art facilities and the expertise of our faculty, all dedicated to providing an enriching learning experience. As you consider your options for a fulfilling educational journey in biotechnology, we invite you to learn more about what makes our department unique. Whether you're aiming to impact global health, develop new technologies, or lead pioneering research, your path to making a difference could start right here with us. Embark on this educational journey and discover where your interests and our expertise can intersect to create not just a career, but a legacy in biotechnology.

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The Department of Biotechnology at Ahmednagar College experienced a dynamic and engaging academic year in 2022-23, highlighted by a series of educational activities and community interactions. The department thrived with numerous initiatives ranging from academic enhancement programs to cultural celebrations, and professional development workshops. The year commenced with the celebration of Teacher's Day on September 5, 2022, coinciding with the inauguration of our new Movie Club, where the film "Rocketry" was showcased to the faculty and students. Shortly thereafter, on September 7, Dr. Sandesh Marathe, an esteemed alumnus in biotechnology, delivered an enlightening lecture on career opportunities in the field. Our students also showcased their research prowess at Avishkar 2022 on September 13, with Varun Kanojiya presenting his innovative work on bioplastics derived from starch. Our commitment to academic integrity was reinforced during a workshop on plagiarism held on September 14, led by Ankush Kulkarni and attended by our staff members Rajashri, Asmita, and Komal. Esteemed visits by Dr. R.R. Tahakik and Mr. Bapusaheb Shinde on September 15 and August 26 respectively, further enriched our academic environment. Significant student involvement was evident during the Ozone Day celebration on September 16, where creative poster presentations and rangoli competitions were held. Moreover, on March 16, our students participated in National Vaccination Day by crafting thematic rangolis, emphasizing public health awareness. A substantial educational initiative was our "Skill Enhancement Workshop" from October 10-12, 2022, engaging 40 senior students under the aegis of the Incubation Cell, and concluding with constructive feedback. Additionally, a pivotal industrial visit to Biome Technology Pvt Ltd on November 25, provided practical insights to our 61 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Furthermore, the department organized career guidance sessions and a laboratory visit for 12th standard students from Ahmednagar College on November 14 and 16. National Science Day on February 28, 2023, was marked by a quiz competition, celebrating the achievements of students like Neha and Lokesh Shinde. The academic year was punctuated with a memorable Alumni Meet on April 15, 2023, drawing over 35 attendees including notable alumni, faculty, and current students, with additional participants joining virtually. The year concluded with our annual science exhibition "HELIX" on April 27, which featured over 250 visitors exploring the vibrant spectrum of biotechnology themes.

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Faculty Name Qualification Designation Experience (Yrs.) Email ID Profile
Sunny D. Rupwate M.Sc., SET, CSIR NET Coordinator 7.61 View
Ms. Rajashri Bhope M.Sc., CSIR NET, GATE Asst. Professor 7 View
Mr. Prashant M. Katke M.Sc., CSIR-NET, GATE Asst. Professor 6.3 View
Ms. Asmita Gavhane M.Sc. ,SET Asst. Professor 5 View
Ms. Jyostna Subhash Galande M.Sc., CSIR NET, GATE Asst. Professor 2 View
Ms. Komal Sonawane M.Sc. Assi. Professor 4.79 View