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Established in 1999 under the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (IIDS) at Allahabad University, the Centre of Biotechnology has been a cornerstone of advancements in the field. Supported by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi, our Centre has consistently led the way in biotechnological education and research.

The Centre currently offers a comprehensive Master’s program (M.Sc. Biotechnology) spanning four semesters and a Ph.D. program in Biotechnology. Admission to the M.Sc. program transitioned from the Combined Entrance Examination conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University to the University of Allahabad's Post Graduate Admission Test (PGAT) starting in 2021. Meanwhile, the Ph.D. program selects candidates through the University's annual Combined Research Entrance Test (CRET) and provides scholarships to successful applicants.

Over the years, the Centre has secured substantial extramural funding, exceeding 10 crores. These funds encompass various research projects and travel grants extended to faculties from esteemed institutions like DBT, DST, MHRD, UPCST, DRDO, SERB, among others.

Our faculty members are distinguished experts, both nationally and internationally recognized for their competence. They have made significant contributions through research papers with high impact factors published in prestigious journals, demonstrating the caliber and impact of our research initiatives.

Presently, the Centre is deeply involved in exploring emerging frontiers of research. These include Cyanobacterial Biotechnology, Microbial & Mushroom Biotechnology, Antimicrobial Resistance, Nanotechnology, Drug development, Bioinformatics and Metagenomics. To facilitate these explorations, the Centre is equipped with dedicated laboratories for Master's students and specialized research facilities focusing on Cyanobacterial studies, Microbial & Mushroom Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology.

This relentless pursuit of excellence underscores our commitment to advancing biotechnology and making meaningful contributions to the scientific community. Simultaneously, we are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of leaders and innovators in this dynamic field.


Centre has its own library well equipped with computers, internet facility and has access to many online journals and books given by UGC to all central universities. Apart from that centre has well-furnished air conditioner class rooms dedicated for teaching to the master students.

Centre of Biotechnology Library
M.Sc. Classroom