• 6 August 2009
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Rank 5 - Tezpur University

Rank 5 - Tezpur University
Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Tezpur University was established by an Act of Parliament in 1994. The Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBBT) was started in July 24, 1997.  The department runs a two-year program leading to the master’s degree in MBBT. This department has been recognized by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, and granted accreditations for the postgraduate program. The objective of the department is to contribute to the advancement of the emerging areas of basic and applied life sciences and to create trained manpower in the field of molecular biotechnology. The integrated MSc program (five years) in bioscience and bioinformatics has been recently introduced in the department. The MSc program of the department is sponsored by DBT. Students are admitted through the all India combined biotechnology entrance examination. Out of 20 seats, eight are reserved for the domiciles of North East India.
The library has 43, 080 volumes of print collection and subscribed 249 titles of current journals, 476 electronic journals through different consortium, two databases and one knowledge portal. The library provides access facility to 4,904 e-journals, two databases and one gateway portal provided by UGC-Infonet Digital Library Consortium of INFLIBNET Center. The university’s computer center has implemented a campus LAN with optical fiber backbone connecting the academic as well as administrative departments that spread over an area of 241 acres.

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