The Department of Biotechnology was
establish to give a new impetus to the development of Modern Biology and
Biotechnology in Manipur, in view of the need for modern
biological technology of the state.
The emergence of Biotechnology is
fast becoming an integral part of modern biological science. Biotechnology,
being the technological applications that use biological system for our specific benefits,
has tremendous potential to address problems related to agriculture, food science,
environment and health care. In 2006, The Ministry of Human Resource Development approved
for the establishment of the Department of Biotechnology in the Manipur University.
The First Session
of 5-Year Integrated M Sc Biotechnology Programme stated in 2009.
Currently the Department
focuses research works on cancer metastasis, roles in tumour cells-host cells
interaction in cancer progression, genomic analysis of viral RNA/DNA and DNA profiling &
cell culture of Medicinal and aromatic plants, In near
future our research focus will be extended to microbial biotechnology and stem cell as well.
The department has well established Plant Tissue Culture, Animal Tissue Culture, Microbiology and
Molecular Biology laboratories.