19 - Aligarh Muslim University
Aligarh Muslim University’s interdisciplinary biotechnology
unit (IBU) was established in 1985. Biotechnology was conceived as an
inter-departmental and inter-faculty teaching and research program and
hence teachers from different departments are actively involved in
conducting the MSc course. The MSc biotechnology program is funded by
the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India.
IBU has an active PhD program and a good infrastructure which helps in
teaching, training and conducting research works in
biotechnology. The IBU also has an active distributed
information sub-center established by the DBT under the biotechnology
information network system in 1988-89. The center acts as a
bioinformatics network system for providing information on topic of
relevance to biotechnology and related areas of protein folding and
design, protein structure and protein engineering.