The report also urged the
speedy establishment of all the four institutions with
the ones in the East and the West to be started immediately.
The committee also felt that such institutes would not
only produce undergraduates but they should be engaged
in research, producing research workers and technical
teachers as well. The standard of the graduates should
be at par with those from first class institutions abroad.
They felt that the proportion of undergraduates and
postgraduate students should be 2:1.
The centre was started in 1986 with a grant from the
Ministry of Human resources Development. On-going research
and development activities are focussed on product process
to equipment development in the following such as Continuous
Ethanol Production by using novel Bioreactor with non-conventional
raw materials, High Frequency Mass Propagation of Plants
in Liquid Media nd Bio-reactors, Induction of Automation
in Industrial Plant Cell Culture, Application of Genetic
Techniques for improvement of Tasar silk etc.
The center provides facilities to the B.Tech, M. Tech
and Ph. D students to carry out their day to day work,
project work and trainings in the field of Bioinformatics.
The Institute offers a separate 3 - credit course in
Bioinformatics for the students. A number of thesis,
publications, oral and posters presentations are being
made in national and international conferences on the
relevant areas of Biotechnology. A laboratory credit
course on Bioinformatics also been conducted for the
B.Tech and Dual degree students.