Post Graduate Department of Biotechnology is established in the year 2002 and the M.Sc. Biotechnology teaching programme is supported by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi, under Human Resource Development Programme. The Department is equipped with the state of the art infrastructure for teaching and research in Biotechnology. The M.Sc. Course curriculum has been designed to impart theoretical and practical training to the students in Cell Biology and Genetics, Genetic Engineering, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Bio-techniques, Molecular Biology, Enzyme and Bioprocess Technology, Immunology, Environmental Biotechnology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. Recently, the Department has also adapted choice based curriculum for M.Sc. students based on DBT model syllabus and UGC guidelines and has introduced an add-on course in Bioinformatics (4 semester), which can be opted by P.G. Science students from other disciplines.
P.G. Department of Biotechnology, Utkal University has a vision to become a centre of excellence in Biotechnology education, training and research in the Country and to develop a strong linkage between Academics, Research and Industry. The curriculum and the research strategies have been developed with integrative approaches in order to transform the idea and innovation of young talents into value added products.
The Mission of the Department is to nurture, mentor and train young talents with the latest technologies in the field of biotechnology for providing global competence