Highlights of the Department
- Department of Biotechnology aims to provide holistic education by innovative teaching, extracurricular activities, seminars and workshops.
- Well-equipped lab with advanced instrumentation facility.
- Broad area of researches are Molecular biology, Plant biotechnology, Computational biology, Environmental biotechnology & nanobiotechnology
- Strong emphasis on modern biotechnology skills and extensive laboratory training.
- Inculcating Scientific attitude and skills in students through regular Hands-on-experiments.
- Well framed curriculum and syllabi to meet the challenges of growing demands of Biotechnology
- Organization of skill development programs on regular basis for students.
- Guest lectures on cutting-edge areas of Biotechnological research.
- Regular interaction of students with industry personnel for wide exposure.
- Continuous assessment of students through projects, assignments and presentations.
- Involvement of students in extracurricular activities for holistic development of students.
- Experienced faculty support to conquer scientific knowledge and excel.
Department of Biotechnology, Panta Women’s College organized an event on technical guidance of “HPTLC” technique on 06.09.22 at 1:30 – 3:30 P.M. in video conference room. Mr. Ramakant Yadav, application specialist from Anchrom Enterprises India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, was the resource person of the Event. Dr Arti Kumari, Head, Department of Biotechnology welcomed the resource person. The event was attended by the PG (1st) Sem students and the faculties, Dr Nivedita Priyadarshni, Assistant professor & Dr. Vivek Raj, Assistant professor of the department of biotechnology. Mr. Ramakant Yadav explained his presentation on Topic “HPTLC: working and application”. He comparatively explained its advantages upon other techniques like TLC & HPLC. He also explained that it is very useful qualitative analysis method which combines the art of chromatography with short time duration and better resolution at a moderate cost. The event was followed by an interactive session, the students put forth their questions and got their queries and doubts cleared regarding HPTLC.
The Department of Botany & Biotechnology, Patna Women’s College (Autonomous) organized an awareness program on “Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali” on 06.09.2022 from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. The programme commenced by Dr. Pinky Prasad, Head, Department of Botany, Patna Women’s College, with her knowledgeable presentation on plantation and usefulness of plant. She mentioned that trees serve as habitat and the leaves & fruits provide food for many birds & animals. She added the advantages of plantation on environment focusing on ozone layer depletion, greenhouse effect, water preservation and soil erosion. She also mentioned the divine connection of peepal (Ficus religiosa) tree and its advantage of capturing CO2 and releasing O2 even at night. Dr. Nivedita Priyadarshni, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, continued the session and discussed the effect of cutting trees and rapid industrialization on water and environment. She mentioned about the depletion of groundwater level, soil erosion, climate change and global warming. She introduced “Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali Abhiyan” of Govt. of Bihar as an exemplary step to connect common people with environment awareness which offers great opportunity to recommit and strive our path towards sustainable future as promised by the logo: “Water, Life & Greenery, Only Then Will Be Prosperity” i.e. “Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali, Tabhi Rahegi Khushahali”. Dr. Arti Kumari, Head, Department of Biotechnology described the overall theme of “Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali Abhiyan”. She mentioned, it was started by Govt. of Bihar in 2019 from West Champaran district. She also mentioned ground water harvesting and how plantation helps in restoration of fresh air, water and balanced climate change. The program was anchored by Kumari Nidhi, student Department of Biotechnology. She also proposed the welcome note and invited the speakers. Fareeza, student Department of Botany proposed vote of thanks. The program ended with National Anthem. The “Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali Abhiyan” was attended by all the Faculty Members of Department of Botany & and Biotechnology. The students of Department of Botany (UG: 1st & 2nd year) and Biotechnology (PG: 1st year) attended the program enthusiastically.
Poster competition on “Advances in Diagnosis and Therapeutics”
A poster competition was organised by Department of Biotechnology on September 14, 2022, on the topic “Advances in Diagnostics and Therapeutics”. The students participated with great zeal & it helped in enhancement of their knowledge and curiosity on the above topic and also enhanced their presentation skills. A total of 12 groups participated in this competition. Students presented various new researches in the field of therapeutics and diagnosis. To name few interesting topics were 3D bioprinting for organ transplantation, gene therapy for enhancing platelets counts, recent advances in breast cancer treatment and diagnosis using nanoparticles, cancer diagnosis with biochip technology, role of CMV for the treatment of cancer etc. Entrants were judged on originality, presentation, relevance, creativity and poster design, presentation & technical understanding, explanation, and clarity of responses during the defence. The evaluation was done very carefully and analytically by Dr. Shobha Srivastava (Member secretory academic council & Head, Department of Zoology) and Dr. Bhavana Sinha (Research Coordinator & Head, Department of MCA). They looked at and examined each poster and imparted additional knowledge to students. We were glad that they became the judges of this event.
The position of the students was as follows:
1st place – Kumari Nidhi and Aakriti Mishra. Sania Arshad and Anjali Rani,
2nd place – Riya Shukla and Daniya Malik.
3rd place – Ayushi Kashyap and Ayurvashi Anjali.
Overall, the event was a successfully held. All the winners were given prize certificate and other participants received participation certificate for this event. The entire event was organized under the supervision of Dr. Arti Kumari (HOD, Department of Biotechnology) and Dr. Vivek Raj (Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology). Dr Nivedita Priyadarshni also encouraged students for their participation and gave valuable feedback for the improvement in future.