About The Department

The School of Biotechnology (SBT), initiated with a group of faculty members of the department of life sciences (DLS), is the newest addition to the academic wing of Presidency University. SBT is situated at the newly established campus of Presidency University at New Town, Kolkata. This campus, which has started functioning since mid-2019, consists of two centrally air-conditioned, 14-storey academic towers with a lush green field in the middle. The Department of Higher Education, Science & Technology and Biotechnology, Govt. of West Bengal generously funded SBT to establish the basic infrastructure for post-graduate education and training.The campus is replete with smart classrooms and laboratories with sophisticated instruments. The aim of SBTis to provide research and technology-centric education in various areas of biotechnology, which makes it distinct from that of DLS. However, SBT is in continuous interaction with DLS for the purpose of teaching and research. SBT started its academic sessionfrom August, 2019, with the first batch of students pursuing M.Sc. in Biotechnology(specializing in Plant Biotechnology and Microbial Biotechnology). Also, the faculty members of SBT are pursuing research in diverse fields that spans from plant biotechnology to microbial biotechnology and neurobiology to environmental science to cancer biology. In addition to teaching and research, SBT aims to impart skill enhancement training to students and techniciansto ultimately develop industry-ready human resources, establish industry-academia interface, and promote entrepreneurship in various biotechnology sectors. Accordingly, an advanced research infrastructural facility is being established at SBT. Overall, the multidisciplinary research, teaching and training in agriculture and biomedical sciences at SBT will take us a step further in fulfilling the vision of Presidency University to become one of the ‘Centre for Excellences’ in life sciences.

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86/1 College Street
Kolkata 700073
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