Established in 1991, the School encompasses three departments viz. Dept. of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology under one umbrella for post-graduate and Ph.D. programs. Over the period of last 20 years, the School has established itself as a center for quality teaching, research, and extension activities in life sciences. The School has 11 faculty members and is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation for life sciences research. The School has successfully completed several research projects funded by various government agencies like the UGC, DBT, DST, RGSTC etc. The School is supported with special grants by UGC (UGC-SAP-DRS) and DST (DST-FIST) programs. Six well equipped PG laboratories, small specialized research laboratories for plant tissue culture, cyanobacteriology, probiotics, fermentation and central instrumentation facilities are key features of the School. The School is committed to wholesome and all-round growth of the students to make them successful entrepreneurs, managers, technocrats, and responsible citizens.
The School specializes in research areas pertaining to development of biocontrol agents, biopesticides, bioactive microbial and plant derived secondary metabolites, and tissue culture, biosensors, biocomputing, pesticide biodegradation, and production of biopolymers, bioethanol, and biosurfactants. The School routinely organizes national and international seminars, symposia, workshops, and refresher courses in life sciences and is frequently visited by scientists of national and international eminence. The School is also actively engaged in extension activities for the benefit of farmers of the Khandesh region comprising Jalgaon, Dhule, and Nandurbar districts in supplying biofertilizers (Plant growth promoters, Trichoderma, Phosphate solublizers, etc.) on no-profit-no-loss basis.
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