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Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary course with application of biology in technology. In order to advent the need
of having a professional course the Congregation of Christian Brothers in India had started the course in
Biotechnology in St. Edmund's College, Shillong.
Initially the conceptual idea for erecting a professional subject like Biotechnology was first conceived by Bro. L.D. Lobo, ex-principal St. Edmund's College Shillong and Prof. J. Sen, Department of Zoology St. Edmund's College Shillong in the year 2005. Owing to their continuous effort and pertaining through the vernacular norms of the university the department existed into limelight in 2006. Bro. Miranda principal during that time took over all the duties and eventually started the department and inaugurated on 3rdJune, 2006 which was inaugurated by Prof. Pramod Tandon, ex vice chancellor NEHU, Shillong. Prof. J.Sen was appointed the first Head of Department from 2006 onwards along with the appointment of another faculty Dr. Samrat Adhikari.
Presently the department is headed by Dr Samrat Adhikari under the auspicious chairmanship of our Principal Dr.Sylvanus Lamare with four other staffs and two research students. The department has been pursuing very well and has been nominated by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India under its STAR college programme.
Besides these the department has also Bioinformatics Infrastructure and Institutional Biotech Hub Facility (Funded by DBT, Govt. of India). The objective and mission of this department is to impart high quality education to undergraduate students in the field of biotechnology so that they can prepare themselves to contribute as professionals to the fast growing industries such as fermentation technology, bioinformatics, genetic engineering, vaccine development, transgenic technology, diagnostic and therapeutic products, etc., in the country and beyond.
|Subject Combination - BT: 1||BT: 1 - BIOTECHNOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, BOTANY|
|1st Semester||Paper I (T) Cell Biology and Genetics, Paper I (P) Laboratory.|
|2nd Semester||Paper II (T) Biological Chemistry, Paper II (P) Laboratory.|
|3rd Semester||Paper III (T) Biostatistics & Biological Techniques, Paper III (P) Laboratory.|
|4th Semester||Paper IV (T) Molecular Biology & Immunology, Paper IV (P) Laboratory.|
|5th Semester||Paper V (T) Recombinant DNA Technology, Paper V (P) Laboratory, Paper VI (T) Microbiology & Environmental Biotechnology, Paper VI (P) Laboratory.|
|6th Semester||Paper VII (T) Animal & Plant Biotechnology, Paper VII (P) Laboratory, Paper VIII (T) Genomics, Proteomics & Computer Application, Paper VIII (P) Laboratory.|
|Name||Qualification||Designation||Year of Joining|
|  Dr. Samrat Adhikari||MSc, Ph.D||Associate Professor||2006|
|  Baiakmenlang Manners||MSc||Assistant Professor||2007|
|  Dr. Gopesh Paul||MSc, Ph.D||Assistant Professor||2010|
|  Koben Nongkynrih||MSc, NET||Assistant Professor||2011|
|  Shekinah Challam||M.Sc, NET||Assistant Professor||2013|