• 6 August 2009
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Rank 14 - Jamia Millia Islamia

Rank 14 - Jamia Millia Islamia Rank 14 - Jamia Millia Islamia
Department of Biotechnology

Department of Biotechnology at Jamia Millia Islamia, was established in 2008. It offers  BSc, MSc and PhD courses in biotechnology.
   Prior to this, during 2001-07, BSc and MSc in biotechnology were offered in the department of biosciences of the university. At present, its student intake capacity is 30 and 20 for MSc. and BSc, respectively. In 2009, seat to applicant ratio for BSc and MSc courses were 1:72 and 1:50 respectively,  making it the most popular courses in the university. So far, six batches of MSc and five batches of BSc who have obtained their degrees are well placed in the prestigious institutions like IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, MAMC (University of Delhi), AIIMS, New Delhi, NICD (Indian Council of Medical Research, Ministry of Health) and in reputed industries linked to biotechnology.
    More than 45 students have qualified for the UGC, CSIR, ICMR, & DBT, NET JRFs. Master’s degree in biotechnology program is so popular. In an all India survey, it was rated among top 20 biotech programs for the last two consecutive years.
   The department is headed by Prof. (Dr) Arif Ali, who was also the co-coordinator of MSc in biotechnology course since its inception. Prof. Ali, who’s involved in research related to environmental biotechnology has published nearly 60 research articles in journals of international and national repute. The fully-equipped research labs of the department is funded by various government agencies such as UGC, CSIR, DBT, ICMR and DST; with around 25 PhD research fellows working on various advance research topics. The department has tied-up with several research groups in the USA, UK, Germany and Italy for research purposes.

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