17 - Kumaun University
The Department of Biotechnology at Kumaun University was established in
2000, through the support of the Department of Biotechnology,
Government of India, has developed as an important academic center of
Uttarakhand. The activities of the department are focused on
quality teaching program at MSc and PhD level including the execution
of major research projects in selected areas. Present intake at MSc is
20 and the admissions are based on the all India entrance examination
conducted by JNU, New Delhi.
The course work is completed in three semesters and in the fourth
semester, students work on their theses as a partial requirement for
completion of the MSc degree. The department has also signed MOUs with
most of the ICAR and CSIR institutes of the region for networking
projects, use of each others lab facilities and registering their
research fellows for PhD.